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Old 05-07-2016, 03:24 PM
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Re: 265/65R18 Spare

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I remember a LONG time ago someone posted some photos of "risers" they did to lift the lid, as it were, but I don't remember when or where...of course, when the tailgate is up, you could see the gap...
I'm almost wondering if a car audio shop would just do something cool for me. Couldn't be that expensive to cut a piece of wood and carpet it

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Re: 265/65R18 Spare

It likely wouldn't be too difficult of a DIY project to put an "edge" around the platform to lift it slightly. You'd want to get the height "just right" so that the tire will support the lid in the middle...too high and bowing might result.
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Re: 265/65R18 Spare

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I'm almost wondering if a car audio shop would just do something cool for me. Couldn't be that expensive to cut a piece of wood and carpet it
This is a very simple project involving basic carpentry skills, just paint out the riser with black spray paint so it doesn't stick out visually and you are good. I have a 255/70/18 Bridgestone Dueler as my new full size spare as I too have 32" tires and do a lot of road tripping. Post pics when you're done.
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