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Spare Tire.

Okay, so i have a random spare tire under my truck, it has a lock on it but it doesn't budge at all, whats the easiest way to get it out?

just drill the lock? any certain way to do that?
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spare tire under your truck? where? did you try lowering it down using the crank?
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under the bed of course.

i can't lower it down until i remove the lock thats in the hole, when i had my truck at the shop last they looked at it and said they couldn't get it and probably just have to drill it out.
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why would anyone put a lock on a ford ranger factory spare tire?
my 01 never came with a lock.
shoot the lock.
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my truck came with a lock when i bought i put it on for the hell of it but since ive bodylifted its just plugs the hole

i dont think a drill will get you anywhere unless you got like a 1 inch bit there are numbers on the lock you could go to a locksmith and have them make a key will have to use long needle nose pliers or drop the rear bumper to get it in the lock the key that came with mine is about 8 inches long
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more than likely ,, it is probably rusted together

looks like you will be having to remove the bed and cut the winder cable

that is the reason i always remove it and put the spare in the bed
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When I bought my truck, the lock was there and no key available. Previous owner lost it. So, I drilled that thing. First with a small drill bit (i don't remember correctly, but i think i started with a 1/16 and finished with a 5/8). I just drilled the thing until the whole lock system was effed. Gotta drill it the whole way so the lock in the end falls apart and you can take the cylinder out. A 2 min. job. New lock with key cost me 7 bucks. It was more difficult to find the key than to get a new set.
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seems like ford put locks on them before 2000 and after 2002?
so the 2001,2002 year rangers didn't come with the locks?
My truck was top of the line ranger so, if mine didn't come with a lock, none did
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I have 04 edge... no lock. I just use the rod from the jack in the hole between the bumper and tailgate and wind it down. I'd just drill it out, who the F needs a lock on their spare tire?
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Are we talking about that lock? Or is my truck different?
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i cut mine with a grinder! but im body lifted and couldnt access the thing to lower it down. lol
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ha nice ty, and yes crewcabranger that lock, i'ma go do some damage now and get that thing out of there. lol
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ha nice ty, and yes crewcabranger that lock, i'ma go do some damage now and get that thing out of there. lol
Glad I could help

**The big a$$ chain is there because some f**** have tried to steal my spare tire... I also welded a steel angle on the space between the bed and the tailgate, because that's the space those f**** use to lower the tire.
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yeah i just drilled the bolt out and lowered the tire, full size spare though, useless now that its out and i'm on 33's lol.
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I had a lock once too.

Mr. Sledge Hammer, and Mr. B.F. Screwdriver gave me the one up on removing it.
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or you coudl just drill a hole to the right or left of it, i did that on mine.
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I have 04 edge... no lock. I just use the rod from the jack in the hole between the bumper and tailgate and wind it down. I'd just drill it out, who the F needs a lock on their spare tire?
Because there are dumb people in the world, like a friend of mine, who, when he bought his colarado, he didnt have a spare, so he went to the Chevrolet dealer and found one on a truck in the lot one nght... Yes, I smacked him VERY hard when he told me that story...
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