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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by InfamousTonyTaco7714, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. Dec 17, 2017 at 6:17 PM
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    InfamousTonyTaco7714

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    Buying a hitchgate solo high clearance in the next week or two and just had a question for you current owners. Obviously the license plate has to he relocated and I know Wilco has the product for that. But I want a different look/plate location. I like the look of the license plate being in the center of the spare tire. I found a bracket for that and wanted to know if anyone had tried it and/or if it works. If not, does anyone have this type of setup and how did you do it? Thanks guys!

    https://www.amazon.com/JKS-8211-Spare-Plate-Mount/dp/B01MG1M2KN
     
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  2. Dec 17, 2017 at 6:28 PM
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    I like the idea and i think it would work. The only thing i could see you needing to do would be to extend the license plate wiring along the back side of the bottom of the gate and then up the swing out arm. I was too cheap to buy wilco’s relocate bracket so i just built my own out of steel flat bar and angle steel. But mine is in the same location as wilco’s relocation bracket, so im not of much help as far as the different location goes. As far as i know, the only other member im familiar with that has a hitchgate right now on here is @Unchained 5150 , but he has wilco’s relocate bracket. I think there are more folks in the hitchgate thread that have one, but idk of many that are as active on TW.. ive never seen anyone relocate their plate to on the spare tire. You might try posting up in that thread as well..

    Definitely dig the idea though. Subbed for the outcome
     
  3. Dec 17, 2017 at 6:38 PM
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    Actually was just talking to @Unchained 5150 right before posting this haha. He said if I could get one that works, he was also going to get one himself
     
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  4. Dec 17, 2017 at 6:51 PM
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    Yeah if you can work it out, i may consider doing this on mine in the future!
     
  5. Dec 17, 2017 at 7:17 PM
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    I love the look...don't know why, just do. Lol
     
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  6. Dec 18, 2017 at 4:19 AM
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    Wonder though how it would work having to swing out the Hitchgate? That is a lot of extra wiring.
     
  7. Dec 19, 2017 at 4:35 PM
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    True, that's the one thing I'm wondering with some thing like that. I wonder if that's why Wilco hasn't made that type of setup. Because on something like a wrangler, the entire rear trunk area swings out as opposed to just a tire holder.
     
  8. Jan 25, 2018 at 12:33 PM
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    Great idea, but:

    I was gonna run my rear camera to the spare somehow, but realized it'd take a lot of cable to get there...
     
  9. Jan 25, 2018 at 12:41 PM
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    I ran mine too the fixed arm of the Hitchgate
     
  10. Jan 25, 2018 at 2:13 PM
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    Hm. How did you attach it? I put a long screw through the factory mount and the license plate. Ended up breaking the plastic mount, but it's holding fast. I'd like to rework it to be more centerline, off to the side isn't helping me back up straight...
     
  11. Jan 25, 2018 at 2:18 PM
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  12. Jan 25, 2018 at 2:45 PM
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    Did you drill, tap, screw it on?
     
  13. Jan 25, 2018 at 2:46 PM
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    Drilled 2 holes, used 2 plastic rounds spacers for height and viola
     
  14. Jan 25, 2018 at 2:47 PM
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    Solid. Thanks for the lead.
     
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  15. Jan 25, 2018 at 2:48 PM
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    Looks like it has a few different mounting holes to align with the studs, but if it's made for a jeep (5x5 bolt pattern) it may not line up with a Tacomas 6x5.5 pattern. If it's only a 5" diameter from hole to hole you'll need to modify it to fit 5.5" spacing.
     

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