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installed hitch and slung full size spare, one Q

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finally installed my hitch!

orig cond.

purchased hitch from squeek daddy

sanded/wire wheel to get all the rust off (almost 3 hours worth), painted w/ rustoleum (sp?) rust converter 2x. then coated in rubberized undercoating 3x. then painted black paint 3x. pulled the orig bracket from the bumper and replaced- no sweat (alot faster than removal off the 92!). whats your thoughts? or does anyone have something to compare with? THANKS!

what i was wondering about...


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As for the full sized spare. The idea is right but the method is flawed. That cable can barely hold the donut & the full sized is substantially heavier. Check out my fix thread.
That cable system (on all vehicles) is sub-par for its intended job. They even had a whole segment on motor week addressing it. If (when) it fails you can imagine the catastrophic results. 70mph projectile on highway in the rain? Not a good scenario.
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