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Teraflex HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

Item J17796
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      Review & Installation Video

      Hey, what's up, guys? I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain and today, I'm here with the Teraflex Heavy Duty Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit, fitting your 2007 to 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK. It's gonna be for the Jeep owner that is looking to upgrade or already upgraded to aftermarket wheels and tires and wants something a little stronger than that stock mount to hold all that extra weight. It's the perfect option over an aftermarket bumper and tire carrier setup because it's gonna save you money and you don't have that tire carrier in your way.This system is gonna work with aftermarket bumpers and your stock bumper, and allows you to fit up to a 35-inch tire with just this assembly, and a 37-inch tire with Teraflex's Heavy-Duty Hinged setup. This kit is fully adjustable, comes complete, and even reuses factory mounting points, so there is no drilling or modification required. With this system, you're getting a heavy duty aluminum setup that is rather light, but very strong and has a black powder coating that's gonna add to that corrosion resistance and give you an aggressive look. This whole system's gonna give you that factory fit, finish, and appearance that you're looking for while saving you money at the same time.This carrier is reasonably priced, considering what you get, and you're getting a very nice item by one of the best names in the business. At just around $200, I think this is a great option to go with and, as far as installation goes, I am gonna give this a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter as you can get this thing installed in about an hour. With that being said, let's hop into the install.Tools we use for this install: 3/8 drive impact, 19-millimeter socket, 17-millimeter socket, 13-millimeter socket, socket extension, 17-millimeter wrench.We're gonna begin this installation by removing our rear spare tire. So we're gonna use a 19-millimeter socket to take these three lug nuts off, then we'll pull our tire off.So the next thing you're gonna do is you're gonna disconnect your third brake light. Now, our Jeep here doesn't have a wiring harness, but this harness is gonna go up inside of here. You can open up your tailgate. You're gonna have this little panel in here. Pull that panel off. You can disconnect the plug. Since we do not have that, we're just gonna take this off. So we're gonna use a 13-millimeter socket on an extension, and we're gonna take all eight of these bolts out. Before you get that last bolt out, you wanna put a hand on that, then we can pull it away from the vehicle.So before we get this new tire carrier installed, I just want to take a moment to tell you a little bit about what it's made of, what it's gonna do for your Jeep and how it compares to your stock one. So, if you've already upgraded or you're looking to upgrade to aftermarket larger wheels and tires, your stock mount is not really going to hold up to that. It's designed for a specific amount of weight, and when you start throwing larger items on there, it's really not gonna hold up. Not only that, but larger tires are gonna drop down even further. They're gonna hit your factory bumper, and they're not gonna allow you to shut your tailgate.So, if you're looking for a very nice aftermarket item, this option from Teraflex is a great way to go. This carrier has multiple options to mount studs on. It's gonna allow you to fit up to a 35-inch tire and it's gonna support it very nicely. Now, if you're running a 37-inch tire, which this will fit, I would recommend going with the Teraflex Heavy-Duty Hinged setup that is also available with this. That's gonna support that added weight and it is not gonna allow your tailgate to sag, really cause a lot of stress, maybe crack any welds. This whole thing is relatively easy to install. I'm gonna show you how to do that in a minute. And if you wanna reuse your factory third brake light, you can actually cut this section off. Teraflex even gives you a bracket to mount that on. If you don't want to mess this up, which you will be permanently modifying your stock carrier mount, you can go with an aftermarket light setup if you would like.So, that's pretty much all I have to say about this item. So let's show you how to get it installed and what it looks like on the Jeep.So, we're ready to install this. We're gonna start with our base plate first, and we're gonna reuse that factory hardware. Now, we have these gaskets that we're gonna stick in between. This is so this doesn't scratch the finish. So, I'm gonna show you how to do that right now.So we're gonna place a gasket behind this, we're gonna take one of our factory bolts, and we're just gonna get this top section started. Now, on this side, on the passenger side of the tailgate, we're gonna use spacers. So we're gonna put our gasket underneath of our spacers. I'm gonna place those behind this and then get those bolted. Same thing goes for the bottom. We're gonna place that spacer and that gasket behind that.The next thing we're gonna do is take our 13-millimeter socket, we're gonna lift this thing up, and tighten all these bolts. After we tighten them all, we're gonna torque them to 15 foot-pounds.So the next thing we're gonna do is install this piece. Before you get this piece installed, you need to install the studs that come with this kit. You're gonna have three holes. This section is gonna face up. This bottom hole is for 33s, 35s, and 37s. So we have 35s. We're gonna put this in the middle hole. We already pressed these in. You can just use a hammer to smack them in from the backside. Now, we're gonna install this on to our plate. So we have all of our hardware set up. So I'm gonna show you how to do that right now.So we're gonna take the two long bolts that we get in the kit. We're gonna start with the first one. So the first one, we're gonna put a flat washer on there. We're gonna have these little spacers. These are gonna go on either side of this center section. So we're gonna go through one, put another one on the other side, then when we go out the other side, it's gonna get a flat washer and a nut.Now, for the other bolt, this bolt is just gonna go through the backside. It's not gonna go through this piece. It's just gonna go all the way through, and then that's gonna get a washer and a nut on the other side as well. So, once you get this adjusted out as far as you need it to fit your tire, we're gonna take a 17-millimeter socket and a wrench. We're gonna tighten these two bolts up.So the next thing you wanna do is take your wheel and tire, set it up here on the mount, make sure that everything fits, the width of the tire, the height of the tire. After that, you're gonna take those two bolts, torque them down to 55 foot-pounds. So, we already did that. We're gonna put this tire back on.We're gonna reinstall our lug nuts. So, we get those on and we're gonna take our 19 and tighten them up. So, like I said, if you want to reuse that factory third brake light, you get plenty of hardware to do that. Instead of putting these two top lug nuts on, get these brand new lug nuts and this bracket's gonna attach to the top of those. So, once you get this whole thing installed and that tire is back on, you wanna make sure that your tire fits tight up against the tailgate. That's gonna keep it from rattling around.However, that's gonna wrap up my review and install. For more videos like this, check us out on

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Adjustable Tire Mount Kit
      • Lightweight Aluminum
      • Factory Fit
      • Factory Finish
      • No Aftermarket Bumper Purchase Required
      • Allows Adjustment for Up to a 35 in. or 37 in. Tire
      • Fits 2007-2018 JK Wranglers


      Specs. The JK HD Adjustable Tire Mount Kit from Teraflex is made to be used with the stock hinge or a Teraflex HD Aluminum Hinged Tire Carrier, which you can buy separately or together as a set. Made from lightweight aluminum, this carrier allows single one-handed entry into the Jeep cargo area. It can be adjusted to fit up to a 35 in. tire (with the stock hinge) or a 37 inch tire (with the Teraflex HD Aluminum Hinged Tire Carrier), and completely eliminates those frustrating tailgate stresses and rattles. Made by one of the most trusted names in the industry, this is a kit you can count on.

      Construction. With threaded mounting holes for mounting accessories like fuel cans, recovery jack, and others, this is simple and easy to install. You use only common hand tools and no drilling is required. You'll appreciate the factory form fitting geometry and finish, plus the CAD-designed tooling that follows the exact compound curvature of the Jeep body. The result is a carrier with OEM appearance. There is no aftermarket bumper purchased required because this carrier works with both OE and aftermarket bumpers.

      Application. This Teraflex HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit is designed to fit on the 2007-2018 Wrangler JKs.

      Please Note. This Spare Tire Mounting Kit requires wheel with 5 inch backspacing or less, or would need TeraFlex's Offset Wheel Adapter, part# 1055005.

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

      MPN# 4838130

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (65)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.3 out of 5 overall rating from 65 customers

      • February 23, 2020

        5 2011 Wrangler - Cosmojeep

        Easy install

        Very good install and holds up very good. The texture is very good

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      • January 21, 2020

        5 2017 Rubicon - Marleyfire

        Teraflex HD adjustable spare tire mount

        Solid, way better then the factory, easily installed and room to grow for your build.. I would like to get the teraflex hinges just to beef it up that much more for less stress on the door.. excellent product I wouldn’t go with the cheaper version of this it’s the first company to do this so go with the original worth the extra few bones..

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      • October 21, 2019

        5 2015 Wrangler - Tallulah

        Excellent Spare Tire Kit

        Just what we needed to replace the factory spare tire mount. We got new tires and wheels bigger and this is an easy kit to install.

        Helpful (1)
      • July 09, 2019

        5 2011 Wrangler - Mario

        Very strong and huge improvement.

        Before I got this, along with the Teraflex HD Aluminum Hinged Tire Carrier, I felt like I was going to lose my gate along with my spare tire. A heavy tire and wheel deserves a strong and sturdy mount. This is definitely the ticket! I never realized how weak and cheap the OEM spare tire carrier is until I pulled this beast out of the box. Easy to install and looks great too!

        Helpful (1)
      • June 09, 2019

        5 2015 Wrangler - Richard

        Spare tire relocation

        When I got my new bumper installed on my Jeep jk the back door wouldn’t close with 35’s tires.this adjustable mounting kit solved the problem with extra room for even bigger tire sizes up to 37”. Thanks Teraflex.

        Helpful (1)
      • June 04, 2019

        5 2009 Rubicon - ChrisV

        Easy Install, just what I was looking for.

        I ordered this after putting larger tires on my Jeep so that my spare would sit correctly. Installation was easy and only took about 45 mins. The only slight issue I had was putting the three studs in the carrier plate. Since I did not have a press I had to use a hammer to set them in place. The two upper studs were easy but the lower stud is recessed and I had to use a large punch to get it to seat correctly. However, I was expecting this as it is shown on the installation video. After installing the carrier I could not be happier! Great fit and finish and it works as it is supposed to. If you are looking to upgrade your tires to a larger size and need an extended spare carrier, I would highly recommend this one.

        Helpful (1)
      • April 07, 2019

        5 2011 Rubicon - Tattnall


        it was easy enough to put on, got it for 35 inch tires.

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      • March 22, 2019

        5 2011 Wrangler - 2gunpete

        pick up the spare

        I watched the video on install and had the tire mounted in 40 minutes. Very easy to install and was exactly what I needed after buying larger tires and replacing the factory tires.

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      • March 18, 2019

        5 2015 Rubicon - jeep

        tire mount

        easy to install. works great! I liked it enough that I might get the additional hinge kit.

        Helpful (3)
      • March 01, 2019

        4 2017 Rubicon - RickS

        Teraflex Tire Mounting Kit - Easy install

        Easy to install, less than 1 hour. Self explanatory.

        Helpful (2)

      Questions & Answers (24 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Does the stock 3rd brake light easily attach ?

      • The Teraflex HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit does come with a bracket to relocate your 3rd brake light.

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      Does this come with all the pieces I need to mount my 35" tire or do I need to buy more?

      • The Teraflex HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit ( J17796) would be all you need to mount the 35's, however later down the road; I would recommend getting the hinge upgrade as well : Item J17795. To help support the larger tires, over time the factory hinges can sag due to the weight of the larger tire.

      Helpful (3)

      Does the normal spare work with this carrier? Also, is there a third brake light option?

      • Hello, yes you should be able to use your spare with the Teraflex HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit and it does come with a bracket to relocate your 3rd brake light.

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      Does this mount have the bracket to attach third brake light? If so, is it adjustable in that will it permit the light to be above a 35 inch tire?

      • Yes, this comes with (1) High Mount Center Lamp Mounting Plate.

      Helpful (2)

      I just want to move my aftermarket wheels closer to the tailgate similar to the stock wheel. Already know my 32 inch tire clear both bumper and third brake light. Can I use the stock Bump stops if I do this or do I still need to get the extended bump stops?

      • The Teraflex HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit will reuse the OEM tailgate bumpers and will not need extended or modified versions of these.

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      10 More Questions
      How do you take out the posts after they’ve already been set/installed? I recently picked up the Teraflex spare tire carrier and hinge, and the spare tire carrier has the posts set at the 35in tire size setting. I need to take the posts out of possible and set them to the 37 inch position. 0 answer
      Can I use this with a Slant Back tire carrier? 1 answer
      Can someone please tell me who makes the rear bumper on the Jeep in the picture? 0 answer
      What rear bumper is on this Jeep? 1 answer
      Im looking to purchase the mount only but I’m not getting an option to only purchase the mount. Can someone help. Thank you 1 answer
      Does this fit the 2016 JKU? I only see JK listed but suspect there is no difference in tire carrier for the two and 4 door vehicles? 1 answer
      Does the brake light mount come with the option of mounting a license plate? 1 answer
      Does the brake light mount double as a license plate holder? I see some pictures it looks like it’s also holding the license plate. 1 answer
      I have a 35in tire. Will this help me to eliminate the raddle and feel more safe with my tire back there? I don't really do off road. But I want to feel safe. 1 answer
      Does this kit contain the hinge re-enforcement assembly and the adjustable tire carrier? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Adjustable Tire Mount Plate
      • (1) Adjustable Tire Mount Base
      • (4) Spacer Plate Gasket
      • (2) 1/2"-20 Lug Nuts
      • (2) 1/2" Split Lock Washers
      • (2) 1/2"-20 UNF x 1" Long Bolts
      • (1) High Mount Center Lamp Mounting Plate
      • (1) Spare Tire Carrier Lower Plate Spacer
      • (1) Spare Tire Carrier Upper Plate Spacer
      • (2) M10x1.5 Lock Nuts
      • (4) M10 Flat Washers
      • (3) 1/2"-20 x 1.7" Long Wheel Stud
      • (2) Adjustable Mount Anti-Rotation Spacers

      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