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Thread: Relocating the spare tire
07-24-2008, 10:37 PM #1
Relocating the spare tire
Anyone know if there's a way (maybe a kit) that would allow me to relocate the spare tire from inside the rear cargo area to somewhere else? I would like to have a swing away or maybe mount on top in the rear. I figure once I get larger tires, I'd have to do something like this anyway, plus I need as much interior cargo room as possible.
07-25-2008, 10:38 PM #2
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- Dec 2006
you can get a "better" roof rack and just put it there.
07-25-2008, 11:08 PM #3
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07-26-2008, 01:19 PM #6
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- River Ridge Louisiana-4 miles W of New Orleans-didn't flood-water stopped 800 yards away.
If you have mpg concerns don't ever put anything on the roof.We used a roof basket in our 2003 Pilot for 2 long trips New Orleans-Flagstaff-New Orleans of 3000 miles each. It got 15.9 mpg with that freakin' roof basket! New EPA ratingis 20 hy.
By comparison when I cobbled together a carrier that I supported with a swing out bike carrier it got 22.25 same trips. Further comparison the 1998 Suburban that replaced the Pilot -because of $$ problems we sold the Pilot for $16,000 and bought the Suburban for $2950 -the Suburban got 21.3 mpg and 21.2 mpg on the same trips.Obviously I'm very happy with the Suburban-I put $13000 in my pocket, only gave up 1 mpg ,and have 50% more interior volume.The Pilot was a very good vehicle, but there is no substitute for BIG when traveling.Big interior= Comfort when traveling and sleeping in the cargo compartment like we do.
Use any sort of hitch carrier before using the roof.The aero profile of the Suburbans is better than it looks, but a wheel on the roof will kill all GMs good work and cost a good 2 mpg on the highway.
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