Chrysler's Number 1 preferred spare tire carrier!
Ever since engineering the first coil spring lift kit for the then-new TJ Wrangler, TeraFlex has been at the forefront of innovation and performance for the Jeep Wrangler market. Never resting on our laurels, we raised the bar yet again with the innovative JK/JKU Alpha Heavy-Duty Hinged Spare Tire Carrier and Alpha Heavy-Duty Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit. First shown at the 2012 SEMA Show, it quickly became the most popular tire carrier in the industry!
Not only did our JK/JKU Alpha Heavy-Duty Hinged Spare Tire Carrier leave our competitorsâ€™ heads spinning, but it inspired them to develop their own hinged spare tire carrier. It took them nearly five years to produce an inferior product lacking many of the features of our Alpha Heavy-Duty Hinged Spare Tire Carrier and Heavy-Duty Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit.
We invested heavily to engineer this kit to meet several industry standards including FEA validation and ASTM and SAE testing procedures. Donâ€™t be fooled by cheap imitations, TeraFlex products set the industry standard and are guaranteed to offer dependable performance to last a lifetime.
Designed to accommodate up to a 37 inch tire, the JK/JKU Alpha Heavy-Duty Hinged Spare Tire Carrier and Alpha Heavy-Duty Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit will secure your spare tire over the most extreme trails and rugged terrain. Our hinged spare tire carrier offers easy access to the rear cargo area in one smooth action. Using the factory tailgate hinge mounting points spreads the load of the spare tire over a larger area for maximum strength and durability.
Dedicated tooling and A356.2 T6 cast aluminum construction with a UV top coat, make our Alpha Heavy-Duty Hinged Spare Tire Carrier as light and as strong as possible, while its design, fit, and finish complement the JK Wrangler and JKU Wrangler Unlimited modelsâ€™ body shape. Internal gussets and bracing in the stock Wrangler body supports the Alpha spare tire carrier and oversized tire.
Heavy-Duty forged steel brackets and heavy-duty 5/8 inch hinge pins constructed from fold formed high-carbon hardened steel combined with the factory mounting locations ensure the strongest rattle-free tire carrier available. With the heavy-duty reinforcement carrier supporting the weight of the tailgate assembly and spare tire, the Alpha spare tire carrier removes all stress from the tailgate.
The Alpha spare tire carrier also provides additional mounting points for off-road accessories such as a recovery jack and fluid containers.
- JK|JKU Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier and Alpha HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit - Complete
- Innovative and unique patented design (USPTO: P/N D6982240)
- Maintains single one-handed entry to the rear cargo area
- Eliminates tailgate stress and rattles
- Threaded mounting holes for mounting accessories (fuel cans, recovery jack, etc.)
- No aftermarket bumper purchase required - works w/ OEM and most aftermarket bumpers
- Strong and lightweight A356.2 T6 cast aluminum
- Factory form fitting geometry and finish
- CAD-designed tooling follows the precise compound curvature of the Jeep body, resulting in a carrier w/ an OEM appearance
- Simplicity and ease of installation - can be performed using common hand tools
- No drilling required
- 14,000-cycle severe duty slam testing
- 1,000-hour extreme salt spray testing
- OEM Quality UV resistant powdercoat finish
- Sold As A Kit
- SKU: 4838150
- 2007-2018 Jeep JK Wrangler (2-door)
- 2007-2018 Jeep JKU Wrangler Unlimited (4-door)
- Max Tire Diameter: 37 Inches
- Wheel Pattern: 5 on 5 Inches
- Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier (P/N 4838100)
- Alpha HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit (P/N 4838130)
- Requires aftermarket wheels w/ 5 inch backspacing or less - or Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier Wheel Spacer Kit (P/N 1055005) for stock wheels.
- Install Time: 2 Hours