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Old 09-27-2019, 10:24 AM
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Tips for Getting Large Tires onto Tire Carrier

Anybody have any nifty tips or methods for getting heavy tires back onto the tire carrier without breaking your back ?

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Old 09-27-2019, 10:29 AM   #3
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I'm seriously considering rigging up some ropes and pulleys for this.

For dealing with the rest of them, I bought one of these and it was worth every penny!!

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Anybody have any nifty tips or methods for getting heavy tires back onto the tire carrier without breaking your back ?
add a trailer hitch and ball to your jeep. you can then set the tire up there and then lift into position.
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Anybody have any nifty tips or methods for getting heavy tires back onto the tire carrier without breaking your back ?
add a trailer hitch and ball to your jeep. you can then set the tire up there and then lift into position.
This is how I lift my heavy 35's. I also have an extended reciver hitch with a step I occasionally use, it has a larger surface that makes it easier.
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I'd suggest asking one of the macho forum guys to do it for you, or simply quit wheeling as was suggested to me a while back.
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I wheel with younger guys, they can help me
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I wheel with younger guys, they can help me
Likewise, though I am still trying to determine when I went from being one of the younger folks to nearly the eldest on the trail.
Around town, should I have a problem and no fellow Jeepers stop to help, there is always AAA.
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I usually use the tailgate of my pickup truck as an intermediate step, pull the back of the pickup over by the Jeep and lift it onto the tail gate of the pick up. Then get a good grip with the tire properly positioned and lift it from the tail gate to the tire carrier.
But this past time I used my floor jack, rolled the tire up onto the floor jack and jacked it up (the jack goes about 2 feet high). Once jacked up as high as it can go I made sure it was lined up and lifted it from there to the tire carrier. Not super easy, but do-able for a fairly old ex-racer type like myself.
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35's are a real pain, but how do you do 38's? By yourself in the rain at night?
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Our 37" KO2s are a big enough pain. But you gotta do what you gotta do.
Having something as an intermediate step is what seems to be key for me. Lift it to there, and then set for lifting onto the carrier. That allows me to avoid lifting with my back, let me legs do the work.
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I bought this from WeatherTech.

I put the tire on the step, then line it up for the final mount.

It also gives a little bit of protection from the idiot looking at their phone at the red light.

Not on my Jeep from their website.
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As others are doing, I have a hitch step and flip the tire up on the step and then onto the carrier. Works well with my 37s.
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If I had an outside tire mount, I'd have my 23 year old weight lifter son do it. Since I keep the spare on the floor in the cargo area of my JKU, I just sort of wheel it to the bumper and lift and slide/roll it in.
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My buddy has a swing-out boom on his LMTV to lift the 44s on steelies.

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You would think someone would have some attachment for a hi-lift jack to do this. Then there would be a reason to have one.
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Starting strength, progressive overload for front squats. Be sure to eat and sleep well every night. If you are a little skinner, a gallon of milk a day does the trick.

In all seriousness, a miniature ramp, rear step, or garage pulley system (especially with tackle fore multiplication will do the trick. Even a hi lift jack will do quite well when mixed with pulleys.)
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I use the hard top motorized hoist that I have mounted to the ceiling. Makes easy work of it.
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Hmmmmphf..............sure must be a lot of folks that do all their wheeling in their garage!!!!!!!!!! LOL
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Hmmmmphf..............sure must be a lot of folks that do all their wheeling in their garage!!!!!!!!!! LOL

Or when they run into a problem at the mall, they have it towed back to the garage.
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I mean, unless you’re on the trail alone, which isn’t smart to begin with, there should be a second set of hands to help get a heavy wheel and tire on the carrier—not always the case in the garage for a rotation and whatnot...
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35's are bad, 37's are really bad, but 40's are just nuts. Changing a flat 40 on the trail must really be fun. Getting 150 pounds of tire and rim on a mount. I really just don't want to deal with that.
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Hell yeah I am solo rig most of the time. But, I always take 2 strippers with me in case my rubber goes flat.
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If you can't get it up (no pun intended) or you cant get your big ass wife to put it on for you like I do, you might need to join the Girls with Jeeps forum.
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Out on the trail I can get it into the back end OK. Even if I have to back up close to something to help. At home I have a John Deere with a front end loader to do the heavy work!!!! My back is old and decrepit (73) and not much good any more after 49 years in America’s oil fields!!!!!
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Gee whiz the simple solution is what I did. Sold my 33x12.5x15 mud terrains and went to 32x10.5x15. Seems like half the weight, half the wear and tear on my drive train and one extra mpg. Not to mention the acceleration is awesome now. Crick in my neck from pick up. Wow!

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