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I planning to take my vehicle for a beach drive. However the one of the requirement of ORV Cape Cod adventure, is a full size spare tire.

Where can I buy them for best price (rim + tire) for an 2018 3.6R ? I would mind using simple steel rims too.

Also if any one has been through this Cape Code Adventure , it would be great if you can share the experience.
 

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Wow. Those tire size requirements don't account for vehicle weight. The OB is relatively light compared to 4WDs so it floats easier. To state Gen5s need 255 tires on the stock 18" diameter seems like overkill.
 

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Whatever it costs getting sand and salt water all over your undercarriage will be “priceless”.
 

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Whatever it costs getting sand and salt water all over your undercarriage will be “priceless”.
Sometimes more than the undercarriage, in fact. Here in Oregon, the surf is particularly rough most all of the time, and there are places where one can easily get trapped in an incoming tide:

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going to need an awful lot of rice to dry that out 😂
 

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going to need an awful lot of rice to dry that out 😂
It's usually not worth trying. A friend once bought a surf-salvaged De Tomaso Pantera with that intention, and it did not work out well. Salt damage throughout, and once you cut out bad parts there wasn't much left to attach to. And sand everywhere, I think the surf had rolled it a full 360 degrees.
 

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Living by the gulf coast we only have daily tides of a few feet. Not being a sailor or seaman, it wasn't until I traveled to Alaska did I realize that 20 foot tides are not unusual in some places.
 

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Whatever it costs getting sand and salt water all over your undercarriage will be “priceless”.
I would go with Discount Tire or Tire Rack. I thought about beach driving in Cape Cod several years ago with my Forester, but my tires did not meet the minimum size requirement.

Rim DiameterWidthProfile Example
19"26550 or >P265 / 50 R19
18"25555 or >P255 / 55 R18
17"24560 or >P245 / 60 R17
16"23565 or >P235 / 66 R16
15"22570 or >P225 / 70 R15

Thanks @bluesubie2 .
Thanks for the check list . however to meet the check-list it's going to be easily around $200-300.

1. Spare tire ~ $120-$150
2. Traction Tracks ~ $50.0
3. Shovel ~
4. Recovery Strap with D-ring ~ $50
Subie comes with a tow hook will need to get the strap. But if the vehicle get's stuck there should some support where I can tie it and pull the vehicle out.
Thinking this has one man army , this would be tough job.
5. Tire Pressure Gauge:
 
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