— GUIDE TO THE TOP 25 TO CHOOSE FROM —
With the increased size, weight and horsepower of today’s UTVs, a flat tire is bound to happen. It’s really not if, but when, and whether or not you’re prepared for it when the time comes that will make a big difference in your ride day. There are many different types of spare-tire carriers—clamp-on, bolt-on, Y-straps, lift-assist, etc.—but they will all really make sure you’re prepared when that flat hits you way out on the trail.
50 CALIBER RACING CLAMP-ON MOUNT
Carrier type: Unlike most rack systems, the 50 Caliber spare-tire mount holds the tire bolted into the bed of your UTV.
Construction: The 50 Caliber mount is made in the USA with high-strength tubular-steel mounts and fixed positioning for the RZR XP 1000 and RZR XP Turbo two- and four-seat vehicles.
Claim to fame: A simple, solid spare-tire mount that works flawlessly but does sacrifice a good chunk of bed space.
Contact: www.50caliberracing.com, 702-889-1741
ASSAULT INDUSTRIES APACHE Spare-tire RACK
Carrier type: The Assault tire rack uses gas-assist shocks to flip up, giving access to any items stored in the UTV’s rear deck/bed. Holds up to a 31-inch tire.
Construction: Designed and manufactured in the USA from high-grade 1018 steel for superior strength and rigidity. The system is powdercoated a durable semi-gloss black finish.
Claim to fame: Assault’s tire rack was already a fan favorite, but is undergoing a redesign to mount directly off the cage rails to eliminate any chance of bed damage under extreme use. The new model will also feature slightly shorter shocks, making it easier to close from the upright position.
Price(s): $419 with EZ Latch
Contact: www.assaultind.com, 714-799-6711
CAGEWRX RZR XP 1000 SPARE-TIRE CARRIER
Carrier type: A complete rear rack system with gas-assist shocks to access the bed. Comes complete with bolt-on clamps and weld-on tabs for whichever mounting you choose. Holds up to a 30-inch tire.
Construction: Steel construction with high-quality gas shocks, rod ends for pivots, billet-aluminum clamps and stainless steel release handles.
Claim to fame: CageWrx offers this in a standard height and a high version designed to work in conjunction with the Polaris Lock & Ride cargo box. Both versions leave the bed box virtually untouched and open for storage.
DRAGONFIRE RACING RACEPACE CARRIER
Carrier type: A bolt-in spare-tire carrier that securely bolts a spare front tire into the bed of many different UTV models.
Construction: Lightweight and strong steel construction that uses grade-8 wheel studs and a six-bolt cage-clamp mounting design and is powdercoated black. Made in the USA.
Claim to fame: Strong, simple and functional, don’t get caught on the trail without a spare when you need it.
Price(s): $139, XP 1000 & Maverick; $165, RZR 800
DFR ROCKSOLID SPARE-TIRE CARRIER
Carrier type: Bolt-in spare-tire carrier that mounts to the front rail of the cargo bed on the Polaris General and Ranger XP 1000, 900 and 570 models. Adjustable to fit up to a 31-inch tire.
Construction: Tough steel construction that is powdercoated black.
Claim to fame: Compatible with OE Polaris rear window and DragonFire cargo rack. Includes all hardware and requires no cutting, drilling or welding to install.
DFR READYFORCE SPARE CARRIER
Carrier type: A completely bolt-in tire carrier for the Kawasaki Teryx.
Construction: Quality steel construction with black powdercoating built right here in the USA.
Claim to fame: Securely mounts any-size Teryx spare tire to the OEM roll cage, leaving the bed area completely unobstructed for the rest of your goods and necessities.
DIRT READY SPARE-TIRE MOUNT
Carrier type: A rear bed rack designed to hold a wide range of spare tires securely in place
Construction: Made from 1.5-inch and 1.25-inch, .095-wall DOM steel tubing and laser-cut to perfection. Powdercoated black or available in raw.
Claim to fame: This tire carrier is designed to only work with the two- and four-seat Dirt Ready Performance RDS cage and comes with an unheard of three-year warranty.
Price(s): $224, raw; $248, clack
EXTREME METAL PRODUCTS SPARE MOUNT
Carrier type: Rear spare-tire rack for the 2015–2017 RZR 900 mounts any-size spare securely at the rear of the machine where you might otherwise mount a bumper.
Construction: Laser-cut and CNC-formed from 3/16-inch and 1/8-inch American steel. Made in the USA and powdercoated black for a durable finish.
Claim to fame: Sturdy rear-mount design leaves the user with entire bed still available for hauling stuff or other accessories.
HOLZ RACING REAR BUMPER With SPARE-TIRE CARRIER
Carrier type: Designed to be both a quality, impact-absorbing rear bumper and carry a spare tire. Designed to carry the front tire as the spare.
Construction: Bumper is constructed of Tig-welded 4130 chromoly for the ultimate in durability. Powdercoated black for a custom durable finish.
Claim to fame: Bumper shape is a result of years of racing and trail-riding experience,
HORNET OUTDOORS ROOF RACK
Carrier type: A roof rack designed for the RZR 900 and 1000 models with room for a spare tire and increased storage capacity.
Construction: All welded-steel construction and powdercoated black. Made in the USA.
Claim to fame: Simple installation, plenty of tie-down bars for securing your loads and pre-drilled mount brackets for an LED light bar on the front and rear of the rack.
ISOTA Spare-tire MOUNT
Carrier type: A bolt-in tire-mount bracket that installs onto the Isota XP 1000 cargo box. Securely holds a 28- to 30-inch spare tire.
Construction: Made from 14 GA steel with a matte black powdercoat finish.
Claim to fame: No need to remove the tire to open the storage box; the lid lifts the tire with HD gas struts.
Price(s): $189, tire mount; $599 for XP 1000 and XP Turbo cargo box
MACHINE TRIX BILLET SPARE-TIRE CARRIER
Carrier type: Solid, fixed-mount design with billet-aluminum brackets and components.
Construction: Billet-aluminum construction and quality hardware.
Claim to fame: Mounts to any 1.5- or 1.75-inch round tubing in any direction with billet construction and an oversized tire hold-down tthat doubles as a lug wrench.
Contact: www.machinetrix.com or (602) 547-9416
MOOSE UTILITIES SPARE-TIRE CARRIER
Carrier type: Universal design that can be mounted to the back of a cab or to the rooftop of almost any UTV.
Construction: Steel construction with two mounting studs that are secured with easy grip and fluted wing knobs for tool-free tire retrieval.
Claim to fame: Fits any UTV with a cage from 50–64 inches wide, installs in seconds with no drilling or bolting required.
PRO ARMOR QUICKSHOT SYSTEM
Carrier type: A large, sturdy, base mounting platform with an integrated jack that will go to 21 inches tall.
Construction: One-inch tubular steel frame and a 2-ton-rated scissor jack. Sturdy ratchet-strap system for secure mounting.
Claim to fame: QuickShot includes a variety of mounting locations for all types of accessories.
Price(s): $179, horizontal; $199, vertical
Contact: www.proarmor.com or (888) 312-7667
PRO ARMOR RATCHETING Y-STRAP
Carrier type: Fully adjustable ratcheting Y-strap to tie down any spare tire.
Construction: Super-durable 1.5-inch nylon webbing, powdercoated steel centering ring and a heavy-duty ratchet for tightening.
Claim to fame: Can be used in the bed of just about any UTV, truck, Jeep or rock crawler.
Contact: www.proarmor.com or (888) 312-7667
PRP SEATS SPARE-TIRE MOUNTS
Carrier type: Bolt-in, fixed spare-tire mount. Simple universal design for most and model-specific mounts for the RZR, XP 1000 and YXZ.
Construction: High-quality, welded-steel construction. Powdercoated black and made in the USA.
Claim to fame: Mounts to any 1.75-inch tubing cage or bumper.
Contact: www.prpseats.com or (800) 317-6253
PRO ARMOR Spare-tire MOUNT
Carrier type: Simple, bolt-in, two-point, rear bed-cage tire mount.
Construction: Has 1.25-inch long, .095-inch-thick steel tubing construction and powdercoated black.
Claim to fame: Works with either the Y-strap or the horizontal QuickStrap and frees up all that otherwise lost bed space.
Contact: www.proarmor.com or cal (888) 312-7667
SUPERATV SPARE-TIRE CARRIERS
Carrier type: A bolt-in, fixed spare-tire carrier that works with the factory cage and supports up to a 30-inch tire.
Construction: High-quality welded-steel construction with a powdercoated
Claim to fame: Available for many different models, the SuperATV tire carrier mounts the spare up high, above the driver’s line of sight, leaving the entire bed
for additional storage.
Contact: www.superatv.com or (855) 743-3427
SPEEDSTRAP XP1K DOUBLE-SPARE HOLD-DOWN KIT
Carrier type: A ratcheting-tire tie-down system that securely holds two spare tires in the bed of your XP 1000 or turbo.
Construction: Durable nylon webbing and quality ratcheting buckles.
Claim to fame: The double carrier allows you to carry two upright spares for that long trip or race where one spare just might not be comforting enough.
SPEEDSTRAP XP1K SINGLE HOLD-DOWN STRAP
Carrier type: Similar to the Pro Armor Y-strap, except this system is specific to the XP 1000 with anchors that utilize the Lock & Ride system. Made for a stock 29-inch spare front tire.
Construction: High-quality, oversized nylon webbing with steel
eyelets for a simple and secure way to carry your spare tire at all times
Claim to fame: Whether on the trail or on the track, the Speedstrap system can ensure that you always have a spare at the ready.
TUSK SPARE-TIRE CARRIER COMBO KIT
Carrier type: A bolt-in, fixed rear-tire-mounting bracket that includes a scissor jack and mount with the combo pricing.
Construction: Hardened steel with enough room for a cooler underneath it and vision out of the rear-view mirror.
Claim to fame: Holds up to a 31-inch tire without protruding over the roll cage line.
TUSK OFF-ROAD Spare-tire CARRIER
Carrier type: Same as the Tusk carrier combo only without the jack or additional mount.
Construction: Welded, hardened-steel construction and a powdercoat finish.
Claim to fame: Built to be durable enough for the larger and heavier UTV tires that are on the market.
UTV INC 1.5-, 1.75- & 2.0-INCH CLAMP-ON MOUNTS
Carrier type: A simple and easy-to-use clamp-on design for fixed spare-tire mounting.
Construction: Quality steel construction with satin black powdercoating.
Claim to fame: 1.5 inches for RZRs, Rhinos and Prowlers; 1.75 inches for RZR XPs
Contact: www.utvinc.com or (480) 718-5511
UTV INC RZR BED-SIDE CLAMP-ON MOUNT
Carrier type: Set up to easily hold a spare tire vertically, allowing users
to retain most of their bed space for hauling additional items.
Construction: Quality steel
construction with satin black
Claim to fame: RZR XP1K, S 900/1000, Rhino and Viking
Contact: www.utvinc.com or (480) 718-5511
UTV INC TERYX4 ADD-ON MOUNT
Carrier type: Add-on rear bumper and spare-tire mount.
Construction: Steel 1.75-inch tube and 3/16-inch plates with license-plate holes, powdercoated black with installation hardware
Claim to fame: Rear bumper carries spare tire and allows for full use of bed.