Front Range 4x4 Upcoming Trail Runs - Add a New Trail Run

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Spare tire and accessory mounts for topper cage

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Member
    #2088
    Last Online
    1 Week Ago
    Location
    Broomfield
    Age
    37
    4x4
    '17 F150, 6" suspension lift, 35s, winch
    Posts
    59
    User Name
    Jake
    Real Name
    Jake
    Thanks Given
    53
    Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts

    Default Spare tire and accessory mounts for topper cage



    I want a topper cage (rack to go above my bed cap) to hold my spare tire and accessories (hi lift jack, maxtrax, etc.). See pic of my truck.

    I was looking at Colmin-X topper racks (https://www.colminnxracks.com/index.php), but they don't have any mount options for the side of the topper rack/cage (at least for the maxtrax and other light accessories). I'm thinking I'll have to ask them to do something custom.

    There are a lot of bed racks for accessories, but not so much for racks that accommodate a topper. I can't imagine it being easy to get on top of my lifted truck and easily get the spare down safely from atop a topper rack.

    Any comments on mounting spare atop a topper rack? Comments on ways to mount recovery boards, jack, etc. on the sides of the topper for easier access? Thanks!
         

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Member
    #2750
    Last Online
    2 Weeks Ago
    Location
    Castle Rock, CO
    4x4
    1987 Jeep Comanche, 2001 Jeep Cherokee
    Posts
    154
    User Name
    derf
    Real Name
    Roy
    Thanks Given
    14
    Thanked 66 Times in 48 Posts

    Default Re: Spare tire and accessory mounts for topper cage



    I would look to make sure the cap is rated to handle the weight. Some of those caps can't handle much. Some can. I'd hate to see you go to all the trouble only to have the weight break things.

    As I get closer to being an "old fart", the prospect of lifting a tire up that high becomes less appealing. And the wind resistance will drop your gas mileage. But if those things don't bother you, there's no reason not to put it up there.

    One alternative to having a spare all the way up there is to have a tire mount in the bed up against the bed rail. That wouldn't be as high up to lift. And it keeps it out of the weather. But if you're going to use all of the bed and don't have room that won't work.
    ___________
    2021 JLU 3.0D/8HP75/NP241OR/D44/D44
    1987 MJ 4.0 (or 4.6)/AW4/ORD Monster Box/NP205/HP60/D80 on 40's with ARBs (that's the plan anyway, ETA 2022)

    If you can't fix it with a hammer or duct tape you have an electrical problem

  3. The Following Member Says Thanks to derf For This Post:

    Jake (March 17th, 2022)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Member
    #2088
    Last Online
    1 Week Ago
    Location
    Broomfield
    Age
    37
    4x4
    '17 F150, 6" suspension lift, 35s, winch
    Posts
    59
    User Name
    Jake
    Real Name
    Jake
    Thanks Given
    53
    Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts

    Default Re: Spare tire and accessory mounts for topper cage



    Thanks. I will definitely be getting a rack that mounts to the bed rails (like the topper rack in the colmin-x link) to be able to support the weight.

    I even considered a swing-out spare carrier / swing gate (like on the old Broncos), but I don't want to add that length to the vehicle and extra trouble getting into the bed.

    To your point, there are a finite number of solutions. I think I've been over most of them. I just wanted to throw it out there to see if there was something I was missing.

Similar Threads

  1. AEV Spare Tire Carrier - $300
    By Pgopinath in forum For Sale, Wanted, Trade, Free
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: June 16th, 2019, 09:55 AM
  2. WTB: 33 spare tire
    By Java in forum For Sale, Wanted, Trade, Free
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: October 31st, 2017, 09:14 AM
  3. No spare tire? No problem.
    By Patrolman in forum Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: October 11th, 2017, 06:01 PM
  4. Looking for a spare 35 12.5 17 tire
    By ccbruin in forum For Sale, Wanted, Trade, Free
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: December 30th, 2014, 12:15 PM
  5. RRC spare tire carrier
    By greenramp in forum Vendors
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: April 28th, 2009, 07:04 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
BACK TO TOP