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Old 11-24-2008, 04:06 PM   #1
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Spare tire carrier

Im eventually going to get 33's to go on my wrangler. I want the spare tire to match all the others but ive heard that the stock spare tire carrier can only hold up to a certain size. Can it hold 33's or is that too large.

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Old 11-24-2008, 04:37 PM   #2
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The stock carrier is too weak for a 33" tire, I have seen ALOT of people do it though as it will fit, however like i said it is too weak, i would hate to be the guy who mounted a 33" tire on the stock carrier and soon after watch it bounce down the freeway from my rearview mirror, but that's just my opinion.

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Old 11-24-2008, 05:18 PM   #3
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How much would it cost for me to buy a larger tire carrier?
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:27 PM   #4
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depending on what configuration you want, are you eventually going to replace the rear bumper? Hi-lift jack mount? jerry cans? If you just want a oversize rear tire carrier, your looking at anywhere between $200-400 depending on the quality
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:50 PM   #5
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most tire carriers come as a bumper/carrier combo and they run from about 400 together and up.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:50 PM   #6
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I've seen a lot of people rock a 33 on the back, you can run a 33 in the stock location, depending on the width of the tire and offset of the wheel you may have to get a bracket. It is a much better idea to get a new rear bumper/tire carrier, there not real cheap but most of them have options like tow hooks which never hurt.

I'm actually looking for a real nice one myself, if anyone personally owns one and likes it or dislikes it let us know which one and why.

Here's a link to a tire carrier shootout, it's worth taking a look at: http://www.jpmagazine.com/techarticl...ut/index1.html
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:22 PM   #7
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Ive had my 33 spare on stock carrier for a year now, and my tailgate is starting to see the effects. Just gonna milk it till spring time.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:36 PM   #8
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Orange, one of those days you're gonna realize your tailgate looks like Slippys from the Lmao pics thread
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:42 PM   #9
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lol, f-it right, as long as it makes it till March
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:03 PM   #10
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My spare 33" just rests on my bumper which helps to take the load. I have not had any problems with my tail gate yet.

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Old 11-24-2008, 08:20 PM   #11
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Would this spare tire mount solve my problem. I want to make sure before i buy it Hi-Lift Extended Heavy-duty Tire Mount : JC Whitney: Jeep Parts & Accessories
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:25 PM   #12
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No. Thats only if your using stock rims with wider tire. I have one laying in my basement and when I get around to it, its going in the garbage. It still adds the weight on the tailgate.
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:28 PM   #13
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heres my 33 on stock carrier. My tailgate is starting to bend on the top and the upper hinge is going to hell. It also drops when I open it. Save for a carrier.

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Old 11-24-2008, 10:56 PM   #14
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as much as i like the tire out back, i'm afraid of it getting cough somewhere since its like an anchor in trailville.

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