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Old 08-27-2005, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I did a search but can never figure out how to get what I want. :(
Is anyone out there using a spare tire lock and if so; what kind, how does it work and where did you get it. thanks.
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I dunno if this would work but what about using a trigger lock for guns? Maybe it'll fit the hole where you put the crank in..
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Old 08-29-2005, 01:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I did a search but can never figure out how to get what I want. :(
Is anyone out there using a spare tire lock and if so; what kind, how does it work and where did you get it. thanks.
Go to Home Depot or somewhere like that and buy yourself a plastic coated Kryptonite cable and a master lock inside one of those weatherpoof housings.

Take the lock out of the plastic and cover it liberally with grease and put it back. Thread the cable through the frame rails then down into the spare wheel and through the holes in it. use up as much of the cable as you can (minimise the slack) and lock it with the waterproof lock.

Put one key on your key ring, the other, hide in the truck somewhere just in case.

The spare wheel is safe from theft (unless they really want it in which case you lose it regardless) and in the unlikely (but possible) event that the hanging cable snaps, you won't lose the wheel into the road and hurt other drivers with it.

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Old 08-30-2005, 12:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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"and in the unlikely (but possible) event that the hanging cable snaps, you won't lose the wheel into the road and hurt other drivers with it."

Very good point about the hanger snapping and losing the spare. It's happened more than you might think to trucks, mini-vans, SUV's etc.
Corrosion and wear can cause that to happen and some fatal highway accidents have resulted.

Our trucks PROBABLY have a new-design spare-tire carrier that incorporates a secondary latching mechanism that'll retain the spare if the hanger cable breaks.
They were supposed to be on all GM vehicles (with hanging spare tire) beginning about 1-1/2 years ago.
I've been intending to drop my spare and look for that fail-safe hanger but I just haven't had time since I got my truck.



You shoulda been with me a few years ago on I-85 when a rear tire and wheel on a big 'ol 70's model Ford wagon came off at about 70 MPH in the lane next to me. Wow...
If I told you what happened, you would never believe it.
I didn't believe myself it as it was happening right in front of me...
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Old 08-30-2005, 10:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Has large a spare will fit in the carrier. Will a full size 16" or 17"?
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