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JK Body Mounted Tire Carrier
JK Body Mounted Tire Carrier

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MSRP: $1,098.90
Spyder Direct: $998.99
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PN: 17-13-010

JK Body Mounted Tire Carrier

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 1-1/2" 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.

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Product Description

A New Approach To "Body Mounted" Tire Carriers
In designing this product, Poison Spyder re-wrote the book on body-mounted tire carriers. We leaked the first prototype photos over a year before the product's eventual launch, so we could take the necessary time to engineer a product that addressed the major weaknesses we 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, we'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.

License Plate Re-location
Installing the Poison Spyder JK Body Mounted Tire Carrier requires relocating the license plate. But that's a good thing, as the stock location leaves the license plate hanging out on the driver's side where it can be torn off by rocks or trees in tight situations. We provide a License Plate Delete Cover in the kit, to fill the hole in the Jeep's body that is left when removing the stock license plate mount. The license plate is relocated to the center of the Tire Carrier where it is more secure. For those in areas where a license plate light is required by law, our LED License Plate and Third Brake Light with 6ft Extension Harness is sold separately.

Ready To Install Accessories
With the Poison Spyder JK Body Mounted Tire Carrier its easy to mount accessories such as Roto-Pax™ fluid or storage packs, or a Hi-Lift™ jack. The Tire Carrier already has mounting holes for up to four Roto-Pax units. Mount two 2-Gallon Fluid Packs or Storage Packs (or a combination) on the rear at either side of the license plate. And you can also mount a 1-gallon Fluid Pack on each side of the Tire Carrier (note that mounting one on the driver's side makes it a little more inconvenient—though not impossible—to reach the T-Lock handle to open the Tire Carrier). Mounting holes are already CNC laser cut into the Tire Carrier's gusset plates to accept Roto-Pax™ Pack Mounts (not included).

There are two choices for mounting your Hi-Lift™ Jack. The Tire Carrier comes with mounting holes to locate the Jack vertically on the passenger side (instead of a Roto-Pax). Or if you'd like to get the jack higher out of the way, it can be mounted horizontally across the back of the tire carrier, above the Roto-Pax's. A Hi-Lift Jack Mount Hardware Kit is sold separately to provide the bolts, nuts, washers and bushings you'll need to attach the jack to the Tire Carrier.

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.

NOTE: Many components of this product ship as bare steel—they will need to be painted or powder coated prior to final installation. We do not offer a powder coat option for this item.

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Features & Benefits

At Poison Spyder we strive to build superior features into every aspect of each product we make. Every feature has a reason for being included in the design. Here are a list of the most important of these features, along with an explanation of the benefits of each. Consider these important factors when shopping for products, and compare the competition to Poison Spyder's features and benefits!

Feature Benefit
Compatible with most available bumpers The Poison Spyder JK Body Mounted Tire Carrier is designed to work with all Poison Spyder rear bumpers, the stock Jeep JK Wrangler rear bumper, and most aftermarket rear bumpers that do not include an integrated spare tire carrier. This versatility allows the user to mix and match components to achieve the perfect look and functionality for his or her Jeep. It also provides an upgrade path for those who would like to upgrade to a heavy duty spare tire carrier in the near term, but is not ready to install a whole new rear bumper. That can be done at a later date with no compatibility issues in most cases.
Engineered to accomodate up to a 40" spare tire Note that we didn't just say it will FIT up to a 40" tire. We've also designed the necessary strength and adjustability features into the tire carrier to safely and easily work with large, heavy tires.
Full height latch plate The latch plate on the driver side of the tire carrier, where the carrier latches when closed, is designed as a full height, single piece rather than two separate assemblies. This helps spread out loads the tire carrier might exert on the Jeep's body not only during normal use but also in off-road situations.
Internal strengthening brackets While hinge side of the assembly is already reinforced from the factory to support the stock tailgate and spare tire, the panel on the driver's side where the latch plate attaches doesn't have the same strengthening from the factory. To remedy this, Poison Spyder has designed upper and lower internal strengthening brackets to help distribute the loads to the heavier duty internal components of the Jeep's body tub, rather than just hanging the components onto the Jeep's flimsy exterior sheet metal.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question about this product? We've tried to cover the most frequently asked ones below. You may also want to check our Master FAQ Page for more general questions about Poison Spyder, our products, ordering and shipping. Don't see an answer to your question? Ask our sales department by email at, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible with the information you need.

Q: Can I order it powder coated?

A: At this time we are not offering powder coat for this product. If we are able to devise suitable packaging which will adequately protect the powder coat finish during transit, we may add a powder coat option in the future.

Q: Does it work with my stock or aftermarket bumper?

A: We have verified fitment with all Poison Spyder bumpers as well as the stock Jeep Wrangler JK rear bumper. Odds are good it will work with just about any aftermarket bumper that is either low profile, such as the Poison Spyder BFH™ Rear Bumper, or any aftermarket bumper that is made to work with either the stock tire carrier or other manufacturers' tire carriers. However we cannot guarantee 100% compatibility with all aftermarket bumpers.

Q: Is there a place to mount my CB Antenna?

A: While the Tire Carrier itself does not come with provisions for mounting a CB antenna, our JK Antenna Mount can be installed using the former stock tire carrier mounting bolts. The Antenna Mount can be installed with or without one of Poison Spyder's JK Tramp Stamps (OG | Tall Vent | Wide Vent) to clean up the look of the tailgate after removing the stock tire mount.

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 7 Write a review.

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Excellent Carrier April 12, 2017
Reviewer: Alvin Wentworth from O'Fallon, MO United States  
Can't say enough about this carrier... especially since I have a Hard Rock Rubicon and did not want to replace my bumpers.  I had this professionally installed after seeing the packing list... wasn't about to touch that one on my own.  Installation took the better part of an afternoon, but afterwards it looked MEAN.  Solid as can be... doesn't move once locked.  Easy to adjust the weight distribution.  Did I say it looks MEAN.  Very little rattle / noise when driving down the road.  Even on trails its very quiet.  Love this carrier.

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Body mount tire carrier December 8, 2016
Reviewer: Brian PAlmer from Watertown , CT United States  
Very sturdy heavy gauge steel looks and runs great

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Aweome October 10, 2016
Reviewer: Chris Brooks from Clarksville, TN United States  
This thing is awesome.  Its built right and looks amazing.  PSC never fails to amaze with their quality and craftsmanship.  Great product!!

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Owner/installer September 11, 2016
Reviewer: robert moore from helena , AL United States  
Nice product need to consider wheel spacer to protect Hun center from damage.  Colored directions would be helpful

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Awesome Product and Service July 30, 2015
Reviewer: Garrick Roland from Green Bay, WI United States  
I ordered my Tire Carrier and couldn't be happier with it. It arrived in sturdy packaging and was a cake to install. This thing is beefy all around and I have zero concerns with it coming loose or bending the hinges of the tail gate now that the weight is off the door itself. I'm running 37 inch tires and the carrier handles it with no issues. The T - Handle that originally came with the kit did break on a trip to the woods, but I called PS and they sent out a whole new hardware kit to replace it. I also noticed that the upper hinge bracket didn't have the upper cam block welded on. Again, I called PS and they had a new bracket shipped. I contacted them on Monday both times and I had the replacement parts by the end of the same week each time. I can't say enough about Poison Spyder's costumer service. This is a great company who stands by the products they make. If you're looking for a carrier that will support the weight of heavy tires and accessories, this is your carrier.

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