Jeep JK Tire Carrier 07-18 Wrangler JK Unlimited 4 Door Basic Classic Gatekeeper Excessive Industries
Our GateKeeper Tire Carrier is designed for those of us who love to wheel, and push the limits of our Jeep and our own driving capabilities. By running our GateKeeper Carrier, you gain so many different benefits. By taking the spare tire off the gate or bumper swing, you immediately gain departure angle. This will help the most in off road conditions.
The GateKeeper also helps with weight distribution by centering the weight of the spare tire over the rear axle. This also puts more weight onto the front axle for more balanced and predictable handling characteristics. We have done testing on and off road to find that the Jeep actually handles better while carrying the spare on our Gatekeeper than with not running a spare at all, and especially over a typical tire carrier set up.
For the JKU's, another benefit is that the storage space still available becomes more of a concealed compartment. Once the carrier is installed, you can stow away all your bring along items underneath it and then close the rear seats to keep everything secure and in place while your wheeling.
This carrier in the back of a JKU is capable of handling up to a 40x13.50 tire when paired with our 40 kit. If you are running a 37 or smaller, no modifications are needed!(GoodYear MTR's and Nitto Mud Grapplers will require trimming of the plastic and foam that surrounds the rear upper cage crossmember for proper fitment)
It also works with both hard tops and soft tops, and even the fastback soft tops! Simply bolt down your hard top over the carrier and seal it up with a gasket material (not supplied). This keeps it just as easy as it was before to remove and reinstall your hard top.
The options for the GateKeeper are as followed.
- Gatekeepr Basic Classic
- 07-18 Wrangler JK Unlimited 4 Door
- Works with Hard and Soft Tops as well as Fastback Tops
- Hi lift Jack Mounts Not Included
- Accessory Panels Not Included
- Side plate Gussets Not Included
- All installation hardware is included
- Product Ships Plain Bare Steel
Hi Lift Jack Mounts. These allow you to mount a Hi Lift Brand jack to your carrier. It places it across the top of the carrier against the rear seat.
Accessory Panels. A 40 percent larger accessory panel for the GateKeeper Carrier! This panel attaches to the back side of the carrier and allows you to easily mount additional accessories to the carrier. A few examples are on board air systems, power inverters as well as any other items that can be bolted down.
Edge vs Classic Side Plate Gussets.
These really are just a preference on the aesthetic appearance of the carrier. The Classic has the dimple died holes and the Edge has the more modern window cut outs
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