Keep your oversized spare tires ready to swap out at any time with one of our aftermarket Jeep Wrangler tire carriers. Jeep Wrangler Spare tire carriers are a must for anyone running big tires on their Jeep Wrangler and want to maintain the peace of mind of always knowing they have a spare. The factory Jeep tire carrier on the does not leave much room for a larger tire. A large 33 inch or 35 inch tire on the tailgate carrier will cause the tire to hit the bumper and the tailgate won’t close. Another issue around the factory tailgate carrier is weight. A large wheel and tire combination can be very heavy which causes excessive wear and tear on the tailgate hinges and the Jeep Wrangler spare tire mount itself.
Aftermarket Jeep Wrangler spare tire carriers, whether tub mounted or bumper mounted, solve the issue of both physical size and weight restrictions of the factory spare tire mount. When purchasing one of our Jeep Wrangler tire carriers, the first thing you have to do is know how large the tires on your Jeep Wrangler are, or how large your new tires will be if you are planning on going up sizes in the near future. This will determine which sort of carrier will actually work for you and what ones you should avoid. Once you know what size is best, then it’s time to start looking at the different carriers to decide which is going to do the job for you best. You want something rugged and something simple to mount into position as well. Some of the carriers hook to your tailgate, but others will attach to your bumper or your frame in some way.
For the heaviest tires it is often best to invest in one of the Jeep Wrangler rear bumpers that comes with a tire carrier equipped. This will help protect your tailgate and keep it working properly for many years longer. Jeep Wrangler tires come in a wide range of sizes, and some carriers just aren’t up to the task of carrying them around with you. Its up to you to get a tough tire carrier if you’re going to install up-sized tires on your Jeep Wrangler, and there are many options to select from. One thing to consider is that many of these tire carriers will block your real tailgate and make it more difficult or impossible to open. If this is a concern for you, look for a carrier that can be moved out of the way of your tailgate when you want to open it up so you can still maintain standard functionality on your Jeep Wrangler.
- Rubicon, Sahara, Sport S, Sport, Unlimited, Islander, Rocky Mountain, Renegade Wranglers
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