Chrysler’s part number1 preferred spare tire carrier! In addition to engineering world-class premium suspension systems, TeraFlex has set the standard for Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited accessories with innovative products such as the JK: Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier and Alpha HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mount Kit.
First shown at the 2012 SEMA Show, it quickly became the most popular tire carrier in the industry! Not only did it leave our competitors’ 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 HD Spare Tire Carrier and Mount Kit.
Designed to accommodate up to a 37 inch tire, the Alpha HD Spare Tire Carrier and Mount Kit secures your spare tire over the most extreme trails and rugged terrain. It also provides 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.
Internal gussets and bracing in the stock JK body supports the Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier and oversized tire, which eliminates all stress from the tailgate. The Alpha HD Spare Tire Carrier also provides additional mounting points for off-road accessories such as a recovery jack and fluid containers.
The Alpha HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mount Kit will support the additional weight of a full-size spare tire by securely Mount the tire to the Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier and tailgate. Complete adjustability includes vertical as well as fore and aft adjustments.
The heavily gusseted tire mount is formed and welded from CNC laser cut steel for superior strength. Although the Alpha HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mount Kit can be used alone, it has been designed to be installed in conjunction with the Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier.
- Innovative and unique patented design (USPTO: part number D6982240)
- Maintains single-handed entry to the rear cargo area
- Easy fore/aft and height adjustments
- Eliminates tailgate stress and rattles
- Works w/ OEM and most aftermarket bumpers
- Threaded mounting holes for mounting accessories (fuel cans, recovery jack, etc.)
- Strong and lightweight A356.2 T6 cast aluminum
- Heavy-duty forged steel brackets and high-carbon hardened steel 5/8 inch hinge pins
- Factory form fitting geometry and finish for an OEM appearance
- Simple installation using common hand tools
- No drilling required – uses factory mounting locations
- Dedicated CAD-designed tooling and CAE design
- FEA validation, ASTM, and SAE testing procedures
- 14,000-cycle severe duty slam testing
- 1,000-hour extreme salt spray testing
- OEM Quality UV resistant powder coat finish w/ 3,000-hour accelerated weather testing
- JK Wrangler (2-door)
- JKU Wrangler Unlimited (4-door)
- Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier (part number 4838100)
- Alpha HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit (part number 4838130)