In April 2016 I finally had the spare tire area modified to fit my larger spare tire. The stock spare tire is a 205/80R16. The largest size tire it could hold without modification would be a 225/75R16. I wanted to fit a BFGoodrich KM2 255/85R16. It first required cutting out the existing sheet metal floor and part of the wheel arch. Then new sheet metal that was custom formed to fit the wider tire and to drop the tire lower in order to clear the D pillar above. In doing so part of the arch of the wheel well had to be reversed. The LH rear seatbelt also had to be removed along with the dog guard moved forward about 1/2 inch. Photos of the modifcation are below along with the final result.

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