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The TeraFlex Heavy Duty Adjustable Tire Carrier & Tailgate Reinforcement Kit is designed to carry up to a 37" tire over the most extreme trails and obstacles, and provide easy and immediate access to the rear cargo area with a single action. The TeraFlex Heavy Duty Adjustable Tire Carrier & Tailgate Reinforcement Kit spreads the load and weight of the tire to more than just one hinge point. Incorporating and using the factory tailgate hinge mounting points spread and separate the load as far apart as possible, resulting in maximum strength and durability. Dedicated tooling provides a cast A356.2 T6 Aluminum main component. This keeps the carrier as light, and strong as possible. The fit and finish is designed to follow the flow and contour of the Jeep body, while seamlessly providing additional mounting points for off road accessories such as recovery jack and fluid containers. The factory Jeep tub provides substantial internal gussets and bracing that easily supports the new tire carrier and oversized tire. The HD hinge brackets are forged steel and the HD 5/8 inch hinge pins are constructed from cold formed high-carbon hardened steel. The combination of mounting location and HD mounting brackets provides one of the strongest, rattle-free tire carriers on the market today. The TeraFlex HD tire carrier removes all stress from the gate by utilizing the HD reinforcement carrier as the load-carrying component, in effect it carries the weight of the tailgate assembly and the spare tire. Product Features & Benefits: - Threaded mounting holes for mounting accessories (fuel cans, recovery jack, etc.) - Simplicity and Ease of installation - installation can be performed using common hand tools. - Factory form fitting geometry and finish. CAD-designed tooling follows the precise compound curvature of the Jeep body, resulting in a carrier with an OEM appearance. - No aftermarket bumper purchase required -- works with OE and aftermarket bumpers.
While I had not desired to spend so much on a simple tire carrier, this is well worth its weight in gold. It is superior- solid as a rock, not a rattle in the rear, holds a 35" no problem, and easy to install. What is also nice is you may install any aftermarket bumper. The look is clean and the install is not too bad. I do wish it came with exact fit shims to put under the door at the price, but at any rate, I am extremely pleased. Recommended with 5 stars.
I bought this after buying 35" x 12.50" tires. I did not want to put that weight on the factory carrier, which I would implore all who read this, not to do as well. The factory carrier is quite inadaquate and this was the perfect upgrade. Very smooth and well built. This should be factory equipment.
After getting larger tires (who doesn't!) I needed something to carry the spare. I wanted it on the back to balance the rig and the look. I tried 3 different swing-away models which worked but, by design they could not stop flopping around on rough roads because of the distance from the rig. I had good swing-away latches that held strong and didn't rattle, but the tire is simply too heavy to stay still when mounted to any swing-away style. I worried that eventually they would start to wiggle themselves apart. When TeraFlex came up with this model, I knew they finally had what I needed. I ordered it when it first became available and it has no signs or sounds of ANY movement whatsoever. I don't even think about it anymore, except how great it makes my Rubicon look. Thanks for this perfect product.
Great product and does everything I ask of it... Finish is nice on item and it fit like a glove...
What is TeraFlex? A suspension company? Sure, but not just any suspension company. TeraFlex is a Jeep Wrangler suspension company. TeraFlex engineers enjoy coming up with products for one of the most engineered vehicles on the market. Interchangeable, dependable and durable - that is where TeraFlex comes in. TeraFlex picks up where Jeep left off to make Wranglers even better. Teraflex prides itself on striving for perfection in every aspect of product manufacturing and design. TeraFlex delivers the quality that hardcore off-road enthusiasts demand. Shop TeraFlex Now