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How to Install Rugged Ridge Spare Tire Mount Bike Carrier w/ offset of 2.63in - 6in on your Wrangler

Tools Required
  • Basic Hand Tools Required
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STEP 1: Remove the spare tire from the back of your vehicle_ Then fit the Mounting Plate Assembly onto the vehicles spare tire lug pattern. 

STEP 2: Ensuring that the Mounting Plate Assembly is centered in the spare tire rim, reinstall spare tire to factory specifications. If the Mounting Plate Assembly is not centered on the rim, remove the spare tire and rotate the Mounting Plate Assembly in 90-degree increments until it is centered. Then install the lug nuts back onto the spare tire. NOTE: The spare tire pressure must be a minimum of 30 psi or the maximum stated pressure on the tire, which ever is greater. 

STEP 3: Slide the Bike Carrier onto the Mounting Plate Assembly so that the Vertical Tube and the oval shaped load plate rests against the front face of the tire. If you encounter problems with your tires rim being too far inset to allow the bike carrier to attach to the Mounting Plate Assembly, simply turn your spare tire around and mount it in reverse. This should allow for easy attachment to the Mounting Plate Assembly. 

STEP 4: Ensuring that the washers are installed in their correct places on the 5/8" bolt (first place the metal washer on the bolt, then the plastic one). 


Simply unscrew the Locking Knob until you can remove the Clamp Plate. Lay the top tubes of your bikes into the troughs. Face bikes in opposite directions to prevent handlebar collision Then return Clamp Plate to original orientation and tighten, taking care to keep brake and gear cables out of the way of the contact points. Lock the Knob with the included Keys. 


• Never carry more than Two Bikes on the Spare Tire Mount Bike Carrier.

• Never exceed factory recommended weight load on the vehicles rear door

▪ Never use Ski Carrier on your Spare Tire Mount Bike Carrier.