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i keep a full size spare 265/75/16 in the bed of my chevy and it doesn't move around all that much unless its been raining, even when I'm out in the woods... i guess theft could be an issue, but my spare rim is so rusty it will make you need a tetanus shot if you get within 2 feet of it :rotf: ... 300k miles worth of riding under the truck will do that though... i would have left it there but with the dual pipes it doesn't fit anymore.... i guess the next best thing would be to get one of those baja truck tire mounts that bolts to the bed..

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yeah. If you have a roll bar, ive seen some mounts where you bolt the spare onto that. or you could do something like CW and mount it to a custom tailgate.

 

something like this:

 

 

thats what i would do, in that order. rollbar, or tailgate.

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yeah. If you have a roll bar, ive seen some mounts where you bolt the spare onto that. or you could do something like CW and mount it to a custom tailgate.

 

something like this:

 

 

thats what i would do, in that order. rollbar, or tailgate.

 

Ya i thought about doing the tailgate but i really don't think i could do that i really would like to do it tho.

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Mine is in the bed strapped down. I don't think a worn out 37 will get stolen but if I were worried I guess I could use a cable lock on it.

 

Why don't you leave it under the MJ until for DD duty and then strap it in the bed for offroad use.

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Mine is in the bed strapped down. I don't think a worn out 37 will get stolen but if I were worried I guess I could use a cable lock on it.

 

Why don't you leave it under the MJ until for DD duty and then strap it in the bed for offroad use.

 

 

I go wheelin all the time so i don't want to have to get out of my truck and mess with it all the time.

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Best place I ever ran it.

 

 

 

How did it stay up there.

 

You know how everyone complains about re-using leaf spring U-bolts?

 

Well they still work pretty good to support your tire to a round tube. :smart:

 

That was also a great place to put the high-lift. (you can kinda see it in the pic)

I used two reinforcing plates that go on the spring plates (shaped like this"_n_" ),

I sandwiched two together, open end to open end (forming a pretty heavy duty sleeve), bolted both of them (also with U-bolts) to the roll bar, and the high lift slid right into the opening.

 

I could've even put a padlock on the jack if I was worried about someone grabbing it.

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  • 12 years later...

After lots of planning and thinking of different ideas, I mounted a Rugged Ridge Spare Tire Carrier Mount for the YJ/TJ to the top front rail of the bed. This standoff position also lets my soft topper fold down behind the spare.

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