Originally Posted by pbonsalb
It could be very inconvenient and expensive to have to buy a wheel and/or tire in the middle of nowhere during a trip. Whether the spare is the perfect long term choice or not is not as critical to me as whether it will get me back on the road while I decide what I want to buy and how much I want to spend and where I want to buy it.
u said my mind.......
so by reviewing the previous posts, I guess the OEM rear wheel/tire combo (18"*9.5 with 265/40) should be a decent choice for a full size spare to carry around on long trips - all things considered, equal sizes for the differential care in case of a rear wheel flat and a decent choice for most highway driving in case of a front wheel flat although lock to lock turns may need to be with caution if it has to rub on the fender liner.
thanks guyss..... this was a great help......