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Thread: Spare wheel protection???
06-06-2012, 02:16 PM #1
Spare wheel protection???
I'm thinking about putting a matching, full-size spare wheel/tire under the truck. I've measured and one will fit. However, I want to protect the wheel and can't seem to locate anything purpose built for this. Any thoughts on protecting the wheel from rock chips, mud, and brush scrapes?
06-06-2012, 02:29 PM #2
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I once used a tire cover on a spare under the back of a truck i had 5 matching custom wheels on, turned out to be a bad idea since all the mud, dust, water, and debris got trapped in the cover and made it worse.
I dont think I've ever seen a product to protect tires under the bed.
06-06-2012, 03:02 PM #3
AMac has an idea, as she's done a number of vinyl wrapped pieces.
06-06-2012, 03:04 PM #4
I think to avoid the problem tim mentioned, you'd have to have a cover that could cover the entire wheel and the only opening would be where the cable runs through. That seems like it would be the only way to keep the dirt out, but I don't know where you'd find something like that
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06-06-2012, 03:49 PM #5
seems like you could do a bunch of clear coats on the rim, the tire wouldnt be protected, but the rim would look kind of weird. dont have any other ideas unfortunitly.
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06-06-2012, 04:28 PM #6
Would a cheap after market hubcap snap on to your rim. Maybe cut a round disc out of some plastic of some kind and held in place by some means.2000 GMC YUKON SLT, 5.3L tow pkg, G80 rear/w 3.73 gear
06-06-2012, 05:24 PM #7
Seems like a custom job. I have lots of wierd ideas I think would work but none of the seems cheap or easy. But some kind of hinged enclosue with holes in it for the wheels support cable. I can see it in my head but not sure the most reasonable way to build. Good luck with your search. I know Surreal will find something.
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06-06-2012, 07:13 PM #8
I know a friend ended up having a custom mount fabricated in the bed for the wheel. idk if thats something you would want to look into or not.Objects in mirror are losing
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