I've got a 315/70 R17 BFG T/A mounted on a RW wheel sitting in my garage waiting to get shoved under the bed, but Coachbuilder shackles and an Expedition One rear bumper are seriously jamming me up. I've got to make it fit though- it is crazy how much room a ~35" tire takes up in a Crewmax short bed.This sounds logical. I swear...the more and more I think about it I should just buy a fifth wheel, throw a full size matching tire, throw it in the bed and call it a day. Just not looking forward to also buying a tonneau cover to keep prying eyes from seeing the spare in the bed.
I'm thinking it is better to drill out the tabs and relocate them so they still secure the larger spare?