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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-06-2001, 08:47 AM
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TIRE Carrier Weight Limit

What is the biggest size tire a stock CJ tire carrier can hold. I'm looking to put a 33 X 12.50.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-06-2001, 09:41 AM
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Re: TIRE Carrier Weight Limit

It will carry it. But expect within a few thousand miles to have it ripped from the body. The body will not support it. That is why everyone is going to frame/rear bumper mounted units.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-06-2001, 03:53 PM
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Re: TIRE Carrier Weight Limit

Let me piggy back on this question. I have a square tubular bumper on the back of my CJ I had plannded to weld a square tube on the bumper and also bolt it to the body and mount the tire carrier to that. On the latch side I would do the same. Will this keep it from pulling the body apart? I also plan to put a 33" tire on the rack.

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Re: TIRE Carrier Weight Limit

Shawn, I really don't understand what you are planning to do! Draw a picture or write an essay. Sorry. Think about it, if the tire is mounted to a bumper through some tubing, even if the tubing is stout enough, and the bumper is securely mounted, the latch on the body tub would still be suceptible to the body and frame gyrations while flexing. It would still tear the body. The bumper/tire carrier needs to be a part of the frame, with nothing in common with the body.

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