Weight limit / size limit on the factory spare tire carrier?

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Does anyone know the weight limit and or size limit on the spare tire carrier that comes on the Bronco? I have a First Edition on order and plan on up sizing to 37 Maxxis Razr MT so I'm not sure if I will need to invest in a heavy duty tire carrier. I haven't even seen a heavy duty tire carrier for the Bronco yet so hopefully it isn’t needed. I am having the dealer install a 2in lift and trade in the 35's for 37's so I wondering about my spare and if a heavy duty carrier is needed will they even be out by then.





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Not sure about that, but I do remember there being some limit on the size of the tire that would be able to still have the brake light visible, which could be an insurance/ticket issue, I would think. Don't think there was any 'extender' for that - at least at that point.
 

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If it’s anything like Jeep, we wont know what the practical limit is for weight until owners start reporting back that the pinch welds failed after they hung a certain size tire off the back. Ford could state a weight limit for the carrier, but the fact they haven’t by now makes me think they wont ever. (Though, the Bronco coming with 35s from the factory is a good sign.)

As far as the brake light… I believe the recent Town and Country video showed the 37” tire interfering with the CHMSL… but again, like Jeep, there will surely be aftermarket extenders or relocation brackets available.

I guess all that is to say, we don‘t actually know yet.
 

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How long you plan on owning it? I’ll be going bumper mounted tire carrier for long term durability. I doubt the rear gate and hinges will hold up to 10 years use on the trail with a heavy spare mounted on it.
 

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The reality is hanging a 100+ pounds on a hinge attached to sheet metal long term durability is not good. I will be going aftermarket with a bumper mounted version. I did the same on my FJ. Expy-1 make a great setup that opened and closed with the rear door. Betting they will do the same with the Bronco.
 

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I thought you were gonna flip yours when it came in? Why put money into it?
 
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I'm going to drive it for awhile. Why are you concerned about it?
 

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Does anyone know the weight limit and or size limit on the spare tire carrier that comes on the Bronco? I have a First Edition on order and plan on up sizing to 37 Maxxis Razr MT so I'm not sure if I will need to invest in a heavy duty tire carrier. I haven't even seen a heavy duty tire carrier for the Bronco yet so hopefully it isn’t needed. I am having the dealer install a 2in lift and trade in the 35's for 37's so I wondering about my spare and if a heavy duty carrier is needed will they even be out by then.
Put 44s on it. You’ll be good to go
 

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