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MetalCloak Reinvents the TJ/LJ Tire Carrier! MetalCloak Reinvents the TJ/LJ Tire Carrier!
We all know that when you leave a bunch of engineers together in a room for very long you could end up with one... MetalCloak Reinvents the TJ/LJ Tire Carrier!

We all know that when you leave a bunch of engineers together in a room for very long you could end up with one of two things:

  1. Very complicated solutions to simple problems and/or
  2. Very thorough solutions to complex problems.

While the single sided swing out tire carrier that Metalcloak built and sold for many years was very capable and a good solution, they knew it could be better. And to be honest they didn’t like what they had originally designed, even though it solved the problem.

I will be the first to admit that while I wasn’t a fan of the single side swing out carrier, but it worked…and when adjusted properly it worked amazingly well. But keeping it adjusted took some time…and patients…but when property adjusted this thing was one of the most robust and capable tire carriers on the market.

So why the change? Because the engineering team at Metalcloak knew it could be better. While other companies had already embraced the “4 contact points” for a truly super strong tire carrier, Metalcloak reached into their arsenal of unique and robust joints that would not succumb to the failures of other companies contact points. Add in the adjustability of the 4 “contact points” and give users a plethora of optional positions and mounting points makes this carrier far superior to any of its competitors.

Oh by the way, this thing will also accommodate RotoPax mounts, etc., in between the carrier and the body! And their new rear bumper plate with attachment points has lines that we used to only imagine!

Features Include:

  • Heavy Duty Swing-Out Tire Carrier
  • Option for Tool-less Removal to Go Spare-less
  • Easily Holds a 40″ Tire
  • 1.50 X .120 Wall Steel Tube
  • 3/16″ Steel Mount Plate & Gussets
  • Durotrak Isolator Swing-Out Bushings
  • Push Button Locking Pins & Swing Out Stop Pin
  • Fully Adjustable for Backspacing and Tire Size
  • Attaches To Corner Guards For Extra Strength
  • Configurable Accessory Mounting Locations
  • Hi-lift Jack Mount
  • RotoPax Accessories Mount
  • Made in the USA


For more information, give the guys at Metalcloak a call.



Corey Osborne Co-creator

After 23 years of corporate life, I decided to pursue my passions in the off road industry. Specializing in marketing, visibility, relationship and brand building, and acting as MetalCloak's field marketing representative, I have travelled across the country (quite a few times!) using Metalcloak’s CTI (Corner Travel Index) to educate the off road enthusiast. I have also worked with Jeep Jamboree USA as event staff, to provide additional value and education to its participants. I've been fortunate enough to work with both international as well as domestic media; have attended most of the off-road events across our country; and have driven a wide variety of vehicles. I'm a certified PADI scuba instructor and have a BS in Computer Science.