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post #1 of 26 Old 06-23-2021, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hitch mounted spare tire carrier

I searched the forum and found a few similar ideas but then found the below pic on Imgur and was hoping the owner is a member here and would chime in.
This looks like a hitch extension with vertical mounts welded on to hold the vertical square tubing that the tire mounts to. Swings down to allow the hatch to open. And you still have an open hitch receiver to use. I don't plan to tow with my WJ but do have a hitch recovery point.
Thought on this? Anyone have a similar setup, if so how well do they work?


ETA: My search was only in the WJ and XJ sections. I did not search the Fabrication section.


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post #2 of 26 Old 06-23-2021, 07:32 PM
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You're in luck. Here's the writeup: https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/...hitch-4062306/
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Hitch mounted spare tire carrier

I have one. Personally I wouldn't recommend it if you use your trunk a lot. I have a dog, family and carry my tools in the spare tire well. I'm always in the trunk and I got tired of constantly swinging the tire up and down, especially in the rain and snow.



I just put it on for trips now and leave it off the rest of the time. I wired it for plate lamps which is cool.

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You're in luck. Here's the writeup: https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/...hitch-4062306/

Thanks for that.
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I have one. Personally I wouldn't recommend it if you use your trunk a lot. I have a dog, family and carry my tools in the spare tire well. I'm always in the trunk and I got tired of constantly swinging the tire up and down, especially in the rain and snow.

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I just put it on for trips now and leave it off the rest of the time. I wired it for plate lamps which is cool.

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Actually I thought about incorporating a lift piston. But for what it would cost to fabricate I could buy something better. I prefer the swing out options
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Actually I thought about incorporating a lift piston. But for what it would cost to fabricate I could buy something better. I prefer the swing out options
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Actually I thought about incorporating a lift piston. But for what it would cost to fabricate I could buy something better. I prefer the swing out options

I started looking at some swing out options too. The couple I found you can buy were $1,000 - $1,500
Not sure I have the skills or tools to build something like that myself. But I may try anyway.
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Apparently the early 2000ís Jimmy swing out carrier can be modified to fit out jeeps. And theyíre cheap!
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just throw the spare on the roof. get a bike lock to secure it.

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Thanks for finding that write-up Vaskania. This has peaked my interest.....
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post #12 of 26 Old 06-26-2021, 01:45 PM
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If you want a pre-built option look up Rigid-Armor. A bunch of 4Runner/Tacoma guys I know have spoken very highly of the build quality on their carriers and the ease of use. They only make an option for Grand Cherokees 2005-2020 but from what I'm told it'll work just fine for the WJ's - price point ain't half bad either.

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I picked up one of these bike racks off someone for $60:





Right now my plan is to unbolt that top elbow, and attach one of these, but using ubolts to clamp it and one bolt straight through the rack so it can't slide down:



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Iím quite happy with my Wilco Offroad Offset Hitchgate. I can still open my rear window, and swing it away when I need to open the liftgate.




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That ones good looking too, I was pondering how to flip the other setup around so I could still flip up the glass without moving the tire....

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