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How To: Oversize Spare - Stock Location - 33" Will Fit

MountaineerGreen

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This is simple simple simple- The spare tire bracket has a bent down portion in the front- Simply bend it forward and up.

The edges are curved up in the bend for strength- flatten the edges down in the bend, shown circled in the pictures. With these edges flattened down, the bracket will bend forward and upward fairly easily. A pipe wrench or crescent wrench works well.

The spare will just clear the shocks and diff, but it will fit, even with a under the bumper frame hitch. A behind the bumper hitch such as my draw tite that I have now, this will allow a full size spare.

Have a look at the pictures, ask questions if you need to- feel free.

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Biggest I could ever get was a worn 32" But that is probally because it was a old BFG AT. Very square edges :dunno:
 




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I had a 285/75 R16 under there- about 1/2 tread and a little room to spare.

Jon and others have theirs actually cut off before the bend, but I'd be afraid the rough edge could cut/wear the sidewall of the spare.
 




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will it clear the rear diff at full bump? A leaf sprung rear moves around more then you think, the V8's have traction bars that help, but I think you might keep an eye on that sucker AND use some sort of backup strap to keep it from falling, the factory winch cable is hardly able to retain a 33!

That is awesome, thanks for sharing!
 




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It does clear the diff at full stuff- it's not clear in this picture, but it does clear- I never had any problems, but my cable is in pretty good shape. I have no traction bar, haven't for years now.
 




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Glad to have found this, been wondering about this because I rather not try to take a tire down off the roof if it needs changed and not as easy for someone to steal when I get a set of 33's

Edit: of course that little winding thing is small and so is the cable, guess I may want to ensure it stays up with a ratchet strap maybe.
 




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Glad to have found this, been wondering about this because I rather not try to take a tire down off the roof if it needs changed and not as easy for someone to steal when I get a set of 33's

Edit: of course that little winding thing is small and so is the cable, guess I may want to ensure it stays up with a ratchet strap maybe.

There is a service bulletin on the cable where they replace it with a stainless steel one.I would assume it would be stronger also.:D
 




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:scratch: would this still fit a 33 if i was SOA? i haven't lifted it yet but i imagine I would have to mount my shocks out wide instead of the sway bar mounts like i want to do.
 




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Lol I did this last week didn't know about the post used it for a 31
 




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I put a draw tite on last weekend and could barely get the stock spare back on. I had to push the spare with my feet while my buddy ran the winch. Maybe I got the wrong hitch?
 




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I put a draw tite on last weekend and could barely get the stock spare back on. I had to push the spare with my feet while my buddy ran the winch. Maybe I got the wrong hitch?

I have a Hidden hitch and the spare barely fits
 




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Cut the tongue and file the edge smooth. If concerned about the spare shifting
and chafing, use rubber padding where it contacts the frame and strap it down.

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