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Tiregate Bed Mount Tire Holder - Bed-Mounting Your Spare

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Tiregate Bed Mount Tire Holder - Bed-Mounting Your Spare

When you put larger tires on your truck or SUV, the space allocated for spare tire mounting quickly becomes useless. And, unfortunately, spare tires are invaluable.

That's why TireGate has been making a number of solutions for truck and SUV owners to mount spare tires. One of our old favorites is this Bed Mount Tire Holder. Two plates sandwich the truck bed and make a strong base that anchors the spare tire setup. The lower plate has a large nut that the Y-bar threads into. The Y-bar and its polyurethane wheel cone hold the spare tire and wheel tight to the bed. It's a simple solution to a big (tire) problem.

Placement
Remember that a spare tire is weight, and where you put that weight can change the way your vehicle handles. If mounting in the bed, we suggest putting the Bed Mount Tire Holder either over or forward of the rear axle (closer to the cab) in the bed, to keep the added weight placed in between the front and rear tires.

We first figured out where we were going to place the Bed Mount Tire Holder before drilling four holes to place the plate. Once that was done, we marked the spot where the center hole (for the Y-bar) needed to be and used a tapered bit to make the correctly sized hole. We first figured out where we were going to place the Bed Mount Tire Holder before drilling four holes to place the plate. Once that was done, we marked the spot where the center hole (for the Y-bar) needed to be and used a tapered bit to make the correctly sized hole.
The lower mount plate and upper mount plate are bolted together at the same time. This is where a second set of hands becomes invaluable, so invite a friend over. The lower mount plate and upper mount plate are bolted together at the same time. This is where a second set of hands becomes invaluable, so invite a friend over.
The upper mount plate has a D-ring for passing the safety cable through. When there is no spare tire mounted in the bed, this D-ring folds flat so you can still haul a fridge or whatever you need to. The upper mount plate has a D-ring for passing the safety cable through. When there is no spare tire mounted in the bed, this D-ring folds flat so you can still haul a fridge or whatever you need to.
The Y-bar and polyurethane wheel cone pass through the center of the wheel and will hold even the largest of tires, as long as the wheel offset allows for enough thread for the Y-bar to thread in (if not, try flipping the spare wheel/tire upside down). We have a 40x15.50R20 tire mounted here with no issues at all. The Y-bar and polyurethane wheel cone pass through the center of the wheel and will hold even the largest of tires, as long as the wheel offset allows for enough thread for the Y-bar to thread in (if not, try flipping the spare wheel/tire upside down). We have a 40x15.50R20 tire mounted here with no issues at all.
Placement Remember that a spare tire is weight, and where you put that weight can change the way your vehicle handles. If mounting in the bed, we suggest putting the Bed Mount Tire Holder either over or forward of the rear axle (closer to the cab) in the bed, to keep the added weight placed in between the front and rear tires. Placement Remember that a spare tire is weight, and where you put that weight can change the way your vehicle handles. If mounting in the bed, we suggest putting the Bed Mount Tire Holder either over or forward of the rear axle (closer to the cab) in the bed, to keep the added weight placed in between the front and rear tires.

Sources

TireGate
Santa Ana, CA 92705
877-945-2684
http://www.tiregate.com/

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