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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Full sized spare

Will a full sized spare fit under a 2010 Ranger with a 6' box?

I'd like to replace the weenie wheel with a full sized. I just had a quick look and I'm not sure it will fit in place of.


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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I have read that a 31 inch tire would fit under a 2008 Ranger Sport 4x4. Another said that a 245 (30 inch) barely fit his 2001 Ranger Edge 4x4.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 12:25 PM
 
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On my 2010 sport 2wd my spare is a 29" I believe. Ill try to get under the truck today and find out how much room there is.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 04:29 PM
 
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My 2010 b4000 4x4 has a 29" - 235/70-16 and there is only the width of my fingers / 1/2" from the tire to the trailer hitch. With no hitch there would be about 1" so 31" might fit but not if you've got a hitch
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Same as zx6rrdan's on my 2007, though I think I've got a bit more room because my hitch is aftermarket. Also, I think the tire could swivel forward a bit, too.

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After reading what some of you have posted, I dove under to have a look.

I think a 29" would fit, just barely.

I have the stock Continentals on it. I believe they're about 27".

Thanks for your posts.


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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-08-2012, 12:34 AM
 
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I seem to recall when I bought my truck, it was advertised as having a "full-size" spare ... whatever that means. The tire itself is marked as being a "temporary spare tire", but it's definitely not one of those mini-collapsible ones you find in the trunks of cars. It's a real tire, though, I assume, a really cheap, and probably non-steel belted one.

I guess they provide them to reduce the cost and weight. Fine with me. One less thing to worry about when rotating the tires. I carry plugs and a compressor anyway.

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My Level 2 has original 31-10.50-15's and a factory frame hitch. Spare fits in there without any problems.

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My Level 2 has original 31-10.50-15's and a factory frame hitch. Spare fits in there without any problems.
Do you have a 31" spare. My level 2 only has a 235/75 spare

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I have a 31x10.5R15 (2004 vintage) Goodyear MT/R mounted on a 15x8" AR767 steel wheel mounted under the back of my 2009 Ranger. Its a tight squeeze but it fits in there perfectly without any complaints. You might have to guide it up there a little bit to get it to fit into the "groove" perfectly but you won't have any issues. I have the factory hitch on my truck too.

If its a regular tire (ie. all season), you *might* be able to fit a 32x11.5 or 265/75/16 tire in there with some persuasion. If you need pics as proof I can post some up later. LR

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