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Mounting a rear tire carrier to my liftgate?

Discussion in 'Grand Cherokee' started by seanjohn18887, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. Dec 31, 2020 at 8:07 AM

    seanjohn18887 [OP] New Member

    Dec 31, 2020
    1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Lardo (ZJ)
    Hello All,

    First off I feel I am home. Reading some of the articles and posts makes me very happy.

    Second, I am trying to mount a rear tire carrier to my liftgate. Orginally my idea was to use an old Jeep Liberty's rear tire mount but, several much smarter people told me that this is a very bad idea, as the sheetmetal cannot handle it.

    Even if you weld reinforcements this will not work. Being that I don't know how to weld, that is out of the question.

    After some investigation, I fould this Jeep 97 Grand Cherokee Limited Swing Out Spare Wheel Carrier incl. Brackets | eBay

    However, I couldn't find one in the states. Does anyone had a suggestion of one that I can get, that would be around $100 or so without havig to remove the bummer cover? Heck, if anyone has one I would buy it but, I couldn't find one that I could afford.

    And suggestions. And thank you All.
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