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Old 08-13-2010, 01:17 PM   #1
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What can the stock tailgate handle?

On my 2007 Unlimited, the 32" spare mounted on the tailgate seems to be too heavy. I got some sounds that seem to be getting worse. I am only asking because I am about to buy a new Wrangler and I want to know if I should consider a tire carrier bumper. Or, does anyone have any ideas on a substitute of the spare? I rather not carry a spare, but it may look bare......

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Old 08-13-2010, 02:49 PM   #2
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a 32" tire will be ok. some folks even do 33's. so 35's and higher need a new bumper and carrier.

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I have my 35's on stock tailgate. Been on for about year and an half. No problems YET.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:59 AM   #4
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I've got a BIG 33" tire on my spare and ALL YOU GOTTA do to keep the noise down and protect the hinge welds is-

Make sure you have rubber bumpstops, between the tire and the tailgate and they have to excert some pressure on the tire sidewall !!

Daystar sells them and you can cut-for-size !

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Old 08-31-2010, 09:28 AM   #5
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When I put 33's on my Jeep, the spare took no time at all to warp my gate a little.

Definitely consider an upgrade to a tire carrier of some sort.
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Kate, did you use extended bumpstops ???


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When I put 33's on my Jeep, the spare took no time at all to warp my gate a little.

Definitely consider an upgrade to a tire carrier of some sort.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:35 AM   #7
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35 on the back of mine....no problems.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:12 AM   #8
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Depends on use. If you wheel it, a 33 might crack it. If you're mall crawling, a 35 may stay on there a while. Eventually, anything heavier than the Rubi wheel/tire may well cause problems, so plan on upgrading- Mark W.
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Kate, did you use extended bumpstops ???

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When we went to the bigger tires, OBM modified my factory tire carrier. We used what was on there.

Now, for the DickHard carrier that's on there now, it fit up perfectly with the factory bumpers on the tailgate.

If you're talking about bump stops on my suspension, yes, they are extended.
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33" here, been that way for over seven years. It has warped the hinges some, I have to lift the tailgate slightly to get it to close whereas I used to could just close it just by slamming it. I'm looking into getting another tire carrier but I don't want to change my bumper out so....kinda stuck.
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Thanx Kate and no, I wasn't talking about your suspension !!


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When we went to the bigger tires, OBM modified my factory tire carrier. We used what was on there.

Now, for the DickHard carrier that's on there now, it fit up perfectly with the factory bumpers on the tailgate.

If you're talking about bump stops on my suspension, yes, they are extended.
They make extended bumpstops for the spare tire carrier and the are adjustable in length



They are beneficial if you use aftermkt wheels with less Backspace than the stockers !!

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