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krazymatt 01-09-2014 05:25 PM

Tire Carrier needed for stock size Rubicon Spare?
I'm planning on getting some front and rear bumpers for my 2014 Rubicon soon. I am planning on keeping the jeep pretty much stock as far as tire size. I will likely install a 1 3/4" leveling block up front. If and it's a big if I was to get bigger tires when these wear out I would go with the same width but go with a 33 instead of a 32 or just one size up. I'm kind of reluctant at the idea because of power loss but shall I bother with a rear tire carrier for the aftermarket bumper I go with or just not bother considering there is a good likelihood it will remain stock??? Thanks....

RockyClymer 01-09-2014 05:30 PM

If all you plan is a 33 inch in the future, I think the stock carrier will work fine. If you off road a lot, then the stock carrier on a 35 can be troublesome if the tire is not mounted securely and kept from bouncing and putting additional strain on the carrier. I have seen a couple fail, but many just use the stock carrier and some wheel snubbers like those from Daystar. One forum member even put a large bolt in the bumper spaced just to carry some of the additional tire load...original and simple solution.

krazymatt 01-09-2014 05:51 PM

I'm looking at the Warn Elite series bumpers. In the unlikely event that I did decide to go with say 35s I could always just add the tire carrier portion.

Butterjeep 01-09-2014 05:53 PM

I have a 33 on the stock carrier with no problems.

ROCKR8R 01-09-2014 05:59 PM

You could even get something like this to ease your mind.

It says up to 37" tire, doubt it, but a 33 would be fine.


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