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Old 10-05-2012, 09:08 AM   #1
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Spare Tire question on TJ

can the TJ handle carrying a bigger tire and rim in place of the factory spare without breaking something or bending the mount???? will it fit????

rather not have to buy a new bumper and tire carrier

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Old 10-05-2012, 09:27 AM   #2
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no damage as long as you extend the rubber bumpstops ( can use hockey pucks with a hole drilled) to keep the tire from swaying when you slam the door shut, thats when it starts bending the hindges, you may need to buy a relocator bracket that moves the tire up away from the bumper.

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Old 10-05-2012, 09:40 AM   #3
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How big are you talking about, and what type of wheel (steel or alloy)? Some threads suggest the door begins to sag because the hinges have a lot more weight to handle.
I'm about to test it out and will cross that bridge later lol
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:56 PM   #4
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I ve had a 33x12.5 on mine for.5.years
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:26 PM   #5
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I have a 31 10.50 on a steel rim and i can feel the door drag a little when i open it and after a few months it took the paint off the bottom of the gate and the opening for the gate in the rear. Mt son also opened it one day and i was on a little of a hill and him being a kid he opened and just let it swing and it bent the one hinge pretty good. So i replaced the hindge and took it off.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:06 PM   #6
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From my 04 owners manual:

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NOTE: If you have added aftermarket accessories to the
spare tire mounted carrier, it cannot exceed a gross
weight of 50 lbs (23 kg) including the weight of the spare
tire.
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33x9.5 on mine without issue for well over 6 years.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:21 AM   #8
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33X12.5X15 so far no issues. I do have a hitch extension for towing that I left in so the tire kinda rests on it, along with hockey pucks to extend the rubber snubbers.
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I've only got a 31 on mine but speaking about extending the bumpstops this is what i did.
I used a 1 1/2'' pvc pipe

Cut to desired length and painted black

Longer bolts

Cut a slot so i could tighten them

And installed them

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hmm.. thanks all... good info... putting a 31x10.5 15inch alloy rim... hopefully no issues.. thanks
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I've only got a 31 on mine but speaking about extending the bumpstops this is what i did.
I used a 1 1/2'' pvc pipe

Cut to desired length and painted black

Longer bolts

Cut a slot so i could tighten them

And installed them

nice job...turned out great
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:45 AM   #13
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I have a 33x10.5 on the stock canyon wheel and I have no issues. Only complaint is my aftermarket bumper sets a litter higher then the stock one so the tire rubs on the bumper. Im looking at getting a Hyline spare tire replacement bracket
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:23 PM   #14
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I have a 33x10.5 on the stock canyon wheel and I have no issues. Only complaint is my aftermarket bumper sets a litter higher then the stock one so the tire rubs on the bumper. Im looking at getting a Hyline spare tire replacement bracket


cool, i should be able to put one on then without any issues .. i hope..
its only going to be a 31x10.5 on a 15x8 wheel


thanks all for your info and help..
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Nothing to worry about with a 31. The Rubicon comes with a 31 on the same carrier.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:21 PM   #16
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I have 32X11.50's, on alloy wheels with 4" back space. Stuck too far out; too much leverage on the stock carrier IMO. I just installed the Bestop carrier, and with a little tweeking and supplementing the supplied backing plates, I'm happy with it.

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:37 PM   #17
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33X12.5X15 for I don't know how many years with no issues. It does rub on the bumper, but I think of it as taking a bit of the load off the hinges.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:18 PM   #18
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cool thanks all.. just got the rim and tire today.. put it on a scale and its just under 60 lbs.. sorta worried now after what "jasonduke5" and "southtj" stated..
unfortunately i cannot find my owners manual... it up and vanished..
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I have a 33x10.5 on the stock canyon wheel and I have no issues. Only complaint is my aftermarket bumper sets a litter higher then the stock one so the tire rubs on the bumper. Im looking at getting a Hyline spare tire replacement bracket
If you wait a bit, your grandpa will probably make you a heck of a deal on his..
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If you wait a bit, your grandpa will probably make you a heck of a deal on his..
Yeah? Awesome! It would really be nice.
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I run a 33 swamper and we know how heavy those are with no rubber bump stops and a 5 gallon Jerry can mounted to spare with absolutely no issues. No swaying and sagging. You can run a 33 just fine don't waist your money on all the home brew bump crap. It's not worth it
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cool thanks all.. just got the rim and tire today.. put it on a scale and its just under 60 lbs.. sorta worried now after what "jasonduke5" and "southtj" stated..
unfortunately i cannot find my owners manual... it up and vanished..
Look we told you we are carring 33's without issue. You have a 31 correct? It weighs less that ours and again, the Rubicon comes stock with 31's
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You know the manual is going to err on the side of caution and underrate it. You should be fine. Many people run heavier tires with no problem. I've had my 31 on the back for 9 years with no problems at all.
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Look we told you we are carring 33's without issue. You have a 31 correct? It weighs less that ours and again, the Rubicon comes stock with 31's

Neil, i test fit it the other day.. looks ok and your info helped..
do i absolutley positivley need to extend the bump stops or can i get away with out them?

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