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Old 02-02-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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Should I get the Teraflex spare tire mounting kit or not?

Getting ready to order the tire carrier hinge and I'm never going bigger than 35's. Do i really need to buy the tire mounting kit for another 200 bucks? Is the factory one a POS or will it be sufficient? Is the Teraflex mounting kit that much better in my situation? What are the advantages/disadvantages besides being able to mount the tire 1" closer to the cab? Need opinions please, I can't decide whether just to order the hinge or the complete setup.

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Old 02-02-2013, 05:24 PM   #2
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I personally just have the Teraflex hinge and I didn't get the adjustable mounting kit. I run a 35 KM2 and 4.5 inches of backspacing. It clears my rear bumper by a hair and I don't have any rubbing issues. From what Northridge 4x4 was telling me, I would be fine with just the hinge but if I went to a 37 or bigger tire then I would definitely need the adjustable mount or if my backspacing was different I might need it to bring the spare to the appropriate location to clear the rear bumper. They also mentioned to me that the adjustable mount is stronger than the stock mount. Whatever vendor you're going to order from should be able to give you the correct information for your tire/backspacing though.
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