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Old 02-28-2014, 11:43 PM   #1
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Lifted my Jeep today and my spare doesn't fit! What's a good alternative for a tire carrier? Brand? (Not looking to spend crazy amounts)
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:45 PM   #2
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What size are your tires?

Do you have a stock rear bumper?

Budget?

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Old 02-28-2014, 11:52 PM   #3
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What size are your tires? Do you have a stock rear bumper? Budget?
35s.. I though for sure I could fit it on my stock bumper but I was wrong lol idk I'm thinking maybe 2-300? Give it take! I'd like to fit it WITHOUT replacing my current bumper.

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Old 03-01-2014, 12:06 AM   #4
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Guessing you got a 315/70/17 GY duratrac? I have the 16 mounted on my stock carrier on an 07 JKU. Surprised it doesn't fit to the point you need suggestions.
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:10 AM   #5
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Guessing you got a 315/70/17 GY duratrac? I have the 16 mounted on my stock carrier on an 07 JKU. Surprised it doesn't fit to the point you need suggestions.
yeah it doesn't for over the bumper at all
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:41 AM   #6
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Smittybilt oversized tire carrier $129
Hanson tire carrier $499
Rancho bumper/tire carrier $500
Body armor high clearance bumper/tire carrier $698
Smittybilt src bumper/tire carrier $899
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Teraflex tire carrier is popular for 35s... who want to keep stock bumper
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:09 AM   #8
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Maximus-3, a little over your budget, but well engineered and removes all the weight off the tailgate while allowing the gate to open like stock.




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Teraflex tire carrier is popular for 35s... who want to keep stock bumper
I just spent all this money on lift/ wheels/ tires lol for now, I'd like to avoid getting the entire bumper if possible lol
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Maximus-3, a little over your budget, but well engineered and removes all the weight off the tailgate while allowing the gate to open like stock.
I like it! Does it stick out more? I just need to clear my bumber, even an inch would help!
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Its completely adjustable for up to a 37" tire.
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I just spent all this money on lift/ wheels/ tires lol for now, I'd like to avoid getting the entire bumper if possible lol
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I have the Or-fab tire carrier and am very happy with it.

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worst case llowest budget (i'd call a temporary fix) is one of those less than $100 spare tire offset units from numerous manufacturers... they push the spare out and up... Teraflex has one, check quadratec to see all the different manufacturers... etc...

search for (cheapest):
spare tire relocation bracket
spare tire extension bracket
spare tire relocator bracket

But right now I'm using the latest TF HD hinge and tire carrier assembly... <$700
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IMHO teraflex is the best option to get you going, simply for quality sake. The real solution is to get a hinged tire carrier such as the AEV that would take the weight off the rear latch.

Understanding you spent a lot of money on the lift (been there done that, got the tee-shirt) you have to balance value and quality. With that said the teraflex is the highest quality and value proposition with the no drill option. I am sure the rest may work, but if it were me teraflex all the way. The direction I went is the tire carrier (buy once, cry once).

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I just spent all this money on lift/ wheels/ tires lol for now, I'd like to avoid getting the entire bumper if possible lol
This Teraflex tire carrier isn't a bumper. Think there may be a misunderstanding here.
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:08 PM   #17
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Correct it's only a replacement for the stock tire carrier.
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IMHO teraflex is the best option to get you going, simply for quality sake. The real solution is to get a hinged tire carrier such as the AEV that would take the weight off the rear latch. Understanding you spent a lot of money on the lift (been there done that, got the tee-shirt) you have to balance value and quality. With that said the teraflex is the highest quality and value proposition with the no drill option. I am sure the rest may work, but if it were me teraflex all the way. The direction I went is the tire carrier (buy once, cry once). Good luck
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imho teraflex is the best option to get you going, simply for quality sake. The real solution is to get a hinged tire carrier such as the aev that would take the weight off the rear latch.

Understanding you spent a lot of money on the lift (been there done that, got the tee-shirt) you have to balance value and quality. With that said the teraflex is the highest quality and value proposition with the no drill option. I am sure the rest may work, but if it were me teraflex all the way. The direction i went is the tire carrier (buy once, cry once).

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The Maximus-3 is very competitive in price to the Teraflex with the tire mount.
I like it because all the weight is removed from the tailgate sheetmetal.

It is also a no-drill bolt on installation.
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x3 on the TF hinge and spare mount. Replaces stock hinges and is completely adjustable. Solid as a rock!! I spent a lot of money at one of our sponsors sites so not sure if that made a difference, but I got a great deal on it..
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Very nice.
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The Maximus-3 is very competitive in price to the Teraflex with the tire mount. I like it because all the weight is removed from the tailgate sheetmetal. It is also a no-drill bolt on installation.
hey just wondering, where can I find this Maximus-3? Looking online, I can't find a viable site? I really like it! And it looks sturdy as well!
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Just a thought..look at them in person so you can see which one you like. That may help.
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Another happy teraflex customer here. Running a "35" but will step up to 37 on it someday.
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I looked there, how come it's in the "coming soon" section?
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To qualify, I have the Teraflex and I'm very happy with it. Install was easy and fit was perfect. Tire is higher and tighter on the tailgate now. The tailgate lines up perfectly and has no sag. I went this route so I wouldn't have to completely change the bumper at this time. Like the Maximus the weight is moved from the sheetmetal to the hinges.

Genright and OR-Fab also have solutions.
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To qualify, I have the Teraflex and I'm very happy with it. Install was easy and fit was perfect. Tire is higher and tighter on the tailgate now. The tailgate lines up perfectly and has no sag. I went this route so I wouldn't have to completely change the bumper at this time. Like the Maximus the weight is moved from the sheetmetal to the hinges. Genright and OR-Fab also have solutions.
thank you! I narrowed it down to Teraflex, Maximus and Genright
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Maximus is assembling their first production run right now.
I think they are behind on updating the website.

They are also offering a 10% forum discount right now as well.

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