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35" Tire on Rear Gate

I've seen some pictures so I assume a 35" tire fits on the stock rear carrier without modification? The particular tire I'm looking at will be on a 4.5 backspaced wheel and the whole package will weigh in about 16 lbs heavier than stock.

Am I going to be in good shape?
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Not if you plan on wheelin it.

It might hold for awhile but the first good hit you take is either going to bend your tailgate or break the carrier. Or both.

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I'm proof of a crinked tailgate, every bump you hit you can hear the tailgate crink in and out and my tire wasn't even quite that big

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Hmmmm...change of plans then. Anyway to bulk up that area or will I just have to go for a new rear bumper with carrier?

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Am I going to be okay with something like this: http://www.quadratec.com/products/22202_1001.htm
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I'm proof of a crinked tailgate, every bump you hit you can hear the tailgate crink in and out and my tire wasn't even quite that big
Yeah, I wasn't talkin out my butt I caught my itty bitty 33" on a ledge and tweak my gate. Every little bump in the road resulted in a machine gun rattle sheetmetal pop, pop, pop!!! Honestly I'm lucky I didn't rip the tailgate off.

It would startle the shit out of me every time.


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Am I going to be okay with something like this: http://www.quadratec.com/products/22202_1001.htm
Mmmmm, doubt it.

Bumper mounted tire swing is going to be the ticket unless you stick to the mall parking lot.

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I have the Orfab carrier w/o cans.
My spotwelds started to pull also.

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Yeah, add me to the list of guys who rean with a larger wheel / tire on the gate. The thing would make the gate flex a lot and I'm sure would have caused some damage had I left it on.

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I have the Orfab carrier w/o cans.
My spotwelds started to pull also.
The spotwelds pulled with or without the Orfab carrier? I am assuming without but i have to ask cuz I think the Orfab carrier is gonna get the nod on my heep

Oh ya the original thread question!!! I have a 35 mounted to my tailgate and I hate it!!!!!! It is always rattling the tailgate and i am pretty sure its gonna screw it up soon!

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i have a 35" tire on my stock carrier and had no probs after 5k, my tire sits oin the bumper so im not to worried about it at this point and time


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The spotwelds pulled with or without the Orfab carrier? I am assuming without but i have to ask cuz I think the Orfab carrier is gonna get the nod on my heep

Oh ya the original thread question!!! I have a 35 mounted to my tailgate and I hate it!!!!!! It is always rattling the tailgate and i am pretty sure its gonna screw it up soon!
Before the Orfab
Now I have the Orfab and use the Bestop rack that ataches to where the t/gate tire carrier was.
Great for my tent, sleepingbags, table and chairs.

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Before the Orfab
Now I have the Orfab and use the Bestop rack that ataches to where the t/gate tire carrier was.
Great for my tent, sleepingbags, table and chairs.
You got any pics of that set up?

And to the OP, I had my 35" on the stock carrier for a short time - never offroad - and my gate doesn't line up any more and it rattled like hell when the tire was on there.

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You got any pics of that set up?

And to the OP, I had my 35" on the stock carrier for a short time - never offroad - and my gate doesn't line up any more and it rattled like hell when the tire was on there.
Here is a couple:


The tote is what holds mattress, cooking stuff, etc.
The tent, 2 chairs and roll up table also mount up there.
I can get some detailed pics if you want.
Here it is:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/12034_207_07.htm
and tray
http://www.quadratec.com/products/12034_900_07.htm
It is almost the width of the Jeep.

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Thanks. I was looking to get the Olympic rack for inside the Jeep, but I just got a Trektop and don't think that's going to work anymore. This looks like a good option.

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