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I run a full size spare in mine, it is ratchet strapped down with all my other goodies filling the bed. I don't think I have a picture of it though, and my machine is at HMF so I can't run out and snap a pick for you. I mounted it vertically, inline with the machine, and behind the drivers seat so it doesn't obstruct the view. I will make a permanent mount eventually, but for now, the ratchet straps do just fine.
 

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was just over on the Viking forum checking soundproofing and saw where the guy mounted his spare to his rear hitch and came up behind his box.
 

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I use one of the front oem wheels as a spare laid flat in the bed, with a 3 gal. Rotopax laid flat on top of that, held down with a Kolpin spider cargo net. It has six hooks and the wolverine has six tie down points. It works very well and keeps everything right in place with plenty of room on the sides for extra stuff.

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A friend of mine had made one for his teryx that mounted in the receiver and it worked well, but it added extra length down low so it got hung up frequently. I'd like to build some way to mount one in the bed
 

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A friend of mine had made one for his teryx that mounted in the receiver and it worked well, but it added extra length down low so it got hung up frequently. I'd like to build some way to mount one in the bed
I;m thinking of building a rack above the bed as my bed is full already
 

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This is similar to what I was thinking about. If you google image search for RZR spare tire mount it will give you a tone of ideas. I have mine strapped in this same basic position now, but also have a 24" scissor jack and lug wrench strapped to it. It doesn't obstruct my view out the back at all because I have it behind the driver's seat. For guys with a full bed of stuff already, this picture below would be the ticket. I realize of course this is for a RZR, but the same thing could be fabbed up for our Wolverines.


Pro Armor makes this kit, but it is way over priced for what you get in my opinion.

It doesn't come with the shovel, extinguisher, flashlight, just the jack and frame for the tire. But it's the basic concept I used to strap my stuff together, and it is a good idea, just not worth near what they charge-Over 200$ last I saw.
 

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I got to thinking about something. I really don't want to buy another wheel and tire, especially since I have 4 sitting in the garage. I know my tires are slightly larger than stock, but if I was to get a flat and replace one of my after markets with a stocker just get out of the woods, would I be ok as long as I put the stock tire on the front and didn't use 4 wheel drive. I know if I got a flat on the back, I wouldn't want a smaller tire on the drive wheels. I was just wondering if it would hurt anything to have a smaller one on the front as long as I didn't engage 4x4?
 

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Meeks I really doubted that it would hurt anything even in 4wd.

I know on high performance street cars it's not recommended as it could damage the diff. Being an off road machine and on surfaces where the tires are more often than not spinning at different speeds do to the terrain. I doubt it's as bad as installing a 6in wide doughnut on the rear of a car with 10in tire opposite it.
Plus the factory rear is nearly as wide as your aftermarket setup. So I'd carry a rear as the spare.

I've heard about people have the rear diffs pop in rangers because they turned on hard pack in 2wd instead of turf mode. My point is I expect turning on hard surface to cause more wear than an of size tire on line enough to get you of a trail.
 

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Meeks I really doubted that it would hurt anything even in 4wd.

I know on high performance street cars it's not recommended as it could damage the diff. Being an off road machine and on surfaces where the tires are more often than not spinning at different speeds do to the terrain. I doubt it's as bad as installing a 6in wide doughnut on the rear of a car with 10in tire opposite it.
Plus the factory rear is nearly as wide as your aftermarket setup. So I'd carry a rear as the spare.

I've heard about people have the rear diffs pop in rangers because they turned on hard pack in 2wd instead of turf mode. My point is I expect turning on hard surface to cause more wear than an of size tire on line enough to get you of a trail.
Cool thanks! I figured there wouldn't be a problem, but is figure I'd ask on here. It's good to have a place to come ask questions and get good answers. And the factory rear is right in between the width of the setup I have. And, I don't know if this has much to do with the tires not having a load on them, but when I set my factory front beside my new one, there's only maybe a half inch difference in height.
 
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