Kratos - The Tire Carrier
The Heavy Duty Struts are custom manufactured in Canada specifically for this application. They are rated for operating temperatures as low as -22 Degrees Fahrenheit. We have tested the struts on our Jeep in 12 degrees Fahrenheit and they work as intended.
We can build to mount the following bolt patterns: 5 on 5, 5 on 5.5, 5 on 4.5 . Each mount is custom built for your specific backspacing of your wheel. We will text you a confirmation once you order so we can get the backspacing of your wheel. You can also place the backspacing of your wheel in the comments section during checkout. If we need verification, we will ask you to measure your backspace using a tape measure. We will show you how to do it, it's simple.
Mounts up to 120lbs wheel and tire combo, up to 35" tires. For example, a 285/70/17 tire mounted on 17" JK wheels weighs 90lbs. That is a 33" tire. A 35 x 12.5 x 16" tire mounted on black steel wheels weigh about 97 pounds.
Arrives "BARE STEEL". A good paint to use is Rustoleum Truck Bed Liner. It dries hard to the touch and is very durable.
Your hatch must be in good condition to install Kratos. If your hinges or the strut mounting location is rusted or damaged, please do not order. Your hatch will not be able to support the wight of a spare tire.
All mounting hardware is included including reinforced stud mounts
Full detailed installation instructions included in a PDF