BFG spare on Prado

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 11:40
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Hi, I've seen this question answered before but can't seem to find the thread.

Just put BFG 265/70 17's on my Prado 120. In mounting spare it doesn't quite fit without rubbing on the paintwork. I've but a wheel nut on each stud b4 putting the tyre on and while this does alleviate it a bit, it doesn't really solve the problem.

Would appreciate it if anyone can direct me to the right thread or respond here with any ideas you have that's worked for you.

Much appreciated - thank you.

Terry
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Reply By: AJs Prado - Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 12:32

Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 12:32
Benter

Either persist with the wheel nut, I use 3 x 1/2" spring washers on each or replace it with something similar like nylon/aluminium spacers OR

remove the wheel mount frame from the door and put in place some spacers (nylon/aluminium) between the door and the mount to move the whole frame away from the door. You will have to replace the mounting bolts with longer ones though.

OR save up the $2k+ for a new rear carry bar.

AJ
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Follow Up By: Benter - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 08:35

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 08:35
AJ,

Thanks for the advice - it is appreciated. Think I'll look at getting longer bolts. and moving it well away from the door. I noticed yesterday afternoon, that even the AT20 that was there had rubbed the paint off in about a 2" section.

Again thanks alot.

Terry
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Reply By: George_M - Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 13:53

Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 13:53
G'day Terry - welcome to the forum.

For spare wheel spacers on a 120 series Prado, have a look here.

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Follow Up By: Benter - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 08:39

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 08:39
George,

Thanks for the advice. I'll look at the mounting today and have a think whether I get the stuff individually or as per the link you provided get a kit.

Again thanks for the advice

Terry
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