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Unread 11-16-2005, 04:34 PM   #1
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Biggest tire on stock tire carrier?

Just wondering... I'm going to buy new tires soon and was thinking of upgrading to the 30.5x9.5-15 size but wasn't sure if it would fit the rear tailgate carrier and slide in under my 3rd brake light. Anyone know?

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Unread 11-16-2005, 05:15 PM   #2
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it would be dang easy to relocate the brake light I would think?
My YJ has no 3rd brake light...
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Unread 11-16-2005, 05:25 PM   #3
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search the forums... this was discussed in antoher thread not to long ago.
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Unread 11-16-2005, 05:28 PM   #4
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31" if that. my 89 was cracked from running a 31 inch tire for a couple of years.

if you have plans on running a wheel with more backspacing or larger than 31" forget it. its not long term viable. and heres a pic.
tailgate-carnage.jpg  
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Unread 11-16-2005, 05:31 PM   #5
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I would think it would still fit. It is only a few inches bigger. If a 28'' tires fits then from the center to the top would only be about 1'' higher if you put a 30'' tire back there. Like LandRover said, it would be easy to relocate the brake light and i also havent had mine on my jeep for about 3 years now.
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Unread 11-16-2005, 05:34 PM   #6
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I know that my 33"x12.50"x15" was pulling my tailgate off... and having to lift the tailgate by the tire whenever you close it was annoying.
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Unread 11-16-2005, 07:10 PM   #7
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I'm running 30's on mine and yeah, it pulls the tailgate down, can't clear the tube bumper without lifting up. But it does fit. Anyway, does anyone know if new hinges would help hold it up?
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Unread 11-16-2005, 07:25 PM   #8
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I have 30x9.50 Dean Mud Terrain SXT's (great tire for the price by the way!) on my jeep. I am using the stock spare and carrier, it just squeezed under the light mount. I took it off shortly there after so it really doesnt matter. I still have it if anybody needs it.

I also run pro comp 1069's in a 15x8 with 3.75" backspacing. Seen here:

http://images.google.com/images?q=Pro+Comp+1069&hl=en

And these are the tires:

http://www.lesschwab.com/tires/light_suv/mt_sxt.html
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