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Tire Gate flat spare tire mount

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by longbow, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. longbow

    longbow [OP] I see you now..................

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    I want to thank snoboarder for pointing me on to this, and all the PM's I sent.
    Alot of you may not like this for many reason, to much room taken up in the bed, rather use straps etc. For me a perfect fit, here are some steps I went through.
    Directions are basic, take a good long look underneather before you drill a hole, make sure you alignment is dead on.
    Here is what was in the box
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    Here is the top plate with the screws added, I used a large round course file since I drilled the holes a tad bit smaller 3/8" for the four screws and 15/16" for the large center hole.[​IMG]
    Bottom plate
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    Since I wanted to keep my bed mat, I measured the top bracket and added 1/4" and made my cuts.
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    Here is it somewhat finished before placing the tire. I looked at a number of ways to run the cable. Decided to run the main shaft down the middle of the coil.
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    Here is a shot with the wheel on, now the big thing....will my Undercover still close.
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    YES!! cover closes with room to spare. Still need to get a lock, someone will have one heck of a time stealing this.
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    All in all I am really happy with the outcome. It is not a mod you just jump into. The center hole is the biggie. Go very slow in drilling, regular bits grab the crap out of the bed, and if you are not carfeful I see someone cracking it.
    I was thinking about measuring from the top, "don't do it" get the bottom plate the location you want and start with the center hole first. The rest is "a piece of cake"
     
  2. jolayiv

    jolayiv Carolina Alliance

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    I like it! Can't wait to see more pics of it. Is there anyway to lock it?

    Well you added more pics and answered my question after I posted.

    Looks even better now!
     
  3. RelentlessTaco

    RelentlessTaco Custom Tacoma bumpers & more for your offroad toy Vendor

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    Cool product but wouldnt want it taking up my bed space. seems like a good alternative so you can fit a 33" spare tire when wheeling though.
     
  4. silver07taco

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    Thats looks awsome, Nice work on the install!
     
  5. SnoBoarder

    SnoBoarder Hardcore wheeler, try and keep up.... if you can.

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    Nice work and great write-up! :thumbsup:

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    Nice job.....Is there a reason why the nuts (underneath pic) don't have the bolt threads running completely through them? I see they are nylon lock nuts but I would think there should be at least a 1/4" of thread past the nut.

    Could just me and the instructions call for different. enjoy your mod.
     
  7. longbow

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    No, those nut's are not tightened down in the photo.
    To be honest I needed another pair of hands, so in waiting for my daughter to show up I took a few of the pic's.
    And you are correct, the threads are 1/4" past the nut now.
     
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    Looks great LB :D
     
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    Damn that looks sweet!
     
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    What Mods!
    I was going to ask you how the tpms works with that but i see you have an 05 wonder how that would work for me.
     
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    TPMS should work just fine in that location...
     
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    Please, tell me where you bought it.....
     
  13. longbow

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    Went to the source,
    Tire Gate 1-877-945-2684 ask for info on the Bed Mount Series, they will have the price on-line.

    Beware of the shipping.....from CA to here in Indiana was $50
     
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    I like it. Nice install and write up. Probably should get some 1/2" longer bolts though, they may loosen in time.
     
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    ok not tight, gotcha....you can always clamp a pair of vise grips onto the top and go below.
     
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    nice job looks good clean
     
  18. longbow

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    As for the screws, I went by the instructions :) But I do have different bolts I am going with, Same size dia, little longer in SS, but the are torx and have the pin in the middle, so a special torx bit is needed.
     
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    nice man, I am looking at options for mounting my spare, how much was this thing?
     
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    I have read from a few posts on here that your not supposed to drill through the composite beds our trucks have.?? Toyota told me the same thing. Any problems from anyone?
     
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