Taking my UTV West this fall and want to bring a spare due to the very rough country. Like most UTV's, the front tires are narrower than the rear. Assuming it is best to get the narrower tire for a spare as i wouldn't anticipate running it on the rear short term in an emergency as problematic. A wider tire used as a spare on the front would seem to have potential for steering/handling issues. Am I looking at this properly? Anyone with experience?
Spare Tire for UTV
As mentioned, a plug kit for punctures and slime/12V compressor for small rim leaks is what we take out west. Surprisingly we have never had any tire issues (knock on wood) but good to be prepared. Best thing you can do is make sure your tires are in good shape beforehand with no slow leaks or cracks.
Thanks for the feedback!
I was told for ours that the spare should be the size of the front tire. The wider back tire won't fit on the front, however the front would fit on the back in a pinch.
I also had a plug kit w/rubber cement and a combo green slime/12 volt compressor kit. Ours had underhood storage so I threw it all in there. Also had a socket wrench and bottle jack too if I had to actually change the tire.
Do those products work on both tubed and tubeless tires?
Pack a few cans of fix a flat . Or slime and a tiny 12 volt compressor .