WJ and XJ Hatch Mounted Tire Carriers

WJ Kratos - The Tire Carrier

WJ Kratos - The Tire Carrier

Update: We began mass-producing our heavy duty struts for Kratos and are now taking orders and building on a regular basis. We are also designing Kratos for the WK. 

Kratos - The Tire Carrier

ATTENTION!!! Placing your rear tire on the back (hatch) of your vehicle causing an obstruction of rear-view may not meet your local State Vehicle Codes along with blocking your third brake light. Please check your local vehicle codes before placing an order. Buyer assumes all financial responsibility. It would be wise to purchase a 3rd brake light which mounts in the wheel well. Companies such as 4 Wheel Parts sell third brake lights.   

Our tire carrier involves brute strength, power and force from the custom built struts providing 375 lbs of force on each side of the hatch to raise that heavy offroad tire into the air. There for, with all that brute strength, power and force, we call our tire carrier "Kratos - The Tire Carrier".

In Greek Mythology.  Cratos was a son of the Titan Pallas (not to be confused with PallasAthena) and the goddess Styx. He was the personification of strength and power. The name is derived from the common noun Κράτος, meaning "force", "strength", or "power". The spellings "Cratus" and "Kratos" are also used.

Uncle Joe, weighing in at 184 pounds sits on top of his 97-lbs 35" tire all mounted to the Kratos. Excellent location to fish in the river from if we may say so...

Use and exercise caution when using Kratos on your WJ. Even though we have tested this modification on our WJ everyday for four months in different terrains, anything can happen. Your WJ's hatch was not designed to carry a spare tire on it. We figured out a way to get that tire on there and a way for the hatch to still open and stay open. Use common sense when opening the hatch. With the tire mounted, the hatch opens slowly so it won't swing up fast when opening, which is a good thing for the factory strut mounting location. A common exercise for us is to keep our hand on the hatch pushing it up until it fully opens.  Examine your strut stud mounts every 1,000-miles to be sure the studs are bolted tight at all times. All-in-all, when you have a 90lbs tire above your head, just use common sense and always play it safe. Don't let anyone hang on the tire while driving. Do not leave your hatch open while driving. Do not hang any extra weight on the tire/wheel while driving!



$ 449.00