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spare tire location

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by cooker, Dec 18, 2001.

  1. cooker

    cooker Registered Member

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    where is the best place to put the spare tire other than in the inside my blazer on the roof in a roof rack or on the bumper with a swing away and is thw armour tire rack any good does it squeek and creek like all the others who makes the best roof rack thanx 4 the time guys......cooker
     
  2. Burt4x4

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    Well if you don't want it inside your best bet is off the back. The only place you didn't mention was on the front but mounting a tire in the front may give you cooling issues...
    goodluck

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  3. txbartman

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    I had mine on a rear swing-away tire carrier for 15 years. Problem: It caused premature sagging of the rear of which it was closest to. Another problem was that I could never leave the tailgate down while bringing something back from Home Depot. Also, mine was mounted to the body, not the bumper. Bad idea if you have big, heavy tires.

    I now have a nice Conn-Ferr roof rack. They are expensive, but they are worth it. I plan to mount my 35" spare on the roof. I just hope I don't have to get it down much!

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  4. 88jimmyoungowner

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    honestly, i think that the best place is to put it in the inside, and modifgy the carrier if you have large tires. THe only time it gets in the way is if you are putting lots of stuff in the back. Are yo0u running a ahrd top, or a soft top? SOme kinds of soft tops let you put a rack on them. You can put it there when you have no cleasancxe issues, then throw it in the back of the cab if there are cleasance isues. Just my .02

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  5. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    Is there really anywhere else to put it besides the inside, on the roof or off the back?[​IMG] Mine is/was on the roof for a while untill I got 37's.[​IMG] Now the damn tire is so heavy I don't want to put it up there. I plan on making a rack off the rear to put it on.

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    The best place I've found is in the back of a buddy's pickup. Some convincing arguements are that it will help put some wieght over his rear tires, and that he can use it if he needs it. Saves tons of space for other gear and passengers. Try and get him to carry the jack, too.

    At least thats what I do, but I do run bias plys and beadlocks, plus my spare is only a 35.

    Pete

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