i really dont know why everywhere you look people complain about the installation. i did it alone and in 40 min ... its pretty simple . everything lined up and its solid .. no rattles i do suggest using blue lock tight on the hinge bolts to be safe im sure the instructions make note of it not sure didn't use em they did look pretty crappy at least the pictures .. but again really not needed.
By Mentalm from Maryland
Smittybilt Tire Carrier
Great idea behind the design of the product. The directions have no information in regards to installing the third brake light. Directions are poor at best. Gate does drop a little after opening. Time will tell how long it will stay true,
HI does the Pivot HD Tire carrier come with replacement hinges or do you use the stock hinge? I'm concerned about the weight over time & use against the hinges. Thinking about this unit versus the AEV Tire carrier.. Thoughts?
Brad from on
This Smittybilt Pivot Heavy-Duty Oversize Tire Carrier is designed to carry heavy, oversize spares and it does not create stress on the hinges since it comes with a hardened hinge pin. Great question, thanks for your interest.
Jim G Ext 4806 from on
Does this tire carrier have a CB antenna mount built into it? If not, what CB antenna mounts will work with this tire carrier?
Erick from on
Hey Erick, the Smittybilt Pivot Heavy-Duty Oversize Tire Carrier does not have a antenna mount built in. You would be able to run any of the brackets that mount behind the rear light. Thanks for your question.
Devin B. ext 4835 from on
I have a 2010 Unlimited can I use existing stock 3rd brake light?
Fireman 37 from Plano Il on
The factory third brake light is relocated with the Smittybilt Pivot Heavy-Duty Oversize Tire Carrier. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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