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Drock1979 05-02-2012 05:27 PM

who carries a 33 on the factory spot?
 
I just got my 33/1250 spare today:dance: So finally back to the full set of 5 tires and plan to rotate the spare in the mix. I am going to have to carry the spare on my factory mount for a bit until I find the right carrier. My rims have 3.75 back spacing and am wanting to know what I will need to do to make this work the best it can> I have heard about using hockey pucks but would like some input. Thanks all. links to any needed items would also be appreciated. :popcorn::popcorn:

Drock1979 05-02-2012 05:28 PM

just in case it matters, its a 33/ 1250/ 15 Mickey Thompson MTZ on MT classic II in black with 3.75 BS.

PA Hardwoods 05-02-2012 05:29 PM

My 33's fit just fine on my stock spare carrier, but i also have a smittybuilt tube bumper that gives the 33's some extra room below them.

Drock1979 05-02-2012 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by PA Hardwoods (Post 2328141)
My 33's fit just fine on my stock spare carrier, but i also have a smittybuilt tube bumper that gives the 33's some extra room below them.

Glad to hear it, but i figure it will fit but my wheel has more (i think) backspacing than factory so I assume the bump stops have to be altered as well as the third brake light and looking for suggestions so when I mount this thing up Friday I can have what ever supplies I need to get it done and on there nice and tight.

Muddyjeep88 05-02-2012 06:36 PM

I carry my spare 35/12.5/16 on my factory mount

Neil F. 05-02-2012 07:44 PM

33x12.5 for 4 years on the stock carrier. The MOST important thing is that the stock rubber tire bumpers remain tight on the tire. You need to space them out. Hockey pucks behind the bumpers with longer bolts worked perfect for me.

BLK00TJ 05-02-2012 08:04 PM

I have the same wheels but different tires on mine with no problems. I did the hockey puck thing Neil mentioned to keep it snug. Just to be safe, I remove it when I go offroad though.

Sure your BS is 3.75? I thought they only came in 3-5/16 (3.3125) for the 15" wheel.

RoughWrangler 05-02-2012 08:14 PM

I got a bracket fom Quadratec that moves the spare out and up, as well as the third brake light. I have not had a chance to put it on yet, so i cant tell you how it works. It was 50 bucks with shipping and should fix the problem.

BLK00TJ 05-02-2012 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by RoughWrangler (Post 2328686)
I got a bracket fom Quadratec that moves the spare out and up, as well as the third brake light. I have not had a chance to put it on yet, so i cant tell you how it works. It was 50 bucks with shipping and should fix the problem.

That actually makes the problem worse. You are taking a heavier tire and moving it even farther away from the tailgate creating more leverage against your hinges and tailgate. Also, the rubber mounts will be nearly impossible to move out far enough to stabilize that mass. If you could, they would no longer line up with the tire.

Drock1979 05-02-2012 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by BLK00TJ
I have the same wheels but different tires on mine with no problems. I did the hockey puck thing Neil mentioned to keep it snug. Just to be safe, I remove it when I go offroad though.

Sure your BS is 3.75? I thought they only came in 3-5/16 (3.3125) for the 15" wheel.

No I was wrong it is 3-5/16

Drock1979 05-02-2012 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Neil F.
33x12.5 for 4 years on the stock carrier. The MOST important thing is that the stock rubber tire bumpers remain tight on the tire. You need to space them out. Hockey pucks behind the bumpers with longer bolts worked perfect for me.

So that's it, longer bolts and pucks? The extended bumpstops they sell does the same thing right? Cool, looks like I got my temp solution, thanks guys.

Drock1979 05-03-2012 04:33 PM

After looking the bumpstops over seems like pucks will be too big, any tips on trimming them down to avoid hitting door and hardtop glass? Never really tried to modify a hockey puck lol.

colorubi 05-03-2012 05:05 PM

I did this very thing to carry my 33' tire. (offset adapter and pucks) It worked very well for quite a while, but I ended up buying a nice carrier. When I replaced the factory mount I discovered that it had numerous major cracks in it and was near a major failure. Be sure to check the mount for crack development.

Drock1979 05-03-2012 06:55 PM

Is the carrier the same for all tjs? Mine seems sturdy and made of metal. I'm only adding 15-20 pounds to it from stock I think. But hoping to only run like this a few months. Seems odd that it will crack but those of you that have been there done that know better than I.

colorubi 05-03-2012 07:01 PM

Mine was cracking vertically as I recall, along the 90 bends. I got rid of it recently , but the whole thing was getting ready to depart with the attached spare-I was surprized and glad I caught it, before a catastrophy. It took a lot of miles to crack this badly, but I'd sure recommend that it be checked regularly.

Drock1979 05-03-2012 07:13 PM

Good to know for sure, I hope to have a new carrier within 6 months but want the soft top and suspension done first if it will hold up. Damn mods just never end :)

Drock1979 05-04-2012 05:01 PM

well, I ended up getting another set of factory bump stops from a junkyard for $1.90 and cut off the curved part and used them to space the bump stops out about an inch and have contact on the tire. Seems good for now but can tell it is aloth more strain on the tailgate so need a carrier soon. I assume it will be ok for a few trails and highway driving hopefully till I can buy the carrier. (6 months tops)

Neil F. 05-04-2012 06:11 PM

Like I said above, I've had a 33 on mine for 4 years

eddieb1965 05-04-2012 06:32 PM

I have a 33" and a 3.75 BS wheel on mine.It doesnt contact the rubber bumpers but does get some support off the bumper as it just does make contact with it.I will keep an eye on it as I to have had one start cracking in the past on a differnt Jeep.


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