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I just bought a 2005 Rubicon with 33" tires. It has a Warn Rock Crawler rear bumper and no spare tire. The previous owner claims the larger tire is too heavy for the standard spare tire carrier. Is that true?

I did some research and can't seem to find a swing out carrier that will work with the Warn Rock Crawler. Apparently there's another model of Warn rear bumper that has the swing out carrier. Mine does not appear to be that model. What are my options with regards to swing out tire carriers for a 33" spare tire?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

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It might be a bit heavy for a stock carrier, but I run 31s. Check out ORFab carriers, it doesn't go to the bumper but the body of the jeep. It's a bit pricey but I've heard good things about it
 

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The guy had a more standard sized spare tire. How horrible is it to run 33" tires with a smaller spare for short distances?
 

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This is a fifth vehicle that I won't drive out of the city and will probably put on less than 1500 miles a year so I don't want to spend a lot on a fancy spare carrier.
 

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The stock can hold a 33 although its not ideal. It takes some modification tho. I used hockey pucks as spacers for the bump stops and some PVC to raise the brake light above the tire.

In terms of the long term fix, I would sell Ur current bumper and get a whole new swing out set up.
 

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Bestop Oversize Tire Carrier

Heard positive things about it. What I like is you can use this tire carrier with any aftermarket bumper, and it also has two mounting points instead of putting all the weight of the tire on one small point on the bumper. Also, the tire carrier swings with the tailgate as a single unit, so you don't have to fuss with two separate things when you want to open the back of the Jeep.

If you leave a large, heavy tire mounted on the tailgate, it has the potential to warp your tailgate. It is recommended that a 33" tire be mounted on some sort of tire carrier to take the weight off the tailgate.
 
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