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Old 09-24-2010, 11:56 PM   #1
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33 too big for stock spare carrier

title says it all . is a 33 too heavy for the stock carrier (tj)

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Old 09-25-2010, 12:20 AM   #2
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I have a 33 on mine. Had to raise the 3rd brake light to be visible, but its doing okay. It rests on my bumper for moral support.

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Old 09-25-2010, 02:43 AM   #3
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Ive read that the 33 will fit fine and some people have it or have done it, but many of them say its too much weight on the tailgate hindges and there will evenually be play in the hindge or worse like a crack. Ive also heard The 33 bounce alot in a stock setting. Will it work ? Yes . For how long or how well? Who knows.
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I replaced my stock tire carrier with the Olympic Heavy Duty Extended Tire Carrier and haven't had a single issue since installing my 33" spare over 2 years ago. Tailgate doesn't sag. Hinges aren't worn out. Tailgate isn't tearing. All of the things the naysayers say about installing a 33" tire don't seem to apply anymore. Maybe I got lucky and got the only Jeep in existence with a tough tailgate/hinges, but more likely, they were just wrong when they said a 33" tire on a Jeep TJ would ruin the gate.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:54 AM   #5
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Ive read that the 33 will fit fine and some people have it or have done it, but many of them say its too much weight on the tailgate hindges and there will evenually be play in the hindge or worse like a crack. Ive also heard The 33 bounce alot in a stock setting. Will it work ? Yes . For how long or how well? Who knows.
agree way to hevey on the hindges
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Mine was too heavy for the hinges with the stock bumper. However, I switched out my bumper and the base of the tire sits just on top of that now, supporting the weight. It used to bounce, and my jeep boy (mechanic) was concerned about the hinges and wanted to do something to support it, or suggested a heavier bracket that he said was available aftermarket. You might want to check 4x4 ore Quadratec. If you want to go that route and can't find it, PM me and I will ask him about the specifics for you.
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265/75/16 with Rubicon wheel will NOT fit on mine. I got to do something to get it on there
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:15 AM   #8
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I replaced my stock tire carrier with the Olympic Heavy Duty Extended Tire Carrier and haven't had a single issue since installing my 33" spare over 2 years ago. Tailgate doesn't sag. Hinges aren't worn out. Tailgate isn't tearing. All of the things the naysayers say about installing a 33" tire don't seem to apply anymore. Maybe I got lucky and got the only Jeep in existence with a tough tailgate/hinges, but more likely, they were just wrong when they said a 33" tire on a Jeep TJ would ruin the gate.
I wish I had done that. my hinges are not doing so well. Yes it will fit but not reccomended.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:43 PM   #10
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I Have a 33 on my YJ, and now the door doesnt close all the way unless you lift up a bit. lol
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265/75/16 with Rubicon wheel will NOT fit on mine. I got to do something to get it on there
Most likely its because the rubi wheel is super positive offset....just knock the studs out of it and replace them with longer 1/2" bolts and it will work just fine.
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:06 PM   #12
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I would think a big factor would be how much offroading you do. I have puny p235's including the spare, and I know my stock hinges / latch are getting worked.
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I have a 35 on my stock carrier, but think I'd better get an aftermarket carrier after reading this thread. Its only been on it for about 2 weeks.
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a 33" tire will fit on the stock carrier and if you use extended bumpstops, it will help save the gate hinges--

If you have a trailer hitch, there's another bonus for normal use

Mine has been on for 5 months and is "normal"





If you don't use extended bumpstops then the spare tire "VIBRATIONS" will degrade the hinges too

A 33" tire and alloy wheel is not an excessive weight, but if you use steel wheels--you're getting heavy !!

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I replaced my stock tire carrier with the Olympic Heavy Duty Extended Tire Carrier and haven't had a single issue since installing my 33" spare over 2 years ago. Tailgate doesn't sag. Hinges aren't worn out. Tailgate isn't tearing. All of the things the naysayers say about installing a 33" tire don't seem to apply anymore. Maybe I got lucky and got the only Jeep in existence with a tough tailgate/hinges, but more likely, they were just wrong when they said a 33" tire on a Jeep TJ would ruin the gate.
Post a pic of this thing without the tire on if you get a chance. Curious to see it installed.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:37 AM   #16
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Mine fits fine. I did not want to buy a big expensive, heavy bumper just to mount the spare so I fabricated a support that is bolted to the bumper and the spare sits on top of it. It is adjustable so I can have it so it pushes up on the tire a bit which takes all the weight off of the hinges.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:53 AM   #17
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I've heard of people flipping a ball hitch upside down, fabing a little wheel and resting the tire on it.
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Yea, thats what I meant, get a 2" drop hitch--upside down !!


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I've heard of people flipping a ball hitch upside down, fabing a little wheel and resting the tire on it.
You can adjust the "ball" stud--

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Old 09-30-2010, 09:07 AM   #19
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I run a 33 KM2 on my stock hanger on the tailgate of my TJ (33x10.5-15 on stock canyon wheels) with stock bump stops. I did space the mount out 1/2" to compensate for the added thickness of the KM2, raise the brake light, and adjusted the latch stud so that the door closes tight without having to slam it. No issues at all on my rig.

Yes it can be done if done properly.
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:53 PM   #20
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:12 PM   #21
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excellent idea islandtj
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:11 AM   #22
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I ran for a long time with no issues.
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:48 PM   #23
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a 33" tire will fit on the stock carrier and if you use extended bumpstops, it will help save the gate hinges--

If you have a trailer hitch, there's another bonus for normal use

Mine has been on for 5 months and is "normal"





If you don't use extended bumpstops then the spare tire "VIBRATIONS" will degrade the hinges too

A 33" tire and alloy wheel is not an excessive weight, but if you use steel wheels--you're getting heavy !!

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Ive looked and counldnt find any extended bumpstops, where did you buy yours and how do I know theyre gunna fit my rim with its backspacing? thanks
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I got mine from 4wd.com pt#DAYKJ09144BK about $15 bucks and you CUT-TO-FIT


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Ive looked and counldnt find any extended bumpstops, where did you buy yours and how do I know theyre gunna fit my rim with its backspacing? thanks
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ps-000PS, i DON'T REMEMBER WHAT YOU'RE DRIVING, SO THAT PART# IS FOR THE 07/10 jk'S--
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I got mine from 4wd.com pt#DAYKJ09144BK about $15 bucks and you CUT-TO-FIT




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ps-000PS, i DON'T REMEMBER WHAT YOU'RE DRIVING, SO THAT PART# IS FOR THE 07/10 jk'S--
thanks after some looking couldnt find the equivalent part for a tj
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is this stock? Even with extended bump stops Im not sure theyre gunna touch the tire in the right spot
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I didn't know you were driving a TJ !!

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is this stock? Even with extended bump stops Im not sure theyre gunna touch the tire in the right spot
Sorry, cain't hep ya !!

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