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dreamzx93 11-09-2013 04:22 PM

33 12.5 15 Tire Carrier Tailgate Bent
 
I have a 33 12.5 15 spare on the way and heard the extra weight can put a beating on the tail gate. I've heard of 33's bending tail gates. Is this true? Is there something I can do to use the stock carrier to keep this bending/stress from happening? Is there a simple carrier I can buy that does not cost a lot that will keep it from getting beat up?

Thanks

Water Dog 11-09-2013 04:37 PM

I've had my 33 on one of these carriers HyLine OffRoad 300200100 - HyLine OffRoad Oversized Spare Tire Adaptor Bracket for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec for the past couple of years without issues. I think 33's are the biggest that is recommended for the tailgate though.

dreamzx93 11-09-2013 04:59 PM

What about the rugged ridge one

Digger84 11-09-2013 05:18 PM

If I did not already have a swing mounted to my steel corner armor I would consider exogate as you get support without extra hassle when opening the rear gate

Barmanvarn 11-09-2013 05:20 PM

It's not the size but really it's the weight that matters. I ran 33x12.5x15 with no probs for a year.

Upgraded my carrier when I went to 35s last month.

Eckoh 11-09-2013 05:36 PM

I have an exogate and highly recommend the product. I have yet to find anyone who owns one that is unhappy with it.

dreamzx93 11-09-2013 10:04 PM

if you use the stock one do you have to put some spacers back there to keep it from moving around.

DavidW954 11-10-2013 03:19 AM

I don't think a 33 spare will even fit on a stock carrier because it hits the stock bumper. Mine didn't fit, at least with a 15x8 wheel with 3.75" backspace.

I've got the Rugged Ridge HD carrier, but the most important thing is making sure that you extend the rubber bumpers on the tailgate that push against the tyre when it's mounted. They are fundamental in keeping the tyre stable and take a lot of the load off the tailgate. It's not really a weight issue. My 33" tyre on an alloy wheel is only about 11lbs heavier than a stock steel wheel and tyre.

dreamzx93 11-10-2013 07:23 AM

Is there a place to get a kit to extend bumpers? I just got the rugged ridge carrier.

BLK00TJ 11-10-2013 08:11 AM

My 33 has been on there for a few years with no problems. I do have aftermarket hinges though. I used hockey pucks to space the rubber bumpers out further.

mseat 11-10-2013 09:11 AM

Water dog that is an extremely good looking jeep.

Water Dog 11-10-2013 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by mseat (Post 6012306)
Water dog that is an extremely good looking jeep.

Thank you.

CJChet 11-10-2013 10:55 AM

I use this method on my CJ7, you might look into it! Cheap and easy.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...t/PICT0472.jpg

dreamzx93 11-10-2013 08:56 PM

Unfortunately I don't have a hitch that looks like a good idea. Anyone know where I can find a kit to extend the bumper stops

jp2611 11-10-2013 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by dreamzx93 (Post 6027098)
Unfortunately I don't have a hitch that looks like a good idea. Anyone know where I can find a kit to extend the bumper stops

Sporting good store/ hockey pucks as has been mentioned

BLK00TJ 11-10-2013 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by dreamzx93 (Post 6027098)
Unfortunately I don't have a hitch that looks like a good idea. Anyone know where I can find a kit to extend the bumper stops

You can see some of the hockey pucks I used in this photo. You can also see the 1" pvc sections I used to raise my 3rd brake light.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...img_0229-1.jpg

dreamzx93 11-11-2013 08:06 AM

Looks good.... How visible is that or is hidden behind the tire?

BLK00TJ 11-11-2013 08:24 AM

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Originally Posted by dreamzx93 (Post 6034298)
Looks good.... How visible is that or is hidden behind the tire?

They stay pretty much hidden behind the tire. The hardest part was finding a long enough bolt to use that still had a small enough head in order to use a ratchet on.

Water Dog 11-11-2013 07:41 PM

If you don't like the hockey pucks, you can do the same thing by using a second set of the factory type bumpers (available at Quadratec) then cutting the round end off to whatever length you need to make extensions.

Apoc1528 11-11-2013 07:56 PM

I have a 33X12.5 spare on the stock swing. When I close it, it hits the stock bumper just a bit. Gotta give it a good push. Seems as if bumper holds some of the weight. No problems with my swing in the last year and a half.

Neil F. 11-11-2013 10:50 PM

I've had a 33 12.5 on my stock carrier for over 6 years. No issues.

dreamzx93 11-18-2013 07:47 AM

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I just got my tire carrier in and thought it was a good idea to use gasket maker so it wouldn't hold water or be metal to metal and possibly rattling

Attachment 523026

Seems to work fine, anyone else done this

Spine of God 11-18-2013 12:37 PM

I bought a bumper with a tire carrier. The 33 was squeaking and rattling on the stock spot on the tailgate. My Jeep came without a rear bumper, so I had no proper recovery points. My cross frame was bent a little from the former dude using it to recover at some point. So I beat it straight and we just welded the bumper to the Jeep. With the receiver, I can put the rack back there and carry extra stuff too. The one I chose is a direct rip off of Smittybuilt, but waaaaayy cheaper. shipped.

I had to widen the slot for the release handle, drill a hole to drain water out of the back of the catch, slot the holes for the tire carrier, took a dead blow to assemble the top part of the tire carrier. . . No biggie.

bumper/tire carrier I bought

Smittybuilt's exact bumper, but with only a 2 inch receiver, not rated for towing. lame. The one I chose has a class III receiver. not lame.
Smittybilt SRC Classic Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier, D-Rings & D-Ring Mounts - SB-76651D


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