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I will probably be getting a Jeep Cherokee. Where would be the best place to mount my spair tire? Buy a mount to mount it on the rear hatch or make a rack on top of it and mount it on top? If someone can recomend a good place to mount it I would appreciate it.
 

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Well...that would be a matter of personal preference, wouldn't you say? My opinion, depending on how big that spare tire will be, mounting it on the back would be easier on yourself whenever you would need to use that spare tire. Huge rubber is pretty heavy! Mounting it on top, that would be one hell of a task in itself, especially if your jeep was lifted, imagine getting a flat and having to climb up to the top to get that thing down! Good luck! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/bigthumbup.gif">
 

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True, I will be putting a 3" suspension lift and 31x10.5 tires. So it probably will be easier on the back. Thanx for the replie.
 

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My brother has same basic dilema. If you put the tire on the back, it will either make the gate really heavy to open, or youll have to swing it out of the way every time to want to get into the back hatch. Just another con.
 

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So you think it would be a little better to put it on top? I am kinda thinking of making a rack and mounting it on top because I might use my hatch alot.Thanx for the info.
 

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I had a 95' Cherokee with about 7" of lift, I put 33x12.50 General Grabber M/T on it with 4.10 gears and mounted the spare on the rear. I had a American Metal bumper and swing out tire carrier (loved it). Look up American Metal on-line http://www.americanmetal.com or go with Tomkin Machine they have the best stuff you can buy for your Cherokee. Tomkin only deals with Jeep's. Check them out at http://www.tomken.com/. I love my Ram but I miss my Cherokee. Good luck.

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Hey, thanx for the information. So it would be easier for me to get the tire off by mounting it on the rear hatch? I havent looked at those websites yet but right after I am done writeing this i am going to take a look at them. Would I have to buy a swing out tire carrier for my Jeep then? If so how much would it cost me? Well write back as soon as possible to give me some more information on this topic.
 

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I looked at those websites and there wasnt any type of tire carriers on them. Is that what you wanted me to look for on them or not? Well thought I would let ya know an dif ya got any other websites i can look at for tire carriers that you could tell me that would be great.
 

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Try this:
http://www.tomken.com and check out Cherokee rear bumpers and for the swing out tire carriers go to "The System" in the catalog.
Mine was an American metal bumper and swing out tire carrier but I cant get their web site to work. The tire carrier mounts to the rear bumper. Think about your height restrictions if you mount it on top. If you like I could e-mail you some pictures of my old Cherokee.
 

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Yeah that would be cool if you could send me your pics of ur old cherokee. Well i looked at that website. I might have to get that. Thanx for the website!
 

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Never really thought about this until I saw it yesterday. Saw a 97-99 Dakota X-cab with a Challenger (or maybe Con Ferr?) roof rack, with the spare tire mounted on the rack. Granted, the tire wasn't huge (33x12.50-15 BFG), but it looked like the perfect place to mount the tire. Anybody seen this, or know if a Challenger or Con Ferr would work better? I hope to be lifting my 97 Dakota X-cab next Spring, and I thought this was a kick a$$ idea. Any thoughts? Also, this would be a great place to put some front and rear lights.
 

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I had a jeep cherokee as well and at first I had a roof mounted spare. After I got a full size spare it was a pain. I then opted to go a swing away rear bumper from http://www.custom4x4.com. (I'm pretty sure that is what it is) If not go to http://www.jeepin.com and look under links and find custom 4x4 fabrication. There products are build to order and are very beefy. They are a little bit more expensive but give'm a look.
 

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Hey thanx fo those websites. I hjavent checked them out yet but i am going to go do that right now.

Kyle
 
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