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Old 12-11-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
lucas2696
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Full size spare rear rack?

I was wondering if anyone had ever attempted to make (or is there one available) a rear tire rack for an E. The reason I ask is that when I get around to putting a good sound system in my car I was thinking hiding the sub in the spare tire area in the floor would be perfect, as I would be able to maintain all my cargo area, which I frequently use. I've never needed the spare in that car, but knowing my luck, if I got rid of the spare entirely, I'd need it. So I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on this or had done this before. I was hoping to make it attach to the liftgate so it would lift out of the way with the gate. Going for kinda a pseudo jeep type thing.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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i'm probably going to figure out a way to put it on the roof. most likely with a gobi rack next year.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:23 PM   #3
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I just don't think there is enough structure to safely hang a full size spare on it. The tailgate would be stronger, but i think it would get in the way of lowering it. I do have one thought for you and it wouldn't be cheap, but fabbing up something from this would work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=dgOKm3LiwM0
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:34 AM   #4
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That looks like a real good idea, I just fear it would be too bulky. I might be able to make something a little slicker..
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:31 PM   #5
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if you don't live in the boonies, then just get a can of fix a flat and an AAA membership...
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