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I found this: TireGate spare tire carrier



I thought it was a good idea for those that still need to use a hitch. The price of it is not bad either, it's about $690.00 The only thing I don't like about it is they have the spare off-centered to the drivers side instead of centering the spare on the rear. I thought I would pass it on to others that want to move their spare off the rear door. :)



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I checked this out in person yesterday at TireGates booth at the 4WheelParts show.
It's very high quality and will NOT wiggle around in the hitch. VERY solid.

I think it's a great option to get the tire off the rear door, especially with larger/ heavier tire/ wheel combos.
They have quite a few different options/ accessories for it including a hi-lift jack mount which is included.
 

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I talked to the rep yesterday. The want me to bring my FJ up and install this as a demo. Read: free! :)

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I checked this out in person yesterday at TireGates booth at the 4WheelParts show.
It's very high quality and will NOT wiggle around in the hitch. VERY solid.

I think it's a great option to get the tire off the rear door, especially with larger/ heavier tire/ wheel combos.
They have quite a few different options/ accessories for it including a hi-lift jack mount which is included.
Cool, I only wish they had centered the tire on the door.

I talked to the rep yesterday. The want me to bring my FJ up and install this as a demo. Read: free! :)

M
That is very cool Mo, you may ask them if they plan on or can you get it so that it is centered on the rear in stead of off-centered. This will also help in taking the stress off the hingle by doing this also. The farther the weight is moved outward, the more it acts like a "lever" putting more strain on the hinge. By centering it, you may also be able to add some fuel cans along the side of the tire too. Thats my thoughts. :)
 

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Mike,

The guy said every hitch is made the same way. Only the mounting points are different for each vehicle.
This thing is made from very heavy gauge steel. I asked what it weighed and he said it was about 80 pounds. I'll give it a try.
My current concern is that I have a bike rack that goes in to the rear hitch. I had to buy an extender for it. The sales guy said it would still work but I'll bring it with me when they do the install.
Combine the weight and bulk, I'm not totally convinced I'll keep it but time will tell. I'll probably be sporting it at the Summit so you all can see.

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Thanks for finding this S-W. It's a real nice option to have, especially for those of us without aftermarket bumpers. But, I have to disagree on the price. I realize it is very high quality but I think it's pricey for just a spare tire/jack carrier ($700).

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I've looked into this last October and found that while it's a good product, it's not very good for your departure angle. It sits low and hangs further back. For those not rock crawling, this is a great solution.
 

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Well, with those "options" the Lucrum model is close to $1000, too rich for me. Not saying it isn't worth every penny, but the only thing it would do for me is give me a convenient spot for gas cans.

This is a nice find, it would be great if it had gas can mounts as well.

The one thing I don't care for is that it opens to the right. With the Hi-Lift mounted, can you swing it out far enough to open the rear door?

I do like the fact that you don't loose the hitch capability. Using this setup, would you still be rated at the 5000lb towing capacity?
 

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This is a nice find, it would be great if it had gas can mounts as well.

The one thing I don't care for is that it opens to the right. With the Hi-Lift mounted, can you swing it out far enough to open the rear door?

I do like the fact that you don't loose the hitch capability. Using this setup, would you still be rated at the 5000lb towing capacity?
All of these questions will be answered once I talk to the guy. Right now they haven't made one for the FJ. I'm going to be the guinea pig.
If I don't like it, no harm, no foul. I'll just give it back.

Otherwise, it's a cool feature that might be a good thing for me.

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All of these questions will be answered once I talk to the guy. Right now they haven't made one for the FJ. I'm going to be the guinea pig.
If I don't like it, no harm, no foul. I'll just give it back.

Otherwise, it's a cool feature that might be a good thing for me.

M
You should tell them you want me to be the guinea pig.. cus you know, i'm like, 5 hours closer. :pinklove:
 

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That's a cool design for a tire carrier, except it sticks out the back way too much and kills your departure angle.:simmadown:
 

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You should tell them you want me to be the guinea pig.. cus you know, i'm like, 5 hours closer. :pinklove:
5 hours!? :lol: Not even the way I drive! If I don't like it, I'll let you have it for a fair price. :browsmiley:

Mabey you can be the gerbil
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That's a cool design for a tire carrier, except it sticks out the back way too much and kills your departure angle.:simmadown:
My worry, too.
 

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Just Tell them to give you a few of those tire carriers, I'm sure they don't mind!:lol:
 
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