This takes the weight directly off of the tailgate and installs pretty easy with a minimal amount of tools required. The hardest part was removing the 2 old torx bolts from the roll bar to add the support bracket. I had to buy some special sockets to remove because these wound up stripping and turned an easy task in to a project.
By Jay money from Katy, TX
Solid and Rattle Free
I look for years to find a tire carrier that did not hang off the weak frame rail ends on my TJ, and this is it. The body takes the weight and nothing but the bumper is on the frame rails. I go wheeling as well as daily drive the vehicle this is on and it does not RATTLE or SQUEEK. It also sit tight to the tailgate only a 1 1/2" further out than the stock carrier.
Dear Expert. I have (3) questions about this product. I have a 2015 Rubicon with the factory rear bumper. Will your kit allow me to mount a 35" Tire to my tailgate with the factory rear bumper? I do go off road, so I also need to know if this kit will be durable and not cause damage or duress to the factory tailgate / hinges? Finally I'm using a teraflex CB mount SKU: 4997190. Will I still be able to use this? With thanks for your time in responding.
Dave G from Burlington, ON on
According to Bestop, This mounts to the body with backing plates and holds up to a 35 inch tire weighing approximately 200 pounds. You will still be able to use the Teraflex CB mount. Thank you.
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