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Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       03-12-2008, 3:57 PM Reply   
I'm looking for a spare tire gate for my f-350. Tired of getting flats and not having another wheel with a 35" tire ready to go.

I would like to keep my existing tail gate in place and mount a gate w/spare that latches to the tailgate, and swings out.

Anyone seen anything like this? Or, anyone have any better ideas? I tow a lot, so the receiver mounted gate is not an option. I considered a roof rack, but then I wouldn't be able to get into parking garages.
Old    Luke (lukeduke95)      Join Date: May 2002       03-12-2008, 5:18 PM Reply   
Like on the back of the older 4runners?

What about a compressor, and a plug kit? Thats what I have and has worked fine for me.
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-12-2008, 5:30 PM Reply   
A spare 35" is gonna be one big arse tire hanging off the back of your truck. Maybe you could store it on top of your cab.
Old    William (kana12)      Join Date: Jan 2008       03-12-2008, 5:54 PM Reply   
or make a bar mount in the bed of the truck.
Old    Shane Austin (epic_peachland)      Join Date: Oct 2006       03-12-2008, 5:55 PM Reply   
What about mounting the tire in the bed...obviously if you use the bed alot that is out of the question... http://www.performanceproducts4trucks.com/productpage.aspx?pid=102343

this is what I have I found mine on craigslist for 60
Old    Alan (redhawks123rd)      Join Date: May 2006       03-12-2008, 6:01 PM Reply   
I think this is close to what you're looking for.
http://www.performanceproducts4trucks.com/productpage.aspx?cid=1&sid=110&pid=110966
Old    Ryan Duckworth (ryand121)      Join Date: Feb 2007       03-12-2008, 6:27 PM Reply   
Have you tried www.tiregate.com, this is what I'll be getting for my F-350. Hope this helps...
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       03-12-2008, 9:22 PM Reply   
Thanks guys. Those are beter than what I found earlier.

I never thought of just carrying a plug kit. I guess that would work as long as I can find the puncture, and as long as the hole is repairable.

I like these

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Old    dave Noti_dad (noti_dad)      Join Date: Jul 2003       03-12-2008, 9:51 PM Reply   
Since you tow the one that has the tire in back instead of hanging out might be better. Won't the one hanging out be close to what you're towing?
Old    C.I.E... AL Bischofbee (allen)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-13-2008, 7:54 AM Reply   
HUM!!! I wonder if I know some one!!!! LET ME THINK>>HUM NOPE STILL CAN"T THINK OF IT.

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Old    Brian (TXSurf) (bac)      Join Date: Feb 2008       03-13-2008, 8:19 AM Reply   
The ones that extend out and replace the tailgate, can also be mounted in reverse, so the tire is pointing in toward the cab and not out by your boat. They are real nice in my opinion, but if you need the bed room and towing at the same time, they might not be the best idea. Check these out too, they arent the cheapest, but are they are extremely nice and very well made, check out the rear carrier on the Excursion, I've seen that one up close, very nice bumpers http://www.roadarmor.com/ra3/ford_trucks.html

Theres also this vertical one
http://www.pickupspecialties.com/Tire_gate/tiregate_vertical_series.htm
Old     (fatsac)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-13-2008, 8:32 AM Reply   
Not to mention it looks simply pimp! My neighbor has the bed mount but with the weight of the tire, it's a pain to get in and out of a lifted truck. Seems like the tailgate replacement would work well mounted reverse.
Old    richard holmgren (gundogg)      Join Date: Feb 2004       03-13-2008, 8:54 AM Reply   
J-Rod I have had Full Size (35x 12.5) spare tires under both of previous F350s ...in the stock location. MY current truck only has 33.5s and I carry a full size spare there as well.

have you tried putting a full size spare under the bed?
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       03-13-2008, 9:14 AM Reply   
NO!

I just assumed it wouldn't fit. So it will eh?
Old    mendo247            03-13-2008, 10:11 AM Reply   
All those spare carriers look great. I wouldnt recomend one though. We had a truck come in last month with one similar and the whole bed needed to be replaced due to stress cracks all over. Beds were not designed to carry that much weight hanging off the back and bouncing around. As stated above allot of guys run them underneath thier trucks depending on which frame and options you have.
Old    richard holmgren (gundogg)      Join Date: Feb 2004       03-13-2008, 10:29 AM Reply   
it fit on my 99 and 02....the 03 has 33.50 underneath it. worth a try.
Old    Luke (lukeduke95)      Join Date: May 2002       03-13-2008, 3:04 PM Reply   
Too funny...
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       03-13-2008, 3:05 PM Reply   
Just toss it on the top of the scamper. You never roll anywhere without it anyway.

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