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Old 02-04-2013, 02:26 PM   #1
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Who has taken there spare tire carrier off?

Thinking about taking my spare tire carrier off. Any input?

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Old 02-04-2013, 02:45 PM   #2
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I did and do every now and then. But I take the back seat out and throw the spare in the back when I do.

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Old 02-04-2013, 02:45 PM   #3
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Mine was missing when I bought my TJ. I'll take it off your hands if your interested in getting rid of it completley.
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Mine was missing when I bought my TJ. I'll take it off your hands if your interested in getting rid of it completley.
I may have mine laying around here somewhere if your interested in one.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:03 PM   #5
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Yeah i would probably keep it just in case i want to put it back on. How hard is it connecting and disconnecting the wiring for the brake light though?
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:15 PM   #6
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:17 PM   #7
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hahaha yeah i love that look
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:22 PM   #8
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Yeah i would probably keep it just in case i want to put it back on. How hard is it connecting and disconnecting the wiring for the brake light though?
Very easy to do. If you open your tailgate and look down towards the bottom hinge of the door, you will see a black plastic cover being held on by one screw. Take that cover off and you will then see two wires that connect into two round contacts. There are little rubber like boots at the end of each of these wires. Simply give them each a nice tug and they should pop off from the contacts without having to do any wire cutting. Then just feed all the wire through the tailgate and you'll be done. Then reverse the process if you want to put the third brake light back on later down the road.

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Old 02-04-2013, 03:35 PM   #9
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Yeah i would probably keep it just in case i want to put it back on. How hard is it connecting and disconnecting the wiring for the brake light though?
When I was taking mine on and off I didnt have a 3rd brake light. But Im running one in the wheel now.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:51 PM   #10
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Ok, yeah i just got a set of 4, 31 inch super swampers. My spare is a 29 inch street tire so not only does it look extremely out of place on the spare but i dont think it would be good to ride with the spare on with 3 other super swampers. Untill i save up money for a matching wheel and tire i have to figure something out. Anyone think driving around with a plug kit is a descent idea?
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:15 PM   #11
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Plug kit and fix a flat.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:47 PM   #12
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Might want to check your local laws to see if a third brake light is necessary. I have no tire on the tailgate, but I left the carrier on until I can come up with something. It'll probably have to stay there until I get tire carrier that will hold a 33" tire. For now I just put the spare in the back since I run without a backseat.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:13 PM   #13
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:24 PM   #14
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When I went with bigger tires, I got rid of the stock rear tire carrier. I didn't like most rear tire swings, so went with a custom rear-tire mount in the back of the Jeep.

T&T Customs makes a great center license plate mount which adds some character to the rear as well. I just wish it hid the stock grommet I re-used for wiring the light. At some point, I may drill a new hole to clean up the wiring.

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Old 02-04-2013, 05:25 PM   #15
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Very nice and clean. Looks great!
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:06 PM   #16
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Plugs and fix-a-flat? I don't hear of many nails being picked up on the trail. It's usually a ripped sidewall or bead coming off. Carry a spare dude.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:38 PM   #17
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Not sure (OK, I am sure) I'd want to be in need of a spare when I'm 40 miles from civilization on some old logging road. Or on the side of the highway somewhere.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:28 PM   #18
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Thats a good point lol.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:34 PM   #19
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Around town in summer I usually don't carry my spare...in the winter or on the trail I ALWAYS have a spare in my TUB!
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:49 PM   #20
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I took it off to bed line it...but I put it right back on. I like the looks of a massive tire on the back.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:51 PM   #21
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I have taken the spare tire off. Looked naked. Replaced it with a new tire carrier custom made by Jeepguy631
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:57 PM   #22
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When I went with bigger tires, I got rid of the stock rear tire carrier. I didn't like most rear tire swings, so went with a custom rear-tire mount in the back of the Jeep.
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When I made my "custom" mount, I simply removed the stock mount and attached it to my Tuffy security enclosure. Tah-dah!
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I have taken the spare tire off. Looked naked. Replaced it with a new tire carrier custom made by Jeepguy631
That was my fist impression... Looked naked. But yeah, around town local, no tire needed but otherwise, load er up. I have a worn out 30 on the gate and will be atleast putting on a 31 even its not the same brand this spring once i weld on some spacers to accommodate the width.

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