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Unread 06-27-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
CorbieZJ
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Jeep Wrangler tailgate spare tire carrier on Jeep zj..can it be done?

I have a 98 zj and was lookin at rear latch tire holder but not willing to pay $400 for one. Could it be possible to take a OEM spare tire holder for a Wrangler and bolt it onto the rear latch of my Zj?

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Unread 06-27-2013, 09:23 PM   #2
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Unread 06-27-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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no.
1. the hatch sheetmetal isnt strong enough to support the weight of a tire
2. the lift supports arent strong enough to support the weight of a tire

this has been covered in depth before
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Unread 06-28-2013, 11:01 AM   #4
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Sure, redesign the rear hatch.
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