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Just ordered one today. Just wondering, will a flat front or rear tire fit under the bed in order to stow it after I change a flat? Got to put it somewhere!
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Just ordered one today. Just wondering, will a flat front or rear tire fit under the bed in order to stow it after I change a flat? Got to put it somewhere!
I have heard yes they will fit and that was from Mike himself
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I would say that would be a last resort option considering that the front and rear are both wider than the spare so the ground clearance will be less. When i have used my spare I have loaded the flat into the bed even if I had to leave the cover open to get to where I was going. it still beats the option of a long wait and probably incorrect tire.


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yes, they both will fit under there. I've had to sit down and use my feet to squish the rear tire some to get it all the way up and snug, but yes, it's doable. the 19's are no problem either full or flat.
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yes, they both will fit under there. I've had to sit down and use my feet to squish the rear tire some to get it all the way up and snug,

but yes, it's doable. the 19's are no problem either full or flat.
Thanks for the advice yellow bear ... after looking under my "new" SSR I hope I never have to use it, but if I do, it is there !!!
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Carry a tool to remove the valve core. It will easily fit in your glove box etc..

It will give you a better CHANCE of getting it to fit.

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Thanks for all the info. Using the bed of the truck is my first choice for stowing the flat. Anticipate truck bed to be pretty much full when traveling with my lovely wife. Having valve stem remover is excellent idea. Thanks
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Thanks for all the info. Using the bed of the truck is my first choice for stowing the flat. Anticipate truck bed to be pretty much full when traveling with my lovely wife. Having valve stem remover is excellent idea. Thanks
Uhhh... If you have the Kit, stow the Flat there. No sense in tying down the flat on the open tailgate just to get to the next off ramp.

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I think I'd rather tie it to the open tailgate than spend more time under the truck at the side of a busy highway. Yeah, I'm a coward.
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