I'm looking to relocate my spare tire from the back under-storage area to the bed, but i don't want the tire moving all over while i'm driving. I was wondering if there was someplace that sold something with the right lugnut pattern that i could bolt to the middle of the truck bed, or if i would have to custom fabricate my own, and if so, is there anyone on the forum who has done something similar that has a few pointers??
04-09-2004, 06:22 AM
I have 6 small L brackets mounted in my bed that I use as tie downs for hauling stuff. I run a small cable though the wheel to the rear right side one to secure it, so it stays in the rear corner.
04-09-2004, 07:43 AM
If you check wesites for 4 wheel drive gear--under "BED MOUNT TIRE CARRIERS/RACKS" you will find seveal out there which you can weld or bolt in with very littke effort-----the cost is approx $40 bucks! they keep the tire stable and you can even lock and cover the tire when installed for that finished look!
04-09-2004, 01:22 PM
i just used two eye hooks in one corner and i have an old bike lock to hold the spare in place and keeps it from getting stolen too.
06-25-2004, 05:55 PM
Here is a beautiful solution but not inexpensive (~$250 if I recall):