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Old 04 Jan 2011, 01:16 pm   #1 (permalink)
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1999 tacoma 2wd xcab 2.4 man trans

how does the spare tire stay up in the well
seems like the cable alone won't be able to keep the heavy tire up
i don't see any support for a bar to go across the tire
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Old 04 Jan 2011, 01:20 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"donut" <donut@glazed.com> wrote in message
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> 1999 tacoma 2wd xcab 2.4 man trans
>
> how does the spare tire stay up in the well
> seems like the cable alone won't be able to keep the heavy tire up
> i don't see any support for a bar to go across the tire


How heavy do you think the tire is? A new 1/4" diameter steel cable has a
safe working load of over 1000 pounds. Of course when the cable rusts (as
has happened with these cables) the safe working load can drop to around
zero pounds....

Ed


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Old 04 Jan 2011, 02:23 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Pretty sure it is only the cable. My 97 4Runner was the same, and in a
miracle of engineering longevity, my 2010 Tacoma is still just the cable.

"donut" <donut@glazed.com> wrote in message
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> 1999 tacoma 2wd xcab 2.4 man trans
>
> how does the spare tire stay up in the well
> seems like the cable alone won't be able to keep the heavy tire up
> i don't see any support for a bar to go across the tire


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Old 05 Jan 2011, 11:59 am   #4 (permalink)
Sir F. A. Rien
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Hmmm, mie [2002 DC] has a small shaped block that inserts lengthwise into
the hub openning of the wheel. This then positions horizontally and 'grips'
the edges.

The cable then is raised until the upper part of the tire contracts a brace.
1/8th turn additional and it's locked from 'bouncing' and working loose.

'Course the 2nd spare for OR has to go in the bed of the truck ...

JAMc


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>Pretty sure it is only the cable. My 97 4Runner was the same, and in a
>miracle of engineering longevity, my 2010 Tacoma is still just the cable.
>
>"donut" <donut@glazed.com> wrote in message
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>> 1999 tacoma 2wd xcab 2.4 man trans
>>
>> how does the spare tire stay up in the well
>> seems like the cable alone won't be able to keep the heavy tire up
>> i don't see any support for a bar to go across the tire


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Old 07 Jan 2011, 10:24 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Of course, you need something to clamp through the wheel's center bore. I
think JMc means there is no bracket or crossbar that supports the entire
wheel when it's raised.

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bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."

"Sir F. A. Rien" <jaSPAMc@gbr.online.com> wrote in message
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> Hmmm, mie [2002 DC] has a small shaped block that inserts lengthwise into
> the hub openning of the wheel. This then positions horizontally and
> 'grips'
> the edges.
>
> The cable then is raised until the upper part of the tire contracts a
> brace.
> 1/8th turn additional and it's locked from 'bouncing' and working loose.
>
> 'Course the 2nd spare for OR has to go in the bed of the truck ...
>
> JAMc
>
>
> "JMc" <mcdonaldjc@verizon.net> found these unused words:
>
>>Pretty sure it is only the cable. My 97 4Runner was the same, and in a
>>miracle of engineering longevity, my 2010 Tacoma is still just the cable.
>>
>>"donut" <donut@glazed.com> wrote in message
>>news:voo6i61oikl3puupirpq3tikbliofp9osm@4ax.com. ..
>>> 1999 tacoma 2wd xcab 2.4 man trans
>>>
>>> how does the spare tire stay up in the well
>>> seems like the cable alone won't be able to keep the heavy tire up
>>> i don't see any support for a bar to go across the tire

>



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Old 07 Jan 2011, 10:29 pm   #6 (permalink)
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+1

A stranded cable is also damage-tolerant. Put a dent in a steel bar and the
crack may propagate through the bar, breaking it. Cut a few wires in a cable
and it still retains 80-90% of its original strength.

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It can therefore be said that politics is war without
bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."

"C. E. White" <cewhite3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> How heavy do you think the tire is? A new 1/4" diameter steel cable has a
> safe working load of over 1000 pounds. Of course when the cable rusts (as
> has happened with these cables) the safe working load can drop to around
> zero pounds....
>
> Ed




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Old 08 Jan 2011, 10:05 am   #7 (permalink)
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That is what I meant, I did not think I needed to be that precise, but
neither do I intend to debate. I think the OP got his/her answer. Thanks
for the assist.

"First of One" <root@127.0.0.1> wrote in message
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> Of course, you need something to clamp through the wheel's center bore. I
> think JMc means there is no bracket or crossbar that supports the entire
> wheel when it's raised.
>
> --
> "War is the continuation of politics by other means.
> It can therefore be said that politics is war without
> bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."
>
> "Sir F. A. Rien" <jaSPAMc@gbr.online.com> wrote in message
> news:6m89i699vinat1m6m558ks6rhoi5ufbp27@4ax.com...
>> Hmmm, mie [2002 DC] has a small shaped block that inserts lengthwise into
>> the hub openning of the wheel. This then positions horizontally and
>> 'grips'
>> the edges.
>>
>> The cable then is raised until the upper part of the tire contracts a
>> brace.
>> 1/8th turn additional and it's locked from 'bouncing' and working loose.
>>
>> 'Course the 2nd spare for OR has to go in the bed of the truck ...
>>
>> JAMc
>>
>>
>> "JMc" <mcdonaldjc@verizon.net> found these unused words:
>>
>>>Pretty sure it is only the cable. My 97 4Runner was the same, and in a
>>>miracle of engineering longevity, my 2010 Tacoma is still just the cable.
>>>
>>>"donut" <donut@glazed.com> wrote in message
>>>news:voo6i61oikl3puupirpq3tikbliofp9osm@4ax.com ...
>>>> 1999 tacoma 2wd xcab 2.4 man trans
>>>>
>>>> how does the spare tire stay up in the well
>>>> seems like the cable alone won't be able to keep the heavy tire up
>>>> i don't see any support for a bar to go across the tire

>>

>
>

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