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Old 11-30-2011, 08:58 PM
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Swing away tire carriers

anyone know of anyone who makes a good swing away tire carrier or something, i use my bed to much to just throw my spare in the bed and a 37" is a little to big to throw up under the truck, i was looking at a tire gate but there a lil to expensive at 800 bucks
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:27 PM
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tiregate is the only company i know of. The best bet i think your going to have is find a shop locally that does custom metal work and see if they can build you one cheaper. or search online for a used one
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:28 PM
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oh, and this shouldnt be under suspension
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:00 PM
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you could have one made like this if you want to keep your tailgate, but i don't think it will look quite right on a f150.

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Old 11-30-2011, 10:08 PM
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http://www.tacticalarmorgroup.com/TA...0/Default.aspx

A cheaper option than a tiregate.
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:57 AM
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I remember seeing one online not too long ago that was a receiver hitch mount tire carrier. Basically looks like how the tire gate would be, but a fixed mount into the hitch. It would be kind of a pain though if you frequently open the tailgate.
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:15 AM
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I saw the one your talking about. its like half the price of a tire gate and would be a major pain to open the tailgate
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:17 AM
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and 06yz250f it might look funny i duno, kinda nervous to see how it looks cause i dont wanna spend a ton of money and it look like crap, but that was the basic design i was looking at
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:34 PM
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I would just save your money and Get the tiregate, you know how it looks, they are built like tanks and you know you wont regret it!(other than the lighter wallet)
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:15 PM
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do you have a hitch on your truck or dual exhaust? i wonder with out both if it will squeeze up there

does the tire carrier lock?
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:34 PM
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the tire carrier locks to the hitch i have on there now and adds a reciever so i can still tow, and my dual exhaust kicks out at an angle so it wont get in the way of that either ( i cant do without my hitch i use it to much)
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:53 PM
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Expensive route: Leave tire semi de-flated and mount underneath then route on-board air to the truck

Only real options is that tire gate, which if you keep smaller objects in the bed might fly out thru the openings in that gate. Roof rack, but at 9" of lift will suck getting it down and putting back up, or custom.

You can always use a smaller tire that will use the stock tire carrier, just have to switch that tire up front.
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:48 PM
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I would consider a custom roll bar that the spare can mount to. I envision the tire mounted straight up, just behind the cab, raised up enough so that plywood, etc. can slide underneath. Maybe raise it up about 6". You will still lose bed space but the tire will be secured far forward out of the way. I have seen trucks with a similar set up years ago. There is an company in the Gainesville area of FL that makes real nice custom roll bars. I have the web address. I'll find it for you.
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:51 PM
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Check out www.truckrollbar.com. Great roll bars and lots of options.
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:22 PM
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This was more or less the one i was considering, and with the 3" BL the hitch still sits lower so it wont stick up past the top of my tailgate to much http://tiregate.com/hg_series_0.shtml
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