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Old 10-26-2016, 07:03 AM
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JK Spare Tire Removal

Long story short I want to remove my spare tire because they seem to be disappearing lately and I don't want someone f'ing up something trying get get a locked tire off. Aside from looking at the vent, and brake light are they any problems associated with leaving everything as is minus the tire? When I go skiing I want to have the spare on for the trips. Thanks.

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Old 10-26-2016, 07:33 AM   #2
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No problem at all. I'd suggest putting a lug nut on each stud to make it less painful when you bump into them.

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Old 10-26-2016, 07:37 AM
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No problem at all. I'd suggest putting a lug nut on each stud to make it less painful when you bump into them.
Thanks, the problem is the same people ripping of the tires will take the lug nuts too.
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:23 AM   #4
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Just take the tire carrier off with it..it takes 2 seconds and can be put back on in that quick too. When you have it off pull the wire through the plug and store it inside the rear door in the removable vent hole.
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Two Torx screws and eight bolts. The two screws on the back of the 3rd brake light give you access to the wire plug, the eight bolts remove the, very light weight, carrier and expose the vent. Put the bolts back for that "Finished look."
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Two Torx screws and eight bolts. The two screws on the back of the 3rd brake light give you access to the wire plug, the eight bolts remove the, very light weight, carrier and expose the vent. Put the bolts back for that "Finished look."

Interesting, I was thinking of removing the spare for the winter since I won't be driving as much and don't want that big tire hanging off the door. I'm trying to visualize what the "Finished look" looks like.
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I'm trying to visualize what the "Finished look" looks like.
It no longer looks like a Wrangler, IMHO.

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I have the Poison Spyder tag relo bracket. But you can just as easy get a one and not relo the tag so when u don't have the spare on u just slap the plate in place.
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It no longer looks like a Wrangler, IMHO.

I like the looks of it.
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heres mine,
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I'm sold on the look, done deal thanks for posting pictures.
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Does anyone just put the spare inside? I guess that's "uncool", but at least you'd have the spare if you needed it while driving... not sure I could actually fit my spare inside, though. It's biiiiiiiig!
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mines with me, on top
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Love the idea of carrying the spare on the top but with my 37" it would be quite demanding...
I don't know about US, but in EU we've got anti theft locking nuts from factory (bad, bad EU).
Here is a link: Genuine Jeep Wrangler (2 Porte) Locking Wheel Nuts Kit > P/N K82211405 | eBay

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