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Old 07-30-2010, 08:24 PM   #1
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stock spare carrier

How many of you put a 33" tire on an aluminium rim on the stock carrier? Can it be done without breaking anything? It's on an aluminium rim so it's a bit lighter. Anyone have pictures of this?

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Old 07-30-2010, 08:38 PM   #2
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Some claim it is doable without damage - some claim otherwise. I had a 32 on a steel rim on the stock carrier for two years without any problems, but it was all on road driving. Now that I have 33s and off road it I wouldn't think of putting it on the stock carrier.

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Old 07-30-2010, 08:47 PM   #3

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I have a YJ and carry a 33" spare on a alloy rim. it does ok (on road mostly) but i am having problems with the rear hatch sagging. I wouldnt reccomend it unless it were your only option.

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Never had a problem with 32's or 33's on any of my jeeps. had a 99 that made many trips to the trails and it held up fine with a 33" spare for several years before trading it in.
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I have a 32" spare on an Alloy wheel and haven't had any problems. It's been on for about 2 years and my Jeeps sees some moderate trails. I don't think I would put anything larger than that on the stock carrier. When funds allow I do plan on upgrading the rear bumper and carrier.
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:06 PM   #6
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There's lots of threads on this forum concerning this exact subject. If you use the search function you can view a wide range of opinions on your question.
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:47 PM   #7
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33x9.5 spare, zero issues.

1998 TJ Moss Green Sahara w/ numerous scratches & dents whose playground is on a tropical island that's 33 miles long and 4-12 miles wide, in year-round 82 degree weather

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