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  • Will a 33x10.50 Spare fit ?

    I am running 33x12.50s

    As I prepare for a long road trip, I want a spare available "just in case"

    Can I fit a BFG KO2 33x10.50 under the rear cargo floor?
    Where the original tire would have been.
    On a stock chrome junkyard wheel btw.

    Not getting a clear result on search function.


    Looking for real world experience before I buy a tire.

    TIA !!
    It's not yours 'til ya bleed on it . . .

    1977 "401" 'Da Chief
    1979 Chero: "Madness" [Sold]
    1985 CJ : Renegade -locked and loaded
    2005 Unlimited Rubicon - Built
    2001 XJ : Driver - 2016 JK 2 door

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  • #2
    I doubt it, not just from a height perspective, but mostly from a width perspective. I had to adjust the hinge to its lowest point just to get a stock 235 tire to fit in there and allow me to get the arm bolted back up near the rear bumper.
    A 10.5" inch thick tire is way wider than a stocker, so unless you made a custom hinge that hangs much lower that allows you to get the entire arm bolted back up, I'd say your best bet is to throw the combo in the cargo area or on the rooftop.
    --Rob--
    1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer / Baltic Blue & Tan
    2008 BMW 535xi Wagon / Deep Sea Blue & Tan

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    • #3
      That much weight on the roof always made me nervous. If you have a hitch, make up a spare holder that fits into the hitch. In the way of the tailgate but it can be moved. Just an idea.
      Cliff Danley
      1977 Cherokee S

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      • #4
        Maybe get a hold of Bob over on FSJN, and see if he has any of these available?



        https://www.fsjnetwork.com/forum/vie...hp?f=34&t=5620
        (Ristow) fram....that deserves a ratchet upside the head.

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        • #5
          I replied on your FB post, but I'll add it here as well. My77 Cherokee WT had 33x10.5 as a spare. It fit, the previous owner had modified the bracket to fit by extending the pivot end and adding a longer bolt. I found that I could not remove the spare without jacking up the Jeep, not enough ground clearance. With a flat, it obviously would have been worse. My fix was to have Bob make me a Swing away spare tire bumper.
          77 Cherokee S 360/TH400/QT

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          • #6
            [QUOTE=asphaltrockdweller]Maybe get a hold of Bob over on FSJN, and see if he has any of these available?

            Ha ha!

            I have one of those.. I took it OUT!
            Welded up the holes when I painted it.

            I need the space for overlanding stuff.

            So, it looks like a "NO" on fitting this size spare under there.
            I always carry a plug kit, so maybe I'll have to wing it without a spare.

            Or, get a small tire spare to just get off the road.
            It's not yours 'til ya bleed on it . . .

            1977 "401" 'Da Chief
            1979 Chero: "Madness" [Sold]
            1985 CJ : Renegade -locked and loaded
            2005 Unlimited Rubicon - Built
            2001 XJ : Driver - 2016 JK 2 door

            'Da Chief here: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...ighlight=chief

            Round 2- LT Swap: 'Da Chief:
            http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=188457

            "Madness" build here:
            http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=89280

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            • #7
              Maybe you have a look for a small 16 inch wheel/tire ,so it fits under your Jeep and can be removed without to much hassle And also have a diameter that is the same or close to the 33x10.50 tires.

              Well that is what I would do and did with a spare wheel/tire on my j4000
              Jeep "because mother nature hates flat roads to"

              http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=180974

              99' Dodge ram 2500 4x4 crew cab 5.9 Cummins ,backup work truck for now
              73' Jeep J4000 (named Heep or Desert Dragon) amc 360 V8 converted to LPG with T15/D20 (was my daily work truck for thirteen years and is getting major overhaul at the moment!)
              80' Jeep cj5 350 V8 Chevy/sm420/D300 project
              70/71 Jeep J4000 parts truck with Buick 350

              Former vehicles:
              85' Volkswagen caddy mk1 1.6 diesel.
              83 Toyota land cruiser BJ42 3.4 diesel.

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              • #8
                It will fit under, but the stock tire carrier bracket isn't friendly for removal/install.
                Could be modified but best solution would be to mount a newer style winch type mount to the underside of floor like from a ford ranger or similar.
                Tony
                88 GW, 67 J3000, 07 Magnum SRT8

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by babywag
                  It will fit under, but the stock tire carrier bracket isn't friendly for removal/install.
                  Could be modified but best solution would be to mount a newer style winch type mount to the underside of floor like from a ford ranger or similar.
                  I have given this some thought!

                  Is the Ranger unit a good donor?
                  I figure I could weld a brace in, and then set up a tire winch. Maybe.
                  BUT - for now, I am just trying to get it back together.
                  It's killing me to not have this thing driving yet.

                  It's not yours 'til ya bleed on it . . .

                  1977 "401" 'Da Chief
                  1979 Chero: "Madness" [Sold]
                  1985 CJ : Renegade -locked and loaded
                  2005 Unlimited Rubicon - Built
                  2001 XJ : Driver - 2016 JK 2 door

                  'Da Chief here: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...ighlight=chief

                  Round 2- LT Swap: 'Da Chief:
                  http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=188457

                  "Madness" build here:
                  http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=89280

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by babywag
                    It will fit under, but the stock tire carrier bracket isn't friendly for removal/install.
                    Could be modified but best solution would be to mount a newer style winch type mount to the underside of floor like from a ford ranger or similar.
                    Dodge Ram trucks have this same winch system for the spare wheel.
                    I'm going to use this on my 73' j4000 with utility bed.
                    Made a extra support bracket on the underside of the bed for bolting on the spare wheel winch system.
                    Jeep "because mother nature hates flat roads to"

                    http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=180974

                    99' Dodge ram 2500 4x4 crew cab 5.9 Cummins ,backup work truck for now
                    73' Jeep J4000 (named Heep or Desert Dragon) amc 360 V8 converted to LPG with T15/D20 (was my daily work truck for thirteen years and is getting major overhaul at the moment!)
                    80' Jeep cj5 350 V8 Chevy/sm420/D300 project
                    70/71 Jeep J4000 parts truck with Buick 350

                    Former vehicles:
                    85' Volkswagen caddy mk1 1.6 diesel.
                    83 Toyota land cruiser BJ42 3.4 diesel.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by cu4whln
                      I have given this some thought!

                      Is the Ranger unit a good donor?
                      I figure I could weld a brace in, and then set up a tire winch. Maybe.
                      BUT - for now, I am just trying to get it back together.
                      It's killing me to not have this thing driving yet.

                      You can modify the stock bracket to work.
                      Tony
                      88 GW, 67 J3000, 07 Magnum SRT8

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                      • #12
                        My '98 Dodge has one. Driving along the freeway once I feel a thump. Look in the mirror to see what I hit and see a tire rolling. It only took a moment to realize it was mine since I didn't see it ahead of me before I felt it.

                        Moral is you need to check these cable lifters once in a while. Planned to put something else also but never got to it yet. Coulda caused an accident.
                        Sic friatur crustulum

                        '84 GW with Nissan SD33T, early Chev NV4500, 300, narrowed Ford reverse 44, narrowed Ford 60, SOA/reversed shackle in fornt, lowered mount/flipped shackle in rear.

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                        • #13
                          I fit a 285/75R16 (about 32.75" diameter) in my spare tire holder. I had to really cram that puppy up there. I would think you could jam a 33 in there but it will suck.

                          I even wrote a post on it. Looks like some other folks have fit 33s in theirs. my issue was tread width more that diameter but the diameter is tough too.
                          http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=187315
                          (looks like my pics stopped showing )
                          Chuck McTruck 71 J4000
                          (Chuck McTruck Build Thread)
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                          • #14
                            I did the Dodge tire crane and love it. To solve the droop, I run a rachet strap from side to side as a safety strap. The J20 has had the same spare under it for 3 years.
                            Jeff

                            '43 cj2a
                            '51 Willys p/u
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