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Old 05-05-2013, 08:29 AM   #1
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Spare tire adapter?

Need to know if you need a spare tire adapter for 33" tires? Saw one on the rough country web site not sure of its needed or just a waste of money.
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I wouldn't recommend a spacer of any sort for the rear tailgate. The weight of the spare plus a spacer will add more stress to the tailgate. Correct backspaced wheels will fit no prob.

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Need to know if you need a spare tire adapter for 33" tires? Saw one on the rough country web site not sure of its needed or just a waste of money.
Cisco,

The spacers will stick the tire off the tailgate too much and you'll put added and unnecessary stress on your tailgate causing either the hinge or the gate itself to fail.

Depending on what year your Jeep is, you can get away with running the spare on a properly back spaced wheel with no problems.

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