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    Default What to do with a 35" spare tire!!

    I'm thinking about getting some 35" tires for a nbs silverado. My question is where does everyone put them. I know somebody is gonna say the bed, but for me thats outta the question. The reason I bought a truck is for all the bed space. A roof rack isn't much better, but I haven't found a single one that looks decent while haulin a 35" spare tire on the roof. I never see any silverados runnin around with huge spare tires so either they are cleverly hidden or people simply don't use'm. All input is very much appreciated. Thanks

    Edit: I just now thought about keeping a compressor onboard instead. What does everbody else use?
    Last edited by Silverado 4X4; 07-15-2010 at 12:16 PM.

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    how about getting a spare tire carrier that will replace u're tail gate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by j-schmizzle View Post
    how about getting a spare tire carrier that will replace u're tail gate?
    I thought about that, but I'd kinda like to keep my tail gate. That's a lot uglier. But it'd be great for when I went offroading.
    I was particulary looking at:

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    I carry a big bottle jack, Hi-Lift jack and base, spare stock lug nuts and the sockets to fit both stock and aftermarket lug nuts. It looks like alot but its not. I carry my stock spare, but if you have a rear locker and have a rear flat you have to move the larger front tire to the rear and than put the stock spare on the front. Its a pain in the ass but I've only had to do it once in 5 years. I think its worth doing it this way rather than dealing with a spare 35" tire everyday.

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    I put my 35 spare where the spare goes. had enough clearance from the exhaust and hitch. now not sure if it is related but the second time I tried to put the tire up there the winch wouldnt lift the tire, so now its in my bed
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    I had a spare tire carrier that mounted to the rear bumper on my 95 Tahoe. It swings open so you can access the cargo area. I've seen quite a few like that recently which mount to the hitch. The HG series in your link looks nice.

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