|06-08-2013 07:03 PM|
Oh well, I ended up going with the TF carrier. The tire does rub the bumper without the spacer but it's not pressing against it hard enough to make it hard to shut the gate.
|05-29-2013 11:42 PM|
To carry the weight I bought a kart wheel at harbor freight and bolted it to the step hitch. It rattled pretty bad before now it doesn't make a peep.
It is nice to sit the tire on there when you are trying to line up the lugs.
On my 13 I use the TF hinge.
|05-29-2013 12:03 PM|
here is what i used for 33's
tried the daystars and they are soft foam....worthless tore just trying to put them on.
Called daystar and they took my address to send me new ones...well that was over a year ago and nothing ever showed up.
|05-29-2013 11:47 AM|
35" Tires that I know for a fact that don't require the adapter/extension and fit the stock carrier with stock bumper are;
315/70R17 Nitto Mudgrapplers
315/75R16 BFG KO
Tires that don't :
35x12.50x17 PitBull Rockers
35x12.50x20 Toyo M/T
|05-29-2013 09:45 AM|
The Poll results so far show about 1 out of 4 gates are failing with 35's. 65% reported so far have not had an issue. Some of the posters have said 35's have been on the stock gate for 4 years with no problems.
I would guess that there is probably significant variability in the quality or strength of the factory spot welds on the JK gates. That variability may have more to do with people's success with carrying an oversize spare than the weight of the spare itself.
Just speculating but it seems reasonable why some work for years and some fail within a year.
|05-29-2013 08:39 AM|
I watched a youtube video of one of those and the tire really bounced on the supporting arm. Seems as though all the flexing would work on the welds or cause the rear-facing bump stop to wear off paint on the gate. What has your experience been with bouncing over rough roads/terrain?
|05-29-2013 07:05 AM|
Check out the Best Top High Rock rear bumper/tire Carrier you will be very happy. I run it with a 35 falken on a polish american racing aluminum rim.
|05-28-2013 11:38 PM|
I ran a 315/70/17 Duratrac on a Moto Metal 951 for 14 months without issues, but nearly all of my driving is on-road.
I replaced the rear bumper with a Paramount bumper with tire carrier this past weekend. Not because of any worries about the tailgate, but because mod fever is setting in again with the warm weather.
|05-28-2013 04:50 PM|
|RB-10rubicon||My sister has an 08 with 35's been on there since a week after she bought it ..no problems .i have a 2010 with 33's and had problems about a month after i went bigger ..i was hearing a metal cluncking noise ..like the tailgate wasnt closed driveing around ..i went and bought the TF hinge carrier .and it fixed my problem ..i know it pricey but its well designed and it looks stock and it spreads the load across the whole tailgate .and you can run up to 37's on it.now my sister want to get the hinge carrier also because shes afraid its going to eventually happen to hers ..good luck|
|05-28-2013 04:14 PM|
I simply have the spare sitting on an inverted hitch as shown in the post #12 above http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/tai...ml#post3798189
The spare "slides" over the inverted hitch rather snugly with a thin layer of wheel bearing grease on the bottom of the tire. The hitch is oriented toward the outside half of the spare so it's pressing it back toward the gate in it's current position.
Trying to get to items in the back of the Jeep without getting grease on you takes some concentration since that hitch sticks out and up.
The only advantage to my current setup is that once you hoist the 100lb spare up onto that hitch it's much easier to get it on the carrier because it's held up for you. Trying to lift and hold while I fit a 100lb spare on a 3-lug carrier with bump stops trying to push it off would probably result in a hernia for my aging body.
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|05-28-2013 01:32 PM|
|Riccochet||I popped welds after 2 months carrying 35 MTR on 15" Level8 Tracker wheels using a Smittybuilt HD Tire Carrier. Once the welds popped the gate started to sag and and was problematic closing. I've since installed a new bumper with swing out tire carrier.|
|05-28-2013 12:24 PM|
|Lynskey||The TF HD combo is great if you don't plan to get a bumper/carrier combo. At most I may get a new bumper in the future, but I don't want to have to open a carrier and then the tailgate in 2 different motions. I like the simplicity of the HD for that. Right now running 33" and at most 35" in the future.|
|05-28-2013 11:18 AM|
|Disconnected||Run 35in Dick Cepeks and just had to get myself a swing away carrier. After about a year of having the heavy bugger on the stock carrier it busted some welds while out on the trail. Nothing major but if I had kept it on it would of been another story.|
|05-28-2013 09:12 AM|
Do you feel that will solve all your problems. The TF hinge is pricey and I feel just buying a whole new rear bumper/tire carrier would be the same amount if not a little more.
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|05-28-2013 07:31 AM|
|Lynskey||I have the TF Hinge and tire carrier combo on mine. It will solve all of your issues if you don't want a new bumper/carrier combo. This thing is solid.|
|05-28-2013 04:46 AM|
|MrSig||Tailgate broke carrying a 35" spare after 1 year|
|05-27-2013 11:11 PM|
All of those are very helpful on DIY tailgate support, adding bumpstops and hitch mounted auxiliary supports for the tires. They are really great ideas. Most by joe002 and 07xman2door. Lots of pics
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|05-27-2013 10:11 PM|
I've got a Duratracs 315/70/17 on a Fuel Octane 17x9 with 4.5 back spacing. Can I run this on the stock carrier at least for awhile until funds are replenished for a full bumper/ carrier? Will I need some type if spacer? Shat else might I need.
Sorry, im sure this is posted somewhere but search function is not getting me anywhere.
|05-27-2013 09:58 PM|
|Sinister6||One of the biggest things is keep everything TIGHT...a little bit of play makes a big difference and multiplies the forces pulling on the tailgate. I run a 35" on tailgate, I include tighting my spare with my regular maintinance schedule. My buddy has run a 37" with Beadlock on his 86 CJ for 10 years with no problem. I've been looking at the OR Fab too.|
|05-27-2013 09:44 PM|
I think the Teraflex carrier is much cleaner looking than the others. I wonder if they'd(Teraflex) stand behind their product & warrant any failures to a tailgate when running 35's on their carrier. It would be worth asking! I think I will purchase the Teraflex when funds will allow.
... you'll regret putting off buying a good carrier if your tailgate does fail!
|05-27-2013 09:43 PM|
Not really in all situaltions. If your going to 33X 12.5 you will more then likely be using a new wheel with correct backspacing. If you had them on stock wheels you would need spacer for either the 33X12.5 or 35's and weight still is the main factor. My 35's fit just fine on the stock carrier with no spacers on the same wheels I had 33's on but they have the backspace needed for 12.5" wide tires for 15's.
|05-27-2013 09:31 PM|
|MudRunner||^ Just to comment on the above. I run the or fab tire carrier and it does go out far enough for the tailgate stopper to catch. Hope this helps your decision. I love mine|
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