The Spartacus HD Tire Carrier System provides the ultimate in strength and stability for mounting your oversized wheel and tire. Functionally designed to manage the amplified force and vibrations produced during extreme off-road conditions. The precision die-cast aluminum Hinge Casting provides maximum strength without the excess weight of steel. The one-piece design maintains one-handed access to cargo area and rigidly links the Wheel Mount to the reinforced section of the rear quarter panel. This, in combination with forged steel hinge brackets and hardened steel pins, results in far superior load capacity than the factory tailgate hinges, thereby effectively reducing wear and increasing longevity. The Wheel Mount lifts the mounting position and incorporates depth and tilt adjustability for large diameter and wide tire options. Tested to MIL-STD-810 to simulate extended duration of vigorous off-road driving conditions. Rated for up to and including 37 inch wheel tire combinations. Includes adjustable third brake light bracket. Compatible with OE and most aftermarket rear bumpers. No drilling required.
Product is definitely HD and easy to install. My only issue was the hinges were extremely stiff, so trying to manipulate them during the install was difficult.
5.0A good investment
Heavy duty construction, well built, tight hinge pins. Mounted a 35" tire on carrier, no squeaks or rattles. Easy to follow instructions and a complete kit. I like that my gate remained in the factory configuration, only one thing to open. The hinge also has detents for holding the gate fully opened, a nice feature.
By T. Turner
from South Carolina
5.0Solid Carrier, Worth the Money.
This is a solid tire carrier! There are some other carriers that are nothing more than temporary fixes for a long term issue: how to support a bigger tire. I had a 35' tire on stock wheel that wouldn't fit with the stock tire carrier and after market bumper. Rugged Ridges' was fairly priced, though it seems like a lot, think of it as an investment. I'd rather spend more money and protect my Jeep than risk damage to my gate door. There are no rattles on the door. You get to keep your third brake light as well, if that matters to you. You also don't have to buy a new bumper with a tire carrier. Overall, this a great product and worth the money.
By J Main
from New Orleans, LA
I bought this tire carrier and the Rugged Ridge rear bumper at the same time. I was having problems with my 35" spare tire rattling on the stock tailgate and decided this was the best way to remedy it. [...] Installation was relatively easy for something so heavy. I highly recommend having someone help you with the install but I was able to put it on by myself. The bumper and tire carrier are quite heavy, but that is a good thing. So far it appears that this is a great product and it all fit together quite nicely. Only problem is that the tailgate stops that touch the rubber tailgate guards on the stock tailgate would not fit with my 35" tire installed, but it does not appear that they are needed.
Rugged Ridge was established in 2005 by the company Omix-ADA to focus on innovative aftermarket Jeep accessories. Many of Rugged Ridge's recent designs are so innovative they have been patented. This includes their floor liners, snorkel and XHD Modular Bumpers. Since 2005 Rugged Ridge has developed and manufactured over 3,000 kinds of Jeep related products. All Rugged Ridge Jeep accessories are trail rated. The Omix-ADA founder came from a family that owned a small Jeep dealership. It was the founder's dream from a young age to own a company that made accessories for Jeeps. The founder manifested the dream in 1992. Shop Rugged Ridge Now