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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-27-1999, 10:00 AM
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Max weight on stock carrier?

I'm setting up a full-size spare for my 94YJ w/33x12.5. What kind of weight can the stock carrier haul? Is there a good way to beef it up if it won't support a 33inch BFG mudder mounted on an aluminum wheel? Any help would be appreciated.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-27-1999, 09:40 PM
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Re: Max weight on stock carrier?

Your right about a YJ tailgate not being strong enough for a full size spare(it will bend in your tailgate like it's been hit after awhile), this is why they make so many aftermarket swing away "bumper mounted" tire carriers.
I have seen steel reinforcements for the hinges, i can't remember who makes it.but you can see one at

I added some 3/16 flat bar stock between the factory mount and the tailgate to kind of shore it up and a kind of bump stop mounted between the bumper and the tailgate, it seems to be working pretty good.(i attached a poor pic)

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-28-1999, 07:50 AM
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Re: Max weight on stock carrier?

That bumpstop is a really good idea. I really don't want a swing-away if I can help it. BTW, I checked out yer site; that is one sweet piece of machinery.

94YJ w/SOA, 4:11, BFG 33's and a [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]4-banger

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