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Old 09-04-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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Spare mount

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I just swapped out my tires for some MT Baja claws today cause my old ones where rotten and bubbling. I was at the shop and my spare, won't fit on the mount. Anyone have any cheap, easy and fast ways to make room to mount it. I need to keep the third brake light.

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Old 09-04-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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What is preventing it from mounting? I used PVC and longer bolts to prop my 3rd brake light up higher over my 33.

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Old 09-04-2012, 04:26 PM   #3
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I believe the third brake light by like an inch or two. And easy was to do this? Like some kind of spacer or something?
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:31 PM   #4
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Here's a picture of what I'm talking about. Take one of the stock bolts into the hardware store so you can match the thread size and get one as long as the spacer you used. I'm guessing these PVC connectors are just over an inch in length. I painted them black so they aren't as noticeable but I paint everything black


You'll also notice the hockey puck in there too. I used those to push the tire bumpers out to make contact with the tire. They needed longer bolts too.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:57 PM   #5
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I have the same problem,Quadratec sells an adapter.
I choose to just make a plate that goes over the existing carrier (after driving out the old studs) while raising the mounting point and depth accordingly.
New studs were only $4.00,drill the hole undersized and drive the new stud in the weld them to the plate.and

You will have to cut a relief hole for the (old) stud so the new plate sits flat.
As for the third brake light,you can use a bushing to size it accordingly.
Or just spend the $98 for the one at Quadratec.

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Old 09-04-2012, 05:11 PM   #6
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The adapters put too much torque on the tailgate since they move the already heavier tire out further from the tailgate.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:44 PM   #7
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The adapters put too much torque on the tailgate since they move the already heavier tire out further from the tailgate.
That is why I am making the plate,I only need 1/2" up and out.
My 31 will still rest on the rubber bumpers.
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That is why I am making the plate,I only need 1/2" up and out.
My 31 will still rest on the rubber bumpers.
I got ya. I'm surprised you'd have to do anything with a 31. I'm guessing this is on a stock wheel?
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:23 AM   #9
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I would try washers behind the rim on the studs to kick the tire off the rubber bumpers that is what I did
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:24 AM   #10
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I would try washers behind the rim on the studs to kick the tire off the rubber bumpers that is what I did
I can't do that cause the studs are not long enough in the first place. The whole mount has to move Out and third light moves up.
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I can't do that cause the studs are not long enough in the first place. The whole mount has to move Out and third light moves up.
yes you can do this with washers... take one bolt out... match the threads at the hardware store, but 3/4" longer and add your washers as spacers...done. I spaced mine out 1.25" with square tubing and it was fine with longer bolts for almost a year until I got my swing away done.

same concept with brake light....

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Wait a minute are you telling me your tailgate has STUDS!?!?! No way.....
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:41 AM   #12
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I can't do that cause the studs are not long enough in the first place. The whole mount has to move Out and third light moves up.
What if you take the rubber bumps off?
The tire could go all the way to the tailgate.

Spacing the brake light up is easy - you can use some PVC tube as has been mentioned. I used some large nuts ( )
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yes you can do this with washers... take one bolt out... match the threads at the hardware store, but 3/4" longer and add your washers as spacers...done. I spaced mine out 1.25" with square tubing and it was fine with longer bolts for almost a year until I got my swing away done.

same concept with brake light....

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Wait a minute are you telling me your tailgate has STUDS!?!?! No way.....
I have a stock rear and tire carrier.

I go to but my new Mickey Thompson 33x12.5 Baja claw on there and when I hold it up there, the light is in the way, and the bolts or studs I think don't even go close enough to be going through the rim to put the lugs on the hold it there.
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What if you take the rubber bumps off?
The tire could go all the way to the tailgate.

Spacing the brake light up is easy - you can use some PVC tube as has been mentioned. I used some large nuts ( )
If this is the case I might try it, do you have a good pictures of adding the PVC or anything so I can see what is going on?

17 year old running my own jeep mods. As much help as I can get is best.
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I got ya. I'm surprised you'd have to do anything with a 31. I'm guessing this is on a stock wheel?
I raised the new bumper up 2 inches for more clearance,the spare tire was an after thought if you know what I mean.
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I'm running a P265/75R15 (lighter weight metric equivalent to a 31") on a stock wheel. Trimming 3/4" off all of the rubber bumpers worked for me. May be a little tight for the 3rd brake light, though, so measure before cutting. I run a bike carrier that blocks view of the 3rd brake light, so I just took it off. Looking into mounting an LED strip on top of the bike carrier.
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I got mine on there by way of the already mentioned mods but hope to put a swing out on it as soon as I get the jeep on a new frame. My 33" spare has become a burden on my tailgate hinges. It's a pain in the rear to open or close the gate.

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