I'm going from my Cherokee to a new Wrangler next month. I want to avoid a hitch mount rack because I will use the tailgate as a trunk (tuffy security trunk) and I ride so often that I nearly always leave my rack on my jeep. I've been looking at the Thule SpareMe, Yakima SpareTime and Hollywood spare tire racks.
My tires will be 33x12.50R15 on wheels with a -19mm offset (3.75" backspacing, approximately 7" from the interior of the wheel mounting surface to the outside of the tire). None of the rack manufacturers claim that their racks will fit with a tire of those dimensions. I found one post claiming that the yakima will fit a 33x10 spare which is larger than yakima even claims it will work with. I am in the process of reading the Jeep thread to search for info but it is really long and that will take a while.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Edit: I'm already planning an aftermarket tire carrier to address the extra weight from the bigger tire and bikes, so no worries there.
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