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Have you dropped your Taco's spare tire yet?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by undermoneyed, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:07 PM
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    majorhavok

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    Good point.. I got a flat on my xterra in the middle of GODNOWHERE at 2am once on a gnarly dirt road and had to figure out how to drop the spare. luckily it was a full size and inflated. I need to keep that in mind with future tire purchases.
     
  2. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:13 PM
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    FreidTaco

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    I did it.

    False. I found a way that does not involve cutting under the pickup.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:13 PM
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    Xer0 SiN

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    this and that...
    i did. literally, a week after i got my truck, i ran over a nail and had to run the spare cause i didnt have my wheels and tires yet. patched the tire and sold the set on the local craigslist. that awkward moment of having a brand new truck and one of the tires is a steelie :\.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:17 PM
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    IluvmyTACO

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    Check them out :P
    I did and it took like fifteen minutes and my mag-light to help... Finally got it and felt like an idiot
     
  5. Apr 7, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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    Dropped my tire and threw it away. Cut the chain off the thing, spares in the bed. No problem getting to it now :D
     
  6. Apr 8, 2013 at 6:33 AM
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    i've done it twice. the last time was to flip it valve side down. it was a challenge on my driveway..out in the middle of nowhere, it will be a cuss-fest. that "hook-in-the-slot" thing is retarded..like turning a phillips screw with a flathead screwdriver..

    i will search out this PVC thing.
     
  7. Apr 9, 2013 at 7:28 PM
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  8. Apr 10, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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    Another good idea is to put a small padlock on the center-lock insert at the bottom of the chain to keep thieves from stealing your spare. I spend a lot of time in Mexico with my Taco, and Hermosillo is full of Tacoma Sports sans spares.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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    Raceline08

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    X2, I also flipped my spare around so next time the TPMS light comes on I don't have to drop it the valve stem is pointing down.

    Thanks ,

    Brett
     
  10. Apr 10, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    Once you know 'the trick' to getting the spare dropped, its easy.

    I had to do this last month. Came out one morning to go to work and the passenger side rear is flat.

    Changing tire is one of the first things I make sure to know how to do on a vehicle....like, I practice it at least once the first weekend I have it.

    Takes me about 10 minutes, 15 total with cleanup, putting all stuff back in its place, stowing the now flat spare, etc.
     
  11. Apr 11, 2013 at 1:58 AM
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    I dropped it and lubed the cable two days after I bought my truck. I repeat that task a couple times a year. I want it to work correctly when / if I need to get to the spare.
     
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