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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-27-2004, 09:24 AM
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Best Way to Mount Fullsize spare?

Does anyone have a spare mounted in their bed? I need a way to mount it with as little drilling as possible and a way to lock it down so somebody doesn't take it. Anybody have any good ideas?
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Re: Best Way to Mount Fullsize spare?

Your 33" tire doesn't fit underneath? Or are you just moving it someplace else". I have a 285/75R 16 full size spare in the stock location and it rubs against the hitch mounting brackets, but it fits. 285s are 32.8" in diameter FYI.
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Re: Best Way to Mount Fullsize spare?

Mine fits but I have punctured it before going over some rocks. I thought about moving it to the bed but I need all of that room. For the mean time I have deflated it all the way and sucked it up there. If and when needed I fill it up with the OBA. Having it flat keeps it from hanging down so low and if it were to hit something it may not pucture [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Re: Best Way to Mount Fullsize spare?

I keep my 33" spare underneath in the stock hanger. So far I have not had a problem with it. As was mentioned, I guess there is always the chance something can happen to it there. But I have had mine there for years without any troubles.
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Re: Best Way to Mount Fullsize spare?

My issue with putting it under the bed is that i have true dual exhuast that comes close enough to melt the stock tire under there. Not a good idea to try and sgueeze my 33" tire that cost me $140 under there. So my question is still what is the best way to mount it in the bed w/ as little drilling as possible.
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Re: Best Way to Mount Fullsize spare?

Use a really ugly spare and just leave it in the bed without locking it up. That's what I do. You could also use this.
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just throw it in the damn bed......no one is gonna take it. Me and Peacock and well........everyone else do it that way.
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yup, i had grandiose visions of having the ebd mount and what not,but idecided to chance it. for years of colelge later on a campus with 45,000 students and it hasnt been tampered with. I"m not too worried about it.
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Re: Best Way to Mount Fullsize spare?

What do you mean by "true" dual exhaust? 2 cats and 2 mufflers. I've got dual exhaust on mine with a single dual-input dual-output hi-flow muffler. The tail pipes run outside of the previously mentioned hitch brackets. It does not interfere with the spare. Is it possible the exhaust was run differently than it was intended?
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Re: Best Way to Mount Fullsize spare?

In response to my exhuast, yes two mufflers, two cats. The back of the pipes run so close to the spare the tread is melted in an eliptical pattern, its really cool to look at until u realize ur tire is melted...damn! Oh well ill just use a bike cable lock and loop it through my hi lift which is locked to the bed. That should do just fine. You guys are right...whos gonna streal a 50+ pound tire other than u guys...dont even think about it...lol
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