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post #1 of 9 Old 03-08-2013, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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Tailgate with Biggest Tire

Hello,

I change to tires of my jeep for the Hankook dynamic mt rt03 285/70r17. I use the factory wheel with no spacer and factory suspension. But I had a problem when I put the spare tire it do not fit fine. I,m Attaching a picture.

Any Idea on how i can fix this, I was thinking on cutting it but not sure.

Also I,m worry about the weigh that this tire will add to the tailgate, any recomendations.

Thanks,

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post #2 of 9 Old 03-08-2013, 08:39 AM
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Get a tire carrier. The hinges usually sag with stock tire on it.
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post #3 of 9 Old 03-08-2013, 09:36 AM
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It looks fine to me. Being compressed like that just helps minimize any vibration you might get on the trail. I've had my 35" tire on the tailgate for the past year with no issues. A bumper and tire carrier is on my list to get but I'm in no rush.

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post #4 of 9 Old 03-08-2013, 12:08 PM
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It looks fine to me. Being compressed like that just helps minimize any vibration you might get on the trail. I've had my 35" tire on the tailgate for the past year with no issues...


Also I wouldn’t worry too much about the hinges sagging; they are very stout on the JKs.
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post #5 of 9 Old 03-08-2013, 12:59 PM
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Maybe if the pictures were bigger I could see what you were talking about. Drive it like that till the tailgate hinges break then get a proper tire carrier.
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Sorry for the big picture, first time with pictures in the forum.
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post #7 of 9 Old 03-08-2013, 01:18 PM
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Wrong forum. Sorry
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post #8 of 9 Old 03-08-2013, 03:43 PM
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Looks fine to me.

I've had my 35" tire on my stock carrier with home made extended 'stops and everything is still holding strong.

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post #9 of 9 Old 03-09-2013, 04:27 PM
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What's important is that the tire is as tight as possible up against the tailgate and does not move. Looks to me like you're there.

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