The TeraFlex Heavy Duty Adjustable Tire Carrier 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" 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: - Lightweight aluminum - Maintains single one-handed entry to the Jeep cargo area - Threaded mounting holes for mounting accessories (fuel cans, recovery jack, etc.) - Eliminates tailgate stress and rattles - 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.
Pricey but very well constructed! Looks good - don't even notice it isn't stock. Big advantage of this over a rear bumper/tire carrier to me is 1) the tire and tailgate still open together and 2) it allows me to choose any rear bumper at any time. Easy to install - took a little over an hour.
I purchased a 2012 Wrangler off the showroom floor at a dealer who added large after-market tires and wheels as well as a MOPAR parts lift kit. The heavy weight of the large wheels/tires caused the spare on the rear gate with weak OEM hinges to rattle constantly on the pot-hole ridden streets of metro Wash, DC, to the extent that I was going nuts, This is a solid piece of engineering which totally solves that problem. It is very easy to install as long as you read the instructions carefully. They are very good BTW and very detailed. Installation looks obvious, but it does require removing both factory hinges (10 bolts), and it is essential that you follow the instructions about leaving bolts slightly loose until everything is lined up properly when all bolts are installed. Wood blocks cut to the right thickness between gate and bumper to preserve the gate alignment are also a must. But, it really is very simple to install, and I'm not a talented do it your-selfer, but did it in less than 90 minutes once I had all tools and supplies at the ready. Read the instructions several times and follow every step, and it will install perfectly. My Jeep is completely rattle-free for the first time! I couldn't be more delighted with this product, which is worth every penny.
Would recommend for any one using a large spare that does not want the extra weight or silly looks of aftermarket bumpers.
Amazing product, easy to install and gets the job done perfectly. No need to buy an expensive after market bumper. Just slap it on. So easy to do. it looks clean and more imporantly is solid. No more creaking, no more fear of opening my tailgate. I could not be happier.
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