Smittybilt Pivot Heavy-Duty Oversize Tire Carrier (Black) - 2843


  • Smittybilt | Part Number: S/B2843
  • Location:Body & Bumper Mounted
  • Fitment:Direct Fit


The Smittybilt SRC Oversize Tire Carrier is the most economical way to mount an oversized tire onto your Jeep Wrangler JK.



Good product

Product didn't come with instructions, found them online to clarify a few things. Install was pretty smooth, had already extended the brake light harness. Sturdy and it opens and closes smoothly.

from Dallas, TX |
Not Happy

I saw the reviews on this saying it would not fit an oversized tire. I told the salesperson at the counter and he said this was a newer version. When I went to install the tire carrier today the first thing I noticed is there were no instructions provided. While trying to assemble several of the holes would not line up, the 3rd brake light bracket holes would not line up and I had to cut the bottom of the bracket off, the hardware was poor quality and there is no extension provided for the tail light connection, I will have to splice in one myself.

from Dallas, Texas |
Up-Date Previous Reviews

The issues with tool clearance at the hinge mounting points turned out to be the tools I used. I purchased a new #50 Torx "L Wrench" and it worked fine. So now everything looks great and works fine. If money is and issue this is a great product for the price! I do wish they had more bolt on accessories such a fuel can holders but maybe that will come in the future. There is still the issue with limited tire width I will promise not to post reviews until I am absolutely sure of the outcome in the future, my apology to Smittybilt!

from Valley Springs |
Previous review stands but!

Today I completely removed the 1/4 shims and remounted the tire carrier and it seems better but again it will only expand enough to carry the stock width tire.

from Valley Springs Ca. |

Question & Answers

2 Answered questions

Is it true that this tire carrier can be used with the factory rear bumper?

Asked by Brent from Pearland, Texas on

Hello Brent, Yes, this is a true tire carrier that mounts to the factory tailgate hinges. You can also keep the factory rear bumper with this unit. Thank you for the question.

Answered by RK from Pearland, Texas on

Does this tire carrier require any additional modifications to the bumper/tailgate area?

Asked by Arlee from Lakewood WA on

Thanks for the inquiry Arlee, the Smittybilt Pivot Heavy-Duty Oversize Tire Carrier part # S/B2843 is bolt on and will not require any other modifications.

Answered by from Lakewood WA on


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