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Old 05-01-2013, 05:13 PM   #1
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Smittybuilt oversized Tire Carrier Anyone?

I am getting some 35's soon and I have heard that these are not healthy for a stock tire carrier. I don't want to spend another 700+ on a rear bumper tire carrier as I am lifting, getting new tires and rims and a front bumper and lights to go with it in the next month. I saw this smiity built thing and am curious as to if it works.

Smittybilt 2743 - Smittybilt Oversized Tire Carrier in Black for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

Does anybody have this or know if it works? I know it will fit a 35 tire but without a rear bumper to support it wont it just warp and sag the tailgate like the tire would with the factory tailgate? I just don't see how this could be any better? Does it hold up when wheeling? Basically is this strong enough to support a 35 tire without any ill effects to anything on my jeep in any situation?

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Old 05-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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My 35 won't even go on the stock carrier. It hits the bumper

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Old 05-01-2013, 06:03 PM   #3
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That is just about like the one I put on my jeep about a week or so ago and my 35 inch tire fit fine. Just make sure you can lock it as you don't want your tire and wheel to come up missing.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:59 PM   #4
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Have you wheeled with it? Does it still hurt your tailgate?
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:03 PM   #5
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No I haven't yet. Only had it on for a week but like it so far.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:41 PM   #6
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Alright, anyone had anything like this long term?

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