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How big of a spare tire can i fit under the truck

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 17tacosport, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Jul 8, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    Suprasabre

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    HA! I'm dealing right now with one of my sons that doesn't pay attention to his tires. They have about 30-40K miles on some tires that should have gotten 60K, but since they haven't paid attention, the tread is almost gone on the front (front wheel drive)!

    And they just drove from Texas, about 1,200 miles on them, and were planning on driving home on them too! :eek:

    We were driving around a few days ago (down a mountain) and every time he applied the brakes it rattled the steering wheel like crazy! So yesterday we jacked it up, and that's when I looked at the front tires! :smack:

    I was expecting no brake pads, but was surprised to see they weren't that bad. Thank goodness, when Honda did some work under warranty, they also replaced the brake pads (but of course, didn't turn the rotors), so we turned the rotors.

    He's going to replace the 4 tires this week, before they drive back to Texas! (As a Dad/Grandfather - they have three kids, I through in a $100 bribe to get him to replace all four tires):hattip:
     
  2. Jul 9, 2019 at 10:34 AM
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    Not hard at all. Tight but gooooood!!
     
  3. Jul 9, 2019 at 11:50 AM
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    When I upsized to 255/85r16s, I got a matching wheel and initially the tire rubbed the exhaust shield. I moved the spare mount back (towards the tailgate) by one "bolt pattern distance" and it fits great now. Only touches the leaf sprint mount.
     
  4. Sep 29, 2019 at 8:02 AM
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    I'm going with the no rotation option - getting a cheap, steel wheel and a used K02 tire for my spare - won't rotate the 5th, just for emergencies. Hoping I can modify the carrier, go with a side dump cat back forward of the rear wheel so I can stuff the over sized spare in the stock location.
     
  5. Sep 29, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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    I have a KO2 285/70/17 had to bend brackets but it works fine
     
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  6. Sep 29, 2019 at 8:20 AM
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    Good to know Kwisak - 315's here. Might have to get out the "persuader".
     
  7. Sep 29, 2019 at 8:27 AM
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    Best option, ill find some pics I took, it will fit and clear the exhaust but not well with the brackets contact point unless they are bent.

    Edit: pictures from before the bend

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  8. Sep 29, 2019 at 8:33 AM
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    Yeah. Bed, tailgate, receiver carriers aren't good options for me. I'm not rock sliding so hanging the over sized spare underneath shouldn't pose a problem.
     
  9. Sep 29, 2019 at 9:59 AM
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    I was able to fit a ko2 285/75r16.
     
  10. Sep 29, 2019 at 10:07 AM
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    I went with the cheapest new 265/70/17 I could find at Discount Tire on a 17” wheel I got from a TW member. Cheapest route to a full size spare that I can rely upon to perform. Fits fine under the bed.
     
  12. Sep 29, 2019 at 10:46 AM
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    C load 265/75/16 Duratracs.
    I got 265/75/16 Duratracs, but only bought 4. Rarely do you ever use your spare.
     
  13. Sep 30, 2019 at 3:32 PM
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    Any heat problems from the tire being so close to the exhaust? I'm going to put the same size under there. Did you hammer the brackets back or something?
     
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  14. Oct 2, 2019 at 8:47 AM
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    No heat issues some minor modification to the tabs
     
  15. Oct 7, 2019 at 4:42 PM
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    Which tabs?
     
  16. Oct 8, 2019 at 12:27 PM
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    For the spare tire, he's talking about the "guides" that are towards the front of the spare mount. Some folks bend them "flatter" (more parallel to the bed) to fit a larger spare.

    I couldn't see how to do so, given my tools and skill set, so I relocated the spare tire mount rearward by about one mounting bracket width.
     
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  17. Oct 8, 2019 at 7:34 PM
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    So right after I wrote that I got under the truck, and I didn’t have to move or bend or relocate anything. I got a 285/70/17 under there now. It was a tight fit and it’s got slight wiggle room, but it’s touching the frame at the top (underside of bed) so that’s all ima get out of it. Works tho! :thumbsup:
     
  18. Oct 10, 2019 at 11:17 AM
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    Keep in mind long bed vs short bed.
     
  19. Oct 12, 2019 at 3:55 PM
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    DCSB 4x4 here. Just wanted to add a data point. Beat the alignment tabs mostly flat with a sledge and 255/85/16 tucks up under the truck nicely.
     
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  20. Oct 12, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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    This.

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