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Folding Tire Carrier

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by cmatthews104, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. Dec 30, 2018 at 11:55 AM
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    cmatthews104

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    Since I got the 4runner I have been contemplating on doing a plate and swing out on the rear but didn’t want to spend that much money yet (college student). So after searching around I found that Curt made a mount that goes into your factory hitch and allows you to mount your spare. However with that I wasn’t able to open my hatch unless I removed the hitch and tire. That led me to finding the Masterbuilt folding hitch.

    https://www.amazon.com/CURT-31006-Hitch-Mounted-Spare-Mount/dp/B0009YIE1O


    https://www.ebay.com/p/HFTB-Masterb...-2-Receiver-Bar-Hitch-094428253704/1600573894

    I cut off the L on the Curt hitch to allow it to fit into the Masterbuilt and that allowed me to fold the tire carrier up and down. Then after that it was just a couple bolts to mount the tire and I had a tire carrier for under 150
     
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  2. Dec 31, 2018 at 7:48 AM
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    jgcaps

    jgcaps Lovin the Colorado Life.!

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    Well done.! A little ingenuity goes a long way :D
     
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    What size bolts did you use to mount your spare tire to the hitch. I'm thinking about getting that hitch myself.
     
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    If you had a 33" spare or larger, I'd understand.

    What's the purpose of the hitch tire carrier? You can fit a 32" tire underneath already.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2021 at 3:04 PM
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    Maybe he wants 2 spares?
     
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  6. Feb 11, 2021 at 3:08 PM
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    Added crash protection and gives tailgaters something to look at?

    Seriously, the way I read his post, it was a want to do, not a need to do.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2021 at 4:12 PM
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    Lol I like this response
     

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