Spare tire holder with larger tires - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-13-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
VegasWrangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 149
Spare tire holder with larger tires

Is something like this really needed?

Tomken Machine TMH-0102-S - Tomken Machine Oversize Spare Tire Adapter for 87-06 Jeep® Wrangler YJ, TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

By my calculations my 35x12.5" tire should fit without any modification.

My backspacing is going from 5.5" (stock) to 4", and my tires are going from 9.5" to 12.5".

The backspacing brings the tire out 1.5" and the wider tires will go in 1.5" more (3" divided by 2).

So shouldn't the larger tire actually fit?

VegasWrangler is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-13-2009, 05:21 PM   #2
Wrecktrician
 
4point's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central Sierra
Posts: 7,351
The problem is the weight of the 35" tire/wheel. It will destroy your tailgate even with that adapter. Its time to go with something different or throw it in the back of the jeep.

__________________
Just getting to work is an adventure.
4point is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-13-2009, 05:23 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
VegasWrangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 149
OK.

Those other tire holders are pretty pricey though.
VegasWrangler is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-13-2009, 05:31 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
n8smitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Jupiter, Fl
Posts: 335
Send a message via AIM to n8smitty
I was going to buy just a new tire carrier and decided I didn't want the weight on my tailgate so I bought a Smittybilt SRC Rock Crawler rear bumper with tire carrier. Now if my wheel for my spare will ever arrive I can actually put it on.
n8smitty is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-13-2009, 05:33 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
VegasWrangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 149
Quote:
Originally Posted by n8smitty View Post
I was going to buy just a new tire carrier and decided I didn't want the weight on my tailgate so I bought a Smittybilt SRC Rock Crawler rear bumper with tire carrier. Now if my wheel for my spare will ever arrive I can actually put it on.
How much did that cost ya?
VegasWrangler is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-13-2009, 05:38 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
n8smitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Jupiter, Fl
Posts: 335
Send a message via AIM to n8smitty
Classic Rock Crawler Rear with Tire Carrier Bumper by Smittybilt and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware

The Smittybilt one runs about $280 without D rings. The one with D rings runs about $350.
n8smitty is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-13-2009, 05:43 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
VegasWrangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 149
One more thing I need to buy!

I will have to check if the local store has one.
VegasWrangler is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-13-2009, 05:48 PM   #8
Wrecktrician
 
4point's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central Sierra
Posts: 7,351
You can D rings at Tractor Supply or just any Ag Hardware store pretty cheap.
__________________
Just getting to work is an adventure.
4point is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-13-2009, 05:51 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
VegasWrangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 149
What are D rings used for?

I've had the Jeep since 2005, but I'm a noob when it comes to this off road stuff.
VegasWrangler is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-13-2009, 05:55 PM   #10
Wrecktrician
 
4point's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central Sierra
Posts: 7,351
They are for pulling. When or if, you or someone else is stuck.
Click image for larger version

Name:	Dcp02013.jpg
Views:	4
Size:	52.6 KB
ID:	8313
__________________
Just getting to work is an adventure.
4point is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-13-2009, 06:32 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
n8smitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Jupiter, Fl
Posts: 335
Send a message via AIM to n8smitty
I got the rear without them because it has a 2 inch receiver and you can get d ring mounts for that. I got the front one with the d rings.
n8smitty is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-13-2009, 10:38 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Bignuke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fort Mill, SC
Posts: 1,057
Yeah it's cheaper to buy the d-rings at some local store, my dad bought some for like 20$ each or something in that region.
Bignuke is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-17-2009, 12:37 AM   #13
Jeeper
 
kdukes4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 679
WHAT ABOUT 31's?

I'm going with 31x11'5 on crager soft 8's in the next week. Will that be too much weight for the spare tire carrier?
kdukes4 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-17-2009, 12:43 AM   #14
Jeeper
 
KBR97's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 5,059
Quote:
Originally Posted by kdukes4 View Post
I'm going with 31x11'5 on crager soft 8's in the next week. Will that be too much weight for the spare tire carrier?
some jeeps like the "sport" model come with a 30" factory spare...So I would think the 31 would be just fine on the back. The Rubicons come with 31's as well.
KBR97 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-17-2009, 11:01 AM   #15
Jeeper
 
n8smitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Jupiter, Fl
Posts: 335
Send a message via AIM to n8smitty
a 31 should be fine on the tailgate. My 33 weighs so much I had to get the tire carrier bumper.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0001.jpg
Views:	10
Size:	111.6 KB
ID:	8391  
n8smitty is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-17-2009, 11:21 AM   #16
Jeeper
 
kdukes4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 679
well that's a relief to hear, i don't think i have the cash to buy or make a carrier right now. with my luck, after having a spare on the back since i bought the rig, to run around town without a spare and somehow get a flat would suck and would be just my luck.
kdukes4 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-17-2009, 12:45 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Tucson,AZ
Posts: 197
i ran a 31 10.50 for 5 years and had some cracking but i am very tough on the heep.as soon as i put a 32 11.50 the cracks needed to be welded and i still replaced it and had the weak points welded. after a few jumps and many trails i have no cracks so far. a 35 is to much as said a 31 is pushing the limit. weld it if need be

azlenny is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
spare tire questions liveoutdoors3400 TJ General Discussion Forum 7 02-08-2009 06:38 PM
Spare Tire Mount scotiez General Jeep Discussion 2 02-06-2009 06:23 PM
Spare Tire Departure Angle osbornl1 TJ General Discussion Forum 3 02-27-2008 01:59 PM
Spare tire in cargo area... Scout TJ General Discussion Forum 47 05-24-2007 11:16 AM
Spare tire Mount extension/spare tire/tire cover for sale skeez2v Classifieds Archive 0 04-28-2007 06:52 AM



» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:40 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC