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Old 07-09-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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Spare tire location

Since I'm running 33's on the burb, has any one mounted a spare on the exterior? It doesn't even come close to fitting in the well. Is there a swing-away spare tire holder or has someone fabbed up something?
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
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Re: Spare tire location

This might be your best bet for exterior spare tire mounting: TireGate HitchGate

That's what I'm thinking of using on my Suburban. Kind of pricey, but looks pretty durable, and has some options for accessories.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:25 PM   #3
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Re: Spare tire location

They also have just a hitch-mount carrier, that is about half the price: Hitch2Tire
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:51 PM   #4
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Re: Spare tire location

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This might be your best bet for exterior spare tire mounting: TireGate HitchGate

That's what I'm thinking of using on my Suburban. Kind of pricey, but looks pretty durable, and has some options for accessories.
I like this!
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:30 AM   #5
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Re: Spare tire location

Bringing this back. Wouldn’t a hickey type swing away carrier (common on blazers) work in a tailgate type suburban? Never seen one tho
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:34 AM   #6
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Re: Spare tire location

I would think so but the shape of the brackets that bolt to the body do not match the contour of the Suburban.

I haven't seen anyone fab up their own.
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:52 PM   #7
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Re: Spare tire location

I put on a "WILCO" receiver hitch swing away after I went to 33" tires. Works great and is very stable! It has a wedge that you tighten into the receiver that makes it rock solid...
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:55 PM   #8
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LMAO - I just noticed this thread was started 6 years ago!!! Too funny!!

Sorry - meant to add these...
It really gets the spare out of the way.
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