Anyone Thinking About Removing The Rear Spare Tire?

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Is anyone thinking about removing the rear spare tire for just running around town? I've heard a number of reviews talking about the limited rear visibility because of the large 37-inch tire and it got me thinking about what the Bronco Raptor would look like without the rear tire and carrier. It would also drop a bunch of weight if it were removed. There are a few Jeeps in my town that run around without the rear spare tire on the back and I'm always surprised how much different they look without them.
 
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I had thought about it. Without seeing what the taillight bracket looks like, I don't know if I would gain much visibility. Weight loss would be a highlight. Take a tire plug kit with me and a compressor and should be good to go. I do like the look with the tire though.
 

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From a rearward visibility standpoint you would also need to lower or replace the large 3rd (or is it now consided 5th) brake light since it's quite large. I personally like the looks of the rear spare tires, however show me a speed gain without and I may be persuaded.
 

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A spare tire delete would be a significant project - more than I would want to take on for a part-time situation.
 

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A number of the times in the video's it was referred to the spare blocking rearward visibility. The photo shows the light is obstructing vision, but then it's up so high due to the tire.

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You would probably need some sort of delete kit to clean up where the brake light and tire carrier were removed, but I would imagine most of that stuff could just be unbolted and removed. I'm sure the brake light has a plug where it comes through the tailgate.
 
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A number of the times in the video's it was referred to the spare blocking rearward visibility. The photo shows the light is obstructing vision, but then it's up so high due to the tire.

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That's the shot that got me thinking about a delete kit. I've never thought about removing it on my Sasquatch Badlands because I do like the look of having the spare on it, but it definitely would give it a unique look if there was a way to delete it.
 

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That's the shot that got me thinking about a delete kit. I've never thought about removing it on my Sasquatch Badlands because I do like the look of having the spare on it, but it definitely would give it a unique look if there was a way to delete it.
There’s no doubt it could be deleted via some kit, or just via some wrenching. But it would clearly be a hassle to change it back and forth. I’d never be off-road without a spare.
 

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That's the shot that got me thinking about a delete kit. I've never thought about removing it on my Sasquatch Badlands because I do like the look of having the spare on it, but it definitely would give it a unique look if there was a way to delete it.
Another thought, it may change the center of gravity adversely effecting handling, probably understeer, and when you launch it you don't want it nose heavy.

A delete kit would look cool if designed to incorporate the 3 lights, and it would remove over 100lbs.
 

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Is anyone thinking about removing the rear spare tire for just running around town? I've heard a number of reviews talking about the limited rear visibility because of the large 37-inch tire and it got me thinking about what the Bronco Raptor would look like without the rear tire and carrier. It would also drop a bunch of weight if it were removed. There are a few Jeeps in my town that run around without the rear spare tire on the back and I'm always surprised how much different they look without them.
No way.. love it and who wants to have no spare where I am in BC I see jeeps that have way bigger tires and they drive around with their “cool larger rim”as a spare but no rubber and that just says to me, yeah I bought the tires and rims but couldn’t be bothered to support the spare = my ride is a pavement princess and will never be off road 😂🤣😂 sorry not sorry
 

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I want to remove mine. So i can stick my surfboards out the back. If someone can design one to look like the f150 raptor rear end with that plastic plate to cover the holes, i think it would be a dope look, plus 100 pounds lighter. Im in socal so not much off-roading here that can pop a tire.
 

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I want to remove mine. So i can stick my surfboards out the back. If someone can design one to look like the f150 raptor rear end with that plastic plate to cover the holes, i think it would be a dope look, plus 100 pounds lighter. Im in socal so not much off-roading here that can pop a tire.
Welcome to BroncoRaptor.com! Cool idea on the tailgate panel :cool:
 

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I would consider a spare tire delete option for my (still just scheduled) Bronco Raptor. There are several aftermarket spare tire delete kits available for regular Broncos. One such kit option ‘excludes Bronco Raptor’ in its description, one allows Bronco Raptor to be selected (intentionally?), the rest do not seem to specify one way or another. I suspect that they all might work if one is willing to remove the existing Raptor-specific external rear gate reinforcement as well. If so, I wonder if removing the gate reinforcement would just simply make the rear gate look identical to a regular rear Bronco gate?
 

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I’d like to find a kit that would allow the spare to me mounted on the rear of the roof.
 

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