Teraflex JK HD Hinged Carrier
I bought a Teraflex spare tire extension bracket and light extension bracket two years ago to accomodate a 35" spare using the stock mount. The tire sat just above the stock bumper and I figured since my Jeep is basically a street queen it would be able to handle the extra weight. Wrong!
One year later I had broken welds resulting in rattling and squeaking. I welded the broken areas and that worked for six months until different welds broke.
I couldn't find a bumper that I really liked that would also accomodate the hitch I use to pull my boat and didn't want to give up cargo space to a tire. I haul a lot of cargo and didn't want to deal with opening the tire carrier and door separately.
Today I purchased and installed the Teraflex hinged carrier. I'm still using the stock tire mount and light. This is a really nice unit. There's a really great video from Teraflex on Youtube that I referenced during the installation. This unit installed in about an hour and couldn't be easier.
I went for a test drive down a bumpy dirt road without any noise. Very nice!
I've added a really poor picture but it's the best my Iphone would do tonight.
I'll post an update again after I get a few miles on it.
Rock Star haters - begin bashing now.... : )
Last edited by pitdad; 01-21-2013 at 07:40 PM.