Poison Spyder's JL Frame Mounted Tire Carrier is the ultimate combination of strength, ease of use, high clearance and great looks. It attaches directly to the strongest structure on the Jeep: the frame. This removes the weight and stresses of large, heavy spare tires and wheels from the Jeep's tailgate, body tub, and bumper. The single-action opening is the pinnacle of convenience, requiring only a single hand to open the tailgate and tire carrier in tandem. The concealed pivot tucks in closer to the Jeep's body, providing better clearance on the trail. This carrier is compatible with Poison Spyder Bruiser™ and Crawler™ series rear bumpers for the Jeep JL Wrangler, and can be added later. The SpyderShell™ Armor Coat finish carries a 5 year warranty.
Frame-mounting provides the ultimate strength for a pivoting spare tire mount on Jeeps. Body mounted tire carriers place the weight and stress of the spare tire on the Jeep's tailgate and/or body. Bumper-mounted tire carriers are better, switching those forces to the bumper, which is in turn bolted to the frame. But the ultimate strategy is to go right to the source of the Jeep's structural integrity: bolt it right to the frame. The Poison Spyder JL Body Mounted Tire Carrier does just that, using a triangulated mounting bracket that secures to the Jeep's frame rail and rear crossmember in three planes. The Frame Mounted Tire Carrier's Single-Action-Opening feature is a huge convenience for when you're trying to open the tailgate and tire carrier with one hand, when you've got an armload of gear or groceries in the other. Rather than latching to itself, the Frame Mounted Tire Carrier is tethered to the tailgate so that they open and close in tandem. A custom designed tie-rod assembly, bumper mechanism and tailgate plate keep the two pieces perfectly aligned when open, but tight and rattle-free when closed.
The JL Frame Mounted Tire Carrier is compatible with Poison Spyder Bruiser™ and Crawler™ series rear bumpers for the Jeep JL Wrangler. This provides an upgrade path for Jeep owners who wish to purchase the bumper first, and then upgrade to the tire carrier at a later date. The tire carrier may be added later, without needing to replace or alter the Bruiser or Crawler series bumper (removal of the bumper is required during installation of the tire carrier). The Frame Mounted Tire Carrier may also be installed without any bumper at all, if the owner chooses.
The Body Mounted Tire Carrier uses an extreme duty pivot assembly that is located below the deck of the rear bumper, to allow the tire carrier to be tucked in closer to the Jeep's body tub and provide better off-road clearances. The pivot assembly includes a precision CNC machined spindle and housing, with a pair of high quality Timken tapered roller bearings to provide smooth operation under the heaviest loads Spindle seals keep your lubrication in, and dirt and water out.
The tire carrier swing is fabricated entirely from CNC laser cut, precision brake-formed plate steel. The pieces are expertly welded together in a specially designed assembly fixture to ensure consistent fit and quality. A web gusset design is cut into the corner of the tire carrier to provide a little Poison Spyder flare.
The tire mount is adjustable up and down, as well as in and out, to accomodate a wide variety of tire sizes up to 40". The adjustability allows the tire to be mounted as low as possible for any tire size, to keep a low center of gravity. The wheel mounting plate includes lug stud holes for a variety of wheel bolt patterns, including the JL's stock pattern 5 X 5" (also includes 5 X 4.5", 5 X 5.5", 6 X 5.5" and 8 X 6.5").
The included license plate mount places the license plate at the center of the spare tire, for those who choose to move it there. If relocating the license plate, our License Plate Delete Cover and LED License Plate & 3rd Brake Light (each sold separately) will be useful in completing the relocation. The tire carrier assembly includes tie-in loops along the cable-way, to secure the wiring for any license plate light, third brake light, or backup camera you choose to install.
SpyderShell™ is more than just powder coating—it's a complete system that includes the state of the art in preparation, application, materials and packaging to ensure that your SpyderShell™ products stay looking great for years. The SpyderShell™ process has been engineered to provide your Poison Spyder product with years of unmatched great looks, corrosion protection and weather-resistance. Our proprietary 6-stage system starts with media blasting the entire part, to remove contaminents and prep the metal surface for the best possible adhesion. Next, any seams are sealed with 3M Scotch-Weld to block moisture from entering and causing corrosion where the powder can not reach. The first coat to be applied is a zinc-rich powdered black primer, which is baked on to form an impenetrable bond between the metal product and the coating. The primer is black--rather than traditional gray--so that any rock chips or trail damage are less conspicuous. The final top coat is an industrial grade, "super-durable" architectural finish in semi-gloss black, which is engineered to retain its appearance through years of exposure to sun and weather. SpyderShell is a coating process unmatched by any other Jeep armor aftermarket manufacturer, for which we are confident in offering a 5-year warranty on materials and workmanship. A custom Hi-Lift Jack Mount, available separately, is CNC laster cut and bolts to the top of the tire carrier. It features a distinctive web design to match the corner gusset detail on the RockBrawler™ II Tire Carrier, and mounts the Hi-Lift jack above and forward of the spare tire to keep it tucked up and away until needed.
Along each surface of the tire carrier we've built in threaded mounting holes for future upgrades. While Poison Spyder may release additional accessories for the tire carrier at a future date, DIY'ers may find these mounting holes handy for attaching home-built brackets and mounts for accessories of their own choosing. Some suggestions might be alternate mounting for a Hi-Lift jack, fuel can or Rotopax mounts, coolers, hunting racks, tool boxes, etc.
3.0Solid base, lacking some fit and finish refinement
picked this up to go with my crawler bumper, once done its not too bad but a quick run down of the issues you may run into on installation
- frame bracket didn't line up on underside and needed to have slots widened about 1/8"
-doesnt include bolts long enough to safely run through bottom of bumper and bracket to the frame(this is true for the bumper alone as well, theyre SAE thread and easy to get yourself if the kit isnt corrected soon)
- seals for carrier bearings do not fit in the bracket without sanding the powdercoating out of the bracket
- carrier itself showed up with weld spatter on the machined spindle and small marred spots which made it bind in the bearings, so it needs to be cleaned up before trying to assemble
- turnbuckle that links it to the gate did not fit the welded bracket on the carrier and had to be ground down to fit the tabs.
- lic plate bracket needs cramped fiddling and tools to remove to access spare tire
- wiring for lic light,plate light and brake light also have to be disconnected to remove spare tire
- lic plate light extension routing is very low effort, leaving the lead exposed down the back of the gate and into the bumper, and the included plug does not match the 2021 ecodiesel rubicon plug
- bracket for lic plate does not fit snug when you install the included compression nut and need to be bent back to let the laser cut tabs seat fully.
-oem tire will stand off the mount about 1" at full extension so either wrench it down or use a wheel spacer.
mechanically once the fitment issues are sorted its a solid system and locks up securely to the back. but i would like to see the lic plate system be refined or relocated to simplify use of the spare.
3.0Spyder Shell chipping.
It’s a nice tire carrier but I’ll never pay for the so called Spyder Shell powder coating. When they powder coated it they had so much powder coat around where the bearing seal went that it started chipping when we installed the seal. It’s not the end of the world as that will be under the bumper but for the price of it they should seal that area before powder coating it.
By Kenny S.
Install was pretty straight forward. You’ll need a wheel spacers if you’re running stock wheels. Fit and finish is nice and tight. 10/10 would buy again
Poison Spyder Customs has a heritage in hardcore off-road accessories that started when founder Larry McRae was little. McrRae's daddy use to load him up in the Ford Bronco to explore the off-road trails of the southwest. McRae became a professional rock crawler who raced for Nelson & Nelson Racing in the early 2000s. McRae purchased PSC from the Slay family and kept the vision of developing and fabricating high end quality off-road accessories right in the Pomona, California headquarters . McCrae and his wife are members of the Inland Empire 4 Wheel Drive club. McCrae himself is a Past President and Mrs. McCrae is a past Treasurer. Every product produced by PSC starts as a prototype tested on real trails by members of the club. Shop Poison Spyder Customs Now