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Old 08-25-2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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new spare tire carrier?

So my 35" nitto terra grapplers should be arriving within the next few days. pretty simple question but will I definately need a new spare tire carrier? or would the stock carrier be okay? and how is the Smittybilt tire carrier?

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Old 08-25-2013, 11:29 PM   #2
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I just put 31's (I know there is big difference between my tires and yours) on my sons jeep and the spare. I had to remove the rubber bumpers on the tailgate and put spacers between the rear brake light bracket and the tire carrier. Post pics when you get everything installed!

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Old 08-26-2013, 04:50 PM   #3
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With 35s which is also my choice I was told the stock tire carrier would not hold up, and the smittybuilt tire carrier was recommended. Looking forward to other more experienced members to chime in.
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:53 PM   #4
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stock carrier will not hold up...i disagree with smittybilt being a recommendation, though...not a fan of a lot of their products. Plenty of other much better products to choose from, though you'll pay a bit more, you'll be a lot happier.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:00 PM   #5
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I just installed my Smittybilt spare tire carrier today and I'm satisfied. The fit and finish was fine.
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