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
5.0Tire Carrier - I like it!
I am really enjoying the functionality of the tire carrier. I have mounted a CB antenna and hi lift jack and they seem to be solid. Neither is making any noise. The instructions for installation do leave a good bit to be desired, but if you are a even a little bit mechanically inclined you should be fine.
from Marietta, GA
Poor quality with the saftey locking pin for the latch. The pin doesnt engage to lock the handle. Alignment is a big issue even with the supplied spacers.
from Las vegas
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.
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