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Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier w/ Adjustable Tire Mount (07-18 Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Hinged Carrier with Adjustable Tire Mount
    • Lightweight Aluminum
    • Factory Finish
    • Factory Form Fitting Geometry
    • Threaded Mounting Holes for Mounting Accessories
    • Fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JKs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review of the Teraflex HD Hinged Tire Carrier with Adjustable Tire Mount, fitting all 2007-2016 JKs. This is the kit that includes both the carrier and the mount, but you can purchase these parts separately if you choose. If you're running larger tires on your Jeep and you have a full-size spare, there are a couple of issues you can run into from putting a much larger and heavier spare tire on the factory spare tire mount. The hinges of the factory tailgate can start to wear out, and you'll need to start lifting up on the tailgate every time you open it and close it. The welds on the tailgate itself can fatigue and break, causing rattling, and the factory spare tire mount does have a specific weight limit so, when you put a much heavier spare tire on it, you can end up causing that metal to fatigue and break as well. And there are a couple different solutions to all three of these problems. One is a bumper mounted tire carrier, and the other is a tub mounted tire carrier like this. I really like the tub mounted tire carriers because they allow you to open and close the tailgate in one motion with one hand, where the bumper mounted tire carriers first require you to open the tire carrier and then open the tailgate separately. Having a tub mounted tire carrier like this also allows you to run whatever bumper you want on your Jeep without being limited to the options that include a tire carrier. Now, this tub mounted tire carrier, in particular, is a very nice piece. It's one of the top quality tire carriers on the market. It has full adjustability, and it also has the price tag to go along with a top-tier product. But, in my opinion, it's definitely worth it for the quality and the adjustability that you get out of this tire carrier. As I said before, this kit is two pieces that are available separately but are really designed and built to work together. One is this T6 aluminum-hinged tire carrier that replaces your factory hinges and adds the reinforcement to your tailgate which means you don't have to worry about the welds on the tailgate breaking like you might otherwise have to. This is a really, really strong, solid piece. It comes covered in a textured black powder-coated finish. It's aluminum, so it's lighter-weight than it otherwise would be, and you never have to worry about it rusting. The hinges are designed to hold up to a ton of weight, and it's completely bolt-on. The tire mount is itself, again, is bolt-on, designed to work in conjunction with this tire carrier. And my favorite part about this, other than how well it's built, is the adjustability. You can adjust the tire up and down, and also in and out to make sure it's nice and tight up against the tailgate. Now, I like to run my tire as low as I possibly can to give me maximum viewing out of the back window, but also it needs to be high enough to not contact the bumper when you open and close the tailgate. So the up-and-down adjustment gives you the ability to set it exactly where you want it. The in-and-out adjustment is very, very important because, if you have the tire sitting way far out from the Jeep, there's a ton of leverage out there which can fatigue the metal, and it will also move and bounce around which will also cause that metal to fatigue. So this allows you to slide the tire nice and tight up against the carrier, bolt everything nice and solid, so it basically becomes the tire, the tire carrier, and the tailgate, all one piece. Nothing can move, nothing's gonna rattle, make noise or fatigue. Along with these two main pieces, you also get a mount which allows you to put your factory third brake light right in the center of the spare tire, which means you don't have to buy an additional third brake light. And it comes with all of the gaskets, the spacers, the hardware, everything you need to get this bolted together. As I said, this really is a top-tier product, and when you take it out of the box, you can really tell. Like I said before, this is designed to be completely bolt-on, which makes the installation pretty quick and easy. The first step in the installation is to remove your factory spare tire mount and, also, your factory third brake light, all in one piece. You will be able to take the third brake light assembly out of the mount and hang on to that because you are going to use it later. After that, you'll remove the plastic covers over your factory hinges, and then use some spare blocks of wood or wedges underneath the tailgate, between the tailgate and the bumper, to hold up the weight of the tailgate. You're going to be removing your factory hinges, and you don't want the tailgate to move around. You want it to stay in the alignment that it is right in the factory. Once the tailgate is supported with those wedges, you can go ahead and unbolt the factory tailgate hinges, and then go ahead and bolt on the hinged tire carrier. First, you'll bolt it on to the tub. Check for alignment with the tailgate, tighten down the hinges on the tub, and then bolt the carrier onto the tailgate itself. After the hinged tire carrier is installed, you will install the adjustable tire mount. That will install in the same bolt rotations as the factory spare tire mount. There are eight threader holes in the tailgate that hold that into place and, after it's installed, it's just a matter of putting your spare tire on and adjusting it. Again, I like to run my tire as low as possible without interfering with the bumper, and you wanna make sure that it's nice and tight up against the tailgate. In order to do that, you wanna put the spare tire on the mount, push it tight up against the tailgate, remove the spare tire, put the mount another eighth- to a quarter-inch closer to the tailgate, and then tighten it down. That means, when you put the spare tire on for the final time and tighten those lug nuts, the lugs will actually be pulling the tire nice and tight up against the tailgate. Again, the whole process should take you right around an hour, and you won't need any specialty tools. But, you will need some torque bits, a good socket set, and make sure you follow the instructions. As I said before, this tire carrier set-up with both pieces is pretty expensive. There are some bumpers with bumper mounted tire carriers out there that you can get both pieces together for about the same price as this. However, they're certainly not going to be the quality of this piece. You can rest assured that, no matter what size tire you put on this set-up, you're going to have the adjustability to make sure that everything stays nice and tight, and this really solves all of the problems of running a large, heavy spare tire in what otherwise would have been your factory location. As I said before, I really like this set-up because it allows you to run whatever bumper you want without being limited to one that has a tire carrier. So, all of that said, I have to say, this is worth the price. I know it's a lot, but I definitely think it's worth the price. There are some other carriers out there that might look similar to this one, but they don't have the same adjustability or the same build quality. So, if you're running larger-than-factory tires on your Jeep and you wanna be able to run a full-size spare on the tub, without the risk of damaging your hinges or your tailgate or your tire mount itself, I definitely recommend taking a look at this set-up. It gives you the strength, the build quality, and the adjustability that you need to run that large spare tire with the peace of mind, knowing you're not going to damage anything. So that's my review of the Teraflex HD Hinged Tire Carrier with Adjustable Tire Mount, fitting all 2007-2016 JKs, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

    Specs. This Heavy Duty Adjustable Tire Carrier and Tailgate Reinforcement Kit from TeraFlex can carry a tire up to 37 inches - even in the most extreme conditions, over the must rugged trails, and with the most significant obstacles. You get simple, quick, and easy access to the back cargo area with just a single action. This kit spreads the load and weight of the tire to more than just the single hinge point, and incorporates the factory tailgate hinge mounting points to spread and separate the load as much as possible. The result? Maximum strength and durability. This kit does not require you to purchase an aftermarket bumper - it works with all OE and aftermarket bumpers alike.

    Construction. This kit is made from cast A356.2 T6 aluminum as the main component, which ensures the carrier is both as light and strong and possible. The finish and fit are designed to follow the flow and contour of your Jeep body, while offering extra mounting points for off-road accessories like recovery jacks and fluid containers. The factory Jeep tub offers incredible internal gussets and bracing that have no problem supporting the new tire carrier and oversized tires. The HD hinge brackets are created from forged steel and the HD 5/8 inch hinge pins are made from cold formed high-carbon hardened steel. The combination of the location at which it's mounted, plus the HD mounting rackets, means you get one of the strongest, rattle-free carriers on the market. Installation is a breeze and requires no drilling or modification.

    Application. This adjustable tire mount kit fits 2007-2018 JK Wranglers.

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

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Hinged Tire Carrier
    • (1) Upper Spacer Plate
    • (1) Lower Spacer Plate
    • (1) Adjustable Mount Plate
    • (1) Adjustable Mount Base
    • (4) Gasket
    • (1) High Mount Center Lamp Mounting Plate
    • (1) Spare Tire Carrier Upper Spacer Plate
    • (1) Spare Tire Carrier Lower Spacer Plate
    • (2) Anti-Rotation Spacer
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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    23 Questions / 24 Answers

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    Can I keep my factory 3rd tail light (in the same location) with a 33" tire and this carrier? Without buying the extra light bracket?

    DennisB

    • The Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier w/ Adjustable Tire Mount will have you relocate the factory third brake light to the center of the spare- it will include the bracket. The brake light cannot be reused in the factory location.

      XTStaffHelenW

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    How much does this unit weigh?

    KentK

    • Hello, the Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier w/ Adjustable Tire Mount weighs in at around 18 lbs.

      XTNunoP

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    Some of the customer pics and the instructional video (@1m20s) have the third brake light mounted in the center of the wheel. It's the little almost factory looking light with a little bracket that attaches to the tire lugs. I asked customer service and they said they didn't carry it. Does any know the brand/type/name of the light and/or mounting bracket? Thanks.

    OffToader

    • The Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier w/ Adjustable Tire Mount will have you relocate the factory third brake light to the center of the spare and will include the bracket to do so.

      XTBrianT

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    Do they make a highjack bracket for that tire carrier

    JordanD

    • Yes! The Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier w/ Adjustable Tire Mount can be fitted with an accessory mount on the hinge, see item J100286 http://www.extremeterrain.com/teraflex-hinged-carrier-mount-jk-4838200.html, which allows you mount a Hi-Lift jack.

      XTHelenW

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    Just double checking, will this work with a JKU as well?

    KalieB

    • Yes, The Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier w/ Adjustable Tire Mount will work with your JKU.

      JaHarrisXT

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    With Cooper STT 35x13.50x20 and Fuel 20x12 rim with -44offset and 4.75 Backspace, is there any other modifications or additional accessory that would be required for the product to work?

    ChristopherN

    • The Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier with Adjustable Tire Mount should have no issues using your wheel and tire on the spare mount.

      Rob D

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    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Fit 4.896552 4.9
    • Appearance 4.965517 5.0
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.436781 4.4



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 15, 2018

      Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier install

      Package was recieved on time and undamaged. I was able to install unit myself with the assistance of You tube and included instructions. Unit is very sturdy and improves the appearance the rear section. I also installed the Rugged Ridge circular LED 3rd brake light which complemented the carrier and improved visiblity to rear area. Adjusting the tire mount proved the most difficult. Having a second person to assist as bringing an oversized tire to the mount can be exhaustive if you have to repeat the process when adjusting.

      Armando

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 07, 2018

      NO MORE SQUEAK

      I upgraded to 33s and over the winter my tire carrier would always squeak. Upgraded here, my gate works flawless, no squeak, 100 confident in this carrier. Easy install. Instructions are good. 2 downfalls from perfection. 1) very limited selection of accessory mounts. 2) u have to buy the 3rd light extender separately.

      BrianJ

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 07, 2018

      Teraflex HD hinged tire mount is HD!

      This tire mount installed very easy and is very well made. Great product and is what you would expect from Teraflex.

      Beaman13f

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 07, 2018

      Great product but

      Great product and directions. This thing is a beast and I feel confident that my 35 inch tire isn’t going damage the hinge or the tailgate welds. I was going to go with a cheaper option but happy I didn’t. Too, It’s rare to get good directions with an off-road product. TF did a great job creating an understable set of directions. Here’s the but...the hardware packaged with the product nicked the finish on this brand new hinge. I don’t mind nicks that I put on something but new... it shouldn’t have arrived that way. The way the content was internally packaged (from factory) seemed to have caused the nick. The outside of the box looked like it was handled with care. That said, ET customer service was great and helped handle this small issue. Still, an amazing upgrade that was designed with thought. Totally recommend to anyone that needs one, and I would go further to say ‘Treat Yo Self’ to the TF version over the copiers.

      DanG

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 06, 2018

      Excellent!

      I feel safer now. No more banging and the anticipation of the spare flying off. Great product. Thank you.

      GedeonQ

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 06, 2018

      Excellent tire carrier.

      Super great product!!! Teraflex is quality through and through. Installation was easy and instructions were easy to follow. Extreme Terrain is fantastic as always, great prices and super fast shipping.

      JeffreyG

      Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 02, 2018

      Perfect for big tires

      Really solid product, fit very well, simple to install, videos in Internet are really helpful. Options to add more components later is a big value.

      SergioF

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      April 26, 2018

      Nearly perfect!

      I wanted a tire carrier that did not mount on the bumper, mainly because I didn't want to open the tire carrier and the tailgate separately. My wife is disabled, and can't manage both if/when she is driving the Jeep. The only complaint I have is the 'third brake light' mount. My wheels have center caps that cover the lug nuts and it looks terrible mounted that way without the center cap on the spare. I had to go with a different CHML. The tire carrier actually makes the tailgate easier to open and close as the hinges operate more smoothly than the stock ones. It's the best way to go! It is expensive, though you get what you pay for.

      David

      Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 06, 2018

      Teraflex spare tire carrier

      Over all this is a great product, very well manufactured. Installation was easy, except for mounting tire, not the products fault at all. A 35 tire with rim is about 100lbs and bulky, you will need a second person to help with the tire mounting. The only negative is they give you 1 plug to fill the hole for the old rubber tire bumpers on the tailgate. There are 2 rubber bumper mounts on my Jeep so I have to find something to fill that second hole.

      SalC

      Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 03, 2018

      Tire carrier

      Easy to install and looks great!!!!!! Perfect!!! Wont let me post anything less than 50 characters so i will just say again perfect!!!

      AndrewN

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 31, 2018

      Great spare tire mount

      Upgraded to 35 inch tires which requires replacing the Spare Tire mount. I love the adjustable Teraflex Hinged Tire Carrier. The instructional installation video on Teraflex made installation a piece of cake. It is very solid, well constructed, and holds the spare tire beautifully. It is so much better than any of the spare tire mounts that require a separate step to move the spare tire before opening the rear door. The only thing I wish they did was extend the 3rd brake light out a bit so it could extend outside a spare tire cover and be visible. A simple trip to the hardware store for longer bolts and a couple of sleeves fixed that though.

      JamesW

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 30, 2018

      Great product!

      Carrier looks great and is definitely an upgrade over the stock carrier and hinge setup. Instructions didn't cover what to do with the driver side rubber bumper, so I cut mine down and it works perfect. The price was a bit high for me but it allows me to run what ever bumper I choose unlike some other carriers.

      MattH

      Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      March 30, 2018

      Easy install

      Great instructions, quality materials, solid product. Install took around 30 minutes.

      JeremyM

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      March 29, 2018

      2014 JK teraflex hd tire carrier

      The TeraFlex hinged tire carrier came today. Nicely packed great finish. Instructions were good and simple . Pulled old one off and installed the teraflex one . Works great and looks good .

      Phillip

      Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 26, 2018

      Teraflex mount

      This product is very well made and worth the money

      StevenR

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 25, 2018

      Expensive but worth it

      High price but when you get it you'll understand why. This is a huge, sturdy piece of metal. Allowed me to throw 35's on my tire carrier without having to get a bumper carrier.

      Rooskie

      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 21, 2018

      Like the tire carrier

      Definitely like the tire carrier and a must if you don’t have a rear bumper carrier. If you are using your stock rims, you need wheel spacer kit 1055005 also (did not know this until I was 98 done with the install, so added two more days to my install). Be patience when doing the install. Four hands are better than two. I used a combination of the instructions and you tube videos.

      DeanL

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 20, 2018

      Solid construction

      Very heavy duty. Easy install. No rattles. So glad I didn’t skimp on this aspect of the Jeep

      RyanH

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 14, 2018

      High Quality Product

      Installation was easy and took about 75 min. The only complaint I have is the way the 3rd brake light is relocated. It doesn’t work with my wheels. They provide special lug nuts that are threaded on the back side. The relocation kit mounts in the center of the wheel. My wheels have a plastic cover over the center of the wheel. I either leave the cover off and install the 3rd light or don’t use the 3rd light to have my spare look nice. Not a big problem, I just didn’t think that through.

      MattB

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 13, 2018

      Solid product

      Overall great product. Fits as advertised. I am now wobble free with a clearly visible third brake light. The TeraFlex hinged carrier with adjustable tire mount does what it it was designed for. Install took longer than I expected. The three studs that you need to get through the tire mount are a pain. If you don’t have a press, or power tools good luck. Had to call my friend over with real tools. The recommended tools should be beefed up. Otherwise, the install was easy and satisfying once it was completed correctly. I had to take the tire off several times in order to get a good snug fit. For the price it would have been nice to have a pre-fitted tire mount for a 35” tire. It is a one time buy for my 2015 JKU that will last. I watched a lot of reviews and looked at many other options. This fit my preferences and thanks to other reviews I steered clear of other products. Will definitely do business again!

      GunnarG

      Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

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