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    Default Safari Basket/ Spare holder?

    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if anyone has bought, or found, a safari basket for a 1997 Suburban? Ideally, I would like to find one that I can mount the spare tire on, to get it out of the back of the truck.

    Also, I have to replace my reciever hitch that someone stole, so if anyone knows of any good deals, hook me up!
    Josh

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    You're looking for something to fit over a rear-mounted spare tire? Or something to go up on top? That's my experience with the term "Safari basket".

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    Something like this.


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    Check out your closest Harbor Freight. I got a great deal on a "triple ball" receiver. $20 and I don't have to go looking for a ball or swap it out. Just rotate to the desired size and I'm ready for action. They have great deals on conventional receivers too.
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    If your looking at the type Steve posted you can get them through 4Wheelparts.com or at the 4 Wheel parts stores in Fort Worth, Coppell, or Downtown Dallas.
    I had one on my 96 Suburban, it attached to the factory luggage rack already on the truck. It's a bitch getting the spare tire on and off the truck when you gotta lift it over your head though.

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    Steve and TB, that is exactly what I am looking for. Thanks for the help finding one. Yea, I know getting the spare down is a pain, but it can't weight more than the 35x14's that my friend has on his 4-runner. Besides, how often do you need a spare?

    unplugged, that will be helpfull, and I alread have that part actually, what they stole is the actual reciever, the part that bolts to the frame under the bumper. I need a new one of those.
    Josh

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    2005 VW Passat 1.8T - soon to be gone but not forgotten
    1997 Chevy Suburban 1500 5.7L - What have I gotten myself into?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skarch View Post
    Besides, how often do you need a spare?
    Thats an accident waiting to happen...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cableguy View Post
    Thats an accident waiting to happen...
    True, I did just curse myself, didn't I?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skarch View Post
    True, I did just curse myself, didn't I?
    Yes, you can gid rid of the curse, but it involves a rabbit, an old Ford truck and a lock of hair that you have to rip off of a homeless person. It's not pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Yes, you can gid rid of the curse, but it involves a rabbit, an old Ford truck and a lock of hair that you have to rip off of a homeless person. It's not pretty.
    Is that any homeless person? I've always understood it had to be a homeless virgin.

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