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post #1 of 20 Old 03-31-2008, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
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Spare tire relocate

Does anyone know if there is somethign you can do to move the spare outside? My only beef with the X is that spare loctaion. Like maybe a door hanger on the rear gate? something that looks nice though. I don't want it to look to

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they make a spare tire carrier that goes in your receiver..
HitchGate Receiver Mounted Tire Carrier

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yeah, but then It become a problem when I tow. I want something that mounts on one of the gate doors. I also thought about a front hitch and then something like what you said. But I don't know how that would look. and my wife hates when I, as she says, jack the crap up....

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I saw a bumper manufacturer that had a swing arm built into the bumper for this. swing out of the way so you can open the doors. ( don't remember who) Or you could do a safari rack, and put it on that. I was toying with both these ideas for once I get bigger rimz/tires. Right now I don't have any spare, so it will help.

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Just out of curiosity, what’s wrong with it under the truck in the stock location?

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Just out of curiosity, what’s wrong with it under the truck in the stock location?
It's not there on the excursions, it's in the cargo area on the drivers side, stands upright. Takes up alot of space back there, plus with mine, I don't have a spare or the hardware to secure it in place. So do I spend money on getting the hardware, or just go with one of the other solutions once I go bigger? I'm opting for the bigger

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I thought about the roof, but A) that rack is useless as low as it sits and B) The tire is a bit akward to try and put up there as high as it sits.

anyone ever put a front hitch on?

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my neighbor is a farmer/ rancher and he has a flat bed on his truck and he mounted his spare on the roof of the truck!! it looks like $hit!!! i always giggle when i see him! so dont do that

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I was talking a safari rack, not the one that comes standard. I know a few of the rugged bumpers come with a hitch mount on the front, but then I'd be worried about a)looking like a land rover and b) Blocking air flow, primarily to the trans cooler, and secondary the IC and radiator. I'm leaning more towards the heavy duty rear bumper that has the swing out spare mount. I'll look later when I have time. Right now me need sleep.

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