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bowhunter8

Spare tire cable dragged on the highway

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Had to swap my spare tire due to a slow leak I had in one of my OE tires. Being in a hurry I totally forgot to crank up the spare tire cable and I drug it on the highway for a few miles before I noticed it.

 

Once I got home I got under there and and pulled on it with about half my body weight and everything seems still good. What’s your guys thoughts on the ground down end of the cable? Is there usually a knot in the cable at the end? Would you think it’s safe to put the tire back on it? Or do I need to replace it?

 

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Truck is a 2019 but the 2018 body style

 

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I say run it. Don’t see anything that would affect its performance of holding the tire/wheel against where it sits.


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Yeah that looks fine.  At least you noticed it quickly, my brother did the same thing, and didn't notice (via someone else waving at him) until both the tire and rim were worn through...

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Thanks guys. Just wanted to make sure the very end of the cable/crimp wasn’t essential to holding the tire up. I couldn’t recall if there was a knot at the end of the cable or if the crimp was crimped at the very end where the road ate it away


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