I pulled out the tape measure last night and found that the largest tire that will fit in the factory spare tire holder is 29".
Running the BFG All-terrain 35" tire which measures +/- 33.5"
I'm running the 8 lug slots and 16.5" is the only size.
Yea I know no safety bead and more tire mfg. are discontinuing 16.5's.
But just had to have that old school look.
1. Which size and/or tire for a spare? I checked BFG site and the smallest all terrain is 33" so proabably 31" mounted on 8" wheel.
2. Anyone used a winch, like the newer trucks, instead of the factory spare tire holder. Looks to be plenty of room. And I need to get spare tire underneath so can get exhaust made up, bed pulled and painted underneath. Link to a good write-up would be a blessing.
3. Is there a different year FSJ underneath spare tire holder that will take a larger tire?
4. If I have a flat on the 35" tires and install a 29" tire and drive (slowly/real carefully), will I have problems with rear locker? Which locker should I put in D60 with 4:11's?
I've got another Gladiator headache, that I knew was coming. And need to deal with it so I can move on to other problems ---ER,Ahh.... challenges
Maybe by this time next year, (origionally thought I would surely be ready this year) I'll be packing up the slide in camper with a baby jeep in tow to Ouray.