Originally Posted by cpaharley2008
Those with the Ram 1500, check your spare or rather lack of, you maybe surprised what is underneath, a temporary tire! I discovered this recently, went out and bought a full-sized wheel and tire and carry it in the bed.
And for the rest of us who have real spares check underneath to make sure it is still there once in awhile.
I discovered someone took mine when I was checking air in the tires. We added the antitheft part to our spares crank that needs the associated part to lower the spare. Not needed as all the thief had to do was crawl under the back and using a bar wedged into the metal piece that holds the tire up force down until the assembly loosened. Then he simply had to lift the very heavy tire up and feed the metal piece out of the way so he could take the tire.
I have no idea when it was taken as it is not noticeable unless you are under the truck . But it happened sometime after the time I checked the tire pressures last summer.