View Full Version : Please help re: MC trailer spare tire

09-17-2007, 08:31 AM

I have a long trip ahead of me w/ my 2004 X2 and single axel MC trailer and want to have the correct spare tire/rim with me. Instead of paying $500 for the alloy rim from MC, where can I get the correct steel rim replacement?

I know it is a six bolt patter, but Tirerack was asking me questions re: the bolt spacing and the diameter of the center bore.

This thread was great, but didn't answer my question.


Any thoughts would be great.

Thanks - J

09-17-2007, 09:20 AM
I have a single axle 2002 trailer. The bolt spacing is apparently standard for trailers with 15" wheels, so I went to a local Goodyear tire store and they got me a crappy looking white steel wheel with a Marathon mounted on it no problem. The tire store guys knew this, the Tire Rack operators maybe not.

FWIW I wish I would have purchased a new or used alloy, then I wouldnt have to cover the thing with a black cover. Check the marketplace here there were some for sale last week. If you don't cover a cheap spare, it really makes the rig look 2nd rate.

09-17-2007, 09:23 AM
I went to discount tire and bought a chrome rim for about $35.

09-17-2007, 09:25 AM
what kind of time frame you looking at for making this trip?

don't know if it's still available.......... but there's one in marketplace for $200.00 + shipping
and one of the other poster's has a pair for $250.00

09-17-2007, 05:21 PM
You might want to check with another dealer. I bought an the factory aluminum wheel and tire from my dealer (TXMC) for $350.

09-17-2007, 06:11 PM
overtons sells the goodyear marathon with the white rim for 150. It aint pretty, but it's cheap.