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Raising the spare tire

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Sometimes the wheel is shaped differently on one side than the other. It may have to be installed upside down or rightside up to fully crank up in position.

Your spare could show a dirty side and a clean side. Usually the dirty side is the side that is hanging down at the bottom.

The side of the wheel that shows on the outside is flush with the lug
nuts. The backside of the rim has a cavity for the brake assembly to fit in and this accounts for the difference between lifting the rim using the front or back side.

The lifting cable is only so long, so it makes a difference whether it lifts immediately or has to travel through the rim cavity.

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Posted on Jan 21, 2013

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    toddtmccord Jan 21, 2013

    The spare tire sits in a cradle that is lifted. It will only go in one way.

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