Kratos - Material and BuildWhat material is involved in the build
Kratos is built using 1/2" thick x 4" wide steel, hydraulic bent and welded to 3/16" x 1.5" steel flat bars which mount to the top of the hatch using four (grade-8) nuts and bolts and mounts to the center of the hatch using eight (grade-8) nuts and bolts. The actual tire carrier itself is constructed on 2" x 2" x 1/4" square tube and welded to the 1/2" plate. The Heavy Duty Struts which replace the stock struts on the hatch are custom built in Canada specifically for this application and are rated at 350lbs of force for each strut. You have 700lbs of force lifting your hatch and spare tire. The struts come with heavy duty reinforced mounting ball studs as a replacement to the stock studs. All hardware is included in the kit.