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Spare tire with a body lift

I was just wondering how you guys get to your spare tire after you have installed a body lift. I want to just take mine out all together, since my 35" spare is not going to go up under the truck. I should have thought about this before I finished the lift and took it out then but I didn't and now I wanna get it out. I really don't want to take the rear bumper off because its in a good postion and it was a PITA to get it lined up just right.
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i took mine off before we lifted and its sitting in my bed...
thats what everyone usually does.
if you want it down your going to have to take the bumper off
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sit it in the bed
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yeah thats where I keep my spare in the bed. I was just wondering if I had to take the bumper off. I was thinking about drilling a hole in the bumper behind the license plate.
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I took mine off, because the 33" won't fit up there anyway. I now have my full size spare on my roof rack.

You could always drill a hole behind the license plate, or through it for that matter, but it would look g-hetto. If you wanted to be tricky, go to the junk yard, and look for an old Monte Carlo or simular, that had a hinged license plate. Bolt that on with some self tapping screw, and put a hole behind it... Just a thought though.

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EDIT: Sorry, I took too long to write the note, and you posted it before me... Stupid work getting in the way again... :o)
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My spare just sits in the bed. The rack was originally for the spare but the weight of the tire in the rack was denting my roof. It was the con-ferr mounts that did it. If I would have done a thule gutter set up, the tire would still be on the roof in the basket.
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Isn't there a hole behind the plate anyway. Look to see. It may line up already. That would be pretty sweet. Otherwise just take the bumper off so it doesn't rust where you drilled it. Although you do have an extra bumper should that one get messed up.
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my spare 265x75 is normally in the bed or i dont have one at all...
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i need a spare :(
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There should be a hole behing the license plate. It sits at kind of and angle but u can still get tire off. Zach i need a spare too. Only one i have is a 31" and i have 33s
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my bumper already had a hole behind the license plate at the perfect spot to still use the factory spare tire removal tool
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In the bed.
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i think some people didnt understand yer question...
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i think some people didnt understand yer question...

isnt he tryin to get his spare out?
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well some are giving info on where to put a spare now that he cant fit it under..

but he was asking how to get it out now that the hole for the pipe no longer lines up
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well some are giving info on where to put a spare now that he cant fit it under..

but he was asking how to get it out now that the hole for the pipe no longer lines up
yeah thats what i was wonder, now that i think about I think there is a hole in the bumper behind the plate maybe i can use that to get it out.

It took me forever to get the bumper all lined up(maybe I was being ****) but i was trying to see if there was any other way to get the spare down without taking the bumper off. Sounds like the hole already in the bumper might just work.
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Hey i just took my spare out. There sure is a hole behind the plate. It lines up perfect.

How big is the stock spare ? How big of a tire can you carry under the truck in the stock spare location ?
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i think just up to the 32" stock fx4 bfg tires, anything 33+ i dont think fits, i belive the stockers are 29" 245's that is..

technically you can fit bigger, but it will look stupid cause it wont fit snug in the hole like yer stock one, also i think there are exhuast problems, it hits it or somthn
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