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post #1 of 7 Old 03-30-2008, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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Side-mount tire

Does anyone know of a mount I can use to carry my spare on the side of the Jeep? (Similar to image below)

Also, any pros / cons to doing this?

I am looking at this as a method of opening up space on the rear of my TJ to carry a Jerry can or two.

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-30-2008, 10:11 AM
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I think I'd end up getting hung up on a side mount. There are tire carrier bumpers that also have Jerry can mounts, I think I'd go that way.
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I had a side mounted spare on a CJ. It was constantly in the way or hung up on trees. That was a bikini only no door Jeep. I moved the spare onto the drivers side of the roll bar with most of the weight resting on the tub rail. This got it up higher and mostly in the Jeep which ended the hangups and corrected the blind spot off my starboard stern.

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You could order one of the cj mounts and bolt it up to the tub. I wouldn't do it though because they hang up on stuff too much.
You should get or build a tire carrier that also has jerry can mounts.

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Spare tire mounts are still available for the old CJ's. You will need to match the bolt pattern 4 1/2" on 5! But if you do go through with it, you better make sure that you re-enforce the heck out of the inside of your quarter panel or you will peel it off with the first hard bump!

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-not only that but unless its a teenie tiny tire and even then mounted really high up, it won't clear the rear flare.
Just hold your spare up there and look - you'll quicly see why no one does this.
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OK, Rusty and BF, that's what I was looking for.

I'm just considering options. The auxiliary bumpers won't work because they tend to be model specific, and I'm not sure how much longer this TJ has. I've been looking for a more generic solution.
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