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Barricade HD Tire Carrier Bracket for OEM Tire Mount (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

Item J106891
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      Video Review & Installation

      Ryan: The Barricade HD Tire Carrier for OEM Tire Mount is for those of you that have a 2007 to 2018 JK that are running a larger than factory tire, want to be able to carry a larger than factory spare tire, but want to avoid all of the issues that can come with mounting a much larger and heavier spare tire in the factory location without any modifications. So, if you're trying to put a big tire on your factory spare tire mount, one, you may just not have enough room. The tire could make contact with the bumper, not allowing you to close the tailgate properly. Another issue you can have is that the tire can fatigue and eventually wear out the tire carrier itself. That mount is designed only for the weight of a factory spare tire, and when you put in a much larger, heavier spare on there, especially because it's not gonna be tight up against the tailgate properly, it can move around, torque, eventually break the metal of that tire mount itself. You can wear on the welds of the tailgate, the tailgate can actually start to come apart on you. That'll of course cause some noise, and, eventually, complete failure of the tailgate and the tailgate hinges can also wear out on you because of the additional weight of a larger spare, making it so that you have to lift up on the end of the tailgate every time you open it and close it. So, in order to fix some or all of those problems, you really have two main choices. One is going with a bumper-mounted tire carrier, and the other is going with a tub-mounted tire carrier. Now, a lot of people like a tub-mounted tire carrier, myself included, because in order to open the tailgate, you don't have two steps. You don't have to first open the tire carrier, and then open the tailgate. This is all going to open with the factory tailgate latch, so it's going to lock, it's going to open with one hand in one motion, which makes it much, much easier. The other benefit to a tub-mounted tire carrier is the fact that you can get whatever bumper you want. You don't have to pick a bumper that has a tire carrier to go with it, so that does open up some additional options for bumper choices for you if you decide to go with an after-market bumper. Now, this piece that we're talking about today is going to be an easy one-out-of-three wrench install. We'll talk more about that in just a second. This is gonna bolt right up to the tailgate, and what this is really going to do is replace your factory hinges, giving you a much stronger hinge, but also reinforce the whole area across the back of the tailgate so that you don't have to worry about those welds breaking, as we just talked about. Now, this is designed to be used with the factory spare tire mount, so the issue of that mount fatiguing and breaking, that tire not fitting tight up against the tailgate, torquing around, moving, eventually causing that metal to fail, that issue is not going to be solved by this piece here. There are options for beefed-up tire mounts that you can use with this tire carrier that will solve all of the issues of running a big spare, but by itself, as it stands, this is going to fix the hinge issue, it's going to fix the tailgate weld issue, but it's not going to fix the tire mount issue, so just keep that in mind. Of the other options out there on the market, there is one from Rugged Ridge, there is, of course, the option from Teraflex. This is going to be a pretty good choice. It is going to be less expensive than those other options, which is really nice. This is gonna be a little bit heavier because it's of steel instead of aluminum. It's not going to have all of the brass sleeving that can come in some of the hinging to ensure that things continue to work very smoothly over a very long period of time. If you have a higher budget, you're looking for the premium option, and you have the premium budget to go along with it, those options certainly do exist. We have those on the site, again, the Teraflex option being one of them. If you are looking to save a little bit of money, this is going to be an excellent choice as well. As for the construction, this is going to be all-steel. It does come with a textured black powder-coat finish on it like most of the other after-market accessories you'll purchase and bolt onto your Jeep. As you can see here, it does have the spot for your hinges. This does come with the hinge side, as well, so you're going to completely remove that factory hinge off your Jeep, and be using the new hinge that comes with your tire carrier. Essentially, what this does is, this becomes the structural part and your tailgate gets bolted onto this, versus your tailgate being the structural part that your tire is bolted onto, which can cause those failures. So this ends up carrying all of the weight. You mount your factory spare tire mount right here in this space. The tire gets mounted right onto that. Again, this replaces the hinges. It really does take care of two of those three issues of running a big, heavy spare. This spare tire carrier is going to come in at $300, and I don't think that's gonna be a bad price for what you're getting. If you do step up and you also purchase the spare tire mount, of course, that's going to add a little bit to the cost of this, but that is going to solve all of the issues of running a big heavy spare, where this only solves, really, two out of three. Now, I'll have a member of the install team show you how you get this installed on your JK. Man: As you can see, our spare tire is already removed. We didn't wanna bore you with the details. We're gonna go ahead and get our tire carrier removed now. We'll begin by unplugging our third brake light, getting the wire out of the way, then we're gonna remove the bolts around the perimeter. We're missing a few here. Yours will have all eight of them. Ours is using a 13-millimeter socket. We're gonna go ahead and get these bolts removed. Next, we're gonna go ahead and get our rubber bumper isolator out of the way, followed by the covers of our hinges. You wanna be gentle with these and make sure you don't break them. They are rubber, and the little tab on the inside usually snaps off. Just take your time. Now, we're gonna remove the covers off of our hinges, hinges just snap right on. Go ahead and give it a tug, they pop right off. Okay, next we're gonna go ahead and unbolt our hinges from our tailgate, but we're gonna leave our tailgate latched. Hopefully, this will stay in place for alignment. Now, to remove the bolts from the tailgate, we use a 13-millimeter socket. Now, the bolts that are on the body are a little bit different. They're a torx bit, so we're gonna use a T-50 to get those off, and we're gonna take our time with these because we don't wanna strip them out. Now, as you can see with our hinges off, the paint's a little discolored underneath. That's because when they painted these, they painted them with the hinges on already. You wanna go ahead and hit this with a little bit of spray paint, a little touch-up paint. Get it cleaned up. This will prevent rust. Certain parts of the world, we do get more rust than others. All right, now let's move on to the installation of our new tire carrier. Now, assuming that you did not strip out any of your factory hardware, we're gonna go ahead and get our new tire carrier installed using our original hardware. We're gonna begin by our brackets that bolt to the body that holds the new hinge in place. When installing your brackets, you're gonna wanna leave them a little loose, just so we can get the alignment and everything correct. Now that our hinge mounts are in place, we're gonna go ahead and get our new tire carrier on here and in place. With our new tire carrier mount, it sits flush up against the tailgate, so this vent's gonna be in the way. We're gonna go ahead and get that out of the way, and install the new one. We're gonna go ahead and install our new tire carrier mount. Now, to replace our old vent, we have this piece of foam that they provide us. Of course, this'll keep the water out, but it'll also relieve the pressure inside when you go ahead and close your doors. Just peel off the 3M tape on the back and stick it over the hole. That's gonna sandwich between our new tire carrier and our tailgate. Once you slide your carrier into place, go ahead and drop the pins in. Now, we can go ahead and get this mounted to our tailgate using the factory bolts. Now we can go ahead and snug these down. Now that we have it snugged down to our tailgate, we can go ahead, finish our alignment, and get our hinges locked down into place on the body. Now, using a ratchet, sneak in behind here, tighten your mounts down. Now, using a dead blow hammer, you're gonna wanna go ahead and tap your pins down into place. I recommend using a dead blow hammer instead of a steel hammer because with the rubber coating on the outside of it, if you tap your vehicle or you hit the hinge itself, it's not gonna chip off your finish or mar the end of your hinge pin. Okay, now this part's gonna be a little bit more difficult than anything else you've done. You're gonna install the C-clips on the bottom of your hinge pins. Now, you're gonna do this with a pair of needle-nose pliers and carefully slide them over, but make sure you have eye protection on just in case a clip gets loose on you. Now that our new hinge and bracket are mounted to our vehicle, we're gonna go ahead and get our factory tire carrier mounted back on top of it. All right, now just lining it up with the factory holes, go ahead and reinstall your factory tire carrier. Just plug your third brake light back in. Now, at this point, you can go ahead and reinstall your spare tire, or maybe you have a new set of wheels with a bigger tire on it. That's what this is great for. This reinforces your hinges and makes your tailgate stronger. For more parts and videos like these, make sure you come visit us at

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation

      Features & Specs

      • Heavy Duty Tire Carrier Bracket
      • Reinforces Tailgate
      • Hot Rolled 5mm Carbon Steel Plate
      • Textured Black Powder Coated Finish
      • Reuses Factory Tire Carrier Mount and 3rd Brake Light
      • Fits 2007-2018 Wrangler JK Models


      Reinforces Tailgate. Barricade's HD Tire Carrier Bracket, for use with the OEM tire mount, was engineered to distribute the weight of your Jeep's spare tire across the entire tailgate to eliminate unwanted metal fatigue. With this big, beefy Tire Carrier Bracket in place you won't have to worry about your over sized spare tire adding any undo stress to your JK's sheet metal tailgate. Barricade's HD Tire Carrier Bracket will not affect the operation of tailgate.

      Heavy Duty Construction. Barricade Off-Road manufactures their HD Tire Carrier Bracket from 5mm thick, hot rolled carbon steel plate for superior strength and extra rigidity. Barricade then completes the entire Bracket in a two stage finish using epoxy pre-coating and high-grade textured black powder coating for long lasting durability.

      Bolt-on Installation. Barricade designed their HD Tire Carrier Bracket to be a direct bolt-on upgrade for all Jeep JKs. As a direct bolt-on, this Barricade Tire Carrier reuses the original factory OEM tire mount and third bracket light. There is no additional cutting, drilling, or fabrication required for installation.

      Application. This Barricade Heavy Duty Spare Tire Carrier Bracket is designed to reuse the factory OEM tire carrier mount and 3rd brake light on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JKs, including the 2-door and 4-door models. Only the HD Tire Carrier Bracket is included. 

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (2) Hinge Mounts
      • (2) Hinge Pins with C-clip
      • (1) Thick Spacer
      • (1) Thin Spacer
      • (1) Foam Sheet
      • (1) HD Bracket


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