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Stock spare tire mount

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by nad, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. nad

    nad 1/2 ton status

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    I'm new here, and I searched the forums before I posted and didn't find what I was looking for. I'm getting ready to get a 4" lift and 35" tires for my Jimmy, but am not sure where to put the spare tire. Would a stock spare tire carrier/mount work for a oversized tire on the stock 15" wheel? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    A 35 doesn't fit on the inside carrier unless you leave it deflated. Even then, opening and closing the tailgate is a real chore. :(
     
  3. midnitewarya

    midnitewarya Sounds like a problem for future me. Premium Member

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    I think you can go up to a 33", but I know for sure a 35 will not fit. If you do manage to bolt it in, you'll never get te tailgate closed.

    Have you looked at bumper racks or swing away racks?

    Al
     
  4. pauly383

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    I run a 33x12.50 on the inside carrier . The tire leans a bit since it hits the wheelwell .

    A 35 should fit leaned over a little and aired down .

    Sometimes you need to turn the rim around if the backspacing isn't good enough .
     
  5. midnitewarya

    midnitewarya Sounds like a problem for future me. Premium Member

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    Beat me by like 3 seconds. :D
     
  6. nad

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    Well as of right now, I don't have a spare tire carrier at all, my spare is just laying back there. I've been looking at getting one, but now that I'm getting bigger tires, there's no point. I guess I'll have to wait until I can afford that steel bumper and swing away carrier. Thanks guys.
     
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    Welcome..and thank you:wink1:
     
  8. nad

    nad 1/2 ton status

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    Hehe, no problem. I know how bad that ticks people off on forums. I've been a forum junkie for years, so I know all the rules/etiquette :)
     

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