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Will a 31x10.50 fit in the stock spare tire well? W/Hitch?

I have a 31x10.50 a/t i was planning on mounting on my stock spare rim and leaving under the truck. Looks like it may be a tight fit, will it fit with a hitch installed?
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It will be very tight, but it will fit. I tried it on my truck :)
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Thanks, I'll bring the cutting wheel too lol
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So far this is what ive noticed when you use a full size spare and then you pop a tire and sue your spare you have much less incentive to go buy a new full size spare when everything looks perfect.... but when u have some nappy rim and a tiny tire you go and buy your full size back asap and put the spare back! at least that's how it is for me :)
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Yea, but you won't catch me running one small tire on the rear with my LSD back there, tear it up in a hurry. So I want a full size, also if i'm out wheeling and need the spare, atleast it's an A/T tire too.
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here the thing if it fits there is the whole weight issue those steel cables are engineered to just hold the stock spare nothing more...
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leave it out!!! better gas mileage.....FTW
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here the thing if it fits there is the whole weight issue those steel cables are engineered to just hold the stock spare nothing more...
I know you have heard of bungi cords stone. Don't play that game like you don't know what is going on. lol
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Yea, but you won't catch me running one small tire on the rear with my LSD back there, tear it up in a hurry. So I want a full size, also if i'm out wheeling and need the spare, atleast it's an A/T tire too.
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leave it out!!! better gas mileage.....FTW
Oooooo, a whole 1 (if that) MPG loss. OMG! That's like GOLD!
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Oooooo, a whole 1 (if that) MPG loss. OMG! That's like GOLD!
I rather not A)be stuck on the side of the freeway or B)be stuck in the middle of nowhere if i pop a bead or something off road for the extra fuel.

>1mpg loss FTW!
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Get one of those spare tire racks for your bed
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if you end up not getting it to fit ... if you ever blow one of the rears just put the donut on the front and put one of the fronts on the back

when i was in wisconsin over the summer i noticed most older trucks just had the spare in the bed ... i guess the holder underneath rusts out or something
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Thanks, but with the people out here, the spare in the bed would get stolen asap!
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Thanks, but with the people out here, the spare in the bed would get stolen asap!
um had mine in my silver truck for 4-5 years?

and had my 33 in the black truck for over 8 months?

and i live near detroit LOL
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Well four wheels were stolen off my father in-laws truck not a year ago, in front of their house, in a nice neighborhood, on blocks. So no, I'm not leaving it in the bed.
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Get one of those spare tire racks for your bed
where? because im interested in one of these.
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where? because im interested in one of these.
me to
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The Rat Cage is SUPER nice

http://www.rat-cage.com/
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I like it
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how much does it go for? i can't find any prices. but im going to need to mount a 33" spare somehow.
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ouch nevermind, 300 bucks. eek.
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either this
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CEQD5K

or im gonna get a chain and lock and chain it in the bed haha
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$300 + a snazzy matching spare rim and tire, oof! ca-ching!

they are nice though
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