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Old 10-01-2009, 06:16 PM   #1
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Attach a gas can to the spare?

Thinking about drilling the stock spare carrier to carry 1 Blitz metal can along with the stock spare tire.

Any thoughts?

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Old 10-01-2009, 06:21 PM   #2
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When the can is full it will be too much weight for the tailgate.

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Old 10-01-2009, 07:12 PM   #3
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X2, 4point is right on. A full jerry can would place enormous leverage against the spare tire mount and it's definitely not up to the significant added load.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:54 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I'll take another look at everything.
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:35 PM   #5
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I have my 35"x12.5" Mickey Tompson MTZ on a 15"x10 steel semi bead lock rim on the tail gate. With a slightly modified factory mount and it is pushing the limits of the fifth door.
A five gallon gas tank, full, would weigh around 50#'s. The tire I have is around 120#'s and I am going to move the tire inboard before something happens.
Try to get a swing out tire mount that might handle the extra load of the tank and tire.
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