The TeraFlex Alpha JK heavy duty hinged carrier kit is designed to support up to a 37” tire over the most extreme trails and obstacles, and provide easy and immediate access to the rear cargo area with a one-handed single action. The TeraFlex Alpha heavy duty hinged carrier spreads the load and weight of the tire to more than just one hinge point. Incorporating and using the factory tailgate hinge mounting points spread and separate the load as far apart as possible, resulting in maximum strength and durability. Dedicated tooling provides a cast A356.2 T6 Aluminum main component. This keeps the carrier as light, and strong as possible. The fit and finish is designed to follow the flow and contour of the Jeep body, while seamlessly providing additional mounting points for off road accessories such as recovery jack and fluid containers. The factory Jeep body provides substantial internal gussets and bracing that easily supports the new Alpha tire carrier and oversized tire. The HD hinge brackets are forged steel and the HD 5/8” hinge pins are constructed from cold formed high-carbon hardened steel. The combination of mounting location and HD mounting brackets provides one of the strongest, rattle-free tire carriers on the market today. The TeraFlex Alpha HD tire carrier removes all stress from the gate by utilizing the HD reinforcement carrier as the load-carrying component; in effect it carries the weight of the tailgate assembly and the spare tire.
The simple bolt-on installation can be performed using common hand tools, with no drilling required. The simple design also allows for the use of a rear bumper of your choice - no aftermarket bumper purchase is required, and it works with most aftermarket bumpers. This carrier is a patented design (#D698224) covered by the USPTO. Install time: 1 hour