Spare tire mount in the trunk, ZJ/XJ style? -
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post #1 of 2 Old 03-20-2012, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Spare tire mount in the trunk, ZJ/XJ style?

Bottom line up front, I don't like where the spare tire is. I don't want it up on the roof (that's where the bikes go) and I don't really want to make a swing out carrier.

I really like the idea of putting it vertically in the trunk like the ZJ. Has anybody done this, or anything similar to this? Something a little sturdier than a bungee or cargo strap?

Something like this:

It might be totally impossible; I'm just looking for ideas.

Getting that spare tire and stupid %$&*ing scissor jack out of a trunk full of stuff while it's raining outside is a pain. Don't want to do that again

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post #2 of 2 Old 03-20-2012, 04:37 PM
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If I remember correctly, my XJ had a mold in the plastic and I think in the wheel well bulge. Have you tried mock-fitting the tire there to see what kind of clearance issues you have?

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