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Spare Tire question...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Okay, I was just thinking, after I get the cage in, and narrow my blazer, there won't be very much room for a full size spare(44" bogger or TSL) in the back. So I was wondering, for those people who have big tires, do you carry spares on the trail? I just don't want to have to worry about slicing the side of the sidewall open. Even though they are reall thick, they would be hard to do that. So any input?
     
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    get a heavy duty bumper with a monster tire carrier. it would have to be burly since most of the custom ones ive seen recommend under a 40" tire

    i think that guy Toby who won TTC last year has his mounted kinda prerunner style in the cargo area. not sure tho
     
  3. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Thats what I am thinking, but to get it up high enough so I don;t hit it when climbing something steep, it would be hard to see when I am looking behind /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    I carry a tube and a piece of rubber from a old tire so that I can fix it on the trail to get out but I also have beadlocks so I don't need to set a bead either. It would be nice to carry a full size spare but that is alot of weight and if it's up top, it will raise your center of gravity.
    Rear tire mounts mess with your departure angle.
    I think the best way is to just have a dam chase vehicle /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif Any volunteers? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  5. 84gmcjimmy

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    Storm trooper, I will probably just get what you said; a tube and a piece of an old tire so I can just fix it. I will have beadlocks so losing a bead won't be a problem. Thanks
     
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    You can eather mount it to the cage or put it in the back roll it in just like it was on the ground but mounted in the bed
     
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    Oh! and don't forget to have air /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    The ARB works for me.
     
  8. 84gmcjimmy

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    Air is on my list too. Probably one of those co2 contraptions.. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    I just have a trailer. A ruptured tire ends my weekend. Haven't had one yet, but I'm sure I will one day.
     
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    I won't have a trailer for many moons
     
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    Get ahold of DP_90K5. He makes a wicked rear bumper/tire carrier for a reasonable price. Ya gotta have a spare! Why fix it on the trail when you can swap out and fix it in the comfort of your own garage?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Get ahold of DP_90K5. He makes a wicked rear bumper/tire carrier for a reasonable price. Ya gotta have a spare! Why fix it on the trail when you can swap out and fix it in the comfort of your own garage?

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    Werd. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

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    I like those, but I can't see behind me then.
     
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    What's behind you is not important. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    No side mirrors ???
     
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    Eventually I won't have any side mirrors, just another thing to get broken off.

    I like to see whats behind me.
     

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