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Where do you carry your spare tire?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dogs, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Mar 13, 2018 at 6:39 PM
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    I'm looking for ideas for where to carry my spare tire. It's a 285/75/17 and I don't think it will fit underneath in the stock location. I've thought about on top of my camper but then my gas mileage would suffer. So how do you guys carry yours?
     
  2. Mar 13, 2018 at 6:41 PM
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  3. Mar 13, 2018 at 6:42 PM
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    Oh sweet! Thank you!
     
  4. Mar 13, 2018 at 6:45 PM
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    A lot of people carry it around their midsection.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2018 at 6:48 PM
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    I looked through this thread but I didn't see too many that didn't cut the bed up or anything. Has anyone done anything creative to carry theirs? Or has anyone built a rear bumper with a tire carrier?
     
  6. Mar 13, 2018 at 6:57 PM
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    There are tons of tire carrier bumpers. Look at Relentless Fab. I myself carry it in the bed.

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  7. Mar 13, 2018 at 7:07 PM
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    I've got a tiregate for sale.
    $500 but shipping would kill ya.

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  8. Mar 13, 2018 at 7:14 PM
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    That looks nice, but I have a camper shell and I keep stuff in the bed. Does anyone have any experience with building a rear bumper and tire carrier?
     
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  9. Mar 13, 2018 at 7:16 PM
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    Their are a couple companies that build swing outs for 1st gens. They work with camper shells.

    Someone will chime in.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2018 at 7:23 PM
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  11. Mar 13, 2018 at 7:29 PM
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  12. Mar 13, 2018 at 7:38 PM
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    Been very happy with there stuff. Plus i like that it’s easy on easy off, super solid and if you decide to switch trucks it moves right to the next one.
     
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  13. Mar 13, 2018 at 7:42 PM
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    Dang! Those look really nice!
     
  14. Mar 13, 2018 at 7:52 PM
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    I had this MAX on my previous truck (pictured) it’s in the garage now waiting for spring to be moved over to the new TACO. I would say opt for a smaller one for a 1st gen as you don’t need the carrying capacity. Either way they’re good guys and I’ve been quite happy with it so far. I have a bracket i might put a HI Lift across the bottom and I’m planning on getting a fuel tank holder(s) as well.
     
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  15. Mar 13, 2018 at 8:49 PM
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    Where'd you get that cover
     
  16. Mar 13, 2018 at 9:22 PM
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    MSRP price is stupid. For 8 bills I could get a full blown bumper. For am extra Hundy a swingout. That's ridiculous. 500 though is much more reasonable :thumbsup:
     
  19. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:03 PM
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    Then why are you asking?
     
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  20. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:06 PM
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    Not sure.:notsure: First post that jumped out at me. I may have had a couple :cheers:
     
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