gettin back to my 93 renegade, it came with no spare tire carrier
looked at a few, im runnin 33's. this particular model, as i see it
really has no room for a swing arm carrier, if not really off roading,
any suggestions on a good bolt on tailgate carrier?? thanks
I am running the OR FAB swing away w/ 2 Jerry Cans. The thing is well constructed and ties to the rear body mount and plenty of sandwiching the tub. I was hit from behind earlier this year and they went into and under my spare. The carrier distributed the hit so well that the only issue I had was to put air back into the spare!
I would not reccomend running an over size spare off the stocke carrier. I was only runing a 32"x11.5" and hadn't taken it off road yet. I had to remove it because my hinges for my rear gate are now shot and need replacing from the extra weight. The gate has about 1" of play up and down because of it. I would look into either 5the bestop carrier or look up thedirtworkx rear tire carriers on ebay. He is currently working on a custom carrier for me and so far from the pics it looks great.
not to hijack the thread but I dont like the way the stock tire carrier doesnt really tighten up without the rubber bumpers half way pushed into my sidewall of my tire. don't really like seeing the four impressions it leaves behind. does it make any difference with them off. I would assume it would add more depth. I would think they are only there to stop any vibrations and noise. I am only putting a 235/75r15 back there. I just want it to tighten up so it can't easily be taken off.
i ran a new 32x11.5 MTR as a spare on my stock carrier for 2 years and the hinges never loosened up.
taking off the rubber bumpers will not hurt it, thats how i had to do it to fit my spare, it just bearly touched the tailgate when bolted down.
and if you were afraid of hurting it but didnt want to buy a whole new bumper with swing away the one from bestop would serve you best because it attached to the tub and the tailgate for support and gets it out of the way.
yeah, i saw that for sale, ok dumb question, i can surely understand
having the same size tire, say 33" for a spare, for appearance.
why cant you go with a smaller tire as a spare??? if not off-roading,
could you drop to a 20" or a little larger, jeep would be tilted, front
or back, depending on tire replaced, but its just a spare to get
you home, good or no good?????