||02-06-2009 07:17 PM
Spare Tire Mount
Hey everyone. My jeep is completely stock, The size tires my jeep came with is 225/75R15s. When i bought my jeep they came with street tires. I wanted a more aggressive tread pattern for some mild off roading and trail riding. The size i put on was Goodyear Wrangler silentarmor 235/75R15s, they are a little bigger then what my jeep came with but still a nice size. Yesterday i decided to get a spare to match my tires. When i put the new tire on the mount and tightened it down it pushed my 3rd light back till it almost touched the rear window and when i opened up the endgate there was so much pressure that it was hard to close with the tire hitting the bump stops. I decided to put several washers on the studs to hold out the tire and rim so it wouldn't put so much pressure on the endgate latch and bump stops. Do you think this is ok doing this, or should i look for a new spare tire mount?