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2012 Chain on spare tire

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rellik01, May 2, 2012.

  1. May 2, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    Rellik01

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    Something new I found for 2012 is a chain on the spare tire. My 2011 did not have it. How do you use it what is it for?
    Thanks
     
  2. May 2, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    I just noticed that on mine. Gonna take a look at it this weekend.
     
  3. May 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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    Isint that used to lower the spare?
     
  4. May 2, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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    No, they still use the cable system for that.
     
  5. May 2, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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    Any pictures of this new chain? Could it be a safety system, in case of cable rot?

    Frank
     
  6. May 3, 2012 at 1:29 AM
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    Thats what I was thinking.
     
  7. May 3, 2012 at 1:34 AM
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    nope, it's the new way of raising and holding the spare up.
     
  8. May 3, 2012 at 4:18 AM
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    chain is to raise and lower the spare tire. I was very surprised that in 2012 they still are using a chain.

    my 1993 had a chain, and the block that lifts the chain was also metal so it would rust together. the 2012 has a plastic block so hopefully it works better then the metal block. i still slapped some never-seize on it.
     
  9. May 3, 2012 at 4:21 AM
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    they had a chain, then swapped to a cable, now back to a chain.

    figured they would have stayed with the cable which would seem more user friendly. but i guess toyota thinks a chain with a plastic block will work better
     
  11. May 8, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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    great way to lock your spare is to stick a lock on the chain so it can't move. Just make sure to pack it with Grease so it doesn't rust shut.
     
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