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so when i bought my truck the tire was in the bed its got a hitch and duel exhaust ive seen rangers around in parking lots with there tire in the bed to is this because of the hitch? i haven't tryed putting it under because the weathers crappy,
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if its the stock spare, the hitch has nothing to do with it. The part that holds the tire under the bed or the cable either rotted off or they're just too lazy to put it back where it goes.
 
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well its the stock cables there but not the plate thin, thanks for the help man do you guys wiht biger tires just leave the spare under there just encase ?
 
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well its the stock cables there but not the plate thin, thanks for the help man do you guys wiht biger tires just leave the spare under there just encase ?
yeah the plate is usually what falls off when they get really rusty and without that the tire isn't going back on lol. I rarely carry my spare and theres no way it would fit in the stock spare location. When i do have it, it goes in the bed
 
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Also if you install back dual exit exhaust you may find space troubles with the spare...
 
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Also if you install back dual exit exhaust you may find space troubles with the spare...
Didn't have any issue with mine
 
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only issue with exhaust you'd find is the hitch when doing a bolt-on kit. some say they have to trim the square tube at the end of the hitch which isn't a big deal though.
 
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my exhaust goes around the hitch no problems there..
 
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I took my spare tire out from under the truck and put it in the bed when I completed my body lift. Didn't like the looks of it. Then I had dual exhaust put on with the tips coming out the back. Now the spare tire won't fit under the truck again because the pipes are in the way.

Doesn't really matter to me though because I hate the look of the spare tire hanging down after a BL.
 
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Mine's in the bed (IF I carry it) because it won't fit underneath. I've got a dual exhaust and slightly larger tires.
 
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Your lucky to have a spare tire, when I bought my Ranger two years ago from a dealer, it didn't come with a spare tire...and I still haven't really gotten one yet (i have the tire, but no rim)
 
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i had 3 stock spare tires with rims, one from each ranger ive had....all ended up at the junkyard lol
 
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I'd leave it in the bed. When I got my first flat in my '97 ranger it was on the expressway, and I was pretty happy I was able to just reach into my bed for the spare instead of having to get basically under the truck while on the expressway.
 
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