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Spare tire carrier

i wanted to get one of those spare tire carriers that go in your bed,but before i bought one i wanted to know if anyone has ever made one and if so pics would and how to's would be apprechiated
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which one?!

How about one like this.....http://www.rat-cage.com

or this one........http://www.tiregate.com

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which one?!

How about one like this.....http://www.rat-cage.com

i love that one


too bad its too costly
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Fabtech makes one as well. I think a few people on here have one.
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I just wanted to show a couple of the nontypical ones.
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I know, I was just sayin they make one as well. I want one like this.

http://www.fstmotorsports.com/mtx_ranger/bedbar4.jpg

http://www.fstmotorsports.com/mtx_ranger/tiremount.jpg
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heres the fab tech one, its 150 or 160 new from Jegs, mine has since lost the ugly *** yellow grips

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^ those made it badass watchu talkn bout!?
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ha, well they are in the trash cut in half... im going to get some black ones eventually.
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those look pretty nice, anyone know of any that would work for a DD. I have 31's and it doesn't fit under the truck anymore. So I need something in the bed that doesn't take up to much room. I'd like to get the one on the tail gate but wouldn't that really hurt Gas milage. I get around 20 MPG city and last trip to NH (before the transfer case went) I got 30MPG. So anything thats like bedside mounting?
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just get the fabtech one then. I have an ORI one but i dont believe they make anything anymore
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yeah i want one too, james duff is sold out of them i dont think they are making them anymore. i like the angled ones not the flat one. Im sure it wouldnt be too hard to make one youll just need the right equiptment
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tire carriers rat cage or Backsider

hey guys!

You were talking about if someone makes a tire carrier that can lay flat or stand up in the truck bed... well I have an aswer for you. It's called the BackSider Tire Carrier and the web site to get it is at www.leonardmotorsports.net click on "store" and sctroll down untill you see it. They can hold up to a 42" tire and they are cheaper than a Rat Cage. The retails is like $149.
The Rat Cage is also cheaper than the TireGate by half.

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Here is something I was going to do but i found a used one for 25 bucks...


El cheapo but effective...

Materials:
Rotor to match the bolt pattern
Lug nut locks, or other way of lockin tire to carrier
Square tubing (length depends on height)
flat plate

Take you square tubing and cut it to the angle that you'd want the tire mounted at... Then weld that to the underside of the rotor... Figure out the height you want the carrier to stand to, cut the excess off... Weld the tube to the plate, drill holes for mounting... Bolt down... Put tire on and mount it up... You could get the rotor from a j-yard DIRT cheap too....
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well in all fairness, the tiregate is more practical, as it replaces the tailgate, instead of taking up the majority of the useful bed, and you don't need to remove it to haul something, (does it make sense to leave your spare tire behind when you need to haul something?)

they are expensive, but anything worthwhile isn't cheap! and they look really badass on a lifted truck!

and they have hi-lift mounts and backup lights and all such things anyways...
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This is true... If the truck is multi-purpose then something along those lines is better... My truck has a 3.o and running 37's and is geared... it will never haul anything other than trail gear in the bed so takin up bed space wasn't a worry i can still stuff a cooler between the tire and gate and can stuff things under the toolbox and along side... just nothing big... The tire gate has always been cool just $$$ i'd imagine!
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