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Rugged Ridge Spartacus HD Tire Carrier Wheel Mount (87-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ & YJ)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Effectively Repositions Spare Tire
    • Allows for Extra Bumper Clearance
    • Enables Greater Load Capacity than OEM Carrier
    • Made with High-Caliber Carbon Steel
    • Heavy-Duty Powdercoated Finish
    • Basic Installation
    • Limited Warranty
    • Patent Pending Design
    • Fits 1987-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ and YJ Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Extra Bumper Clearance. The Rugged Ridge Spartacus HD Tire Carrier Wheel Mount will effectively reposition the spare tire in your Jeep Wrangler TJ and YJ. It was designed to allow for extra bumper clearance and enables greater load capacity than the OEM tire carrier.

    Quality Carbon Steel. Rugged Ridge makes this wheel mount with high-caliber carbon steel. It has a heavy-duty powdercoated finish that adds to the durability factor. You can have confidence in the quality craftsmanship of this tire carrier.

    Basic Installation. With basic hand tools and some moderate mechanical knowledge, you can easily install this wheel mount. A detailed PDF instruction guide is available on the manufacturer’s website for download to facilitate a straightforward installation process.

    Limited Warranty. Rugged Ridge offers customers a 5-year limited warranty on this wheel mount which covers any structural defects. Review the warranty information to find out what specific limitations apply.

    Application. The Rugged Ridge Spartacus HD Tire Carrier Wheel Mount was designed to fit all 1987-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ and YJ models.

    Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

    MPN# 11546.62

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • (1) HD Tire Carrier Wheel Mount
    • (3) Bolts
    • (2) Washers
    • (1) Lug Nut
    • (1) M8 Nut
    • Installation Instructions
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • TJ Rubicon 2 Door - 03, 04, 05, 06
    • TJ Rubicon Unlimited 2 Door - 05, 06
    • TJ Wrangler 2 Door - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
    • TJ Wrangler Unlimited 2 Door - 04, 05, 06
    • YJ Wrangler 2 Door - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95

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        Questions & Answers (10)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        I am running a 33x12.50 r15 tire is this stronger? I saw one of your videos talking about the tailgate being stamped metal and that it will fatigue faster if not using they bumper mounted tire carrier. Is this a safe alternative for my size and weight of tire?

        • This tire carrier wheel mount will work with the 33" tires you are running but we would also recommend purchasing a tailgare reenforcement kit as well to ensure that the tailgate can handle the added weight of the bigger tires.

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        Will 35 in tires fit on this carrier?

        • Yes, the Rugged Ridge Spartacus HD Tire Carrier Wheel Mount will hold up to a 35" tire.

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        Does this still allow use of the stock 3rd brake light?

        • Yes, you are still able to use the factory third brake light with this mount.

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        What's the difference between this wheel mount and the one here?

        • The Rugged Ridge Spartacus HD Tire Carrier Wheel Mount is a one-piece high-caliber carbon steel construction. The Rugged Ridge Tire Carrier Heavy Duty in Textured Black is a heavy duty, sturdy 2-piece bracket made of 1/4 inch steel plate construction. 

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        What is the lug pattern on the tire mount?

        • The lug/bolt pattern is 5x4.5.

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        5 More Questions
        A spare tire carrier did not come on my TJ. Does this kit include the bolts to attach it to the tailgate, or do they expect us to use the ones from the original carrier. 1 answer
        Does the kit come with the lug nuts to mount the wheel/tire? If not, what size lug studs are required (I don’t have an existing spare tire carrier)? 1 answer
        Will the Rugged Ridge Spartacus HD Tire Carrier Wheel Mount (87-06 Wrangler TJ YJ) give enought clerance to my tire to fit with my new Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper (87-06 Wrangler YJ/TJ)? Because right now my tire doesn't fit. 1 answer
        Does this mount to a unmodified tailgate or does it require drilling? 1 answer
        I have a 2004 Jeep Wrangler X with 305/70/16 tires. Does this carrier provide enough clearance for oversized tires? 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (34) Write a Review

          Ratings Summary

          4.5 out of 5 overall rating from 34 customers

          • December 21, 2019

            5 2001 Wrangler - btfd605

            bolts right up looks great

            We got the part fast!, took 1-2 hrs to swap mostly trying to get 3rd break light to unhook so we could route it into the new housing all bolts worked great and looks great on the wrangler

            Helpful (0)
          • December 07, 2019

            5 1998 Wrangler - Benderjeep

            Spartacus HD Tire Mount

            Product is very sturdy and comes with all new bolts to use in installation. Very happy with the quality.

            Helpful (0)
          • December 06, 2019

            5 2006 Wrangler - Annoymous

            It's awesome.

            I enjoy how it tilts the weight of my spare so that the carrier won't crack. It does it's job well.

            Helpful (0)
          • December 03, 2019

            1 2000 Wrangler - KeithTheDivine

            DO NOT BUY Cannot do it’s job

            I tried different tires, different screw patterns. I’ll need to get a new mount or drill new holes. Great piece of junk

            Helpful (0)
          • November 26, 2019

            5 2003 Wrangler - Jeepers


            Everything the reviews said about this is true. Outstanding! High quality and easy to install.

            Helpful (0)
          • October 28, 2019

            5 1997 Wrangler - Legend62

            Tire carrier

            I was looking for tire carrier for my budget and this was perfect. It fit awesome

            Helpful (0)
          • October 12, 2019

            5 1999 Wrangler - BigShawn

            Tire carrier

            Great quality holds my 33” spare tire with no issues

            Helpful (0)
          • September 26, 2019

            5 1995 Wrangler - 95Penny

            Awesome replacement

            Fits original mounting points perfectly. Super happy with the stability, definitely recommend

            Helpful (0)
          • September 22, 2019

            5 2000 Wrangler - Xcalibr

            Oversized tire carrier

            This product was exactly what I needed to put my oversize spare on the back of my jeep. 33x17 with room to spare. The factory 3rd brake light does get into the rear wiper, but no worries. I don't need to see where I've been, just where I'm going.

            Helpful (0)
          • September 13, 2019

            4 2003 Wrangler - 1

            heavy duty rack

            I bought the Spartacus HD Tire carrier to go on my 2003 Wrangler TJ, which I just recently bought. I didnt want to have to buy a new bumper and carrier because I liked the bumper that was already on it and the previous owner had taken off the original tire mount. It fit in the factory bolt locations and was easily installed. Just shim the bottom of the gate and tape the door in place. After having a slight problem getting the original bolts out ( of course 1 had to strip out) it was easy going.Only took about 45 min. to change. I just wish it would also be able to hold a 5 on 5 bolt pattern rim without an adapter so it would be a little closer to the body, but still looks ok with it. Seems to be built sturdy, hopefully it will not damage the rear gate. Only time will tell. I would suggest the hinge bracket that is extra but adds a lot of support.

            Helpful (0)
          • September 13, 2019

            5 2003 Wrangler - Jeepjeep2

            HD carrier wheel mount

            This tire mount looks great on the back of my Jeep! It does exactly what it needs to do and adds that awesome look everyone wants.

            Helpful (1)
          • September 04, 2019

            5 2002 Wrangler - Jared

            Great overall purchase

            I wish I would have gone with the better hinges the mount with 33's is quite heavy but still very happy with the purchase. Another bonus to this is the 3rd brake light sits up over the tire so there is no need for a riser.

            Helpful (0)
          • August 03, 2019

            3 2001 Wrangler - Tpiccirillo

            Had to drill new holes

            The holes were about a half inch off where my rim lined up. Very odd considering I have stock factory rims. Feels like a very heavy duty product and I'm satisfied with that at least. Also appreciate it coming with screws to go into the tailgate.

            Helpful (0)
          • July 30, 2019

            5 1998 Wrangler - Daymon

            Cheap and simple

            Easy bolt on carrier, seems large enough for most oversized tires. I'm not a fan of super flashy, so this carrier works perfect. It's simple, strong (sat my fat butt on it), and comes with everything you need. Only thing about installing this carrier is that having a second set of hands makes bolting it on easier. I did it solo, but took a few extra minutes trying to align bolts with holes.

            Helpful (0)
          • July 30, 2019

            5 1994 Wrangler - BlakeA

            Tire carrier

            Works great! Moves the tire out and puts it at an angle. Makes it plenty accommodating for a bigger than stock tire.

            Helpful (0)
          • July 09, 2019

            5 2000 Wrangler - kdwags

            Good Product

            Easy to install and like the slight angle of the wheel. Fits 33" tires easily.

            Helpful (0)
          • July 02, 2019

            5 2001 Wrangler - ROCKDUCK

            tire mount

            It went on very easy 4 bolts and there is a 31' tire mounted on it. Looks great!

            Helpful (0)
          • June 08, 2019

            5 2003 Wrangler - DrHoki

            Does what it's supposed to do

            I have 36" spare and the torque from being off-road snapped the previous carrier. This carrier was an easy install, and with the thicker steel, is holding up so far. It's worth the money.

            Helpful (0)
          • June 02, 2019

            2 2006 Wrangler - Allen

            Poor attention to detail

            Good solid piece but the holes for the spare tire had to be re drilled and tapped for the bolts do to slag in them. Poor attention to detail. Also started rusting the first time it got wet.

            Helpful (0)
          • May 12, 2019

            5 1997 Wrangler - Amyzon


            Great option for our larger tires. Easy to install.

            Helpful (1)

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