Shop Our Holiday Gift Garage Shop Now
Talk to Wrangler Enthusiasts
1-844-887-6502
Mon - Sun, 8:30 AM EST - 11:00 PM EST

Free Shipping on Orders Over $75. Details

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

Market Price $750.26 You Save 11% ($85.27)
Our Price

$664.99

FREE Shipping
  • Item J20886
  • MPN# 4838150

In Stock Ships same business day. Choose options to add to cart

Features, Video & Details

  • Hinged Carrier with Adjustable Tire Mount
  • Lightweight Aluminum
  • Factory Finish
  • Factory Form Fitting Geometry
  • Threaded Mounting Holes for Mounting Accessories
  • Cast Aluminum HD Hinged Reinforcement Plate, Tailgate-Mounted Base Plate, Adjustable Tire Mount, Wheel Studs, Brake Light Mount, Spacers, Protective Gaskets, Installation Hardware, Assembly Hardware, and Installation Instructions
  • Installation and Assembly Hardware is Included
  • Fits 2007-2018 JK Wranglers

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 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 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Unlimited - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Rubicon - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

People Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Most Helpful Reviews

4/5
What about the open holes?

The Teraflex HD Hinge is great and wasn't bad installing. My only concern is what about hole covers for where the rubber tire stops were located. Did I miss something?

Helpful (9)

5/5
Great For Those Still Bumper Shopping

I was in a panic to find a tire carrier option for my 35"s and it was tough to find a lightweight, one-handed use, opener that wasn't part of a much more expensive, heavy bumper. The carrier is extremely ...

Read More
Helpful (3)

Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
Read All 46 Reviews

Customer Photos (16) Submit Your Photo

View All 16 Photos

You Might Also Like

15 Questions / 6 Answers

Ask a Question

Hello, I see that there is an option to add the Teraflex 3rd Brake Light Adjustable Extension Bracket to this kit. I am just curious what purpose does buying this product serve when the video for the tire carrier made it seem like the kit included everything already needed to readjust the 3rd brake light

PatrickB

  • The Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier will have provisions for your stock third brake light mount, however depending on tire size, your third brake light may be obscured by the tire. The adjustable third brake light extension bracket allows you to adjust the mounting location of your third brake light to accommodate for a large number of tire sizes that would normally obscure the third brake light due to their height.

    Rob D

Helpful (0)

I don't have factory bump stop nor do I have a tailgate exhauster on my tailgate Will that hinder the function of this tire mount?

RoddyW

  • No, the Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier w/ Adjustable Tire Mount (07-17 Wrangler JK) comes with everything need from proper install and application.

    XTBill

Helpful (0)

I am looking to mount my bike carrier to this tire carrier as well and wanted to know what the total weight rating is for this carrier. I plan to carry the full size spare (MasterCourser MXT {35x12.5x15} mounted on American Racing AR23 rims), high jack, shovel, bike carrier and bike.

DavidR

  • There is not a specific weight listed for this tire carrier, but the Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier w/ Adjustable Tire Mount (07-17 Wrangler JK) can hold up to a 37" tire. So adding a bike rack to the rear should be fine.

    XTJames

Helpful (0)

I have seen two options show for the third brake light relocation for this product. Does it come with the mounting plate or the lug nut extensions?

RyanU

  • The Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier w/ Adjustable Tire Mount will include the high mount brake light plate.

    Rob D

Helpful (0)

I noticed the third brake light is just inside the top of the tire, does it have to go there? That is where I planned to put my rear view camera.

MarliS

  • The Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier is designed to have the third brake light inside the wheel, however other brackets can be utilized to change the location.

    Rob D

Helpful (0)

is this carrier compatible with the Alpine HCE-TCAM1-WRA rear camera?

DWheel

  • Unfortunately we do not carry the Alpine HCE-TCAM1-WRA rear camera so we are unable to confirm fitment.

    Rob D

Helpful (0)

More Products You Might Like

Customer Reviews (46) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Fit 4.847826 4.8
  • Appearance 4.934783 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.304348 4.3



  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 12, 2017

    What about the open holes?

    The Teraflex HD Hinge is great and wasn't bad installing. My only concern is what about hole covers for where the rubber tire stops were located. Did I miss something?

    Joe

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (9)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    October 17, 2014

    Great For Those Still Bumper Shopping

    I was in a panic to find a tire carrier option for my 35"s and it was tough to find a lightweight, one-handed use, opener that wasn't part of a much more expensive, heavy bumper. The carrier is extremely heavy duty and fits like a glove so I don't have to worry about the rear gate warping over time. I opted for the 3rd brake light due to laws in my state. The carrier itself is a bit pricey, but it allows you to really hone in on which bumper look and options you prefer

    Kovalsky

    Year: 2014Fairfax, VA, USA

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 25, 2014

    Amazing Product ...

    This review is form a person that's not very mechanically inclined.... Here goes: I was very hesitant to purchase this item simply because of the cost of the unit but when analyzing the risks involved in not getting it, I decided to pull the trigger to have piece of mind and never worry about my spot welds, my factory hinges buckling, or my tire carrier dropping my 35 tire in the middle of the highway. The install took me about 1 hour. It was the simplest install ever. My tip is to watch the Youtube Video where it shows you how to do it step by step. My tips are, have the wood already prepared for when you take off the screws to hold up the door (watch the video and you'll know what I'm talking about) - have locktite ready - make sure when screwing in the new screws you do your best NOT to strip the head of the screws (do this by making sure the wrench is all the way in the head every time you're tightening the screws) lastly, the T50 that's needed is included in the package but I would have another one with more leverage for you to apply more pressure. The carrier is super easy to install once you have the spare ready to place on. All I would recommend here is to make sure you have another person to give you a hand in measuring and mounting. Finally, make sure your tire is pressed up against the carrier as much as possible. Final thoughts on the carrier is: It's amazing and works great because the other day my door swung away from me rather quickly and when the hinges needed to hold, they did. The whole Jeep moved but the hinges didn't even seem to flinch. This is when I knew this product works great!

    GabrlJeep

    Year: 2010Miami, FL, USA

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 14, 2014

    Great Tire carrier upgrade

    This went on very easy and took care of rattling of tire on door, only grip is that you can't mount center brake light if you have a tire cover on it

    Vabobadams

    Year: 2011Sherman, Tx.

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 16, 2017

    Best Tire Mount

    Jeep should have come stock with the Teraflex Tire Mount. It seems like Jeep knows that we like to customize our rides, but they shouldn't have poor quality components on areas that are standard parts of the vehicle like the tailgate hinges.

    MarioR

    Year: 2010Submodel: Rubicon

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    January 18, 2017

    Hinged carrier

    This is a great buy. More expensive than some of the others, but I am extremely pleased. The look is awesome.

    Will

    Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 14, 2015

    Solid Carrier

    The Teraflex carrier takes away any worry about a heavy tire on the back gate. The install was easy, a couple of hours tops and only that long if you do any touch-up painting after taking the OEM off. The carrier looks great and is made very well. The tailgate is a bit harder to pull open as the hinge is tighter, but it doesn't close on you as easily either. The adjustable mount is easy to use and, for me, allowed my spare to ride a bit lower. The lug bolts are a little hard to install if you don't have a decent set of tools. Youtube that part if you've never set a bolt before. Overall, I love it.

    Fleche

    Year: 2014Greenville, SC

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 03, 2015

    TF Carrier with Mount

    I switched from a tire carrier bumper to this and am fairly pleased with the switch. Fortunately I kept my stock bumper and am now back to using that however I like the idea of being able to now purchase many other bumpers without requiring a tire carrier. I also find myself using the gate more often now since it is more convenient to do so. Alignment was perfect and every piece seems very well built. I've got a heavy 35" MT on it so hopefully it holds up!

    Ihrke015

    Year: 2011Lakeville, MN, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 16, 2015

    Love It!!!!

    It looks great, and allows me more options for different bumpers. It doesn't get any more heavy duty than this!!!!!

    BRNZY

    Year: 2014Mesa, AZ, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 27, 2014

    Amazing

    Went off roading with it, tire didn't move what so ever, no noises . Perfect.

    jrichmond75

    Year: 2014Chicago, IL, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 08, 2014

    TERAFLEX HINGE & TIRE MOUNT A+++++++

    This product is top quality, I was very pleased when installation was completed; even though it took a few hours of install due to the fact I was limited to use of tools. I would recommend this product to anyone, the design is unbeatable and the workmanship that was put into it. Teraflex is a great company and has high quality products. One thing I would recommend when installing which will save a ton of time, is having a press machine to bang in the bolts to the mounting bracket, if I did not have access to this machine I would have given up. This product looks amazing and adds a nice touch to overall tailgate, it is very durable and there is no rattle or noise coming from the spare tire. I am running 35inch Toyo Open Country MT with Fuel Hostage Rims the total weight is roughly 120 pounds and this Heavy Duty Hinge Carrier does the job! This is a must buy product, you wont be disappointed !

    LilT

    Year: 2014Abbotsford, BC, Canada

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 16, 2013

    Great Buy

    this hinged carrier is perfect for your larger tires "33+'' no rattle, easy to install, GREAT PRODUCT

    nastyfighter

    Year: 2011central jersey

    Helpful (2)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 21, 2017

    Great carrier

    Got rid of the rattle on my tailgate from running 35's. everything lined up well. No rust in the rain so far. Third brake light mount is a nice addition, bolts are same size as lug nuts so it comes off easily with tire iron. Took me about 2hrs to install being very picky about it. Happy so far.

    DouglasD

    Year: 2008Submodel: Rubicon

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    September 09, 2017

    Spacer required for stock wheels/12.5" tires

    This is a very nice product- just wish someone would have told me I needed a spacer...which Extreme doesn't sell! Ordered the Teraflex spacer from Amazon, and it works as advertised. But wasted a week on the install!

    JohnG

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 19, 2017

    Works

    Watch the video and take your time. You will be pleased. Fast shipping with Extreme Terrain with excellent feedback.

    SteveA

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 03, 2015

    Rattle Free Awesomeness!!

    I recently installed this product on my 2012 Wrangler Unlimited. The install was very easy & product is true to what you read in the description. Best of all, it's a solid fit & completely rattle free which makes me very happy! Worth every penny!!

    tdfunck55

    Year: 2012East Amherst, NY 14051, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 05, 2014

    solid product

    very will built, easy to install.recommend for anyone with 35in tires or bigger.

    fairies140

    Year: 2014custer,sd

    Helpful (1)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 09, 2017

    Good construction but instructions could be better

    The construction and craftsmanship are top notch. My issue was with the install, I'm by no means a mechanic but I know my way around a garage. I followed the instructions and torque specs to a T and before the tire was installed it worked perfectly, but as soon as the weight of the tire was on the tailgate it would drop an inch as soon as you opened it. The bottom hinge was sliding about 1/8 to the right when the gate was open, dropping the left side down. So I took everything back apart and realigned the lower hinge to the right most position where it was seated against the bevel and aligned too hinge to the left most position where the holes would still align, and re-torqued it. After reinstalling the tire I no longer had the issue. In hindsight I should have went with the bumper and bumper mount tire carrier but if you install this correctly it's a good product.

    Jimmy

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 04, 2017

    Solid HD Tire Carrier!

    Very happy with this purchase once I got it dialed in the way it should be. No rattles and looks great! Pulling the studs through the plate was kind of a pain. Take your time and measure up correctly so the spare tire is snug. Other than that, it’s awesome for holding your 35’s, and I like that it will hold 37’s when/if I ever go up to that size. Well done Teraflex!

    Krage

    Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 31, 2017

    Exactly as described!

    Very happy with this carrier and mount. It was easy to install by myself, and it is a tight no-rattle mount. Good job Teraflex.

    Curtis

    Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

    Helpful (0)

Related Wrangler Categories