Full Size Spare

Discussion in 'LR4' started by Kbutler1, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. ktm525

    ktm525 Full Access Member

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    Also never let a tire shop/dealer near your spare tire winch with an air gun. The old style winch was a bolt head the same size as the lugs. Techs are lazy and they use the gun to lower/raise spare. This strips the mechanism on the winch leaving customer screwed at the side of the road.
     
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    I was incorrect. Both have the aluminum wheels. It is mounted upside down and was pretty filthy from road grime, so it looked like a steel wheel at first look.
     
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    Bingo! I had a shop do this and attempt to blame the failure on "a worn out item." I encouraged them to ask the tech to show us how he performed the task. In short, he walked over with the air impact gun. Case closed! They covered it. The new style is a bit of a pain but eliminates the temptation.
     
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    When I got my used LR4 it had a shiny new black donut underneath that still had the tits on it.
    I also happened to have my old LR3 HSE in the driveway with a full size spare and matching rim.
    Whoever is driving my old LR3 now has a brand new donut under it. :)

    Wow! Would have never thought of that. Thanks for the tip.
     
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