Results 11 to 17 of 17
Thread: Spare wheel protection???
06-06-2012, 07:00 PM #11
tbplus10 in that it would be difficult to protect a spare wheel/tire mounted under the vehicle. Using vinyl would be difficult given the contours and breaks within the spokes. You could fabricate a shield of some sort that mounts over the tire?
06-06-2012, 07:48 PM #12
If you could find one of those old stainless steel spare tire protectors used on the old gladiator vans you might be able to make something from that. Not sure if they made them large enough though for your size tire. Just a thought
2011 Silverado CrewCab 5.3L*Ram Air Look Cowl Induction Reflexxion Hood*6" Pro Comp Lift*Flowmaster Dual exhaust*Perfect Launch Rear Diff. Cover*Led Smoke Taillights*L.E.D.Smoke 3rd Brakelight*60" L.E.D. Tailgate Bar*Rearview Mirror Reverse Camera and Sensors*Smoke Headlight Covers*Front Bumper Grill Insert*Deezee Black Alum. Diamond Rail covers*20" Ultra Motorsports Rims wrapped with 35.5"B.F. Goodrich Tires*Inchannel Raingaurds*CAI*Bullydog GT Tuner*Alpine Amp*Boss 6x9's*Boston Acoustic Subs*Terrantula Tweeters*Custom Sub box*Red Led Interior Accents*5% Ultimacool duo tint rear window and doors, 20% front doors*Custom Vinyl Graphics*Demolded*Debadged*Painted drums and calipers*
Future Mods Include: Custom Interior Hydrographics, Electronic Rollup Toneau Cover, 4.56 Gears, Painted rear bumper
06-06-2012, 11:40 PM #13
Well, everything has a problem. For instance:
- If you cover the underside of the tire then water/dirt is trapped above it and can't drain -- which will take its toll, in time.
- You can't dome the top side simply due to placement/fitment under the truck.
- If you cover the top side with something that rests immediately over the 'spokes' (a la a piece of cut-to-fit plastic) then water/dirt that comes between the 'spokes' and the cover material withh slowly act as an abraisive and score/scratch your wheels
- Vinyl wrap has the same issue; if any kind of grit/debris gets under it and is trapped it's going to vibrate over time and act like sand paper under the vinyl.
- If you bag or encase the wheel and tire then nothing had better be able to get inside; if water gets into a sealed shell then on hot days you'll be growing mold in there, for example.
I'm beginning to think that simply letting the wheel go unprotected with the 'pretty' side facing up ... is the best plan.
06-07-2012, 01:32 AM #14
#5 is what I was thinking of. Like a spare tire cover above and one from below, hinged with a clasp that would be lockable.just one hole at top and bottom with a tight sealing grommet on eachSeal the two pieces together with a weatherseal type of rubber to eliminate dust and water. Other than that , The back seat.2010 Chevy Silverado Z71 ext cab.4x4
72 Monte Carlo 350-415 hp- sold (June 2011) to pay medical bills
79 Impala 350 4bbl 375 hp- sold (June 2011)to pay medical bills
"If He asks you to go a mile go two"
06-07-2012, 06:33 AM #15
- Join Date
- May 2010
- Blog Entries
I like this thread! Its a good idea! Here's a thought, maybe paint your wheel with plasti-dip that way your wheel is protected then whenever you want to use it you can just peel the plasti-dip right of!
2006 Duramax LBZ
4'' Diamond eye to 6'' tip
16'' ion alloy, 33'' fierce attitudes
Lots of work left to do!
07-05-2012, 01:11 AM #16
Since your tires sit proud of your rim I would bolt a piece of plexy onto the rim. That will keep the rocks and brush from getting at your rim. The winch cable for the spare tire would go through the center of the rim like normal so no need for a large hole. A few small holes drilled into the plexy could be done for water drainage. Although if the tire is tight to the underside of the bed I am not sure how much water will be there. And if you cut the plexy big enough you could use it to protect the side wall from punture also.
07-05-2012, 10:53 AM #17
I would PlastiDip the wheel for protection and peel it off when you mount it.
2012 Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 4.8L 4x4
- Nitto Tera Grapler 265/70R17, Line-X bed liner, Black Bowties, Stampede front deflector, DeeZee black diamond plate bed rails, TonnoPro Lo-roll cover, Antenna deleted, Spyder Projection Headlights with Phillips CrystalVision Ultra bulbs, Spyder Tail Lights & 3rd Brake Light, Rough Country leveling kit, PlastiDip'd emblems, and wheel hubs, Diablosport Trinity, 20% tint, Black OEM grill
"Coming through in a new Chevy, droppin' game like it's too heavy."
By parts bot in forum Chevy Accessories eBayReplies: 0Last Post: 01-07-2012, 04:30 PM
By parts bot in forum Chevy Accessories eBayReplies: 0Last Post: 12-04-2011, 11:20 PM
By silverado469 in forum Chevy Truck AccessoriesReplies: 1Last Post: 09-12-2010, 02:16 PM
By silverado joe in forum Chevy Truck AccessoriesReplies: 7Last Post: 02-04-2010, 07:56 AM
By email@example.com in forum Chevy Tahoe Forum (GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade)Replies: 0Last Post: 08-27-2006, 02:51 PM
Tags for this Thread