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Old 03-07-2014, 10:01 PM
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Hello, my spare tire is held under the bed, and this week I noticed there is nothing left but the rim. It was a regular tire. Apparently, something happened that took the entire tire off. I know that regular tires are not the best for spares stored like this, is there any advice on how to keep them safe?

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Old 03-08-2014, 09:33 AM
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You mean to tell me that someone took the tire and wheel off, dismounted the tire and put the rim back?.....Hard to believe
 
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:00 PM
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Most conscientious thief ever! I have not been the only one driving the truck, so I cannot say. It may be that the truck hit something that pulled the tire off? At any rate, I plan on getting another spare, and would like to take better care of the new one.

Anyone have any ideas?
 
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:14 PM
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I can safely say there is NO possible way to remove a tire from it's rim while the wheel is still in it's spare tire home under the truck.
If this is a problem in your area I would wrap your new wheel in a chain and pad lock
 
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:42 AM
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I know that a number of years ago there was a tire shortage at the auto plants and they were selling new vehicles with just the rim, no tire bolted under there. What year is this truck?
 
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Yeah, the most likely answer is that the tire was stolen. Although, like Poncho says, it could be that the truck was sold without a spare tire. But use Occam's Razor - the simplest explanation is often the truest.
 
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