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Searching for a simple DIY mod and cant' find it

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Madjik_Man, May 8, 2012.

  1. May 8, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Looking for the one that allows you to flip the spare tire over so you can fill it up with air much easier.

    I'm only coming across the DIY mod for 2nd gens

    Is this possible for 1st gens?
     
  2. May 8, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Okay, so my lazy/dumb ass just went out there, lowered the spare, turned it over, and raised it back up... now with the valve stem facing down (and easily accessed).

    It's as snug as it was turned the other way.

    Can anyone tell me why this may be a bad idea?
     
  3. May 8, 2012 at 1:26 PM
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    meatman

    meatman I deal with dead animals

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    I just flipped mine over and cranked it back up. It's on there tight i don't know if that was wrong but it worked
     
  4. May 8, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    hey I forgot to tell you, learned this a long time ago dealing with fords....
    try to keep the cord, and the crank lubbed when you raise the spare up and down, to keep it in good condition. don't want that thing to be frozen since usually you only get a flat in the worst possible conditions... winter or off roading!~
    and my uncle was a bastard about this, when you rotate tires get the spare down and rotate it in.
     
  5. May 8, 2012 at 2:41 PM
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    When offroading you could tear the valve stem, I think it would be unlikly though.
     
  6. May 8, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Thanks for the advice. However I can't rotate it in because it's an entirely different tire than what I'm running.

    Good call. I doubt it too, but would hate to find out the wrong way. Wonder if my welder friend can fab some kind of insert for the rim?
     
  7. May 8, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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    Good heads up never thought of doing that.
     
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