Rusty spare tire?

Bobm

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Just crawled under the truck to check the spare pressure (winter prep) and I noticed it's pretty rusty. (see link) I'm wondering if I should drop it and sand the rust off or if this is just normal for the 1500's. It's not a full spare but that's a different story.
 

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Rust doesnt look bad compared to what mine was. I opted to replace the wheel and tire because it was original and 10 years old and I found an insane deal on a 20 inch spare wheel that was mislabeled and sold at like a quarter its actual value. If your tire is still good I think it's fine.
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Thanks, any issue with fitting a 20 under there?
 

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I have the full size spare. It's on a 20" rim. Only difference is the steel rim as the winch doesn't fit in the centre bore of the aluminum wheels.
 
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