Replacing tire for my 2010 Nissan Frontier

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  1. darsunt

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    I recently had to replace a flat tire. I'm looking for a replacement spare tire. The tires I have presently are General Grabberall P235/75R15 105S
    Where is the best place to get this tire? I live in Southern California.
    They have this tire listed on a Walmart website as LT235/75R15 105S. What do these slight differences in the number mean?

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    I would also want to mount and balance this tire on the old wheel. Would it be better to have it mounted at a dealership or a tire specialty place?
     
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    i would go to a tire dealer, replace 2 tires on same axle, put spare back
     
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    "LT" is a light truck tire designation. More load carrying capability. Also rides rougher since it is a "stronger" tire. I would go to somewhere like discount tire or other tire store and have them match a used tire since it is a spare. I did this for my truck. Spent like $30 total for a used tire and mounting/balancing. Or like stated, buy two new tires and put one old one on the spare.
     
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    The spare is the same tire as the others. The suggestion that I replace both back tires, is it because it is not good to install just 1 new tire? Also I wonder, the spare hanging there for so many years maybe might develop some problems?
     
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    I will look for a tire with a P designation
     
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    It is best to replace tires in pairs. If you have 4x4, you *could* run into issues with binding of the back tires are new and the front tires are worn.
     
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    S is the speed rating...P means passenger car tire. ...either 1 would be okay.
    If you haul heavy loads get the LT
     
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    Walmart mounts and balance.. they are slower than smoke off of poo doo though. :rofl:
     
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    Got a P235 general grabberall from Discount Tire. They were very patient as I specified rear used tire becomes the spare, new tire goes in passenger rear to match with original spare as a pair of new tires in the rear. Decent price I think, @ $130. The only nice thing about buying a truck with relatively cheap original tires is that it is relatively cheap to replace them.
     
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