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post #1 of 9 Old 06-04-2019, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Spare Tyre Carrier Options

Hi Guys,


Just wondering what conventional wisdom was on what size tyre the TJ rear door can handle? I have just upgraded to 15x8 wheels with 4.5" back spacing, in aluminium, and Mickey Thompson MTZ tyres in a 33x12.5R15 size.


I know that I can get an adapter for the stock carrier on the back of the Jeep, but was wondering if the rear door can handle this long term?


I like my current bumper, so am not looking for a full replacement type of deal, so what other tried and true options are there if I need to look at other options compared to just a bracket?


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post #2 of 9 Old 06-04-2019, 04:25 PM
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need the back seat? that is where i keep the tire if i am not using the swing out arm. when i use that arm set up its holding 300 pounds. no gate will hold that anyway.

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Most wouldn't recommend carrying a 33 on the stock tire carrier. You have a few options if you want to have a carrier that is integrated to swing with the tailgate. Exogate/Moryde, Bestop, Rugged Ridge, Taktic, and Rustys now has a tire carrier that swings with the tailgate.

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OEM carrier can handle 33s, and even 35s. Getting it mounted right tight to the snubbers is key. Some will brace it on the bottom. If you search you should find photos of that. If you do want to do something look at Exogate. It is more like a strengthening of stock design rather than full replacement. I think price may have been raised on it though to the point where not as good a deal as it has been in past.
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They (several brands) make strengthend hinges for just this reason. A little shimmying for the 3rd brake lite and for propper fitment of the tire are needed. But remember if the talegate is closed it is also held by the latch too. A 33" should be no problem for the tailgate to handle. Rubicon6 came with a 31" more or less tire. Add to that the lawyer's safety margin and the weight of a 33" spare falls well within the safety margin. Remember the hinge is 15+ years old, and dont leave the gate open for extended periods of time and you'll be fine.
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OEM carrier can handle 33s, and even 35s. Getting it mounted right tight to the snubbers is key. Some will brace it on the bottom. If you search you should find photos of that. If you do want to do something look at Exogate. It is more like a strengthening of stock design rather than full replacement. I think price may have been raised on it though to the point where not as good a deal as it has been in past.
I will just second this saying I ran a 35" spare on a 3.5" BS steel wheel on my tailgate for many years and as long as the snubbers are properly adjusted all is well.
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33's should be fine. As previously stated, the gate is also supported by a latch. Not too sure about a 35.

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I ran a 33x10.50x15 on a black steelie for a while. It was fine. Interestingly, it weighed a pound less than the stock 245/75x16 MTR and stock wheel that came on it.
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35" spare on all of mine with stock carrier. A steel support helps with the weight.
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