Add a tire carrier to your new Smittybilt Gen2 XRC/SRC Bumper to get bigger spare tires on your Jeep. This new tire carrier design bolts directly to the new XRC/SRC Gen2 Bumpers, and includes Roto Pax and CB antenna mounts.
During installation discovered swingarm was welded at bad angle, causing everything else to be misaligned and unable to continue with install. Will be contacting Smitybilt and requesting a replacement as I'm committed having already purchased and installed the xrc gen 2 rear bumper.
By R. Gutierrez
from Hemet, CA
1.0do not buy this
rattles like crazy no matter what you do bad design
from Kansas City,MO
Well designed tire carrier. Has all the attachments-Rotopax, CB antenna, high lift jack.
It just rattles a bunch.
1.0DO NOT BUY
Absolutely the worst tire carrier I’ve ever seen absolutely terrible design Starts to rust within a year Stock tire carrier will last 100% longer than this absolutely terrible swivel joint seizes up within months Then you can’t loosen it or they threads break Then you can’t loosen it or the Threaded parts snap off DO NOT BUY
5.0Sturdy tire carrier
I bought this tire because it mounted to the frame through the bumper and is also bolted to the tailgate. It is timed to open with a one handed operation. The Rotopax mounts are a nice extra. But with most wheel offsets plan on purchasing a wheel spacer to provide clearance. You will also need a vertical hi-lift Jack mount, if you want to use that option on the carrier. Overall very pleased with the product.
4.0Overall a good item
Solidly built tire carrier. Losing a star because the included instructions are awful and there are LOTS of leftover parts. also, you're going to need a wheel spacer (or two) to mount a wheel that doesn't have a real deep backspacing. Otherwise, easy to attach a hi-/lift mount, rotopax cans and accessories. Looks great, feels sturdy.
3.0Good option that needs redesigned.
The instructions for install are horrible. Even looking for help and solutions online, the overall consensus is that it's impossible to install as intended. There is a lot of rattle once installed. Tried adjusting many time without much differences. I love the overall look of the design and features but seems like the engineering could be thought out better. Plus trying to mount the trail jack with their included system seems to be just as confusing with online forums.
from Phoenix, AZ
4.0XRC Gen 2 Tire Carrier Installed myself
Solid and heavy, no rattles. Finish is great. Instructions were a little difficult. Will not fit a stock wheel, will need to purchase a specific spacer/mount for the spare tire. The wheel studs are a pain to install and you will need a press, ball joint press, or some type of vice to get them all the way installed. I had a sagging tailgate and this lifted it up. One open Operation is easy And works as advertised.
Yes you can mount a back up camera on this you can buy the cheap ones on Amazon they were great. But to be honest with you I wouldn’t buy the Smitty built tire carrier I have had nothing but problems it’s a pain to install. It’s squeaks while driving the doors almost impossible to open because it’s so stiff the grease point is so far up into the bumper it is almost impossible to get a grease gun in. Not worth the money and hassle.
from San Francisco
It would have to be a custom mount as this carrier isn’t specifically designed for one.
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