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post #1 of 6 Old 06-24-2008, 06:19 AM Thread Starter
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Stock tire carrier weight capcity

Does anyone know what the ACTUAL weight capacity is for the stock JK spare tire carrier? I'm thinking of mounting a small tool box directly to the spare tire.
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Officially, it's pretty low, 59 pounds I believe. The stock tire and wheel is around 50 pounds. In reality it'll hold more. I have my 35" and steel wheel on it now, and the amount of weight makes me nervous.

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In reality it'll hold more.
X2 I know people with 37's on it, but I'm not sure how long I'd personally want to keep that much on the tailgate.
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Please don't put anything bigger than a 33 on it. 35 if you have the bracket otherwise when you drop off of ledges, It will catch and tweak the entire tailgate. Happened already to a friend of mine with a 35 out back. Now he needs a new tailgate. That ****tybilt bracket works pretty good for a temporary fix.

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Teraflex makes a really nice bracket for $29.99. That is what I'm using with my 35" until Shrockworks comes up with their tire carrier.

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or you can carve the plastic rear bumper to clear a 35 and not spend the $$ on the bracket extension.
a few reasons I went that route, #1 thats $40 ($30 + shipping) I can put towards buying a real bumper and at that point the spacer is useless, #2 I think tucking the tire up against the gate gives it less leverage to twist the tailgate

Oh yeah, and my stock crap plastic bumper was already mangled at Katemcy by a granite wall so no harm in trying it
35x12.50 on stock carrier, stock bumper, NO spacer
definitely watch the ledges tho, it does hang out


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