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Rugged Ridge Tire Carrier Linkage Kit for XHD, RRC or Rock Crawler Rear Bumper (87-06 Jeep Wrangler YJ & TJ)

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      Product Information

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


      • Tire Carrier Linkage Kit
      • 2.4 lbs
      • 5 Year Limited Warranty
      • Fits 1987-2006 TJ and YJ Wranglers


      Construction. Rugged Ridge has designed a creative kit, similar to tie rods on your steering system, that allows the opening of both your tire carrier and tail gate simultaneously--the tire carrier linkage kit. The kit makes accessing your cargo easy and quick. The kit can be mounted to XHD, RRC, Rock Crawler and/or most other aftermarket rear bumpers/tire carrier units. Also, the kit does not have to drill into your Jeep, but it does have to drill into your tire carrier unit. This simple easy to use kit will save you from frustration and is very helpful and convenient.

      Specs. The kit weighs a total of 2.4 pounds.

      Accessories & More. The kit includes mounting brackets, washers, self-tapping bolts, standard bolts, two rods with opposite threaded ends, a coupler and a jam nut to lock your rods in (much like your tie-rod ends in the steering system). The kit also receives a 5 year limited warranty from Omix-ADA.

      Application. Fits 1987-2006 TJ and YJ Wrangler models.

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

      MPN# 11503.90

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (2)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.5 out of 5 overall rating from 2 customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      • September 02, 2017

        5 2001 Wrangler - PatrickT

        Tire carrier linkage works

        I discovered this device by accident while looking for rear bumper and tire carrier. Ingenious! Makes the rear gate and tire carrier work as one unit when opening and closing. I believe cuts down on rattling. The adjustment took me some extra time to figure out so the gate closes fully and clicks in place when you close them together. I adjusted the linkage so the lock on the carrier just barely clicks down. This method puts enough push on the gate to get it to close properly. I left the isolator bump stop off because it was inhibiting the extra forward push to get the gate to fully close. Works perfectly as designed and now I don't have to deal with two swinging gates.

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      • June 22, 2016

        4 2000 Wrangler - Reaper Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        I've had this little guy for a while now. This makes getting in the back cargo area easy kit convenient then having to open the row carrier and then the tail gate. Rugged ridge smart thinking.

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      Questions & Answers (2 answers)

      2 Top Rated Questions

      I purchased a Barricade bumper from you a couple of years ago but I notice I'm getting a lot of back and forth sway on the tire carrier. Will this product fit the Barricade bumper tire carrier and will it stop the sway?

      • This would not be compatible with the Barricade bumper and tire carriers.

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      what does it do for the vehicle

      • This linkage can help with securing the swing style tire carrier to the Jeep to keep it from swaying with movement. It will also allow the tire carrier and cargo door to be opened and moved together.

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Tailgate Bracket
      • (1) TIre Carrier Bracket
      • (1) Coupler
      • (2) Rod Ends
      • Hardware

      Tech Specs

      Will It Fit My Wrangler

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      • YJ Wrangler 2 Door - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95

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