Reviews for Teraflex 4838130 HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit for 07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK
I love it but I had to adjust the tire a few times since I installed it about a year ago. Watching the Teraflex videos on youtube and other peoples instal videos made it easier to instal. I dont worry about my tailgate at all since this is built very sturdy.
Install was pretty straight forward. It only took about 1 hour to install including modifying the factory third brake light to be run outside the spare. My only issue (which isn't really an issue) is that it doesn't come with some sort of plug for the holes left by the factory spare bumpers that need to be removed from the tailgate. Would be a 5 star product in my opinion if they added those (simple little thing). Much more solid of a mount than what I was running.
Easy to install. I’ve got 33” tires, so it’s not the heaviest tire available but it’ll hold the big ones too. Looks better than the OEM hinges. I put the lugs in the top holes so it would clear my bumper but it’s in and out adjustable if needed.
Before you buy double check width of your tire upgrade. I have a 35 in with a 12.5 width and a 18-inch rim which unless I am doing something wrong will not fit this mount
Despite the description, this product can not carry a 35" tire on stock hinges. Immediately after placing my 35 on this carrier, a loud rattling came from the back tailgate and requires additional reinforcement. If you are looking for a cheap solution to carry a 35, do not buy this.