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Full size spare and carrier, Solved.

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by Aletani, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Sep 14, 2017 at 8:33 PM
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    Aletani

    Aletani [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok guys, so I'm planning on going to the mountains in TN in the beginning of October. My late night brain is stewing over that horrible 29" spare on my Chi... I refuse to use that thing because I'm afraid that it'll damage other things...

    So I feel like I have to get a full size spare but can't afford the $650 HD hinge carrier kit and the spare atm unless I put it on a 0% interest cc...

    My thought is this: sell the small spare for whatever I can get for it, its in spectacular condition... And find a full size spare miraculously at some salvage yard for cheap.... And then just store it in the back of the jeep where the back seat has been taken out until I can afford the HD hinge kit.

    Another thought that occurred to me... Why buy the hinge kit for the same price as a bumper that had the hinge carrier built in? Why not just buy the combo bumper carrier?

    Just worried about being caught needing a spare and having to use a tiny one that'll damage my other hardware....

    Pls help. Not expecting hand outs, just advice.
     
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  2. Sep 14, 2017 at 8:51 PM
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    AceMan

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    Are you looking for a spare tire? I have one. It's a 265/18 General tire. Same tire I use for spare with plenty of tread. TN border is only about 50 miles from where I live or I can ship it to you if this is what you are looking for. $20 bucks for tire + shipping. Cheap enough?
     
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  3. Sep 14, 2017 at 8:53 PM
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    Your stock hindge can carrie up to a 35. It will fail eventually but most people I have seen get a good year or so out of it before the weight becomes too much.
     
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  4. Sep 14, 2017 at 8:54 PM
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    Aletani

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    Not sure what the numbers are... Lol. Still a noob at this. I need as close to a 35" tire with 17"x9" wheel as I can get... That's what I'm running atm.

    I'm in Augusta GA so we may be closer than you think. Haha
     
  5. Sep 14, 2017 at 9:10 PM
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    To help allay your anxiety tire rack as an example has the Yokohama Geolandar M/T 35X12.5 tire for $158.30. Might need to buy a matching or inexpensive aftermarket 17" wheel with similar backspacing. Just don't try mounting the 35 combo on the oem mount.

    Last year I picked up the TF HD hinge-only for $387 from NR4x4....might have to wait for a sale or look at copycat HD hinge from RR or tactik. Read the reviews/research for some owners opinions.

    Bumper tire carriers to look at as an example: https://www.extremeterrain.com/sear...ier&generation=2007-2017&vehicleType=Wrangler
    Read the reviews/research for some owners opinions.

    tired....
     
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  6. Sep 14, 2017 at 10:06 PM
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    Aletani

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    Yeah, I've looked around at all those things. The tires that I'm using are about $300 a piece... Yikes. But don't need that exact one for a spare. $200 for the wheel I'm using, but again, not necessary for the spare. Guess I need to research cheaper options... And figure out what the actual specs are on my tire not just the inches...

    I've looked at the hinges and bumpers. Just $$$ - bleh. I guess I didn't think about checking the size of the spare when I bought the jk. But I think I just need to go for it to prevent issues.
     
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  7. Sep 15, 2017 at 10:07 AM
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    Aletani

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    ok..... What about a 35" spare... that's my next thought. it'd just be a temporary until we got to a shop to fix the flat.... do they make "donuts" that big? That sort of thing could definitely sit on the OEM carrier with a cover and it'd be cheaper and still functional... Thoughts?
     
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  8. Sep 15, 2017 at 10:12 AM
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    Here is a Metal cloak bumper and tire carrier for 399. I really like Metalcloak's products. Very sturdy and well made.

    https://www.rubitrux.com/metalcloak...MI6qTnl9an1gIVFIJ-Ch0dcQZTEAYYCCABEgIgzPD_BwE

    Smittybilts XRC is decent and cheap. I like the hinge on the XRC. It is very hefty. I have one on my CJ7 and carry a 37X14.50X15 on a steel wheel with no problems.

    http://www.autoanything.com/bumpers...MI6qTnl9an1gIVFIJ-Ch0dcQZTEAYYBCABEgLopvD_BwE

    Here is the smittybuilt Gen 2.

    https://www.extremeterrain.com/smit...hopping&T5_Var3=yellow&T5_Var4=J104548&intl=0
     
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  9. Sep 15, 2017 at 10:14 AM
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    Watch craigslist and Facebook pages selling used jeep parts in your local area you should be able to get a used 35" wheel and tire to fit you jeep for $100 or less. It does not have to match your current set to get you home. Your wheel should have a 5x5 also called 5 on 5 bolt pattern.
     
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  10. Sep 15, 2017 at 10:20 AM
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    ok, so the wheel itself wouldn't have to be 17" right? it could be smaller as long as the tire is 35" and has the 5 bolt pattern?
     
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  11. Sep 15, 2017 at 10:25 AM
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    Correct. I would stay 16inch or larger. Some 15s are too small and rub the front break caliber, but if you find a 15 you can always test fit and see if it rubs.

    On a quick search I found 2 Facebook pages that sell used jeep parts, and I'm sure there are more.

    North Georgia Jeep Group and North Georgia Jeeping Parts
     
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  12. Sep 15, 2017 at 10:26 AM
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    yeah, i'm in a ton of GA groups, been trawling them for a week now for various things...
     
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  13. Sep 15, 2017 at 10:36 AM
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    I think I got my Tactic hinge/mount for under 300 bucks from quadratec.
     
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  15. Sep 15, 2017 at 10:41 AM
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    Thanks guys. really appreciate the help.
     
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  17. Sep 15, 2017 at 12:26 PM
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    I really like the look of that, but they only make that option for the TJ not the JK. bummer. I've found some other options tho. just not as inexpensive. haha
     
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  19. Sep 15, 2017 at 5:51 PM
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    Aletani

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    So ordering bumper with tire carrier next week and will be shopping around for a good price for the same wheel and tires as what I have so I can add it to the rotation.

    Thank you all so much for your encouragement and advice. It's really appreciated.
     
  20. Sep 16, 2017 at 5:56 AM
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    Attaching a 5-tire rotation chart that I use every 5k. There are other charts available.

    5TireRotation.jpg
     
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