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Old 06-30-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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285/70-17 Spare Tire Mod for 2013 Tacoma

285/70-17 Spare Tire Mod for 2013 Tacoma

Here's what I did to fit my 33" tire under the bed of my 2013 DCLB. (Note: Tapatalk might not display this correctly. It leaves out text between pictures).

Tools needed:
Dead-blow hammer
Various pry bars





I started to cut out the driver side tire locator tab; then realized that I could just bend both tabs. The dead-blow hammer made easy work out of it. I bent them out about 1" - 1 1/2". Leaving these tabs in place; keeps the spare pushed back against the hitch receiver and away from the rear diff. (I painted my grinder marks later).

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In test fitting the tire, I found that the tire was hard up against the driver's side spring perch and my TRD exhaust; like others have experienced and was expected. While this is not a big problem, I still wanted a little bit of space between the tire and tail pipe. So I used various pry bars; and re-located my exhaust hangers about an inch. Removing the rubber hangers on either side of the muffler made things much easier. I chose not to bend the rear most hanger; it didn't seem necessary. I found this process very easy to do; and bending the hangers in front & behind the muffler only took about 20 minutes. This resulted in moving the tail pipe out to the side about an inch; and gave me great clearance.

Here's the forward exhaust hanger.


Here's the hangers just to the rear of the muffler.




Here's the results:

Clearance to tail pipe


Driver's side locator tab


Passenger side locator tab



Clearance to hitch receiver & rear diff.



The tire isn't quite level because the spare crossmember curves down as it approaches the driver side spring perch. I don't care - it's out of my bed!
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I just cut everything off with a grinder and cutting wheel. Running 33/12.5/17 and fits up nice and not cockeyed either.... Looks good though
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Looks good. I like the idea of still having the locater tabs keeping things tight.
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I used a ratchet strap to keep my 33" tire as close to the hitch as possible, it moves all over the place when you drive, and I didnt want it to hit the diff.
That's what I was worried about. Hearing this makes me glad that I left the tabs on. 👍
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I went with the precise, scientific method, and used a sledge to hammer the shit out of the tabs. I am not running a spare as big as yours (32"), but if you do it right, you can hammer the tabs into the cross member so that they are flush. I would have cut, but I didn't have anything to cut with.
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I went with the precise, scientific method, and used a sledge to hammer the shit out of the tabs. I am not running a spare as big as yours (32"), but if you do it right, you can hammer the tabs into the cross member so that they are flush. I would have cut, but I didn't have anything to cut with.
Hammering is faster then cutting. Nice work!
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Anyone do this?
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I need to do this mod... I like mods with hammers
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I need to do this mod... I like mods with hammers
My stock tire fits fine, but I'm going to go ahead and do this because it involves a hammer.. and maybe a powertool if I want.
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My stock tire fits fine, but I'm going to go ahead and do this because it involves a hammer.. and maybe a powertool if I want.
Go for it.. Gotta plan for the future right!? Hell, you might even get 35's one day
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Go for it.. Gotta plan for the future right!? Hell, you might even get 35's one day
35's won't fit under there... It'll rub on the diff and hit the bumper
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Go for it.. Gotta plan for the future right!? Hell, you might even get 35's one day
I was thinking something a bit bigger like these..

but 35s might do also.
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35's won't fit under there... It'll rub on the diff and hit the bumper

That's why you should mount it on the front bumper and grill..
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That's why you should mount it on the front bumper and grill..
I prefer the hood mounted method myself
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35's won't fit under there... It'll rub on the diff and hit the bumper
Yeah there's just not enough room under there for 35s. If you do a lot of wheeling though, then you'll want it elsewhere anyway - not trapped under. Lol. High lift in the mud to get the spare out
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Subbed! Ill find out if this works for a 285/75 mt/r wrangler this weekend. My family keeps telling me I don't need full spare, but they've never ripped out a sidewall dead Center of a 50 mile trail with 140 miles to the nearest tire shop!
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