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i currently have 31 inch tires on my truck but have the stock spare on the rear door spare holder. i'd like to pick up another KO2 so all five tires match and i won't be riding lopsided if i end up with a flat.

i'm looking at the spare tire relocater from AB. this would give me clearance for a 31 inch spare.

is this too much weight for the door and hinges? should i just wait and get a swing away? do swing aways work with the stock rear bumper?

i currently have the stock rear bumper and i'm not seriously considering changing that.


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Old 12-08-2016, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by jastutte View Post
i currently have 31 inch tires on my truck but have the stock spare on the rear door spare holder. i'd like to pick up another KO2 so all five tires match and i won't be riding lopsided if i end up with a flat.

i'm looking at the spare tire relocater from AB. this would give me clearance for a 31 inch spare.

is this too much weight for the door and hinges? should i just wait and get a swing away? do swing aways work with the stock rear bumper?

i currently have the stock rear bumper and i'm not seriously considering changing that.


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I got the tire relocator for 7 years now still have great door allignment. Only 1/2 inch clearance with a 265/65-18 duratrac.
 
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The device from AB is pretty solid. It does the trick for me without any hinge issues (at least, not yet). You're only moving the wheel out from the door by about an inch, so it's probably not too big a deal.

The other option, as I'm sure you've read, is to flip the spare holder upside-down, which will put your wheel even higher. The issue there is that it then blocks more of your field of view out the back.
 
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You also have to rotate the rear wiper on its spline so that it clears the wheel carrier. The wiper will still operate correctly and won't go off the right-hand edge of the window.
 
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You could just flip your carrier and have enough clearance, worked with mine with a 265/75/16 and stock rear bumper. Have a swing out now though
 
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I got the tire relocator for 7 years now still have great door allignment. Only 1/2 inch clearance with a 265/65-18 duratrac.
how tall is that tire? i'm running 275/65/18's.
 
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You also have to rotate the rear wiper on its spline so that it clears the wheel carrier. The wiper will still operate correctly and won't go off the right-hand edge of the window.
do you have a photo of that setup? i can't picture it for some reason.

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Originally Posted by jastutte View Post
do you have a photo of that setup? i can't picture it for some reason.
Not really much to it. Instead of the wiper coming to rest parallel with the bottom edge of the window (and the ground), mine stops maybe 15 degrees above flat. The problem is that wiper arm interferes with the wheel mount when you flip it over -- so you have to move the wiper arm around by a couple of teeth.
 
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You can also leave the wiper how it is and just trim the carrier to clear it. That's what I did to mine and it works like a dime.
 
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Originally Posted by jastutte View Post
how tall is that tire? i'm running 275/65/18's.
Same here 275/65/18. Im not sure why I was thinking 265?
I was also thinking about the wiper. I did not do anything with the wiper and the tire fitted well.
Probably when you turn the tire carrier the other way. My only concern is that, theres probably
more things to remove like the back speaker panel once you turn it the other way
 

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