If you have installed larger tires on your rig then a matching spare tire is a must. The problem comes when you try to bolt that new monster tire/wheel combo on your factory spare tire mount. Rugged Ridge has the answer with the HD Tire carrier Mount. The HD Tire Carrier Mount is constructed of heavy 1/4 inch steel plate and mounts to the tailgate. The tire is relocated two inches out from the old mount for larger tire clearance (Maximum tire size=35 inch).
Not expensive and does the job. Quality material. I have a toyo 35” and a poison spyder bumper. It’s a very tight fit and the tire rests on the bumper, which I actually like because it supports the heavy tire and not all the weight is on the tailgate.
the original, 11 year old, carrier had cracked across the top and had many small cracks at the bottom. if this carrier ever cracks it will be sometime after the rest of the jeep falls apart. heavy, solid, a bit pricy.
The previous person was asking about the new bracket mounting bolt pattern, not the wheel mounting bolt pattern. So - does it fit existing holes in the tailgate? 98 TJ with Smittybilt tube style bumper.
Asked by Bill from Tampa, FL on
Hi Bill the Rugged Ridge HD Tire Carrier Mount is just a heavy duty replacement tire carrier for the yj and tj it uses the same holes but differnet hardware then factory. If you have any other questions feel free to ask. Thanks,
Answered by roy ext 4928 from Tampa, FL on
Would this carrier fit on a 2012 JK?
Asked by jabrown734 from Green Bay wi on
Hey Jabrown734, this Rugged Ridge HD Tire Carrier Mount will not work for you. I would recommend part number S/B2743. Thanks for your question.
Answered by Devin B. ext 4835 from Green Bay wi on
hello i was wondering if this tire carrier has a third brake extension, lift or relocation to be moved on-top of the tire.? thank you. 97 Jeep TJ
Asked by wilh08 from on
Hey Wilh08, the Rugged Ridge HD Tire Carrier Mount does not have a third brake light provisions on it. Thanks for your question.
Answered by Devin B. ext 4835 from on
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