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Rear tire carrier suggestions?

Discussion in 'TJ General Discussion' started by fourmustangs, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. fourmustangs

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    I just got my barricade classic rear bumper and tire carrier and there’s no shaking at all even in the current hurricane winds also I love the look and it was 350 for the whole thing with free shipping on extreme terrain it was a bit of a pain to install cause some of the brackets were bent in shipping but there’s no drilling or anything needed


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    Don't waste your money on that thing. It's overpriced when compared to the Exogate / MORryde tire carrier. In addition, that one doesn't tie into the rear roll bar, so it's not as strong.

    The smart thing to do would be to get the Exogate / MORryde. I have one and absolutely love it. The design behind it is better than anything on the market IMHO.

    I always encourage people to stay away from rear bumpers with built in tire carriers. The good majority of them are very poorly built, and the swing away tire carrier starts to sag soon after purchase, and then become very stiff and difficult to swing open. This is due to the fact that most of them (especially the cheap Chinese ones such as Barricade, Smittybilt, EAG, etc.) use crap quality bearings (if they're even using bearings at all).
     
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    another vote for the exogate/morryde. My tailgate swings so smoothly even with a 33" on it.
     
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    so that kit is just the bracket correct and will also need the tire mount as well
     
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    you use the stock tire carrier.
     
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    ok great.
    would i just use some spacers for the brake light to clear tire then
     
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    If you have a larger than stock tire, yes. The previous owner of my jeep had already cut the wires and removed the internal connections (brake light didn't light up) so I just removed it.
     
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    I have 33" so it slightly hits...

    checking factory since ET says backorder
     
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    it's not ideal but it only cost around eleven bucks, I'm sure if you were willing to part with maybe eighteen bucks you could upgrade the materials :p, but despite what it looks like this thing is solid as a rock AND only adds about an ounce to the gross vehicle weight :D:

    https://wranglertjforum.com/threads/my-redneck-tire-carrier.12860/
     
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  11. Jerry Bransford

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    Another vote for the Exogate, it works well. I wouldn't touch an inexpensive combination bumper/swing-out tire carrier, they don't hold up.
     
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    I have a 33” spare and notice the tailgate is not shutting correctly. The mount on the stock carrier seems fine. Will the exogate hinges solve this?
     
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    I am really liking the Exogate suggestion. How difficult was it to install? I have a 2001 and those body screws are likely to be a challenge just judging by the 2 windshield screws I removed for a quick-detach mirror. Did you heat it with a torch? I also thought about picking up a hand impact tool and giving it a try. Any tips are appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    Yes. Eventually the stock carrier will likely fail under the weight of a 33" or bigger spare tire, mine cracked on top after about 6 weeks. The tailgate and its hinges are not up to a 33" or 35" tire for long.

    But you can do this and eliminate the need to reinforce the hinges with the Exogate or install an aftermarket carrier. These take the spare tire's weight off the tailgate and its hinges.

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    If your hinges are tweaked from the weight of the tire, I could see the Exogate remedying that. Mine has been on for 4 years and still is rock solid. Its been carrying a 285/75r16 all that time with no issues, and its rated up to 35 inch tires.
     
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    Easy install, but if I recall correctly the instructions were close to non-existent 4 years ago. I think I had to go by pictures online at the time to get mine installed, but still not bad overall. Lots of us on here running them now, so any issues during the install, you have a big user base to lean on.
     
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    It's incredibly easy to install, nothing hard about it at all. No need to use an impact, torch, or anything. It's literally a straight forward and simple install!
     
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    Ok, do you have any idea what something like this is called? I have a 2" hitch receiver built into my bumper. I'd like to do this solution till I can save the funds for an Exogate/Moryde.
     
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    No idea, those were all owner-made fabrications. Such spare tire supports are not actually made and sold by anyone.
     
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    Thanks, I kind of thought so! I'll think this one through. And I think I'll remove the spare before I damage anything.
     

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