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Old 02-20-2013, 06:59 PM   #1
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Spare tire question

Bought a new spare... 31 10.5 15 and the bolts aren't long enough it won't fit on the stock spare holder any quick easy fixes for this?
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:45 PM   #2
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Put some washers or spacers of some sort behind the stock carrier. The reason it probably doesn't fit is the extra width of the tire hitting the bumpers on the gate.

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Old 02-20-2013, 08:12 PM   #3
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Put some washers or spacers of some sort behind the stock carrier. The reason it probably doesn't fit is the extra width of the tire hitting the bumpers on the gate.
Behind it? That will make the bolts shorter...
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Behind it? That will make the bolts shorter...
Behind the carrier, not the studs. You need the carrier to come away from the gate to allow extra clearance for the wider tire
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Ok got it
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:58 PM   #6
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Or remove/cut down the rubber bumps on the tailgate.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:28 PM   #7
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Ya I went to pep boys and the tire guys took em off for me and put my spare on I am going to trim down the stops but at least I have my spare on instead of in the back seat! Thanks everyone again for all of you here on the forum!!

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