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18/10/07 - Rear Tyre Mount

One of the problems of fitting large tyres is the one of where to fit the spare tyre. The standard mount will not take large tyres as they foul the bumper and obscure the standard number plate fittings.

When I got the Jimny the previous owner had taken the easy way out and thrown the spare tyre into the rear of the car. This just takes up space and creates a hazard inside the cabin.


The pictures below show the problem.

Dave Jones and his "Bits4Vits" has a solution to the problem, a metal extender plate that pushes the wheel out and up.

This fits to the existing mount using the supplied nuts.

And here is the plate fitted to the vehicle.

And the finished item - spot the next problem? - where has the number plate gone! - so thats the next problem.

Brakes! - Damn Brakes!
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