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I'm a 1st time jeep owner & couldn't be happier! :thumb: ...... BUT I just can't get past my heavy 35" Nitto Trail Grappler spare hanging off my tailgate. Problem I'm having, though is, is it logical to replace a factory rear bumper for the sole purpose of carrying a heavier spare? It just seems a little over-the-top but I really want it off my tailgate. Would the Teraflex hinge-mount carrier be more than adequate enough for my situation? I kinda like it but unsure if it solves the problem of taking the weight off my tailgate. What do you all think?

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A Smittybilt adapter was added to the factory carrier. It basically just throws the spare up higher & out from the Jeep further to clear the bumper ... prolly creating even more stress on the gate.
 
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