The new Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier and Alpha HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mount for the JL Wrangler/Unlimited builds on the successful design we pioneered for the JK Wrangler/Unlimited. With many JL owners stepping up to larger tires than those commonly found on JK models, we increased the strength of the Hinged Spare Tire Carrier by bolting it on internally as well as increasing the span across the tailgate for more mounting holes. The Adjustable Spare Tire Mount features 3rd Brake Light and rearview camera mounting. The assembly includes several additional mounting holes for accessories such as a Hi-Lift Jack Mount Bracket/RotopaX Mount Bracket and/or CB Antenna & Flag Whip Mount Bracket and/or custom accessory mounts.

Check out this video for a deep dive on our Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier & Adjustable Spare Tire Mount from TeraFlex mascot Dennis Wood and engineer Casey Heit.

See the full product description below:

Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier | Alpha HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mount

Designed to accommodate up to a 40” tire, the TeraFlex JL: Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier and Alpha HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mount will secure your full-size spare tire over the most extreme trails and rugged terrain. It also provides easy access to the rear cargo area in one smooth action.

Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier

4838900 – JL: Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier Kit

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 JL body supports the Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier and oversized tire, which eliminates all stress from the tailgate.

Compared to the JK piece, the new JL: Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier spans nearly the width of the tailgate for better weight distribution. Additionally, the updated design features a one-piece, forged steel hinge that ties the top and bottom factory hinge locations together as well as additional vertical braces for increased strength.

The Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier also provides additional mounting points for off-road accessories such as a recovery jack and fluid containers. The adjustable Tire Carrier is constructed from strong and lightweight 6061-T6 extruded aluminum.

 

Alpha HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mount

4838910 – JL: Alpha HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mount Kit w/ Brake Light & Camera Mounts – 5x5”

Although the Alpha HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mount can be used alone, it has been designed to be installed in conjunction with the Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier. The Tire Mount can support the additional weight of a full-size spare tire by securely mounting the tire to the Tire Carrier and tailgate. Complete adjustability includes vertical as well as fore and aft adjustments.

The Alpha HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mount Kit includes a quick-release 3rd Brake Light Mount and billet aluminum Rearview Camera Mount. The heavily gusseted Tire Mount is formed and welded from CNC laser cut steel for superior strength.

FEATURES/BENEFITS:

  • Max Tire: 40” (w/ Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier)
  • Max Tire: 35”/ 100 lbs. (w/out tailgate reinforcement)
  • Wheel Pattern: 5x5”
  • Innovative and unique design w/ easy adjustability
  • Maintains single-handed entry to the rear cargo area
  • Works w/ OEM and most aftermarket bumpers
  • 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
  • 1,000-hour extreme salt spray testing
  • OEM Quality UV resistant powder coat finish w/ 3,000-hour accelerated weather testing

Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier:

  • Eliminates tailgate stress and rattles
  • Factory form fitting geometry and finish for an OEM appearance
  • Threaded mounting holes for mounting accessories such as Hi-Lift and CB antennae brackets
  • Hinged Carrier constructed from strong and lightweight A356.2 aluminum
  • Heavy-duty forged steel brackets and mid-carbon hardened steel 5/8” hinge pins
  • 14,000-cycle severe duty slam testing

Alpha HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mount:

  • Easy fore/aft and height adjustments
  • Relocates 3rd brake light from behind tailgate to behind spare tire
  • Includes new quick-release 3rd Brake Light Mount
  • Includes new hard-anodized billet aluminum Rearview Camera Mount
  • Spare Tire Mount is formed and welded from CNC laser cut steel for superior strength
  • Adjuster made from strong and lightweight 6061-T6 extruded aluminum

INCLUDES

Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier Kit (# 4838900)

  • Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier
  • All necessary hardware

Alpha HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mount Kit w/ Brake Light & Camera Mounts – 5x5” (# 4838910)

  • Alpha HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mount – 5x5”
  • Quick-release 3rd Brake Light Mount
  • Billet aluminum Rearview Camera Mount
  • All necessary hardware

VEHICLE FITMENT INFO

Fits:

  • JL Wrangler (2-door)
  • JL Wrangler Unlimited (4-door)

Specs:

  • Max Tire: 40” (when used w/ Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier)
  • Max Tire: 35” (when used w/out tailgate reinforcement)
  • Wheel Pattern: 5x5”

SKUs

  • Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier & Adjustable Spare Tire Mount Kit – 5x5”
  • Alpha HD Hinged Spare Tire Carrier Kit
  • Alpha HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mount Kit w/ Brake Light & Camera Mounts – 5x5”
  • Alpha HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mount & HD 8-Lug Adapter Plate Kit – 8x6.5” (# 4838940)
  • Alpha HD 8-Lug Spare Tire Mount Adapter Plate Kit – 5x5” to 8x6.5” (# 4838930)
  • Alpha HD Spare Tire Mount Delete Plate Kit (# 4838500)

Exterior Accessories

  • Spare Tire Relocation Bracket Kit
  • Hi-Lift Jack Mount Bracket Kit
  • RotopaX Mount Bracket Kit
  • CB Antenna & Flag Whip Mount Bracket Kit
  • Tailgate Accessory Mount Stud

— — — SKUs, components, and pricing are subject to change. See the website descriptions for the latest information. — — —

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— Words by Jason Udy