Poison Spyder's JK Body Mounted Tire Carrier works with the stock rear bumper or just about any aftermarket rear bumper, and can accomodate up to a 40" spare tire and accessories. The main tire carrier assembly is made of 1.5" DOM tubing for strength and great looks. All of the plate steel components are CNC laser cut and brake-formed from 1/8" or 3/16" steel plate. The hinge and latch assemblies are designed to address common issues inherent in similar tire carriers from other manufacturers. The tire carrier comes with mounting points to add several Rot-Pax fluid packs as well as a Hi-Lift jack.
A New Approach To "Body Mounted" Tire Carriers
In designing this product, Poison Spyder re-wrote the book on body-mounted tire carriers. They leaked the first prototype photos over a year before the product's eventual launch, so they could take the necessary time to engineer a product that addressed the major weaknesses they saw in competing body mounted tire carriers of this style. Chief among those issues is the inherent weakness that simply mounting to the Jeep's body does entail. Particularly on the driver's side, where the tire carrier latches and half the weight of the spare tire, wheel, carrier, jack, fluid jugs, etc. are attached. Unlike the passenger side, where strength is built into the body at the factory to support the tailgate and the stock spare tire, at the driver's side there's simply not enough strength in the flimsy exterior sheetmetal to support the load properly. Competing tire carriers simply bolt to the exterior sheet metal on the driver's side, and in two separate brackets with small footprints. Poison Spyder's latch plate is a one-piece vertical assembly with a large footprint to more effectively spread the load. Furthermore, they've engineered a set of internal gussets that are installed within the body cavity behind the taillight, to tie the latch plate into the heavier duty inner tub structure of the Jeep.
Cam-Adjustable For Perfect Fit & Operation
Different size tires and accessory configurations can cause any swing-out tire carrier to sag slightly, causing difficulties in proper installation and ease of operation. Poison Spyder has engineered an ingenious cam adjustment system into the upper hinge assembly, to allow for adjustment to accomodate any size and weight of tire, wheel and accessories. Once properly adjusted, the tire carrier easily opens with one hand regardless of the weight load it is carrying.
Fits ANY Tire/Wheel Combo Up To 40"
The spare tire mounts into the Tire Carrier using a large ACME-threaded rod and fabricated wingnut with a urethane centering cone. This mounting method works with any wheel bolt pattern, center hole size, wheel offset or diameter. And the "cage" of the tire carrier is designed to fit around up to a 40" diameter tire. Starting out small but thinking of upgrading in tire size down the road? This tire carrier already has that flexibility built in.
Works with Stock or Aftermarket Components
The Poison Spyder JK Body Mounted Tire Carrier is designed to work with an otherwise bone-stock Jeep JK, as a stronger, better looking replacement for the stock tire carrier. It fits with the stock taillights without modifications, and it works with the stock rear bumper without issues. But it's also a great addition to your existing Poison Spyder or other manufacturers' exterior components, on already-modified Jeeps. Those Jeeps already equipped with Poison Spyder Crusher Corners may use this Tire Carrier with only some minor trimming to the passenger side Crusher Corner. This Tire Carrier works with any very high clearance rear bumper such as the Poison Spyder BFH Rear Bumper, or with any larger aftermarket bumper that has a recess to accomodate the spare tire, such as the Poison Spyder RockBrawler rear bumpers.
Many components of this product ship as bare steel—they will need to be painted or powder coated prior to final installation.