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285/70-17 Spare Tire Mod for 2013 Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by uncleART, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. Jun 30, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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    uncleART

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    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

    [​IMG]



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

    Clearance to tail pipe
    [​IMG]

    Driver's side locator tab
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    Passenger side locator tab
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    Clearance to hitch receiver & rear diff.
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    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!:D
    [​IMG]
     
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  2. Jun 30, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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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 :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jun 30, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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    Looks good. I like the idea of still having the locater tabs keeping things tight.
     
  4. Jul 1, 2013 at 12:38 AM
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    uncleART

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    The tabs bend really easy. I might bend he passenger side a little more - allowing the spare to shift over a little more and level out. Although it's not noticeable unless your laying on the ground. Haha.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2013 at 2:32 PM
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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.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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    That's what I was worried about. Hearing this makes me glad that I left the tabs on.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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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.
     
  8. Jul 1, 2013 at 10:48 PM
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    Hammering is faster then cutting. Nice work!
     
  9. Aug 18, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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    Anyone do this?
     
  10. Aug 18, 2013 at 9:40 PM
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    Huh?
     
  11. Aug 18, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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    Quick and Easy. Gets that 33" stuffed under there!
     
  12. Aug 18, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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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.
     
  13. Aug 18, 2013 at 10:25 PM
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    35's won't fit under there... It'll rub on the diff and hit the bumper
     
  14. Aug 18, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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    I was thinking something a bit bigger like these.. [​IMG]

    but 35s might do also.
     
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    That's why you should mount it on the front bumper and grill.. :D
     
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    I prefer the hood mounted method myself :)
     
  17. Aug 18, 2013 at 11:49 PM
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    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 :D
     
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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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    285/75-16 ? Yep - that will fit.
     
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    YOU LIE, uncle art.
    Haha
    This trick WILL NOT WORK
    With
    285/75/r16 wrangler MT/R with Kevlar.
    Perhaps with a less aggressive tire you'd clear another 3/4 inch & be a little safer, but for me it's a no go.

    Even all the way up there, brackets tweaked & exhaust moved over, it hits the hitch brace tube thing and the rear diff at the same time.
    It actually rubbed bad & got wedged up under there after driving around for a bit- had to yank it down out of that spot.
    Lucky for me, I've got a nice spot on my roof rack for it. :)


    Then again......

    This may be another symptom of my stupid goddamn f**d up Deaver leaf pack I need to return with a heavy pimp hand.
    Haven't measured yet, but I think my rear axle is positioned out of spec & not squared up, among many other problems...
     
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