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Old 10-14-2010, 06:54 PM   #1
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Spare tire,

I just got new tires an replaced the spare on the back. But the problem is i cant open my door now cause of the tread on the tire. This might be a simple question for some but what do i need to add to my spare tire holder to fix this?
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:01 PM   #2
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There are many choices for swing out tire carriers/bumpers which I would suggest you look into since you are running 33s. That is generally considered too much weight for the stock carrier and tailgate, although some do it anyway.

Or you could lose the backseat and mount it in the back of the tub, which is what I did.

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Old 10-14-2010, 07:09 PM   #3
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There are many choices for swing out tire carriers/bumpers which I would suggest you look into since you are running 33s. That is generally considered too much weight for the stock carrier and tailgate, although some do it anyway.

Or you could lose the backseat and mount it in the back of the tub, which is what I did.
Alright, gonna check into that. Thanks
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Like was already said, there are a lot of options. The one I went with recently was the Bestop HD tire carrier. It doesn't mount to the bumper, but rather uses the tub and roll bar for support.

Unfortunately, so far I'm not very impressed with it, despite the generally positive reviews I've read on here. Not all that easy to install, drilling into your tailgate and tub, and it uses those crappy jack nuts in two places (wtf... those things are worthless). Now that it's installed, it rattles going over bumps. When you close the tailgate, the whole wheel flops around and just looks generally insecure.

Sad to say because normally I like Bestop, but I'm pretty disappointed in it. I will probably be replacing it with a bumper mounted, swing out tire carrier eventually.

Oh... and it's only holding a 33x12.5x15, which it supposedly is "perfect" for.

Overall, I personally can't recommend it.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:13 PM   #5
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If you want that type of carrier I think the Off Road Fab one is the best. It's Jerry B. recommended!

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Old 10-15-2010, 05:51 AM   #6
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What is a good price for the tire swing out carriers?
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:09 AM   #7
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I do not understand why the tread on the tire keeps you from opening the gate door. I have a 33 inch spare on mine and it works fine. I fabricated a support that bolts to the bumper and the tire rests on that so all the weight is not on the hinges. I must not understand what you are saying here.
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:01 PM   #8
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I have the double tube bumper and when i swimg my door open the tire catches the bumper
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Perhaps you can modify the mount and raise the tire up a little so it clears.
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:18 PM   #10
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Yea thats what i am gonna take a look at this weekend. Thanks man.

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