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RUBICONVICT 05-31-2007 07:03 PM

Is this gonna be okay?
 
Okay guys.....I think I have fenagled my way out of needing an oversized spare tire carrier for my 285/75r16.......just hear me out. The tire is actually a PERFECT size because when attached to the stock spare tire carrier on my Rubi with the tailgate open, the tailgate won't shut only by about a centimeter because the tire hits the bumper. If I assist by pulling up a bit and pushing, the rubber on the tire gives just enough so that I can latch my tailgate. I had to take off the lower rubber isolator on the body of the Jeep because the bigger tire was hitting it and not allowing it to close, but it is still in contact with the other two. Now, with the tailgate closed, I would say a majority of the weight of the spare is now on the bumper and not the tailgate or the carrier. I can deal with the fact that it is not as easy to get in and out of the tailgate because the only time I really open it is when I put the soft top up and down.

Check out the pics.....Do you guys think this will hold up?

It doesn't look as tho most of the weight is on the bumper by the pictures but it is.


http://s159.photobucket.com/albums/t...t=IMG_3046.jpg

http://s159.photobucket.com/albums/t...t=IMG_3039.jpg

http://s159.photobucket.com/albums/t...t=IMG_3041.jpg


I still can't get these pictures to show up on the thread!

Jerry Bransford 05-31-2007 07:54 PM

Resting the tire on the bumper like that actually works pretty well, you should be much better off with that than the mount extension. :)

RUBICONVICT 05-31-2007 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 87005)
Resting the tire on the bumper like that actually works pretty well, you should be much better off with that than the mount extension. :)



YEEEEEEEEESSSSS :D

4Jeepn 05-31-2007 08:35 PM

and now the worlds largest tire....
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...t/IMG_3046.jpg

RUBICONVICT 05-31-2007 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by 4Jeepn (Post 87021)
and now the worlds largest tire....
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...t/IMG_3046.jpg




Haha......I love it......we have some great jokesters on here.....please teach. I have been clicking the mountain icon and pasting the url. Obviously this is not how you get it to show up on the thread.

RUBICONVICT 05-31-2007 08:57 PM

HELLO! The little paperclip! Now I guess I need to resize before I attach? Thats the first picture I could find on my work comp.

Scout 05-31-2007 09:01 PM

Does it squeak?

RUBICONVICT 05-31-2007 09:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Simple Scout (Post 87039)
Does it squeak?



Does what squeak, the spare tire? I don't know weather to take you seriously or figure out what you're joking about. If ur talking about the tire, it does not.






BRING BACK THE BANANAS!!!!

Scout 05-31-2007 09:43 PM

Bananas are dead. Sorry. I'm currently looking for a new fruit. (don't say it :flipoff:)

You can't tell when I'm serious? Give it time. :D

I was talking about the tire rubbing on the bumper. I'm just wondering if it squeaks since it's rubber resting on the metal.

RUBICONVICT 05-31-2007 11:00 PM

Haha....it doesn't


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