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I know there was a thread awhile ago about some of the borregos having a full size spare tire underneath. Do any of you with the V8 borregos have the full size 265r18 tire? :)
 

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I just bought a RWD V8 Limited. My wife has the Borrego so I can't check at the moment, but I will peek under it after work this evening (you have me curious now) and post my findings back here.
 

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Nope. No full size spare.

I just peeked under the back of our V8 Limited. It has a Hankook Optimo T175 90 R17 mounted on a steel wheel. The sidewall is moulded with "for temporary use only".
 

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Correct me if im wrong...but i thought in the early 00's it was by law all suvs had to have a full size spare tire for blowout and rollover purposes. no?
 

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I know there was a thread awhile ago about some of the borregos having a full size spare tire underneath. Do any of you with the V8 borregos have the full size 265r18 tire? :)
I have the V6 EX 4x4, and it came with the full size spare (with the alloy rims). I know this because I had to utilize it when I had a flat tire a couple years ago.
 

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I bought a factory 18" rim on line and put on my best tire when I replaced tires, now I have a full size spare, it fits underneath...I have the V8 EX
 

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I have...

I have the V6 EX model and it has the full size spare (tires are the same for both engines (EX models anyhow)) with the same style wheel. This may be a feature of the EX models only (or limited). I only know this because I had a flat and used the spare until I could get another tire.

I know there was a thread awhile ago about some of the borregos having a full size spare tire underneath. Do any of you with the V8 borregos have the full size 265r18 tire? :)
 

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I have full size spare on my Borrego

After I read this thread checked my spare tire size and it happened to be full size on the same aluminum rim. It is very nice to have full size spare.
 

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Hey all,

New here but a long time lurker.
From my research, and by looking at lots of Borregos in my area, I assume that 2WD models came with a temp and 4WD models came with a full size. ( I know other brands do this.) My 6cyl. EX 4 x 4 came with a full size mounted on an alloy.
 

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Hey all,

New here but a long time lurker.
From my research, and by looking at lots of Borregos in my area, I assume that 2WD models came with a temp and 4WD models came with a full size. ( I know other brands do this.) My 6cyl. EX 4 x 4 came with a full size mounted on an alloy.
That makes sense to me, as having a full size spare might be more critical for the person who is off roading, etc.
 

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Also, on a full time 4 wheel drive, it's imperative that the diameter of all four tires is the same. Running a smaller diameter spare for any length of time could damage the transfer case or differentials.

Dave
 
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