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Old 07-01-2013, 11:37 AM   #1
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Spare tire carrier, need spacer

I just put another set of 235-75 x15 street tires on my 97 with grizzlies. For some reason, my old Goodyear Wrangler spare fit but my latest Michelin spare won't.

Has anyone used a wheel spacer to space out the spare tire, and where do I find a single spacer?

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Old 07-01-2013, 06:35 PM   #4
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Rough country makes a decent one but you bill also want to get extended rubber spare tire isolators to prevent any eventual rail gate damage. Daystar makes the isolators.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:39 PM   #5
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Those all look like great spacers for large wheel / tire combinations.

I am running stock Grizzly's and a one size larger tires.

I need a 1" spacer a basic wheel spacer.


Thanks for the other great tips.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:36 PM   #7
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Would you get the same result if you took the existing rubber bumps off the tailgate?
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:17 AM   #8
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I am running into both the bumpers and 3rd brake light.

I figure the easy fix is to buy a 1 inch wheel spacer.
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I don't have my original spare bracket any more, so I'm not sure how the lugs are mounted, but if they are just pressed in, go down to an auto parts store and get 1/2x20 longer studs, then just go to an Ace Hardware and get three 1/2" id aluminum spacers to slide over them before you mount your spare.
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Would you get the same result if you took the existing rubber bumps off the tailgate?
Those rubber snubbers steady the spare tire so it doesn't jiggle around & weaken/damage the mount.

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