Smittybilt 2843 - Best Prices & Reviews on Smittybilt Pivot Heavy-Duty Oversize Tire Carrier (Black) - 2843

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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 4.7
36 Customer ratings

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4.0 Smittybilt, good product but you can do better

I will start by saying that I really like this carrier. The parts are heavy duty and seem well made. It took a while to wrestle my 35” spare up on to the carrier, but once I got it on the fit is awesome. It doesn’t move or rattle and I have no worries about the brackets. Now for the bad. Like many others have noted the installation instructions for this unit are beyond laughable. I watched several videos prior to installing and am okay with saying that if I wouldn’t have watched the videos I a ever would have gotten it installed. I understand that this is a product imported from overseas, but there is no excuse for these directions. Your saving enough on manufacturing to hire a QA/QC manager to write detailed instructions, and since we live in the internet age, make your own install videos. The other issue I have is how the installation hardware was packaged. All of the bolts, nuts, and washers were in one bag. There are a lot of pieces in this kit. I’ve put together a bunch of imported items and most of them take the guesswork out by packaging hardware in blister packs by size so when it says a 30mm x 90mm bolt you are sure it is that size. Instead you have to break out size gauges to make sure your using the right bolt for the job. I would recommend this, just know what your getting in to when you buy this carrier.

from Kitsap WA |
5.0 Great Product, needs better instructions

I was running 285/65/R18 tires on my stock tire carrier. Every time I went over a bump, I would get a rattle in the tailgate. I did a lot of research on tire carriers and this seamed to be a great option at a decent price. I chose this one because the up/down, in/out adjustability of the tire mount and third tail light. After installing, all the rattles are gone. I absolutely love this carrier. The installation instructions are terrible, so I suggest watching youtube videos prior to installing.

from Maple Grove, MN |
4.0 product review

Directions need to be much clearer. otherwise i am very happy with product.

from guam |
5.0 Solid tire carrier

Install was simple although the instructions are not the best. Very sturdy and I like the adjustability of the tire mount.

5.0 No More Rattle

I bought this because I had a similar problem as a lot of jeep owners with the spare tire rattling and bouncing around. Reading other reviews many people said this helped dramatically. The other reviews were right about that, I have noticed a 90-95% improvement on the rattles and bouncing of the spare tire. The install is pretty straight forward even though the directions aren't very clear. It took me about 2 hours to install the carrier. The most frustrating part about the whole install is taking the spare tire on and off the carrier to ensure the fit is adjusted correctly. Overall I would recommend this product, it helped my worry about rear gate and helped rattling I heard from the back of the vehicle. 4 Wheel Parts communicated with me about my order and I received it on the date they notified me it would be here. Good experience all around.

from Colorado |
5.0 Love It!

Very pleased. Well constructed with style. Looks very nice and stopped the rattling door.

5.0 Outstanding Carrier

Solid, affordable, best product for your money, hands down! I love that it pulls the tire tight to the tailgate. Clean look, awesome support! If you're ready to buy a carrier and are on the fence, JUMP! You will not be disappointed, period.

from Meridian Idaho |



Question & Answers

8 Answered questions

Q: How can I mount a High Lift jack and Roto Paks to this mount? Answer this question

A: Mmmm. Not sure if there are provisions for it or not. Email smittybilt and ask

Answered by Slowpoke from Ohio on 01/22/2021

A: Smittybilt makes a hilift jack mount for this carrier. There are a couple of different options for the Roto-Pax, they make an attachment that attaches the the upper rail of the lift, or there is also a tire wrap mount that I have seen as well.

Answered by Rex W from Apple Valley, CA on 01/22/2021

A: Hello, For this bumper, you can actually get the Smittybilt Trail Jack Mount part number S/B2844. No additional drilling is required. And for the RotoPAX can get tricky because of the spare tire you have, I will provide a solution that will work for MOST cases. We do offer the RotoPAX Universal Mount part number ROTRX-TM which mounts behind the spare tire at the center. You will also need a RotoPAX mount (with the handle) we offer a couple here are the three: ROTRX-LOX-PM (this one is lockable), ROTRX-DLX-PM , and the ROTRX-PM. Here are videos regarding the RotoPAX, one video shows the setup of the Universal Mount by the spare tire, and the other video explains the 3 handles. and Thanks for checking us out!

Answered by Ralph from 4WP HQ on 01/19/2021

Q: My tire is 35/12.5/17. The carrier is extended to its max position but I still need another inch for the wheel studs to reach my tire. I'm not sure what the issue is and I can't find longer wheel studs anywhere. Answer this question

A: Humm. Not sure as i have the same size rim and tire width. But my tires are 37" and they fit with lots of room left. Do you have a large wheel offset? -40 or somthing?

Answered by Markw on 01/13/2021

A: If you are using the OE wheel, you will need an adapter bracket part number 3721.

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 01/12/2021

Q: One of the bolts that carries the tire is spinning free because the splines slip off. Any solution to this issue? Answer this question

A: If this happened to me, I would either get smittybuilt to replace the whole tire bracket portion (not the frame work that bolts to tailgate and vehicle). Or take that bracket off and have someone put a couple tack welds on it.  If you put some tack welds on one, I would do them all. Then repaint it. 

Answered by Slowpoke from Ohio on 12/03/2020

A: Please contact customer service and we can get this resolved for you Toll Free: 1-877-474-4821

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 11/30/2020

Q: Can this tire carrier be used with the AEV corner guards? I'm worried about the hinges clearing the corner guard portion that goes around the hinge mount. Answer this question

A: Update - this carrier does not work with the AEV corner guards without cutting the passenger side guard quite a bit.

Answered by ryan5280 on 11/16/2020

A: Hey Ryan, This carrier is designed to be a direct fit for the oem mounts, We need a little more info about your setup to get you the correct parts. Please call our sales line Toll Free: 1-877-474-4821 Thanks!

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 11/09/2020

Q: How much does this carrier weigh? Answer this question

A: Approx 24-26lbs

Answered by Rex W from Apple Valley, CA on 10/17/2020

A: The shipping weight is 56 lbs

Answered by Brent from 4WP HQ on 10/15/2020


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This Product Fits the Following:

  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport (2-Door)  
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Rubicon (4-Door)  
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sahara (4-Door)  
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sport (4-Door)  
  • 2017 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2017 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2017 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport (2-Door)  
  • 2017 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Rubicon (4-Door)  
  • 2017 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sahara (4-Door)  
  • 2017 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sport (4-Door)  
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport (2-Door)  
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Rubicon (4-Door)  
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sahara (4-Door)  
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sport (4-Door)  
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sport S (4-Door)  
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport S (2-Door)  
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler (JK) 75th Anniversary (2-Door)  
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited 75th Anniversary (4-Door)  
  • 2015 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2015 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2015 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport (2-Door)  
  • 2015 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Rubicon (4-Door)  
  • 2015 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sahara (4-Door)  
  • 2015 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sport (4-Door)  
  • 2014 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2014 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2014 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport (2-Door)  
  • 2014 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Rubicon (4-Door)  
  • 2014 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sahara (4-Door)  
  • 2014 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sport (4-Door)  
  • 2013 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2013 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2013 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport (2-Door)  
  • 2013 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Rubicon (4-Door)  
  • 2013 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sport (4-Door)  
  • 2013 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sahara (4-Door)  
  • 2012 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2012 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2012 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport (2-Door)  
  • 2012 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Rubicon (4-Door)  
  • 2012 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sahara (4-Door)  
  • 2012 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sport (4-Door)  
  • 2011 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2011 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2011 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport (2-Door)  
  • 2011 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Rubicon (4-Door)  
  • 2011 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sahara (4-Door)  
  • 2011 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sport (4-Door)  
  • 2011 Jeep Wrangler (JK) 70th Anniversary (2-Door)  
  • 2011 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited 70th Anniversary (4-Door)  
  • 2010 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2010 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2010 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Rubicon (4-Door)  
  • 2010 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sahara (4-Door)  
  • 2010 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited X (4-Door)  
  • 2010 Jeep Wrangler (JK) X (2-Door)  
  • 2010 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sport (2-Door)  
  • 2010 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sport (4-Door)  
  • 2009 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2009 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2009 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Rubicon (4-Door)  
  • 2009 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sahara (4-Door)  
  • 2009 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited X (4-Door)  
  • 2009 Jeep Wrangler (JK) X (2-Door)  
  • 2008 Jeep Wrangler (JK) X (2-Door)  
  • 2008 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited X (4-Door)  
  • 2008 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sahara (4-Door)  
  • 2008 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Rubicon (4-Door)  
  • 2008 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2008 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2007 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Rubicon (2-Door)  
  • 2007 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Sahara (2-Door)  
  • 2007 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Rubicon (4-Door)  
  • 2007 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited Sahara (4-Door)  
  • 2007 Jeep Wrangler (JK) Unlimited X (4-Door)  
  • 2007 Jeep Wrangler (JK) X (2-Door)