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TeraFlex 08-15-2012 03:17 PM

TeraFlex JK HD Hinged Carrier & Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit
 
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TeraFlex JK HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit (You can pre-order this part but it will not ship until the beginning of September.)
Part# 4838130
MSRP $199.99
Includes:
Tailgate-mounted base plate
Adjustable tire mount
Wheel studs
Brake light mount
Spacers
Protective gaskets
Assembly hardware
Product Installation Instructions

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TeraFlex JK HD Hinged Carrier & Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit
Part# 4838150
MSRP $699.99
Includes:
Cast Aluminum HD Hinged Reinforcement Plate
Tailgate-mounted base plate
Adjustable tire mount
Wheel studs
Brake light mount
Spacers
Protective gaskets
Installation & Assembly hardware
Product Installation Instructions

:thumb: ONLY WEIGHS 40LBS COMBINED! :punk:
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TeraFlex JK HD Hinged Carrier
Part# 4838100
MSRP $499.99
Includes:
Cast Aluminum HD Hinged Carrier
Spacers
Installation hardware
Product Installation Instructions





TeraFlex Inc., manufacturer of TeraFlex suspensions, body protection equipment, low range gearing and HD axles, introduces the newest heavy duty component for the JK Wrangler.

The TeraFlex Heavy Duty Adjustable Tire Carrier & Tailgate Reinforcement Kit is designed to carry up to a 37" tire over the most extreme trails and obstacles, and provide easy and immediate access to the rear cargo area with a single action.

The TeraFlex Heavy Duty Adjustable Tire Carrier & Tailgate Reinforcement Kit spreads the load and weight of the tire to more than just one hinge point. Incorporating and using the factory tailgate hinge mounting points spread and separate the load as far apart as possible, resulting in maximum strength and durability.

Dedicated tooling provides a cast A356.2 T6 Aluminum main component. This keeps the carrier as light, and strong as possible. The fit and finish is designed to follow the flow and contour of the Jeep tub, while seamlessly providing additional mounting points for off road accessories such as recovery jack and fluid containers. The factory Jeep tub provides substantial internal gussets and bracing that easily supports the new tire carrier and oversized tire. The HD hinge brackets are forged steel and the HD 5/8 hinge pins are constructed from cold formed high-carbon hardened steel. The combination of mounting location and HD mounting brackets provides one of the strongest, rattle-free tire carriers on the market today. The TeraFlex HD tire carrier removes all stress from the gate by utilizing the HD reinforcement carrier as the load-carrying component, in effect it carries the weight of the tailgate assembly and the spare tire.

Product Features & Benefits:
Lightweight aluminum
Maintains single one-handed entry to the Jeep cargo area
Allows adjustment for up to 37" tire
Threaded mounting holes for mounting accessories (fuel cans, recovery jack, etc.)
Eliminates tailgate stress and rattles
Simplicity and Ease of installation - installation can be performed using common hand tools.
No drilling required.
Factory form fitting geometry and finish. CAD-designed tooling follows the precise compound curvature of the Jeep body, resulting in a carrier with an OEM appearance.
No aftermarket bumper purchase required works with OE and aftermarket bumpers.

TeraFlex products are available direct, or through authorized TeraFlex Dealers. For a complete list of Dealers in your area, or to purchase direct, contact TeraFlex at 801-288-2585 or visit them on the web, TeraFlex - Upgrade your Jeep | TeraFlex Suspensions.

The TeraFlex Heavy Duty Adjustable Tire Carrier & Tailgate Reinforcement Kit can be purchased complete or individually to fit your specific needs.

tlminh 08-15-2012 04:26 PM

Thanks for the update, looks like you guys are beginning to mass produce this tire carrier

I remember reading a few months ago that using just the tire carrier (without the hinge) for 35's was ok. For whom would you recommend the full $700 set?

Also, any more free shipping promos?:whistling:

rtguy 08-17-2012 03:41 AM

do u have the main hinged piece in stock?

TeraFlex 08-20-2012 10:35 AM

Teraflex Tech: JK HD Hinged Carrier (4838100) - YouTube


Quote:

Originally Posted by rtguy (Post 2693329)
do u have the main hinged piece in stock?

Yes we do!

NFRs2000NYC 08-20-2012 11:41 AM

So do you need the tire mounting kit or not? Your website says it is "recommended" but provides no other specifications. Also, are you making kits with various mounts for gas cans, etc? The video said it comes predrilled for gas mounts, etc, but I don't see these mounts on your website. I would be very interested in this, since it would allow me to run a bumper without a tire carrier, so I need to know that I can mount things. Thanks for the help!

suicideking 08-20-2012 03:39 PM

I would also like to know what is sufficient for a 35" wheel.

:popcorn:

rtguy 08-20-2012 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suicideking (Post 2704438)
I would also like to know what is sufficient for a 35" wheel.

:popcorn:

the video says the hinged carrier is good up to a 33" tire....it says you will need additional components to go 35" or larger. the additional components is the adjustable hd tire carrier for $199. both are sold together for $699. hope this helps.

suicideking 08-21-2012 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rtguy (Post 2705329)
the video says the hinged carrier is good up to a 33" tire....it says you will need additional components to go 35" or larger. the additional components is the adjustable hd tire carrier for $199. both are sold together for $699. hope this helps.

Awesome! Thanks for the info! :thumb:

LVCapo 08-21-2012 01:56 AM

Is it just me or does $699 seem a little steep?

rtguy 08-21-2012 04:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Capper5016 (Post 2706503)
Is it just me or does $699 seem a little steep?

this has been beat to death in the other TF thread......

RRTRI 08-21-2012 06:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rtguy

the video says the hinged carrier is good up to a 33" tire....it says you will need additional components to go 35" or larger. the additional components is the adjustable hd tire carrier for $199. both are sold together for $699. hope this helps.

My understanding was/is that the additional components are only needed for a 35" if it needs to be moved up to prevent it from rubbing the bumper. I'm currently running the stock bumper and my 35" was not rubbing with the stock carrier.

I swapped out the stock hinges for the TF Hinged Carrier only (not the additional components) and because nothing changed vertically the tire still doesn't rub just like it didn't with the 100% stock set up.

I'm hopefully going to be swapping out the bumper soon though so I don't know if that will change the vertical separation and force me to get the additional components.

LVCapo 08-21-2012 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rtguy (Post 2706678)
this has been beat to death in the other TF thread......

Silly me for not knowing about another thread and posting my thoughts on the original post.......:9lame:

I think some of these companies are getting a little greedy/carried away with their prices.

NFRs2000NYC 08-21-2012 01:24 PM

I would love this if they came out with accessory mounts like a cargo basket, gerry can holders, etc. Then it would truly be an excellent replacement for a tire carrier. I will hold off until these things are answered I guess. My 33" tire is doing fine on the stock carrier.

rtguy 08-21-2012 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Capper5016 (Post 2707942)
Silly me for not knowing about another thread and posting my thoughts on the original post.......:9lame:

I think some of these companies are getting a little greedy/carried away with their prices.


silly you!!:bottom:

Riccochet 08-21-2012 02:44 PM

I'm sorry, but $700 for that? What's another $300 for a custom bumper with swing out tire carrier already on it? You'll most likely be replacing the rear bumper anyways.

Good idea, way over priced.

Riccochet 08-21-2012 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rtguy (Post 2708420)
silly you!!:bottom:

Silly you for not linking to the other thread! :firedevil:

gyoe 08-21-2012 05:15 PM

I think this is in my future. I'm tired of opening the carrier then the tailgate then closing the tailgate then closing the carrier.. This is a PITA when ur on the trails, especially when theres a break down or someone stuck..

smaxberry 08-27-2012 08:20 PM

Will your CB antenna mount work with the this carrier regardless of tire carrier? Being that there is no price break, I would buy just the hinge and get the tire mount and re-locator when I biggie size my tires.

rtguy 09-02-2012 01:48 PM

great setup...i love it. went from aev carrier to this so i could run a different bumper. very pleased with the quality and strength. i have both the hinged assembly and the adjustable carrier. increased my visibility through the back window due to the lower postion of the tire. it keeps the tire really close to the gate as well. no movement or rattles. if you are on the fence about this...get one!!!

TCJK11 09-07-2012 09:50 AM

any more pics of this installed with the light bracket as well? This is really the first pics I've seen at all not from Teraflex. I'm thinking about running just the adjustable mount without the hinge. I've got a 35'' nitto trail grappler on the stock moab and there just isn't enough room on the stock mount. Everything I've seen teraflex put out says that the mount alone should be enough with this set up. Just don't run a 37" without the hinge as well.

suicideking 09-17-2012 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TCJK11 (Post 2768378)
any more pics of this installed with the light bracket as well? This is really the first pics I've seen at all not from Teraflex. I'm thinking about running just the adjustable mount without the hinge. I've got a 35'' nitto trail grappler on the stock moab and there just isn't enough room on the stock mount. Everything I've seen teraflex put out says that the mount alone should be enough with this set up. Just don't run a 37" without the hinge as well.

Curious about this as well. I have a 35" tire with 15" wheel. Would I be fine with the $199 part only (TeraFlex JK HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit) Or would I need additional parts?

SlackerMD 09-17-2012 02:30 PM

According to teraflex you'll be fine with just their Adjustable Tire Carrier, but any stress on the hinges and door sheet metal would remain. But that being said, the teraflex adjustable tire carrier is WAY stronger than the stock carrier, which, when you take it off, will feel like it belongs in the recycle bin.

suicideking 09-17-2012 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlackerMD (Post 2801249)
According to teraflex you'll be fine with just their Adjustable Tire Carrier, but any stress on the hinges and door sheet metal would remain. But that being said, the teraflex adjustable tire carrier is WAY stronger than the stock carrier, which, when you take it off, will feel like it belongs in the recycle bin.

So essentially, if I don't want anything to break or fall off, I need the whole $700 setup?

SlackerMD 09-17-2012 02:54 PM

well...per Teraflex the whole system decentralizes the stress points on the door/hinges by distributing the stress across the door and onto the more robust rear quarter panel. I buy it...i bought it. ;) But without a doubt replacing just the tire carrier would be a big improvement since i have seen a couple stock tire carriers develop cracks, which would scare me. I have not seen any door or hinge failures myself, but i am sure others on this forum have.

kbwwolf 09-17-2012 03:51 PM

Don't know if anyone's seen this or not. Snatched it off the Jeeposphere...if it's been posted here, ignore. :thumb:


This bracket is pretty close to what the production version will be. The extra holes are for mounting a Hi-Lift/RotoPax to. There is also a CB mount that is built into the top of the bracket. TeraFlex is also considering other items that customers will want to mount to the bracket.

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SlackerMD 09-17-2012 04:14 PM

let's play the price-guessing game for that attachment...i am going to say $79.99 retail for that base attachment.

rtguy 09-18-2012 10:50 AM

fyi...both pieces sell for $663(package deal) delivered from northridge4x4...it is a nice setup.

SlackerMD 09-18-2012 10:53 AM

yup, bought it from northridge a few weeks ago

paleh0rse 09-26-2012 11:52 PM

Three issues for me...
1. I wonder if my spare-mounted Yakima bike rack will still work with this and a 315/75/R16 Duratrac on a 16x8.5 Level 8 Tracker (4.5" BS)
2. If the bike rack works, I'd need to come up with a different 3rd brake light solution than the one included with their adjustable carrier. Does the stock brake light mount still work well (snug) with the new adjustable carrier if you simply use the $15 extension they sell here:
http://www.teraflex.biz/jk-stock-bra...acket-kit.html
3. If you use just the adjustable carrier with a 35" tire, can you still end up ruining your tailgate when you hit the trails, or do they stand behind their earlier claim that the new HD hinges aren't necessary for a 35" tire?

Anyone have any answers or suggestions? TF, you there?

Jeffwh 09-27-2012 12:00 AM

I think $700 is way to much money for just a carrier.


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