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Question about removing spare tire mount

Old 02-05-2019, 08:09 AM
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Looking for advice from anyone who's deleted their spare tire mount. I've liked the look of the removed back tire and was thinking going ahead with it. I would still keep the fifth tire and mounting pieces, just not on the vehicle. Also a large majority of my driving is just daily use with maybe a 30 minute radius of my house where the spare will be.

So my question is, how much of a pain is the removing and remounting of the spare tire mount? In theory I'd like to be able to put the spare back on if I'm heading to a trail or going on a trip enough out of town that it wouldn't be feasible to have someone help run the tire to me.

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:27 AM
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Its like 4 or 6 bolts.Takes about 2 min. Now relocating your 3rd brake light might take a bit of time.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:36 AM
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Agree, quick and easy. Might check local state laws. Here in Texas we don't HAVE to have a 3rd brake light, but if there is one, it HAS to work. Needless to say, I just don't bother with a 3rd light. If your state didn't require one, it would be that much easier on you when it's removed.
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Here's a video. Quick google search will bring it up:

License plate light and third brake light could be a potential issue.

Here's a cover that could alleviate some of the issues:
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