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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-23-2003, 10:28 AM
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question about tire carriers.

I have all of my tire carrier built and onthe jeep but the plate that the tire mounts to. What do ya'll recommend I use for this plate and do you support it in any way. My dad wants to use some 1/8" diamond plate, but I'm not sure if that will hold up to a 33x12.5 tire. I was thinking of putting some gussets on it but it might still tear through the diamond plate.
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Re: question about tire carriers.

i picked up an old hub to use for mine and welded it to the tire carrier...

I would think that 1/8"plate would be a little thin too.
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Re: question about tire carriers.

1/8" seems thin to me. I will attach a picture of mine. I think we used 3/16 or 1/4. We also put in a brace. Hopefully you get the idea from the picture. They sell studs that you drive throught the hole with a hammer, then tack it.

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Re: question about tire carriers.

Just finished building mine last week. For the size tire you are using definitely use at least 3/8". That 1/8" will bend or shear pretty quick once you start bouncing that big tire around. Look at what JEEPNMATT sells at www.troutindustries.com to get a idea of a plate.

I used a 1/4" plat and drilled 3 holes, inserted grade 8 bolts and tack welded into place.
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Re: question about tire carriers.

Use 1/4". If you had a CJ I would say bolt a spindle to the plate and then mount a hub and rotor on so you have a spare for the front. Don't know if you can do something similar for a YJ.

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Re: question about tire carriers.

I did just like relsner (1/4" plate with grade 8 fine bolts welded), but I made a 2" reciever type mount so that if I wanted to add Jerry cans, I can just use a longer tire mount. I also have it on an angle so that If I decide to use the Jerry cans, instead of sliding straight back, the angle causes the tire to raise up further out of the way. I like to have it lower for street driving so I can see out the back.

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Re: question about tire carriers.

i like this!

this 3/8" thick plate has hole patterns for all the standard jeep wheels.

5 on 4.5" bolt circle (YJ,TJ,XJ,ZJ)
5 on 5.5" bolt circle (CJ)
6 on 5.5" bolt circle (SJ, J-10's)
8 on 6.5" bolt circle (J-20, J-30's)

the hole patterns are laser cut so that a standard Dana 35 Wheel stud presses right in. you can get these wheel studs at your local auto parts store for less than $1 each.

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