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Evening gentleman,

Im about to order some larger tires for the rover and am wondering if anyone has stuffed a bigger/oversized/offroad tire in the stock storage spot under the truck? Anyone know what won't fit under there?

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For me, it was able to fit the standard 19” rim with a 255/50R19 tire. It was a pretty snug fit with that already. I can’t say that you could fit anything larger.
 

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If you carry an air compressor, you can go larger if you mount the spare wheel with the tyre deflated or with just enough air in it to keep the bead against rim to keep water and dirt out.

Another alternative if not going offroad is to not carry a spare but carry a tyre repair kit like the ARB Speedy Seal Tire Repair Kit https://www.ebay.com.au/p/ARB-4x4-Accessories-10000011-Speedy-Seal-Series-II-Repair-Kit/3010704452?iid=162790531447&chn=ps

I have used these on a number of cars - including a Subaru last week on the side of the road with no real issues.

Garry
 

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I don't know what MY you have, but according to umbertob's post dated 10/30/13: "Any tire up to 30.5 - 31" in overall diameter will fit no problem in the spare wheel well, including 275/45R20. It's when you size up to 31.5" and up that it becomes a tight fit..."
 

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That’s exactly right. I had a 275/45R20 spare and it fit great. Just a little snug. I upgraded to 285/50R20s and the spare needs to be deflated a bit to fit in the well.
 

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many who've upgraded to 18s stuff a 285/60-18 under there (31.5") but deflated. you can also gain some space by removing the "hockey pucks".
 

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I have 285/50R20's fitted and have no hope of fitting one under there, so I still have the stock tyre as a spare, which is not good.
I'm actually worried about ever having to actually use the spare wheel, as it's size and rotational speed would be so different to the other 3. Could that damage the transmission or anything else?
 

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iirc from previous discussions on this, for the short term (as in throw the different sized spare on and drive it directly home/to shop) it should be fine. sustained driving was prone to faults/damage. obviously it depends more on the size difference between them.
 
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