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Re: Spare Tire Relocation

If the differentials are open it should be fine for short distances unless the tire diameters differ too much. I don't have the rear LSD. Is the center differential limited slip at all?

I've had the spare tire out for a couple of weeks, and it's great to have all the extra space down there. It really it enormous.

I measured and seems like a 26" tall tire will fit. My stock tires are 30" tall. I was thinking of going to a used tire place and trying to pickup a 225/50R16 with a steel rim. Then use stainless boat transom tie downs to secure it in place.
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Re: Spare Tire Relocation

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If the differentials are open it should be fine for short distances unless the tire diameters differ too much. I don't have the rear LSD. Is the center differential limited slip at all?

I've had the spare tire out for a couple of weeks, and it's great to have all the extra space down there. It really it enormous.

I measured and seems like a 26" tall tire will fit. My stock tires are 30" tall. I was thinking of going to a used tire place and trying to pickup a 225/50R16 with a steel rim. Then use stainless boat transom tie downs to secure it in place.
The stability & traction control systems would go nuts, even if mechanically there were not an issue - which I am still not sure is true. Plus, you'd be running 2" shorter on that corner which isn't very stable or safe. Cornering would be - interesting at best. I think a better option might be to try to angle the spare so it still fits within that space. Just not sure how much angling you would have to do. I have a full size spare and I'm pretty sure it is too thick to mount that way, but some GC came with a smaller spare - that might work.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:56 AM
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Re: Spare Tire Relocation

THe Jeep and the Durango share many components. That is why the cargo area is spaced like that.

The Grand Cherokee doesn't have a 3rd row seat so the spare is kept inside the rear cargo area.

The Durango has a 3rd row and carries its spare tire underneath.

if you insist on relocating the spare you should look at a durango to see how the measurements differ and what mounting system is used because it is easier to modify something that is a variation of what you already have.
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Re: Spare Tire Relocation

You'll already be angled just to get it in there in the first place. Not any finagling is going to fit any tire bigger than 26" without cutting some plastic, and even then you won't be able to fit near a 30".
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Re: Spare Tire Relocation

throw it on the roof rack... call it good... lol... may even be more room to do it like the XJ's did... standing up in the back on the left side... rooms not something im hurting for yet though or id try and fab something up... ill do a roof rack and hitch cargo tray before anything else if i have to... lol... they do have the swing out tire carrier that mounts in the hitch as well... thats probly what i would buy first since i like the looks anyways...
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Re: Spare Tire Relocation

It only took 5 PA winters on my 2006 Trailblazer until the spare tire winch was stuck fast. Could not get the tire down, and the wheel is rusted badly. I was delighted to see the spare tire location in my new Jeep.

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I have thought about this too. It seems like you could fit a lot of stereo components in the spare tire area out of site.

However, my last SUV had a spare mounted under it. After 10 New England winters, it was so rusted in place that I ended up carrying a couple cans of fix-a-flat just in case. All the WD-40 or PB Blaster in the world wasn't going to remove it.
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Re: Spare Tire Relocation

Getting a flat offroad in the mud with a spare underneath the vehicle is a concern even if you could fit one there. With that extra room underneath, it will allow for future steal bumper mods with higher ground clearence for those who need a better approach angle. Can't wait to see a big lifted WK2 with custom solid axle swaps.
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Re: Spare Tire Relocation

Just a note:

Some of your were suggesting a wheel smaller than 17", but that option will not work because the smallest wheel that will clear the brakes is the 17" wheel.

Since some WK2 have larger brakes that require the larger 18" wheel as the minimum size all the spare wheel rims are all 18".
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Re: Spare Tire Relocation

Wonder what size aux fuel tank could fit in that void?
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Re: Spare Tire Relocation

You can perhaps fit a "collapsible" spare tire under the vehicle and carry a small pump in Jeep all the time. I have a collapsible spare in my Cayenne S, which when inflated is the same diameter as the other tires. But the speed it limited to a max of 50 mph. I have used it couple of times and the vehicle warns me when I exceed more than 50 mph. Pretty cool I thought.

This could be your other option.

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long range fuel tank installed - crd

78 liters works out to be 20.60542 US Gallons.

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78 liters works out to be 20.60542 US Gallons.

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Wow, this thread would have slipped through the cracks if not for you. Thanks!
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