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You can loop a cable lock through the wheel and through the D-ring in the bed if you don't want someone stealing your tire.
Buy a high quality lock. I bought the highest dollar combo lock from homedepot and it got so rusted / dust in the combos that I had to cut it off. Bad news if i needed the spare. I use cable/key with protected key hole now.
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As I am working on putting together a Ram to go with my JK, I'm curious if anyone has looked at a Mac Tie Down wheel net... perhaps there is a market for someone to make something that will work wit out losing the bed space (and also work with a topper if you chose to run one?)

Really wish AEV could come up with a better solution. I just feel like my jeep is so well thought out...
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Why doesnt AEV just make a heavy duty rear bumper with a swing out tire carrier like they do on the jeeps? It would make for one extra step getting into the back, but what the heck at least the tire is there and out of the way for the most part.
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Why doesnt AEV just make a heavy duty rear bumper with a swing out tire carrier like they do on the jeeps? It would make for one extra step getting into the back, but what the heck at least the tire is there and out of the way for the most part.
This is something on our to-do list, however there are a lot of challenges to overcome, especially for a vehicle that doesn't come standard with a spare tire mount similar to a JK mount.
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If/ When AEV comes up with a solution, I'm sure the final production rear bumper/ tire carrier will as good or better than their JK setup.

Not the best solution, but a currently available option.
This guy did comment it blocks the rear cam, but gave him more room for sleeping in the bed of the truck with the snugtop shell on.
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If/ When AEV comes up with a solution, I'm sure the final production rear bumper/ tire carrier will as good or better than their JK setup.

Not the best solution, but a currently available option.
This guy did comment it blocks the rear cam, but gave him more room for sleeping in the bed of the truck with the snugtop shell on.
issue there is if you tow on the heavy side that reciever is not rated above 7 or 8klbs i think.

Also I find it useful to beable to lower my tail gate while towing.

But if your not towing thats a good option. Certainly cheaper than an Alumniuss bumper.
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If/ When AEV comes up with a solution, I'm sure the final production rear bumper/ tire carrier will as good or better than their JK setup.

Not the best solution, but a currently available option.
This guy did comment it blocks the rear cam, but gave him more room for sleeping in the bed of the truck with the snugtop shell on.
See this is kind of disappointing to me. Seeing how this tire is mounted shows that no matter what AEV comes up with, the spare will block the back up camera. Personally, I would like to see the option to add/remove a tire carrier to a bumper on an as needed basis. But i doubt that is a very marketable feature.

I can also vouch for the people saying not to mount the tire to a roof rack. Many years ago I had a 38" Baja Claw on the roof rack of my Tahoe and the damn roof rack pulled right out of the roof after a year or so. That was not a fun repair.
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Unread 08-05-2016, 06:24 AM
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Jk bumper moves the camera. That's what I would bet on a aev ram bumper. Either put it in the tire like jk, or above lic plate like tire gate accessory camera has.

Tiregate has a roof rack that is supported at the bed and designed for tires, last resort for me. I'd have to cut down more trees every year to get around to trail heads during hunting season.
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A Rams camera is in the tailgate latch not the bumper though.
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Looks like the rear cam is moveable however.... PeteEinMT did it on his build.


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