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Username Post: spare tire hoist        (Topic#364832)
Posts: 31

Loc: Fort Worth
Reg: 07-23-15
04-05-21 08:02 AM - Post#2817515    

My spare tire just slides around in my bed and I'd like to secure it. But, I don't want to install the poorly designed factory retaining bar.

Has anyone out there installed a cable type hoist used in more modern vehicles? It needs to mount to a center point, so a brace may need to be added.

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Posts: 25411
Loc: Austin, TX 78748
Reg: 05-09-00
04-05-21 10:04 AM - Post#2817522    
    In response to MFlaming74

My truck has a bed mat to keep the tire from sliding. Plus it's chained to a small jack. Good luck to anyone trying to run with 70 lbs of odd weight. Now, the bed is covered.

A mid '00s GM or '95-'01 Ram truck hoist can work. The GM one has a coiled spring holder. It allows movement so the wheel holder cable won't break. You could actually bolt it through the bed floor. All you need is long bolts. A crossmember is available on a SWB truck. It may be in a position to bolt on a hoist.

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