(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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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.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Superior Hinged Carrier. The Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier with Adjustable Tire Mount is an excellent add-on to your JK. Unlike inferior products, it's specially designed to spread the weight of the over-sized tire over a larger area. This prevents fatiguing the hinges, ensuring a long life both for the tailgate, and the tire carrier. Additionally, the tire carrier is fully compatible with the factory bumper and most aftermarket bumpers.
Heavy Duty Construction.The Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier with Adjustable Tire Mount is mainly constructed from high-grade cast aluminum to deliver outstanding strength while maintaining a low weight. The kit also includes forged steel brackets to further reinforce the Jeep's hinges. Furthermore, the kit comes with a durable, black powder-coat finish to protect against rust and corrosion.
Easy Bolt-On Installation. Installing the HD Hinged Carrier with Adjustable Tire Mount is quite straightforward. It uses the factory mounting points and doesn't require any drilling or welding.
Limited Lifetime Warranty. The HD Hinged Carrier with Adjustable Tire Mount is warrantied against defects in materials and workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns the vehicle on which the product was initially installed. Exclusions will apply.
Application. The Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier with Adjustable Tire Mount is specially designed to fit 2007 to 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
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April 02, 2020
Carrier was easy to install and is very sturdy. I've had it installed for a couple of months now and very pleased with functionality and performance. The carrier comes at a high price and I looked at many other brands with lower costs. I was concerned that many of the reviews of other brands mentioned both rust and hinge problems over time. Like most Jeep mods, it's a matter of preference.Helpful (0)
December 26, 2019
Just press in the lug bolts!
More like beat them as hard as you can. Overall, it’s a solid product. Would recommend and purchase again. 2016 JKUHelpful (1)
September 17, 2019
I have had this holding up a 31 inch tire almost 2 years working great. Just upgraded to 37 and what a surprise just as solid and no noises. Great productHelpful (2)
July 26, 2019
Made very well and it is easy to install. Not only does it serve the purpose of strengthening the rear door, it adds character to your JKHelpful (1)
June 25, 2019
This is the one to get
There are a lot of heavy duty hinges, and heavy duty tire carriers out there. This is the one to get. This is one of those products that kinda just disappears after it's installed and you dont' think about it, because you don't have to. It just works. It's got all kinds of accessories if you want to add stuff later and if you don't, you just dont' think about it because it just does it's job. Great design.Helpful (5)
June 07, 2019
Quality. The tire carrier was expensive but it is clearly a great item.Helpful (1)
May 27, 2019
2016 jeep Wrangler. Very nice! Heavy duty. 35inch tire fits great and looks good. Took about 2 hours wasn't to bad to put on. Very happy with it!Helpful (3)
May 23, 2019
Good mount just wish the tire secured with more than one bolt. But it opens easier than with the stock carrierHelpful (2)
May 21, 2019
Works. Looks nice too but way to expensive for what you get>Helpful (2)
May 07, 2019
Awesome tire carrier
Just mounted the Teraflex HD hinged tire carrier. Very easy install and rock solid tire carrier. Holds 35 inch tire very well. I have bought other Teraflex products and all have been excellent products.Helpful (2)
Is there an option for mounting the 3rd brake lite in a different location so one could have a tire cover if desired
Use of the High Mount Center Lamp Mounting Plate is not required when installing the Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier with Adjustable Tire Mount, and a different aftermarket 3rd brake light set up can be used.
Is the brake light adapter mount plate included in this kit?
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.
Would this system work with the stock bumper on a 2018 wrangler? Have 35x12.5r17 tires trying to avoid getting the bumper set up
The Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier will work with the OEM bumper on JK models, up to 2018.
Duplicate question but not answered yet? How many pounds is this tire carrier rated to hold?
This kit can accommodate up to a 37 inch tire. There is no weight rating available.
What additional hardware do you need to buy to mount the 3 light above the tire carrier rather than through the spare tire?
Yes, this will allow you to mount your 35" tire and stock wheel without further modification.
For the install of this carrier, it looks like you will need your factory hinge bolts.
This cannot accommodate 38" tires.
We have not experienced any reports of squeaking with this carrier. Please contact our customer service department so we may assist you with this.
At this time we do not carry extended studs.
This will not be compatible with the Antenna mount.
Yes, the Rugged Ridge Accessory Brake Light LED Ring can be installed with theTeraflex HD Hinged Carrier w/ Adjustable Tire Mount.
This tire carrier will allow you to get the camera wire into the tailgate. There may be some trimming you will need to do.
The Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier will retain the stock tailgate opening of just over 90 degrees.
(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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