Ford Ranger Spare Tire Placement

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#1

Bought a used '95 Ford Ranger. Missing a spare. Bought a new spare but don’t know the proper placement. Tired of carrying it in the bed of the truck. Help, please!


#2

Under the bed. Using the lug wrench to turn a shaft next to the tag lowers a cable that lifts the spare into a recess.


#3

Under the rear bed, accessable fom under the rear bumper.
There should be, or have been a chanel for it to sit on…kind of a bar and tube thing. The tube reaching accross and the chanel reachint back to a bolt that is the same size as the lug nuts so you only need the tire iron to do the whole job.


#4

They should mount underneath…but. If your bed is open, I would get a bed mount and leave it there. Now, if you have a cap, I might consider elsewhere. But, realistically, when I have had trucks this old, unreliable mount cable might lead me to keep them in the bed too. It may be too rusted and expensive to replace for previous owner.