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Old 09-20-2013, 08:21 AM   #1
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Mounting Spare Tire on front of 1997 E250 SuperDuty

245/75 spare tire hangs too low in rear. Advice needed on whether to have tire mounted in front, how to do it, and any options for moving tire up in rear.

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Old 09-20-2013, 10:09 AM   #2
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Re: Mounting Spare Tire on front of 1997 E250 SuperDuty

Is the tire seated up on the carrier all the way?

My hitch would always touch before my tire would. I did end up going to a rear tire carrier though, and upgrading to an integrated-hitch-bumper to increase hitch clearance.

If you put the tire up front, watch your transmission temps initially. When I installed my Buckstop and light-array up front, if blocked all the air to the trans cooler so I had to put in a larger cooler to compensate. A good way to mount one up front is installing a hitch receiver (great for a recovery point and also moving trailers in tight places) and a simple hitch-mount tire carrier.

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Old 09-20-2013, 10:28 AM   #3
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Re: Mounting Spare Tire on front of 1997 E250 SuperDuty

That sounds like the stock tire size. It should fit up in the carrier nicely.

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