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Old 03-14-2010, 06:08 PM   #1
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Spare Tire Rack for 33" Tire

I just increased my tire size to 33" Dick Cepek Raidal Fun Country II Tires (33x12.50 R15) and the spare would not fit on the spare tire rack in the back of my wrangler TJ 2003. I threw a Teraflex Spare Tire Relocator on the back just to get it on but was wondering what is available as a more permanent option. The tire is now covering the center brake light in the back. I want something that I can also hook up to a ski rack as well. - Jordan

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Old 03-14-2010, 06:14 PM   #2
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If your tire is no longer butted up against the rubber snubbers on your tailgate I suggest you get it off there before you bend your gate. You could raise the light or remove it and extend the snubbers and get away with it for a while. Otherwise search for a rear tire carrier bumper combo, or one like the Bestop carrier which does not require a new bumper. Oversize Tire Carrier - Tops and Accessories for Jeep & GM, Ford, Dodge Trucks by Bestop

Or take the tire off, ditch the back seat, and throw it in the tub.

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Old 03-14-2010, 06:39 PM   #3
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listen to Gus.

That non-bumper tire rack is a good option, but some people don't care for it. You definitely need to get it off of the door though. The hinges will eventually crack or buckle.
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I don't know if it's the best option in the world but I undid the tire mount and used washers to pull the mount a bit off the door and did the same to the light also to raise it alittle. When I put my 33s back on that was just enough to pull the tire off the bumper
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:12 PM   #5
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Do you know if the oversized tire carriers (ie. from bestop) are compatible with the spare tire bike and ski racks?
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listen to Gus.

That non-bumper tire rack is a good option, but some people don't care for it. You definitely need to get it off of the door though. The hinges will eventually crack or buckle.
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The stock tire mount was not designed for that weight.
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Do you know if the oversized tire carriers (ie. from bestop) are compatible with the spare tire bike and ski racks?
I wouldn't recommend them. I had one and it bent up my tailgate and ruined the hinges that I ended up having to replace. I only had two adult bikes and one youth bike on there and it was trashed by the end of the summer from our weekend trips. You should look into getting a hitch and then the options are endless for bike/ski racks.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:33 AM   #8
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I HAVE MINE SUPPORTED WITHA BOLT ON EXTENSION I MADE . IT BOLTS TO BUMPER AND IS JUST THE RIGHT HIGHT TO LET TAILGATE OPEN&CLOSE . IT IS 3/8 THICK AND 6in WIDE ABOUT 8in LONG WITH COUNTER SANK BOLTS I HEATED IT AND TURNED DOWN LEADIN EDGE TO MAKE TIRE RAMP UP ON IT WORKS GREAT SO FAR .TAKES ALL THE DOWN PRESSURE OFF TAIL GATE WHEN CLOSED THERE WILL STLL BE ALOT OF STRESS WHEN OPEN THOUGH . I JUST DONT USE MY GATE TO OFTEN ITHINK IT WILL HOLD UP JUST FINE !!
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:47 AM   #9
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I scrapped my tire carrier and now the tire rests where the back seat use to be.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:40 AM   #10
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Take of the tire and throw it in the back. Strap it down! And remove the ugly tire rack and get a new one to support the weight
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I got a 3/16" thick steel plate, and mounted the factory spare tire carrier to the plate, and then mounted the plate to the tailgate so that the spare tire carrier was now 2.25" higher. I also put additional bolts through the factory spare tire carrier to the steel plate, and additional bolts through the steel plate (and tailgate) for additional strength. I had to shim the rubber bumpers a little bit so they would contact the tire. It's worked out well so far.
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I have the Bestop tire carrier. It works good enough, but I think I'm going to swap it for a bumper/swing out combo sometime. Mainly because I want to do the fold-down tailgate mod, but also because it's not really easily compatible with corner armor.

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