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Smittybilt SRC Oversize Tire Carrier (07-18 Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Oversize Tire Carrier
    • Fits Factory Tail Gate
    • Hardware is Included
    • Weight: 27 lbs
    • Does Not Work with Factory Wheels
    • Fits 2007-2018 Wrangler JK Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, and this is my review of the Smittybilt SRC Oversize Tire Carrier, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. When you have larger tires on your Jeep, you'll want to be able to run a full-size spare. But when you put a large, heavy, full-size spare tire on your factory spare tire mount, you can run into three major issues. One is that the tailgate hinges themselves can start to wear out and sag, which will mean you need to lift up the tailgate every time you open it and close it. The second issue that can occur is breaking of the tailgate welds themselves. The tailgate is made from a few pieces of metal that are welded together, and those welds can fatigue and break, causing a lot of noise, and eventually the tailgate can fail. Finally, the spare tire mount itself that's on the tailgate has a weight limit. And if you're running a much larger, heavier spare tire than the factory one, the metal of that mount can fatigue and eventually break. Now, something like this is one solution to a couple of those problems. You can install a bumper-mounted tire carrier, a tub-mounted tire carrier, or you can replace the factory spare tire mount, which is what this Smittybilt system does. This system does include these tire bars, which allow you to keep your spare tire tight up against something, which keeps it from torqueing around, which is partially what fatigues that factory spare tire mount. However, this is not going to address the issue of the tailgate welds or of the tailgate hinges. That being said, this is significantly less expensive than those other tire carriers that address all of the issues of running a larger, heavier spare. So this is priced appropriately. As I said, this is designed to replace the factory spare tire mount, and it mounts in the same location on the tailgate, so you don't need to drill anything, which is a really nice feature. This has three different mounting locations, which means you can move the mount up and down, depending on whether you're running a larger or a smaller spare tire. If you're running a smaller spare, you can move the mount down, giving you maximum visibility out of the back of the window. But if you're running a 37-inch spare, you can move the mount up to give you enough clearance between the bottom of the spare tire and the bumper. Now, these tire bars are also included in this kit, and as I mentioned, they're very important. Part of the reason that a factory mount can fail is having the tire torqueing around or moving every time you hit a bump. So you want that tire to be pressed tight up against something other than just the mounting location in the center of the hub, and that's what these bars do. By the nature of the attachment mechanism, this does have some in/out adjustability. So regardless of what width tire you're running or what back spacing you're running, you can make sure you get that tire nice and tight. The piece itself is gusseted. It's fully welded. It's covered in a textured black powder coat finish, which means it's going to hold up pretty well over time against rust and corrosion. Something that I really like is right over here. It allows you to use your factory third brake light. It gives you a mount to put that third brake light up a little bit higher over whatever size spare you're running, which means you don't have to purchase an additional third brake light. Something that makes this setup pretty unique is what I alluded to earlier, which is the actual attachment mechanism for the tire to the mount. It is this threaded rod with this piece here that goes in the three lug nuts that you would normally use to attach your spare to your spare tire mount. This is something that makes it a little bit easier to get the spare on and off. You don't necessarily need a tool. However, you'll need that socket set to actually change the tire anyway. So I'm not sure that this saves you a ton of time. To get this spare tire mount installed on your Jeep, all you need to do is first remove your factory spare tire mount. In order to do that, of course you'll remove the spare, and then remove the eight bolts that are holding that mount onto the tailgate. At that time, you'll also have to remove a couple of Phillips head screws from your factory third brake light and remove that as well. Once everything is removed from the tailgate, you can lay your spare tire face down, lay the mount on top of it, and attach it to the spare tire. Once that's done, you can line up your third brake light mount to make sure that you have the height correct. You want the third brake light just peeking out over the top of the spare tire. Doing it on the ground will ensure that you don't have to lift up the spare tire and mount it and unmount it to get your spacing figured out. So once you have the third brake light bolted up to the mount itself, then it's a matter of attaching the mounts onto the Jeep. Now, as I said, there are three different mounting locations and the instructions for this tell you which hole you should be using for different size spare tires. Or you can take a couple of measurements if you prefer to do it that way. Once the spare tire mount is attached onto the tailgate, you can move on to attaching the tire bars. Once the bars are installed with the included hardware and spacers, it's just a matter of attaching your third brake light onto the third brake light mount that you've already screwed onto the tire mount, putting the spare tire onto the Jeep, and you're pretty much finished up. The whole process shouldn't take you more than about two hours, and you won't need any specialty tools at all, just some traditional hand tools. Now, whether you've tried mounting your larger spare tire on your factory mount and found that you physically don't have the room or you've been reading horror stories of having a heavy spare tire on the factory mount, and you've been shopping around for other solutions, you'll know that this one is much less expensive than a full tub-mounted tire carrier system, or a bumper with a bumper-mounted tire carrier. There's a reason for that. Like I said, this solves really just one of the few different problems that mounting a large, heavy spare on your factory location will cause. So if you're looking to just be able to physically fit the spare tire by moving it up a little bit, and make sure that it's tight up against something so the tire is not torqueing around, this will solve that problem. If you're looking for something that will also ensure that the welds on your tailgate don't break or that your tailgate hinges don't wear out, you're going to want to look at one of those more complete and more expensive systems. So that's my review of the Smittybilt SRC Oversize Tire Carrier fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.

    Oversized Carrier. If you own a Jeep with oversized tires, this Smittybilt SRC oversize tire carrier is the ideal carrier for you. It will help you lock down large tires up to 37 inches in size or 195 lbs. in weight. It's a highly adjustable mount that attaches to compatible Jeeps easily.

    Adjustable Design. This tire mount is highly adjustable, allowing you to position the tire where you want it. It locks tires in securely, but makes them accessible as well.

    Installs Simply. The Smittybilt SRC oversize tire carrier goes on easily with basic bolts. There's no drilling or any other modification to worry about at all. Just position the carrier and lock it down for a good secure hold.

    Long Term Coverage. This carrier is protected by a 5-year warranty from Smittybilt. It's guaranteed to be a solid product for this reason.

    Application. This oversize tire mount fits 2007-2018 Wrangler JKs.

    Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

    What's in the Box
    • Tire Carrier
    • Brake Light Bracket
    • Tire Stop Bar
    • Tire Handle
    • Tire Hold Down Bracket
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    • Weight: 27 lbs
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    Overall Rating 4.0

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Fit 4.571429 4.6
    • Appearance 4.761905 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.190476 4.2



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 17, 2017

      Oversized tire carrier

      Product assembly was real easy. Looks great, hold 35” tire well.

      KristenG

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 03, 2017

      SRC Tire Carrier

      The product was easy to install, the problem is it rattles like crazy, the 3-pronged squeeze piece will not get tight before the bolt hits the back side of the nut/harness. I’ve got 35” tires and it’s still too heavy for the gate the way this is set up.

      JamesP

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 01, 2017

      Love it

      It looks great. Easy set up. Exactly what I ordered.

      JamesP

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      August 26, 2017

      So far so good

      bought my 2016 jeep with oversized tires. After a year tailgate rattled with stock carrier. Dealer replaced tailgate and carrier. Seems to work but so did the stock carrier for a year. Time will tell. Didn't like that I had to purchase a lock separately.

      JohnB

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 05, 2017

      Didn't solve problem

      I have 35" TOYO tires on my jeep. Installed this to help stop some of the vibration from bumps in the road. Did little to help.

      JasonE

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 24, 2017

      Big Tire Carrier

      Very good product, easy install less expensive way to have a matching spare tire.

      Holeshot

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 05, 2017

      Solid emergency tire holder

      It holds an oversized tire, but isn't a permanent solution. You can hear the tailgate flex when going over pot holes and bumps. Didn't want to shell out for a bumper/spare tire carrier, so this will do in the mean time.

      LukeS

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      June 19, 2017

      Another awesome Smittybilt product

      Well constructed, easily installed by a first timer, good value! Would highly recommend to friends/family.

      RobertG

      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 08, 2017

      Looks great

      This tire carrier installs pretty easy and looks great. A good option if you aren't looking to spend a lot of money.

      TrevorM

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      June 08, 2017

      Exactly what you need

      Easy to add- solid and makes your spare tire solidly attached to your jeep so you can off-road with confidence Took just about an hour to install with basic hand tools

      ChristopherS

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 06, 2017

      big spare tire

      all the weight is still on the wimpy tail gate no matter what you do gate sags and still makes noise for the price better of getting bumper and steel rack plan to replace it all

      flamudman

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 15, 2017

      Great for the money

      Easy to install. Spare carrier upgrade is a must with oversized tires. Great craftsmanship and simple design.

      12JKU

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      March 10, 2016

      Well made product

      Bought this tire carrier after up grading to 35" tires. It holds the tire perfectly and moves the brake light up so it can be seen. Perfect product if you don't want to upgrade to a aftermarket bumper with a separate tire carrier.

      Dexter21

      Year: 2010Submodel: WranglerNew york

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 12, 2015

      Great stock replacement to fit larger tires.

      Solid product. Installation was a breeze, it's adjustable, and allows you to fit larger tires in the stock location. The only downside is the need to remove the wheel center cap.

      justincredible

      Year: 2012Utah

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 12, 2015

      Good products at reasonable pirce.

      Was easy to install with basic hand tools. Instructions was clear and easy to understand. Work as advertised

      baseballfanz

      Year: 2014Houston, TX

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 25, 2015

      Solid product...

      But it does seem the extra wait on the tailgate is affecting the swing bar. Looks great and is well built.

      Tree

      Year: 2011Fleming Island, FL 32003, USA

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 07, 2015

      Form, fit and function

      This was a direct fit no modification. After the tire carrier was bolted on and tight (use locktite) the tire goes on and fit tight. I have used other relocation brackets and had a lot of wobble, not her no rattles tight fit. The harness for the third brake did not even need to be extended. I love it it looks and fits awesome!!

      Mikehd666

      Year: 2015Smithtown, NY, USA

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 13, 2015

      Best value

      Easy to install a great alternative to changing out bumpers! Well worth it!

      bruce04345

      Year: 2013Maine, USA

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 23, 2014

      Good bang for your buck

      Had to use the bottom holes on mount for a new35in tire. You can tell there's alot of weight on tailgate but does not rattle or sag. Overall good product.

      Bmerchant

      Year: 2012Texas, USA

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 07, 2014

      Durable and adjustable

      Easy to put on, took about 2 hours. Good price compared with other items on the market. Fully adjustable for the OEM spare, 33's or 35's.

      Mike7

      Year: 2014Katy, TX, USA

      Helpful (3)