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Old August 4th, 2010, 08:11 PM
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285 75 16 on the Hood?

I figure the 285 75 16 is too big for the hood, so whats the thinnest tire that would have about the same diameter to run as spare on the hood?
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Old August 4th, 2010, 08:21 PM
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not sure, but I have a 255/75 and it's fine up there.
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Old August 4th, 2010, 08:23 PM
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i had a 285 on mine with no issues
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Old August 4th, 2010, 08:30 PM
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Many thanks,
Ron, you got any SW A-bars laying around?
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man it would be heavy to lift the hood, but what about the obstruction of it?
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Old August 4th, 2010, 10:32 PM
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Would these fit?

I could probably see over these, but the glare might kill me!


Couldn't find the Land Rover that such thread?
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Old August 4th, 2010, 10:36 PM
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man I hope your not drawing ideas for you double cab from that Let me know on this black double, planning it to go in for make over this saturday.
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Old August 5th, 2010, 08:39 AM
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Hmmm I just might have another Full SW cage coming up for sale........

The bonnet was a bit heavy but you could add a strut that will help with the lifing.

There was some obstruction but if you get used to it.
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Hmmm I just might have another Full SW cage coming up for sale........

The bonnet was a bit heavy but you could add a strut that will help with the lifing.

There was some obstruction but if you get used to it.
yeah but where would the dead deer go?
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Old August 5th, 2010, 11:38 AM
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If your having problems pushing up and easing down an engine hood with a spare on it you might want to hit the gym
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Dumb question:

Is the idea to have a second spare or to get the spare off the back? I have always considered the rear tire carrier to be an eye sore more than anything. Tires on a hood though are cool!
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I've got a 255/85 on the hood on the 110. It fits fine. It's ridiculously heavy. It creates a massive black hole effect at night. It looks mean though.
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If your having problems pushing up and easing down an engine hood with a spare on it you might want to hit the gym
the problem is that the hood flexes all over the place.
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Looks cool but driving a truck with a hood spare sucks. Visibility blows and the one I drove had dents from the weight. Could be the wrong supports underneath though
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i'm thinking for a crew cab, i don't want it in the bed.
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Dumb question:

Is the idea to have a second spare or to get the spare off the back? I have always considered the rear tire carrier to be an eye sore more than anything. Tires on a hood though are cool!
------ Follow up post added August 5th, 2010 09:15 PM ------

Thanks but i'm looking into a longer term build, getting the frame and body separately
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man I hope your not drawing ideas for you double cab from that Let me know on this black double, planning it to go in for make over this saturday.
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I found a good solution for a narrower tire on the hood for the 265-75-16 (235-85-16) is the same diameter but about an inch narrower. Wrangler DuraTrac is Goodyear, Firestone MT, Kumho KL71

I was wondering if anyone made a size to match to a 285-75-16, I can't seem to find any with the same diameter but with a narrower tread.

My other question is how close does a spare have to be to the rest of the tires? (for short term use)
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Old August 25th, 2010, 08:55 AM
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maybe not what you're looking for, but what about a 33 x 10.50 R15 (yes you'd have to get a 15" wheel for it). If you're really only using it in emergencies that could work.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 09:11 AM
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We have 285-75-16 on the hoods of our trucks...it's big but you get used to it. We thought our clients would have trouble with it but so far no issues. It is damb heavy when you need to lift the hood!

Here is a rear carrier solution we used for our double cab.
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