the only consideration is how/where you mount it in the bed. A few folks mount it dead in the center, but in my opinion, that makes the bed pretty much worthless for hauling anything. You can stand the tire up on end along a side, which isn't bad. For me, I just let it float (not really mounted) and just run tie downs to keep it from moving around when I'm on the trail.. then again, I don't really worry about anybody stealing it out of my bed.
Only I don't want to mount it to the bottom of the bed but vertically to one side of the bed or my tool box if I can. It has the cable lock in the mount itself and the Y bar screws into the mount and out so when you remove it, it stays relatively flush.
BEWARE ON THE TIRE GATES:
ive seen them tear the sheetmetal beds apart on full size, all steel truck beds, i cant imgaine what it would do to a composite bed.
i built a tire carrier for a guy on here oakleytrd that mounted to the side rail system and anchored thru the floor. it did pivot, had room beneath it for storage. but it was heavy and he only had a 33" on a steel wheel on it.
id really try to build the tire holder/carrier on to the bumper, or frame mounted some way
ive had mine mounted in the middle of the bed up on an angle for years now... under the tire was always convenient for throwing small stuff back there to keep it out of the wind and such. but leaves and other shit accumulate there way too easily. i just moved the tire to between the passenger wheelwell and the back of the bed and honestly im not sure what to do with all the space, that and suddenly i can see stuff in my rearview again...
so put it wherever you want lol, im keeping mine behind the wheelwell though
I'm pretty well rounded in what I like to wheel, I do avoid the big rocks though . I was talking to a buddy of mine with a metal background, and I'm drafting up some plans....the USAFA has a shop with apparentley everything one would need for $3.00/hr. :welder:
Sending out another feeler to see if anyone might be interested or knows a local shop that will do custom body work.
Basically I want to add some hood vents to my Taco.
Now because my Taco is my "nice" truck I want this to look good. So what I would settle for on my 88 won't cut the mustard...
Even though my 4Runner does not have LEDs the blinkers still act like crack heads. So today I did this:
Super easy, take out one resistor. I used a soldering iron but I bet it could be chopped out...
Alright, I guess it's time for a build thread.
GOAL: Rig capable of mild to moderate trails but maintaining it's usefullness for general camping and occasional errand running and trailer pulling.
So, no, I have no plans for SAS (at least not now :D) and it's not going to be a show rig but I am...
I know a few guys have it... Hows it holding up? Is the color fading at all? I'm thinking about grabbing some white for my bed but I'm scared it will yellow. Black is option b and would Be ok too. I like the texture I saw on the whale and Drews runner. The bed liner texture I saw on the site...