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post #1 of 19 Old 08-28-2013, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Kk spare tire move

Alright well we all know that they decided to put the spare under the rear for some reason... I know many who don't particularly like that. So what I'm wondering is although there is one or two who make a swing out carrier. Has anyone thought about trying to move it inside the trunk like on the old xj's? Does anyone like that idea, and if so has anyone attempted to install a spare holder or something similar? This just crossed my mind, so lemme know what you all think?

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post #2 of 19 Old 08-28-2013, 12:50 PM
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Personally I like it better under the vehicle. If it was inside like the old xj it would take up a lot of room . I like to use my cargo area , u never know what someone in the family might give away? I've seen a spare holder that mounts in the hitch receiver but I forgot the name of the company.
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post #3 of 19 Old 08-28-2013, 01:22 PM
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That would be the Detoures Knucklebone. http://www.detoursusa.com/knucklebone.php

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post #4 of 19 Old 08-28-2013, 10:03 PM
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Under the vehicle definitely has it's advantages, Chrysler didn't do it that way because they felt it would make the vehicle too long. However, you do get a little more clearance, ability to put a larger diameter tire then what you can store underneath, and personally I think it looks better. I also remember seeing a Landrover in a fun park anyway, it had the tire mounted on the hood. I thought that is cool looking too. If you decide to mount one in the back show us the picks I think it would look great.

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post #5 of 19 Old 08-29-2013, 02:13 AM
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I hated the inside spare on my XJ. I liked the look of the outside spare on the KJ but the swing out tailgate was not my favorite compared to the lift up tailgate on the XJ and KK. The underneath mount is pretty slick and has good ground clearance.

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post #6 of 19 Old 08-29-2013, 06:59 AM
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Undermounted spares are one of the worst places ever to install one
PITA to remove, collect all kinds of road dirt/salt etc
Wait till you're out on a muddy road or snows 2 foot deep and you have to drag that thing out. First thing I always did on every pickup was to remove the spare from underneath and mount it in the bed . One of the major reasons I'll never own a KK

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post #7 of 19 Old 08-29-2013, 08:53 PM
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Yea but if Marty makes a rear bumper with swing outs for it, that leaves all that room under there for an auxiliary fuel tank. :-)

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That would be nice to have an extra 15 or so gallon tank there
With a spare on the back would look better as well

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post #9 of 19 Old 08-29-2013, 10:08 PM
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Yea but if Marty makes a rear bumper with swing outs for it, that leaves all that room under there for an auxiliary fuel tank. :-)
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That would be nice to have an extra 15 or so gallon tank there
With a spare on the back would look better as well
That^

Love rear mounted spares. I think the KK would look great with 1 as well.

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post #10 of 19 Old 08-29-2013, 11:26 PM
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I definitely want a rear mounted spare. Without using the hitch receiver
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post #11 of 19 Old 08-29-2013, 11:43 PM
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I definitely want a rear mounted spare. Without using the hitch receiver
How close are you to Detoures in Kentucky? If you don't plan on a bumper, he can come up with a tailbone. Basically, it's a swing out that welds to the rear crossmember and goes through the bumper skin.

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How close are you to Detoures in Kentucky? If you don't plan on a bumper, he can come up with a tailbone. Basically, it's a swing out that welds to the rear crossmember and goes through the bumper skin.
He should move to the Northeast. I actually like the stock rear bumper for some reason. I think it just fits the KK.

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post #13 of 19 Old 08-30-2013, 08:06 AM
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Ted, what did you do with your license plate?
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post #14 of 19 Old 08-30-2013, 08:11 AM
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Ted, what did you do with your license plate?

Oh sorry inside joke
since he drove to my place and the plate was still in the stock location and couldn't be seen

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Oh sorry inside joke
since he drove to my place and the plate was still in the stock location and couldn't be seen
Oops :-)
I got a bracket from detours that mounts behind the rim. The only problem is that it's for soft eights and doesn't work with stock rims. For now, until I get my new rims I just zip tie it to the rim, when I remember. (I did it again when I went wheeling a couple weeks ago lol)

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