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Rear Spare Tire Holder question

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by Beckleys1831, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Mar 26, 2017 at 2:28 PM
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    Beckleys1831

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    Do I have to replace the spare tire rack if I get bigger rims/tires than what comes stock? 2017 Sahara Unlimited JK
     
  2. Mar 26, 2017 at 2:34 PM
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    Should be fine up to a 33" tire. 35" and larger definitely need to upgrade.
     
  3. Mar 26, 2017 at 2:35 PM
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    Where do I get an upgrade? Any recommended places?
     
  4. Mar 26, 2017 at 2:43 PM
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    There is a max weight limit for the OEM tailgate tire carrier and most over-sized upgrade tires will begin to exceed or will exceed the rated capacity. Stories of cracked tailgate welds to cracked tire carrier housings have been reported. Consider how much weight is hung back there as one traverses road pot holes or trail bumps that challenge the OEM tire carrier with 80-120 lbs of weight on the rear mounts. Aftermarket tire carrier choices range from upgraded hinges to frame/bumper mounted tire carriers to handle the increased weight of the wheel+tire combo.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2017 at 3:51 PM
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    Teraflex makes an hd hinder attachment
     
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    Along with Terraflex (Best), I have a Rugged Rige (Not as good as a Terraflex), and am quite happy with it.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2017 at 6:51 PM
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    Be sure to relocate the two rubber tire bumpers, located on the tailgate. The bumpers prevent tire shaking and the stress on tailgate. I had 33s on bigger rims, on a 2012, and moved the rubber bumpers outward to touch the wide tire wall, as was the case originally with the stock 32". Also added hockey pucks to the bumpers to elongate them to firmly touch the 33" tire. Had to drill bolt holes for the pucks and fit hard rubber reinforcement into the stock rubber bumpers also, to get them to support the bigger tire and and dampen the shaking. I also installed the MBRP Tailgate Reinforcing kit.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2017 at 7:10 PM
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    2.5" AEV Dual Sport lift, 35" Treadwright Guard Dogs, Black Rock Wheels, AEV Front & Rear Bumpers with Tire Carrier, Fuel Caddy 10 gal. Aux. fuel tank, Warn 9.5ti, 125' synthetic winch line, front axle skid, 20" LED light bar , Bilstein Shocks, steel steering skidplate,
    There are a dozen different ways to deal with this. Check out Quadratec, morrison4x4 and some of the other big distributors to see some of the options and prices.
     

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