post #1 of Old 07-29-2013, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Oversized tire carrier question/tailgate latches

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Looking into oversized tire carriers since I am upgrading to 33s on the Jeep. I'd really rather not pay almost a grand for a tire carrier though so I was wondering if there is any solution to carrying a 33. I found this through some research

http://www.4wheelcustoms.com/Products.asp?Cat=1213

However I have heard that tailgate latches will begin to bend or something like that overtime if you don't have a rear bumper style tire carrier so I'm curious if this will be okay for a 33. I don't wheel very often and when I do it's nothing to extreme.

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post #2 of Old 07-29-2013, 03:43 PM
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I have seen a few people bolt an L shaped bracket to the bumper for the tire to rest on. Also extend the rubber bumpers behind the tire out against it so i does not wobble.

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Exogate look it up.
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post #4 of Old 07-30-2013, 04:49 AM
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Go to specials. Crown rear bumper and tire carrier for $350

I don't even own a jeep anymore
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post #5 of Old 07-30-2013, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input guys, I will do some research and see what I come up with

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post #6 of Old 07-31-2013, 09:46 AM
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Don't feel like you have to buy a carrier for 33s. Plenty of people run them on stock carrier without damaging the gate/hinges.

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I have a 31X10.5R15 on my gate with an oversized carrier. I had to adjust my gate up to close right. My friends behind me say it looks like its going to fall off when trail riding but it's working ok
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Short and simplified version:

I took a steel plate and mounted the spare tire carrier to the plate, then mounted the plate to the tailgate so the spare tire carrier was now 2.25" higher. It raised the 33" spare tire up enough to clear the rear bumper, and kept it close to the tailgate. I put spacers on the rubber tire bumpers so they continued to make contact with the tire (so the tire doesn't wiggle). That was about four years ago; so far so good.
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post #10 of Old 08-29-2013, 10:13 PM
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From what I've read (and since it was designed by jscherb) the exogate should be a very sturdy and high-quality product. But it's what; $300-something dollars? If it moved the tire over enough to the passenger side and came with a way to put a 5 gallon Jerry can on the driver's side it might be worth it to me (even if I had to flush-mount my tail lights).

Instead, I've been happy with my steel plate adapter (in post #8 above). Here are some more pictures of the plate:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/wh...5/#post7912841

So far I've had no issues with it.
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From what I've read (and since it was designed by jscherb) the exogate should be a very sturdy and high-quality product. But it's what; $300-something dollars? If it moved the tire over enough to the passenger side and came with a way to put a 5 gallon Jerry can on the driver's side it might be worth it to me (even if I had to flush-mount my tail lights).

Instead, I've been happy with my steel plate adapter (in post #8 above). Here are some more pictures of the plate:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/wh...5/#post7912841

So far I've had no issues with it.
The differential between plain bumpers and those with a tire swing is often $300 or more. I had one and it rattled and clunked constantly. It was also heavier than Hades. It also was not low profile and it was a PITA to open and close and then I still had to open and close the gate to get access to my gear.

It is not for everybody, neither are clunky tire swings on massive bumpers.

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