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Old 04-13-2010, 07:04 PM   #1
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Largest tire on OEM tire carrier?

I have 31" tires in my "06 TJ and the original 225 on the tire carrier. This doesn't do me any good if I get a flat tire. What is the largest tire I can put on the tire carrier w/o doing any damage and also not block the 3rd brake light?

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Old 04-13-2010, 07:07 PM   #2

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I wouldnt risk larger than 31"s. I ran 32"s and didnt have an issue with the brake light but over time my hinges became shot from the extra weight and now rattles like hell.

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Old 04-13-2010, 07:08 PM   #3
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Having cracked the OE spare tire carrier when I was running a 33x12.50 spare, 32x11.50 is the biggest you can run without much worry. I haven't heard of too many issues with 32" tires on it anyway. It won't block the 3rd brake light as it is only 1" taller from the mount than a 30" tire is.
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
I haven't heard of too many issues with 32" tires on it anyway.
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32" on alloy rims you will be fine. 32" on steel will be pushing the max.
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Mine never had any issues when I had 32x11.5s. Moved up to 33x12.5s and could watch it rattle around on the tailgate.....decided I would just suck it up and buy a carrier, rather than wait for it to break at some inopportune moment.

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