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Spare tire winch mod?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rupp1, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Nov 9, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    Rupp1

    Rupp1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've done a search on this and looked at the mods pages, but didn't find anything.

    One thing that has always annoyed me since I bought my Tacoma new in 2006, is the access to lower the spare tire. It is tough to see it and get the rod back in there to crank it up and down. Of course it only annoys me every 10k miles or so when I check it and use it to rotate the tires. I'm going to fab up a semi-permanent rod that ends right at the back bumper so that I can easily get to it.

    Has anyone else done this yet? Seems like someone would have done this before me.
     
  2. Nov 9, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

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    Wouldn't you hit it when lowering the tailgate? I've found it best to use a flashlight to get the rod into the lowering device.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    YotaMark

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    In the Cheap mod section, I saw someone installed a piece of PCV pipe so that your tool goes right in.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    Rupp1

    Rupp1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Found it!

    The PVC guide will work just fine. Thought someone would have it figured out by now. If anyone is looking it's on page 51 of the cheap mods thread.

    Thanks for the help!
     
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