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post #1 of 7 Old 11-10-2019, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Is it too heavy?

Hello all. Brand new to the Jeep world so forgive me if this ends up being classified as a dumb question.

I just purchased a 2020 Rubicon. Had it lifted and put a set of 37x12.5Ē tires on a set of 20Ē Fuel wheels. Question is, is the wheel and tire combo too much for the rear door to handle? Iíd rather take the spare off and keep in the garage than cause damage. Thanks!!!




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post #2 of 7 Old 11-10-2019, 11:58 PM
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I don't know newer Wranglers like yours but a 33" or larger spare on a 2006 or older Wrangler can cause the mount to fail. It happened to me.
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-11-2019, 05:34 AM
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Yea, in a couple years your tailgate will be shot.
There are lots of options for hinge/tailgate reinforcement and heavier duty tire mounts. There's also tons of options for rear bumpers with real tire carriers that will get that tire off the tailgate altogether.
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Yea, in a couple years your tailgate will be shot.
There are lots of options for hinge/tailgate reinforcement and heavier duty tire mounts. There's also tons of options for rear bumpers with real tire carriers that will get that tire off the tailgate altogether.


Thanks a lot. Iíll definitely check into it. Iím debating whether or not I even want the spare on there. 90% of my driving is local. If I have a flat, I can always just make a call and either have a buddy bring me the spare or have a tow truck pick me up. This is all still pretty new and Iím still not sure if it even looks good. All you see is that huge tire. LOL!!!


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post #5 of 7 Old 11-11-2019, 10:41 AM
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That tire combo has got to be close to 130 Lbs. Your factory carrier is rated for around 85 Lbs.

I'll let you do the math.

I run 37x12.5R17 and it's close to 150 Lbs per tire but I'm also on 17" steel wheels with beadlock rings. My factory carrier got quickly replaced.

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That tire combo has got to be close to 130 Lbs. Your factory carrier is rated for around 85 Lbs.

I'll let you do the math.

I run 37x12.5R17 and it's close to 150 Lbs per tire but I'm also on 17" steel wheels with beadlock rings. My factory carrier got quickly replaced.


LOL!!! Thatís the easiest math Iíve ever been asked to do. They did put some sort of an after market adapter on it but I just purchased the delete kit and Iíll be taking the wheel/tire off when I get hone. I just donít think itís worth doing the damage later on.

Thanks guys. I appreciate the replies!


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post #7 of 7 Old 11-17-2019, 11:49 PM
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Why 20" wheels, seam a bit large

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