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Interesting. I'm guessing the vehicle had a can of air/sealant when delivered from the factory or the label has been changed or ...... something else.

From georgef's 2009 DGC:
Also according to the door sticker on my 2009 Grand Caravan my spare tire size is T145/90D16
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That's a proper label. Was your vehicle a fleet vehicle starting out? Maybe the buyer supplied full size spares. :unsure:
 

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Interesting. I'm guessing the vehicle had a can of air/sealant when delivered from the factory or the label has been changed or ...... something else.

From georgef's 2009 DGC:

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That's a proper label. Was your vehicle a fleet vehicle starting out? Maybe the buyer supplied full size spares. :unsure:
I purchased my 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan new from the Chrysler/Dodge dealer. No can of air/sealant was provided, and there is full description in the owner's manual of replacing a tire with the "compact spare" mounted under the car. There is no mention in the owner's manual to not use the compact spare on the front.
 

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It's a clone, a "knock-off", made in China/Tiawan, next door to where they clone golf clubs. :)
 

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It's a clone, a "knock-off", made in China/Tiawan, next door to where they clone golf clubs. :)
This explains why Chrysler will not honor the lifetime drivetrain warranty I was given when I purchased the vehicle nor the Maximum Care Lifetime/Unlimited Miles service contract that I purchased with the vehicle. :mad:
 

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That's bad. Worth going to small claims court for? The threat of doing so will sometimes smoke them out of their tunnel.

A contract is a contract, what it says is what hangs whoever. Does it say: "we won't necessarily honor this contract"?" Get your $ back at least (what you paid for the contract).
 

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My van had originally 235x65(?)x16 tires and its time for the winter replacements so I am getting two for the front - Because I am ever in search of more ground clearance (thanks to the dumb location of the spare tire carrier) i am looking at 245/70/R16's. I intend to put these on the front for winter , then replace the rear tires in the spring, (presently these are in like new condition).
my question is that is for some reason I get a flat, would (briefly) running one 235 on one side and a 245 on the other cause any transmission issues? I am guess no, since the donut is even smaller, but wondering what people think. Ideally I would go with 255's but I think that may be too much of a jump, but it would gain me an inch.
If you are running different size tirea isn't that going to throw off an ABS code? Since they spin slightly different?
 

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Same size on front, and same ( but different) size on rear. Its possible it could be a problem, thats why I asked the question, and if thats the case, then what about using the spare, since maybe its a different size? Since I have the donut out of the carrier and in the back, I could just get another full size tire on a real rim, but then I would have to move tires around if I get a flat. The point of my question was that I could only afford two new tires right now, and only two (the front) are bad, so can I upsize the two front ones and replace the rear ones next year. Apparently there are other things to consider like ABS and TC issues.
 

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Just for info - my factory spare tire has a circumference of 82.6" (T145-90D16) and my factory tires have a circumference of 82.1" (235-65-R16).
My present tires (all around) are 245-70-R16 so circumference is 92.6"
So apparently the factory has no issue with 1/2" difference.
But a 10" difference could be a problem.
 

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One other thing that I have not seen mentioned is that on the space saving spares that I have seen it is stated that the spare is not to exceed 45 mph. Maybe for most of the reasons stated in this thread.

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Interesting. I'm guessing the vehicle had a can of air/sealant when delivered from the factory or the label has been changed or ...... something else.

From georgef's 2009 DGC:

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That's a proper label. Was your vehicle a fleet vehicle starting out? Maybe the buyer supplied full size spares. :unsure:
I discovered that my 2009 Grand Caravan has this same label on the door jamb in addition to the other label I posted that was on the door itself.
 
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