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Old 10-28-2015, 11:20 PM
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Re: Frame mounted under-vehicle storage?

so whats the problem? rolling diameter is still the same isnt it. who wants to carry a spare mag wheel around that only gets used in an emergency..

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I'm not a fan of having stuff mounted underneath the vehicle, too hard to get to when needed. No fun trying to dig out rocks, mud, snow to get to your spare or equipment. Been there done that!

What JEEP should have done was make the spare tire well larger and put a "F-ing" full size spare in there. One that matches what's on the ground!
The Trailhawks came with the the Goodyear Silent Armor 265/60/18's. What did JEEP do! They put a a fricken undersized 245/65r18 Kuhmo Solus street tire in.

Still playing with the idea of modding the tub so that it can fit the larger 275/65/18 tire.

Spare tire fitment thread over here: Oversized spare tire for GCs with bigger tires

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Re: Frame mounted under-vehicle storage?

My favorite campsite is only accessible via a 29 mile dirt road, hard pack and coral. Coral and sea shells are like razors and glass. Even though the construction of the compact spare is impressive for load and stability, it would be a crapshoot to even go 10 miles at any speed. Other people do more than what you personally would do with a spare. I carry a full size spare on a full size wheel, actually two.
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Still playing with the idea of modding the [SIZE=2]tub so that it can fit the larger 275/65/18 tire.
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Mod the tub all you want - the lid will not close and will ride about " - 1/2" above. Stuffing a 255/70R18 is about as big as you can go.


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Re: Frame mounted under-vehicle storage?

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Still playing with the idea of modding the [SIZE=2]tub so that it can fit the larger 275/65/18 tire.
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Mod the tub all you want - the lid will not close and will ride about " - 1/2" above. Stuffing a 255/70R18 is about as big as you can go.


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A good body/fabricator man should be able to modify a tub from another vehicle...wide enough for a 33 or more?.....and as deep as you want. ...or make one from scratch. Nothin' that mo money won't solve!

The 255-70-18 just fits!
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