post #1 of Old 06-25-2010, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Spare tire mount, will this work?

i put a new set of rims on my jeep today and when i got around to the spare tire mount the studs coming off of the rear plate were not long enough (apparently the offset on the new rims is different) So i thought the easy fix was to knock out the wheel studs and just replace them with longer ones but i could not find a length that would work. Can i just use a grade 8 bolt and tack weld the back of it then use a flat washer and lock washer on the wheel side to tighten it down? I could get a bolt that would match my 4 way lug wrench so i could get it off in a pinch, but will that be strong enough and will it stay tight without backing off? By the way my tires are 35x12.50 if that makes a difference.

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post #2 of Old 06-25-2010, 09:08 PM
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I used three grade 8 1/2x20 bolts on my carrier, pushed them through the holes and welded the head on the plate. It uses regular lug nuts to hold the tire on.

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post #3 of Old 06-25-2010, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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that is exactly what i was thinking. How hard is it to find 1/2 x 20 bolts or is that something i can find at any hardware store?

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Should be able to find them at about any hardware store.

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post #5 of Old 06-26-2010, 06:41 AM
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1/2-20 is not going to be so easy. Most hardware stores only carry them in 1/2-13.

Go to Fastenal or a specialty nut and bolt place if you can't find them at the local hardware store.

Grade 5 is more than enough as far as sheer strength is concerned.

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Fastenal is a very good place to look. I can also find 1/2" X 20 at my local ace hardware of all places.


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Ace Hardware around here has a great selection of fine threaded bolts.
I just got done making a spare tire carrier for my trailer.
Took the lug nut in and matched it to the bolt. If I remember right they went all the way up to 4 or 5".

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Are you serious??? Your using 20" long bolts???

You mean 1/2 x 2"(for example) - 20 pitch?? Which is a fine thread (UNF)
1/2 x 2"(for example) - 13 pitch is a course thread. (UNC)

heck even princess auto here has fine and coarse thread bolts.

best bet, is you have one, take it to the counter and get them to match it for you if you dont know what it is.

Wheel lug bolts for just about every jeep, XJ, YJ, WJ, ZJ, are going to be 1/2" X 20 pitch with varying lengths.


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Is this on the stock carrier on the tail gate? Or is this an after market carrier? The tail gate will not hold a 35x12.5 tire and wheel.
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Is this on the stock carrier on the tail gate? Or is this an after market carrier? The tail gate will not hold a 35x12.5 tire and wheel.
Oh no? Then how did I get my 35x12.50R15 BFGoodrich KM2 to bolt on to my tailgate with factory hardware just fine?

I wouldn't recommend heavy wheeling with it like that, but it WILL fit.

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This is not on my tailgate. I ran a 32x11.50 on the tailgate for awhile and that did not work out for me so i would not even try a 35. I got some bolts and got them tacked on there and so far it seems to be working out just fine.

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Oh no? Then how did I get my 35x12.50R15 BFGoodrich KM2 to bolt on to my tailgate with factory hardware just fine?

I wouldn't recommend heavy wheeling with it like that, but it WILL fit.
I did not say it wouldn't fit, I said that it would not hold it. I guess I should have said that it will fit but rip off your tail gate eventually.
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Lowes has 1/2-20 grade 8 bolts. That's where I bought the ones for my tire carrier.

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Grade 8 bolts in that application are over kill. Save a buck or 2 and go with grade 5.
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