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I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the TeraFlex Spare Tire Extension Bracket, fitting all 1997 and up Wranglers. Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of this bracket, which is a very simple one out of three wrench installation. This is going to bolt directly onto your Jeep in under a half an hour, but we'll talk more about the install in a second. We're also going to talk through the construction and a few of the features of this bracket.This bracket is going to be for those of you who want to run a larger-than-factory spare tire in your factory spare tire mounting location. This bracket is going to move that tire up, which is going to give you some clearance between the tire and the bumper when you open and close the tailgate. It's also going to add a little bit of depth to your bracket, so if you're installing a wider-than-factory tire on a factory wheel, it's going to give you some additional clearance. However, if you have a lower backspacing on your wheel to provide some additional clearance on the vehicle and you have a matching spare tire, you won't need to necessarily take advantage of that additional depth.Now, a bracket like this, while it will give you the physical space to mount your larger spare tire, you're not taking care of the other issues that come along with mounting a big, heavy spare in the factory spare tire location. Again, this is giving you the physical space, but it's not taking care of those other issues. Your factory spare tire mount is only rated to carry the weight of a factory spare tire. Those brackets are made out of stamped steel that doesn't have a ton of strength, and when you add a big, heavy spare on there that, especially if it's twerking around and moving, it can fatigue and break that metal. And when you add this bracket on there, you're actually increasing the torque and the leverage that that tire has on the spare tire bracket, which can expedite the fatigue and the breaking down of that material. So if you plan on running a big, heavy spare tire for the foreseeable future on your Jeep, I would definitely recommend getting either a tub-mounted tire carrier or a bumper-mounted tire carrier that is properly set up and able to handle the weight and the size of your spare. A bracket like this is designed for short-term use. If you don't have the funds or you haven't picked out that tire carrier yet, but you wanna have that full-size in place, this is going to be a good temporary solution. There are some other similar solutions on the market. MBRP, for instance, makes a similar bracket. However, theirs does come with a third brake light relocation bracket, but again, you're still going to have the same issue. Now, these are going to be far less expensive than a tub-mounted tire carrier, a bumper-mounted tire carrier. However, there is a good reason for that. Obviously, this is just going to be a small piece of metal. It's going to be a temporary solution. If you are going to be running that big, heavy spare, you are going to wanna upgrade your tire carrier.As far as extension brackets go, this one is built very well. It's heavy-duty steel, it's gusseted, it's fully welded, it's powder coated. And what makes this one a little bit unique, especially if you do compare it to the Off Camber Fabrication by MBRP version of this bracket, is that this will work for both a TJ and a JK. Now, they do have different lug patterns on their wheels, so this has some additional holes so that you can use it for either one of those vehicles. Again, it's not the strength of this bracket that I'm worried about. This is very well-built. It's the fact that this adds a lot of leverage onto the rest of the weak components, those components designed for a factory size and weight spare tire that becomes the issue.So getting this installed on your Jeep, again, one out of three wrench install, under half an hour. All you need to do is remove your spare tire off of your spare tire mount. You're going to set your new bracket over the existing lugs that are in that spare tire mount and attach it down. And finally, you're going to attach the included hardware to your bracket to hold your tire onto the new bracket. It's essentially the same steps as just removing your spare and reinstalling it. You're just putting this piece in-between your factory bracket and your new spare tire. Very simple, just traditional hand tools, and under a half an hour.As I said before, I think that this should be looked at as a temporary solution, and as a temporary solution, this needs to be inexpensive and it is. This is around $40, and you get a very well-built piece that is absolutely going to do its job for the short-term. Now, if you want to, if you're able to, you can certainly skip this step entirely, save that $40, and put it toward your full-time, permanent tire-carrying solution. But if you do need a short-term solution, I think $40 isn't bad for this part.So if you're looking for a bracket that's going to allow you to run a larger-than-factory spare tire on your factory spare tire mount, this is going to be a well-built and easy-to-install solution. There are others on the market that are priced right around the same price, and for a temporary solution, I think this is going to get the job done. So that's my review of the TeraFlex Spare Tire Extension Bracket, fitting all 1997 and up Wranglers, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Functionality. The Teraflex Spare Tire Extension Bracket extends the wheel mounting point away from the vehicle, providing extra space to carry up to 33 inch tires. This Jeep spare tire bracket also increases the space between the bumper and the bottom of the tire.
Enhanced Design. This Jeep Wrangler JK, TJ & YJ spare tire bracket features gussets for strength and durability. It features multiple bolt placement options to ensure proper fitment for most standard bolt patterns found on Wranglers including 5 x 4.5" and 5 x 5".
Fitment. The Teraflex Spare Tire Extension Bracket is designed to fit 1997-2018 Jeep Wrangler TJ and JK models. Not recommended for use with tires larger than 33 inches.
Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
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November 26, 2019
Fit great and was able to put on my 35in spare. Would highly recommend.Helpful (1)
November 04, 2019
nice looking product.easy to install..Had to install due to rear bumper upgrade. spare would not fit with new bumper. I am using the factory rims and tiresHelpful (1)
August 19, 2019
Easy Install Perfect Fit
Needed to raise my 33x12.50 spare tire up and out off my bumper, bracket perfectly does that! Easy install. Definitely recommend!Helpful (1)
August 16, 2019
Stout and quality!
This tire offset bracket was a great find. Built strong and high quality manufacturing should provide a few hundred thousand miles of life.Helpful (1)
June 22, 2019
Spare Tire Holder
This was needed to make enough room for the new spare tire. Worked like a charm.Helpful (1)
May 08, 2019
Installed on my 2002 wrangler. Fits great and did the tick for the 31sHelpful (1)
April 27, 2019
Didn’t fit my app
The bracket was well made. Installation was straightforward and uneventful. However, when I placed the spare tire back on the bracket, it raised the wheel too high, so the inside of the rim contacted the original bracket, and the wheel could not mount flat against the bracket. I was able to “fix” the problem by lowering the bracket using a different predrilled mounting hole and then sandwich the top of the bracket with large flat washers.Helpful (1)
April 20, 2019
They didn’t just spot weld the pieces together like you would expect. It’s a solid piece and they did a good job with the threading in the holes. One of the tighter fits I’ve seen on aftermarket stuff. Of course it’s going to make your tire stick out but that’s what it’s suppose to do, I didn’t want to have to purchase a new bumper just to get my 35’s on. This is a five minute install.Helpful (3)
March 04, 2019
Well built product.
Good solid bracket. The welds are clean and consistent. Only constructive criticism I'll give is that it might extend a little further than it needs to.Helpful (2)
February 28, 2019
Tire has no clearance from factory bracket!
Product defect _ distance between the two steel plates with the welded gusset is not great enough for factory wheel (Jeep aluminum)to clear original spare tire holder! Not real impressed to need to rework 40 dollar part! Shins flat washers, jerryrig just like all other aftermarket,hot rod parts yours are no different Terra flex Sorry not happyHelpful (2)
I just installed the Barricade Double Tubular Rear Bumper w/ Receiver Hitch - Textured Black (87-06 Wrangler YJ TJ), and my am unable to shut the back door due to the 33/12.50 spare tire. Will this extension give me the clearance needed to close the door and also not cover the tail light on the carrier?
Thank you for your question! This Teraflex Spare Tire Extension Bracket will push the tire out farther to avoid any bumper interference and it should not interfere with your third brake light.
What product will work best with the mounting of the 5th tire? I recently went to Discount Tire and they stated I need to purchase a part to be able to mount the spare tire on the back of the Jeep. Do you recommend this product? Or is there another product that you would recommend for my vehicle. The size of the tire is 285,70,R17
Yes, the Teraflex Spare Tire Extension Bracket (97-17 Wrangler TJ & JK) will work perfectly to help you fit your spare tire and our customers love it!
How much higher does this mount the tire on a JK?
lt raises the tire 1.5".
How much higher over stock will this lift the tire up on a JK? I need 2 inches more
This raises the tire 1.5".
I have the Spartan HD tire carrier on my '00 Jeep Wrangler. My wheel, a Jeep brand 17' Wrangler rim, won't fit the bolts. Will this spacer fit the rim correctly without having to tap and drill holes?
The Teraflex Spare Tire Extension Bracket will fit both 5 x 4.5" and 5 x 5" bolt patterns, as long as your wheels and tire carrier feature one of those patterns, even if different between the two- like the carrier being 5 x 4.5" and the wheel being 5 x 5"- it should work to get the wheel installed on your carrier!
The Teraflex Spare Tire Extension Bracket will move the spare tire away from the tailgate, but will not allow for up and down or left and right adjustment.
Yes! The Teraflex Spare Tire Extension Bracket (97-17 Wrangler TJ & JK) comes pre-drilled for both TJ and JK applications, so you can mount a TJ or JK wheel to a TJ or JK Jeep.
Hello, unfortunately this will not fit a 95 YJ.
Hello, The TeraFlex Spare Tire Extension extends out an extra 2.75”, and also provides an extra 1.75” of lift.
The TeraFlex Spare Tire Extension extends out an extra 2.75”, and also provides an extra 1.75” of lift.
This Teraflex Spare Tire Extension Bracket (97-17 Wrangler TJ & JK) is not recommended for use with tires larger than 33 inches.
(approx) 5 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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