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The 2014 F150 with 10K miles on it had a staple in the rear tire yesterday.  Pulled and out and guess what I found this morning.  Tire shop said that it was in the sidewall and would cost $204 to replace.  Hankook P235-75R 17.  That seems like an incredible amount of money and so I took the spare - same tire brand new, and put it on.  What I am wondering is whether I could buy a relatively cheap tire and use it for the spare the use the current spare as the replacement.  I had 225K on the previous truck and only used the spare tire once.  Of course I have no idea if a Hankook tire is a cheap tire to begin with, or what a 'cheap' tire would cost.  Very frustrating.

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Tom

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Sure you can. Just make sure the tire circumference is the same, (distance measured around tire tread) if it's not the same width as the other four, which really doesn't matter for a spare. (ie, 235 x 17R  vs 215 x 17R, etc.) You can even find a tire to be used as a spare, they start with a "T" designation for "temporary spare".

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Your idea is sound. The only issue is with a 4x4 you will want to keep tread depths fairly close.

$180 a tire plus mount and balance. $200 is right on the money. If those are the stock tires than you better start saving up because you will be replacing them before you hit 40k! ;)

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12 hours ago, delcecchi said:

If you are spending 200 bucks a tire might as well buy Michelins. 

Naaaaa............:grin:

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Wait for the Ford dealer to have the buy 3 get 1 free sale.  They usually have it a coup,e times a year and then yes get Michelins

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Looked at costco online.  Looks like they mostly have the 255-75r17 ranging from 150 for bridgestones to 173 for michilens (156 each for 4)   plus tax and installation.  

Also have goodrich, for more money. 

But ford is a good place.  I bought my last tires there. 

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I went out to Appleton MN to help and the local oil company patched the tire on the inside for $7 less than what the local guy was charging.  And out there the guy even put it on the truck for me.

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