This optional swing away tire carrier features a billet handle with a camlock system, adjustable tire mount and safety catch that will hold the swing away open while parked or positioned at an angle. The swing away tire carrier can be added to the bumper at any time.
The pivot shaft holes were misaligned. The tire swing would hit the bumper and not swing in all the way closed. I had to return it and get a different model.
By Dan from Green Valley CA
When installing with XRC Bump Mount 1st
'94 YJ Install. If you're installing on the SB XRC rear bumper, mount the hinge and latch brackets to the bumper loosely before installing the bumper or else it's a "B" to get it on there. You think SB would tell you that in the instructions or 4W Parts would tell you when you drop $2k with them but they don't.
By pikapp24 from Atlanta, GA
strong tire carrier
great looking and well made tire carrier. the tire carrier has a strong hinge and handle that function well. it also has a safety feature that keeps the tire from hitting the side of the jeep if it is left unsecured. couldnt ask for a better product
By gil from tucson,az
Best quality and best value. I wouldn't change a thing, I am very happy. Not I can finally get the tire off the tailgate.
By BrianS from Pioneer, CA
Strong and easy to use
Already commented with bumper review, but this carrier is the bomb!
Super tough, lost of adjustment depending on tire size and easy to use. No rattles - the rubber bushing at the handle snugs in tight for a solid closed position. The spare (33") is now actually lower than when on stock mount which gives me more vision out back.
By bfg from Park City, UT
Great Tire Carrier - Easy Install
Stock spare tire carrier puts a lot of load on the tailgate when carrying an oversized tire. This tire carrier relieves this problem by transferring the weight of the tire to the bumper and frame. Solid construction, took about two hours to install. You will need to extend the wiring for the brake light a little as the stock wiring will not be long enough for the new tire carrier to swing open.
Overall it is a pretty good look and is solidly built.
By B Man from Salt Lake City, UT
Must have if you have the XRC bumper
Great spare tire mount - solid
Wish it had a build in High Lift Jack mount
Wish it had an add on mount for fuel cans
By Black Magic from Diamond Lake, IL
Great design and easy to install
By Jeff from Scandia MN.
Great looking addition to my TJ
Really like the look of the tire carrier, appears very sturdy, my only complaint is the instructions that come with it. (the instructions for the front and rear xrc bumpers as well) It took more time that it should have due to having to decipher the instructions when some better technical writing and illustrations would have made it so much easier. With that said, I love the tire swing, very tough looking and feeling, and would recomend it.
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