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Where to put a 33inch spare?

I need to find a way to mount a 33 inch spare in the oem location any one done it? I tought at first to put it in the bed but when i go riding my atv its going to be in the way and the roof has already a rack with all the camping gear on it. I tought about doing a rear gate with the tire mounted outside the bed that could serve has ramps at the same time to load and unload the atv but the middle of my atv wheel finish 2 inch after the end of the floor so it would have to be at an angle.
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good luck trying to make it fit under the bed
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if its just two inches of clearance you could try something like this
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i saw these at http://www.tiregate.com/
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good luck trying to make it fit under the bed
Jeeze I hope that helps him.





I tried to fit a 265 under there, and with my factory hitch it didn't work. There needed to be about another 1/4 inch. I have a Grizzly 700, and hauling it in my bed really screwed up my springs.
That ^^^ bed gate might work. I'd suggest calling the manufacture and see if you can get some specs on it.
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Ill look in the tiregate systeme thanks for the info.

P.s. have the same trouble here with my kodiak 450, had to install a set of air ballons over the springs to get it level, the rear droppes almost a foot. Had to remove them to go wheeling last summer and i really need to find the time to reinstall them, it rides like crap with the kodiak in the bed when there not on.
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You could deflate it,and then put it in one of those vacuum seal storage bags and fit it in your glovebox.
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if its just two inches of clearance you could try something like this
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i saw these at http://www.tiregate.com/


I have the hitchgate on my trac
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I have thought about doing that. A guy on RPS has it.

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i cant get to that hangin off the back of the truck, just doesn't fit with a ranger lol
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id get the tire gat if it wasnt a grand!!!
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i like the prerunner tailgate and they do have them for rangers...

a prerunner tailgate with the Rhino bar like that one black level II has that would look sick
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mount it to the grille like those '70's backwoods hicks, wait... thats just an empty tire, no rim... mount it on the roof!
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I've heard a 33 can fit under the bed with a little modification, not sure if it's true but I've heard it multiple times.


That tire on the back of the red Ranger looks beyond stupid lol.
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I am contemplating on getting a rat cage outdoor sportsman model. I saw someone on here install it, but can't find the pics. Drills into the bed but can be removed with 4 pins. Outdoor Sportsman can have added accessories like Hi-Lift Jack mount, Bicycle mount, shovel and ax mount, etc etc... Website is listed below. I think a better option then the Fabtech one.

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Yeah that rat cage is badass but its expensive.
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mount it to the front bumper and push people out of your way with it.
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Keep it behind your drivers seat.
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I'm picking up a 32" spare this weekend, I hope it will in the stock spare spot.
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I leave mine in the bed and then if I need to haul stuff throw it behind the seat. I guess behind the seat only works with an extended cab. I have also removed my jump seats.
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Bend over and ill show you where to stick that spare

But in all seriousness I would toss it in the bed, then when you need to haul your ATV just load the ATV and wedge the tire in on the side.
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Christian, the site owner, i belive had a great idea that he did on his ranger. he flipped the stock crank over, cut a hole in the bed, so when you tighten the stock clamp, it tightens the tire to the bed floor rather than the frame. pretty neat idea i've been tossing around.

I've had a 32" spare in the stock spot before...it fit weird but it fit.



But in reality...dude...i havn't had a spare on my truck for a good 4 years now. My answer to wanting a spare....AAA. I do carry a spare 32 when i go wheeling though...soon to be upped to 35 since i'm locked now.

If you do one of those prerunner bed mount things....they DO decrease mileage.
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ive seen 35's under the box on 1/2 - 1 ton trucks, but the stock system did not work, they improvised with old 70's spare mounts and chains, just barely fit.
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same here havent had one for a wile now i have a spare but it sets at the house until i need it
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In the city i dont really care about the spare but on my atv wheeling trip im a bit far from the civilisation. Someone nows the distance between the frame rail? If it fits between the frame rail ill make a custom support for it under the bed. I tought about it and its really the only place that its not going to be in my way and it will continue to protect the canister has well.
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Yuo could geta roof rack for over your cab and just throw the spare in there and it would be a great place for some lites. I was gonna try to put my spare underneath but it would take a lot of modification and it just didnt seem worth it to me. And im pretty sure that if you have a body lift you cant access the spare tire roller winch to drop your tire down, at least thats what i remember.

Just get a roof rack or have it roll around in your bed.
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