DFW Mustangs    

Go Back   DFW Mustangs > General > Pirate 4x4 ARRRRRR

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-11-2018, 07:57 PM   #1
Jose
Lifer
 
Jose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 48,519
Default Options for carrying a full size spare?

After learning first hand (not me) the need to have a good spare tire, I'm thinking about buying an extra wheel and mounting the same size tire I have on my truck, a 295/20. I have no idea if this would mount underneath the truck where the stock spare goes or will I need to carry it a different way? Ideas?

Jose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2018, 10:15 AM   #2
95DRGT
Lifer
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Arlington
Posts: 1,902
Default

Bed mount baha style
95DRGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2018, 11:52 AM   #3
Jose
Lifer
 
Jose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 48,519
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 95DRGT View Post
Bed mount baha style
Couldn't do a baja style mount because of the bed cover. And I was hoping for some suggestions for a trailer hitch mount or possibly in the original location underneath the bed, but it's looking more like I'll be mounting it flat on the bed somehow which I was hoping to avoid (I usually have the bed loaded full with camping stuff). Guess I need to get better organized.
Jose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2018, 11:56 AM   #4
Chili
Joe Blow
 
Chili's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1975
Location: Haslet
Posts: 24,580
Default

Not cheap but a good option:

https://www.wilcooffroad.com/shop/hi...-carrier-ford/



I looked for something like this when I had the Suburban but nothing decent existed.
Chili is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2018, 12:33 PM   #5
Jesse
Punk Ass Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 75
Default

Have 35/12-50x17 mounted under my bed of Silverado don’t know if your will clear depends on how the exhaust is ran . Have you tried it under bed to see if it will clear?
Jesse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2018, 03:34 PM   #6
Jose
Lifer
 
Jose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 48,519
Default

Craig, I had seen a couple of setups like this that I'm looking into just because I don't want the spare to eat up room in the bed of the truck. I also talking to Jared and he said I might be able to fit it in the stock location as well. Thanks Jesse, buddy of mine suggested this as well. Guess the next step is to see if it will even fit.
Jose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2018, 11:15 AM   #7
jluv
Lifer
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Choobs FTW
Posts: 22,067
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chili View Post
Not cheap but a good option:

https://www.wilcooffroad.com/shop/hi...-carrier-ford/



I looked for something like this when I had the Suburban but nothing decent existed.
I was super close to pulling the trigger on one of these a while back, and now I'm very glad that I didn't. I'm reading lots of feedback now on the FB overlanding pages of guys who got this (and other stuff from Wilco) that ended up having all kinds of build quality issues, followed by similar customer service issues. Most of them are just running 37" spares, whereas I will run a 42" for now and eventually a 44".

I really want my bed space back, so I'll probably have a custom swing-out made at some point. The 40" I have in there now takes up a stupid amount of room.




Last edited by jluv; 10-29-2018 at 11:23 AM.
jluv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2018, 10:33 PM   #8
Jose
Lifer
 
Jose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 48,519
Default

That's a big biatch!
Jose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2018, 12:53 AM   #9
renold5
Punk Ass Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 73
Default

I like the new Undercover RidgeLander bed cover. It comes with a T-Slot track system that allows you to put a rack or cargo tray for your spare tire and other stuff. The only negative I can say about this Undercover tonneau cover is the price.


renold5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2018, 12:33 PM   #10
Jose
Lifer
 
Jose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 48,519
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by renold5 View Post
I like the new Undercover RidgeLander bed cover. It comes with a T-Slot track system that allows you to put a rack or cargo tray for your spare tire and other stuff. The only negative I can say about this Undercover tonneau cover is the price.


Unfortunately I spent a lot of money on a Bakflip bed cover so this won't really work for me. Would also be a PITA having to take it off every time I needed to access the bed.
Jose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2020, 06:32 AM   #11
O.C.
Lifer
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: D to the C
Posts: 3,174
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jose View Post
Unfortunately I spent a lot of money on a Bakflip bed cover so this won't really work for me. Would also be a PITA having to take it off every time I needed to access the bed.
Maybe a bedslide and put the spare all the way at the back? That way if you need the spare you don't have to drag everything out.
O.C. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2020, 08:51 AM   #12
scootro
Lifer
 
scootro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: none of your fuckin business
Posts: 14,839
Default

i throw my spare in the bed and then i constantly move it when i'm loading my bed
scootro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2020, 07:56 PM   #13
Trip McNeely
DRILL BABY, DRILL!!!
 
Trip McNeely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 38,547
Default

You could always go old school and do a front mount, with a beefier aftermarket front bumper or guard.

Trip McNeely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2020, 09:23 AM   #14
Jose
Lifer
 
Jose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 48,519
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scootro View Post
i throw my spare in the bed and then i constantly move it when i'm loading my bed
Probably what I will do whenever I get around to doing a spare full size wheel. With the limited amount of time I spend off road and there not being a great need to have a more readily accessible spare, taking up bed space is what i will do. Just need to secure it like what Jared has done.
Jose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2020, 12:58 PM   #15
O.C.
Lifer
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: D to the C
Posts: 3,174
Default

Jose, do you have a welder or access to one? Dude on YouTube “G2skier” has one that he built for less than $200. It’s a hitch mount one.
O.C. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2020, 09:08 PM   #16
kingjason
Notorious PIG
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Down South
Posts: 8,028
Default

I was considering overlanding my F250. My idea was to put a rack on the back, then buy a cheap harbor freight 12v winch. Mount it to the bottom of the top of the rack and then winch up and down. Bonus points if I could figure out a arm that would swing out with the winch on it. I hate moving 38.5s around. Better than 46x16's for sure though.
__________________
Whos your Daddy?
kingjason is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:00 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.