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285/75/16 Spare Mount

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BCTacoma, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Aug 28, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    BCTacoma

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    Just wanted to share how i mounted my spare in the bed of tacoma. I ended up
    using a carabiner, 3'' x 1/2 threaded eye bolt, 1 nut, 2 washers and a wing nut. All from the hard ware store. Less than $20....canadian.

    The carabiner clips on to the bed rail tie down with the eye bolt attached to the carabiner. I put the spare were i wanted it and threaded the eye bolt through on of the lug nut holes. I used the 1/2'' nut on the threaded eye bolt as a jam nut, then put a washer, then the spare, then the other washer and finally the wing nut. It takes a bit of bed space but all in all work great.

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  2. Aug 28, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    nice but doesnt it clank around????
     
  3. Aug 28, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    you know what. i thought it would too. but it has not move at all. those tie downs say they can hold 220lbs. so if guys trust their dirt bike to them, i'm sure a spare will be ok. i dont go jumping in the sand like the LT guys, for the stuff i do i'm sure it's cool.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    thank. ya i guess it would be best with a shell. but it may work with out. maybe someone will give it a try.

    i read that thread too. thats were i was going to put it. but after i cut off the tabs like the thread said. i found that once it was up there it was touching the exhaust. im not sure how much space others had but i didnt want to cut my exhaust off to make it work. found this to be the next best thing for me. so far so good.
     
  6. Aug 28, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    I agree on the exhaust thing. Nothing worse than a burned tire when you already have a flat. Which is why I haven't made the attempt to try it yet.

    I'm more concerned with someone stealing the tire from the bed. Maybe fabricate a lock for it?
     
  7. Aug 28, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    I really dont trust them at all, I used them once for one bike and then I found a better way
     
  8. Aug 29, 2010 at 1:22 AM
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    i thought about putting a lock on it, still might do that. but when i installed my alarm i put a magnetic switch on the back glass of my canopy, so im not to worried about it.
    i figure if someone really want the spare that bad they should just flat bed the truck and grab the whole thing.
     
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