(approx) 1 Hour
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Design. Keep a spare tire handy during adventure trips with the Rugged Ridge XHD Gen II Swing and Lock Tire Carrier. It has a special factory latch mechanism and a reinforced spindle that lets you operate it with one hand. This carrier also allows full mobility of your vehicle's tailgate. It can hold tires that measure up to 37 inches.
Construction. This tire carrier is made of box-welded steel for extreme strength and completed with a black powder-coated finish for resistance against the elements. This carrier is made to work with XHD rear bumpers.
Fitment. The Rugged Ridge tire carrier is designed for 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models equipped with Rugged Ridge's XHD Rear Bumper: 11546.20 or XHD Aluminum Rear Bumper Pods: 11547.01.
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February 11, 2020
Great upgrade for the tire carrier
Great product so far. This was used to upgrade the original swing arm that came on my bumper. The fit and finish was immaculate. The hardest thing to do was remove the old bearing from the original swing arm. It has significantly reduced the vibration and constant "banging" of the original latch assembly. Not worrying about having to operate two separate items when accessing the cargo area is also quite nice.Helpful (0)
October 09, 2019
Works good but still has a little rattle but gets the weight off the tailgate.Helpful (1)
September 15, 2019
Very well constructed and the texture finish is awesomeHelpful (1)
April 26, 2018
This is pricey but beefy. And works as advertised. Only had one issue with one bolt head on the top of the bumper where the mount/spindle attaches. The one on the left directly behind the door could not be installed. My door could not clear it. Otherwise would have been a Five star overall.Helpful (12)
April 07, 2018
Nice tire carrier
Went together easy but had to shave off some of the bolt heads due to them rubbing bottom of tailgate. Once it was adjusted, tire sits tight with no rattle.Helpful (15)
November 17, 2017
Better than Rugged Ridge Gen 1
Upgrade from the first generation which had bearing failure, and 3 latch fails. This installs nicely, has a cleaner look and allows opening of the tailgate with factory handle. A great improvement. Very little rattle or noise even off road.Helpful (12)
December 14, 2016
Nice design-built poorly
Design is very nice. However mounting was quit the pain. Carrier was fine. The mounting to the bumper was the issue. Bolt holes did not align, welded fasteners were not flush, so bolts ended up at an angle. Bolts and waahers were cheap and black finish came of easily.Helpful (13)
December 10, 2015
Easy build and install
First lets start by saying this looks great on my jeep. Love the rugged look when hooked onto your XHD rear bumpers. I have 32"s and this looks a lot better than just having the OEM tire carrier on. It is also a lot more stable, and gives a lot of support. Putting this together shouldn't take more than an hour and install should be about the same (if your new at this like me. I recommend this to anyone who wants to take their jeep to the next level. -HaydenHelpful (14)
August 17, 2015
Great swing that swings as one with your tailgate
I had been looking for a swing that was one motion with the tailgate. I found it! It seems as though it should stand up to a fair amount of abuse...It was a little bit hard to install but I blame that on the rear bumper not fitting as easily as it should have. The bearings seem capable. I found exactly what I was looking for in a great price!Helpful (13)
June 27, 2015
This looks fairly solid--we'll see how it does over time. A bit price for what you are getting.Helpful (12)
Does this work with the original XHD Bumper? It looks like it has the same mount plate as the original XHD tire carrier.
The Rugged Ridge tire carrier is designed for 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models equipped with Rugged Ridge's XHD Rear Bumper: 11546.20 or XHD Aluminum Rear Bumper Pods: 11547.01.
Is there any way to attach a high lift jack?
The Rugged Ridge XHD Gen II Swing & Lock Tire Carrier does not offer a mounting location for a high lift jack, but the carrier will work with the Rugged Ridge Hi-lift Jack Mounting Bracket.
How does the carrier attach to tailgate and will it work in conjunction with a factory tire carrier delete plate?
This can be used in conjunction with the tire carrier delete plate, but will need to be used with the Rugged Ridge's XHD Rear Bumper: 11546.20 or XHD Aluminum Rear Bumper Pods: 11547.01. These bumpers have the necessary tab to install this tire carrier on.
Will this tire carrier work with the factory hard rock steel bumper?
This Rugged Ridge Tire Carrier will not work with the Hard Rock Edition Steel Bumper. The Rugged Ridge tire carrier is designed for 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models equipped with Rugged Ridge's XHD Rear Bumper: 11546.20 or XHD Aluminum Rear Bumper Pods: 11547.01.
Does this work with the factory third brake light for a 2017 Rubicon? Is the hitch rated for towing?
Thank you for your question! This will work in conjunction with the factory third brake light for the 2017 Rubicon. Additionally, this is just the tire carrier and lock and would not have a tow rating.
Hello, the Rugged Ridge XHD Gen II Swing & Lock Tire Carrier (07-17 Wrangler JK) is made to work only with Rugged Ridge XHD rear bumpers.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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