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?