UTV SPARE TIRE MOUNTS
Having a spare handy is the best way to avoid flats. For some reason, flats never seem to happen when you’re prepared with a spare. Carrying the spare is the problem, unless you have a spare-tire mount. We gathered UTV spare tire mounts from the top brands in the industry so you’ll always be prepared for tire trouble, whether it finds you or not.
ASSAULT INDUSTRIES ADVENTURE RACK
DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: The Assault Industries Adventure rack, formerly known as the spare-tire rack, has been redesigned greatly improved. The original spare-tire rack was a pioneering development in UTV spare tire mounts that enabled riders to effortlessly move their tire out of the way to access bed contents and securely lock down to the bed providing rearward visibility. The new design offers the same great functionality with many upgrades. The main platform is much wider with dimpled and slotted utility plates welded in to provide a flat area for storage on the top or bottom. For added stability, two hinge pivots were added where the rack mounts to the cage. For greater adjustability, there are three mounting options for the new shorter EZ lift gas shocks and latch strikers. Latch brackets mount directly to the rear cage bolts. The 3-point Y-strap holds up to a 32-inch tire. The straps are also useful for holding a variety of other things in place.
The rack system is finished with a durable semi-gloss powdercoated black finish and is made in the USA from high grade 1018 steel for superior strength and rigidity.
FITS: Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo, Turbo S.
ASSAULT INDUSTRIES RUGGED Y-STRAP
DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: The Assault Industries rugged 3-point Y-strap is one of the simplest, least expensive UTV spare tire mounts. It’s made from high-quality, low-stretch, woven synthetics, as well as American aluminum and steel for high strength. This system is made specifically for use with the Assault Industries’ Adventure rack and original spare-tire rack; however, can be used for a variety of purposes. The steel components are coated in a corrosion-resistant zinc plating. The EZ ratcheting assembly features smooth soft touch rubberized surfaces. The steel hooks are coated to prevent damage and corrosion. This 2-inch strapping system is capable of holding much more load than just a spare tire. The full kit is proudly made in the USA.
FITS: All UTVs with adequate tie-down points.
CAGEWRX SPARE-TIRE CARRIER
DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: This carrier can be welded on or bolted on to the rear seat belt tube. Both mounts are included. High-quality steel, aluminum and hardware used throughout. Fits up to 32-inch tires. American-made gas shocks provide very easy lift action and keep the bed wide open. Stainless steel handles latch securely to included bed mounts and do not rattle. This carrier has a 30-day warranty to cover any defective products. After 30 days, wear-and-tear items are not covered under warranty, and new shocks can be ordered if needed.
FITS: Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP4 1000, XP Turbo, and XP Turbo S. Does not work with the stock cage on the Turbo S models
COGNITO SPARE TIRE CARRIER
DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: Can mount to stock cages and most other cages by adding the Cognito universal spare-tire mount bar. Mounts on the pivot end directly to Cognito cage clevis brackets. Fits up to 32-inch tire. Gas-strut assist to aid lifting the tire and holds it in open position for storage access. Sturdy rattle free mounting, durability is Baja and KOH proven. Includes Mac’s tie-downs Y-strap. Low profile so rear-view mirror is still usable and has a black powdercoated finish.
FITS: 2- and 4-seat Polaris 2014–2019 RZR XP 1000, 2014–2019 RZR XP Turbo and 2018–2019 RZR XP Turbo S.
EXTREME METAL PRODUCTS SPARE TIRE RACK
DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: Mounts any-size spare securely at the rear of the machine. Leaves the entire bed open. 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.
FITS: 2015–’20 RZR 900-S, 2015–’19 RZR 900 Trail (does not fit RZR 1000-S)
DRAGONFIRE RACING RACEPACE CARRIER
DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: A bolt-in spare-tire carrier that securely bolts a spare front tire into the bed of many different UTV models. The 6-bolt heavy-duty clamp mount allows adjustment in mounting position. Mounts up to a 32-inch tire. No drilling required. Cross bar included adds frame support. Made in the USA.
FITS: Can-Am X3, Polaris RZR XP 1000
50 CALIBER RACING X3 BOLT-ON SPARE-TIRE MOUNT
DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: This high-strength, welded steel mount bolts directly to the bed on your two- or four-seat Can-Am X3. One hundred percent made in the USA. Available in two designs: one which will fit up to a 32-inch wheel, and a modified design that will fit a 35-inch tire.
FITS: All Can-Am X3 models
50 CALIBER RACING RZR BOLT-ON SPARE-TIRE MOUNT
DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: This high-strength tubular steel mount clamps directly to the 1.75-inch-diameter roll cage cross bar above the bed. One hundred percent made in the USA.
FITS: 2- or 4-seat RZR XP 1000
HOLZ RACING TIRE CARRIER REAR BUMPER
DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: A rugged, impact-absorbing rear bumper that also carries a spare tire without consuming bed space. Designed to carry the OEM front tire as the spare.
FITS: Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo, RZR 900
HORNET OUTDOORS ROOF RACK
DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: A roof rack that can carry a spare tire and add storage to your machine.
FITS: Fits 2014–2017 RZR 1000 and 2015–2017 RZR 900 (all 2-seat models. Does not fit the 4-seaters)
MADIGAN MOTORSPORTS SPARE-TIRE RACK
DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: Madigan Motorsports spare-tire rack can fit up to a 32-inch tire and does not obstruct rear-view-mirror visibility. It includes all the hardware to install the tire rack, a speed strap to strap the tire in and lift-assist gas shocks to enable you to lift and lower the tire rack for access to the rear deck. Available in raw or black. Contact custom powdercoating available. Please allow two to three weeks for custom colors. Made in USA.
FITS: Can-Am X3 (Madigan rear bumper required). 2014–2018 Polaris XP 1000 Series and XP Turbo Series, 2019 XP 1000 & XP Turbo, 2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo S, 2019 Polaris RZR XP Turbo S & Turbo S4
MOOSE UTILITIES SPARE-TIRE CARRIER
DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: This carrier fits the original cage and has two hinge points for extra stability. Holds tires up to 32 inches. This carrier is highly adjustable to achieve the best fit for your vehicle, and it retains plenty of bed storage for other items.
FITS: Polaris XP 1000
PRO ARMOR QUICKSHOT SYSTEM
DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: The Pro Armor QuickShot universal spare tire and accessory mount is a sturdy base mounting platform with an integrated jack that will go to 26 inches tall. QuickShot’s revolutionary mounting plate allows you to mount hundreds of essential products in various ways, as well as mounting the QuickShot horizontally or vertically.
FITS: Most UTVs
PRP SEATS SPARE-TIRE MOUNT
DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: This spare-tire mount for the Polaris line of RZR UTVs features a 4x156mm bolt pattern with your choice of either 3/8-inch or 12mm wheel studs. These mounts also feature a 4-bolt tube clamp at the end that can mount to your roll cage or harness bar depending on how you want to mount it. The tube clamp is available in two sizes: 1.5 and 1.75 inches, which are the common size tubes used on both stock and aftermarket roll cages. The mounts are available in your choice of a matte black powdercoat finish or raw for your own choice of color or finish.
Four chrome lug nuts and the tube-clamp hardware are included.
FITS: Polaris RZR
SUPERATV SPARE-TIRE CARRIER
DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: SuperATV’s RZR spare-tire carrier positions the spare tire higher than the driver’s line of sight. The single-piece design mounts directly to the factory roll cage and can carry up to a 30-inch tire. Slip-resistant clamps stop rattle or movement from the carrier while riding. Unlike others, SuperATV’s RZR 1K spare-tire carrier provides the rider with full access to the bed without the hassle of having to swing open or remove the mount. Allows room for the SuperATV cooler/cargo box.
FITS: Can-Am X3, Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo, XP Turbo S, Pro XP, Honda Pioneer 1000-5
PRICE: $199.95. Polaris RZR Pro XP, $249.95. Honda Pioneer 1000-5, $349.95.
TUSK SPARE-TIRE CARRIER
DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: The Tusk spare-tire carrier provides a secure mounting location for your spare tire and gives your UTV a sleek, sporty Baja appearance. Like all Tusk products, this is built to last with strength and quality in mind.
FITS: Can-Am X3, Maverick Sport, Polaris RZR XP 1000, RZR XP Turbo, RZR XP Turbo S
YAMAHA ACCESSORIES YXZ1000R/SS SPARE-TIRE MOUNT
DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: This rotating spare-tire mount swings outward to access the cargo bed without removing the spare. It locks securely in the closed position. This mount secures the spare with a wing-type speed bolt and a billet-aluminum cone in the center of the wheel to fit a variety of wheels.
FITS: 2016–2020 Yamaha YXZ1000R, SS, SE, XT-R
CONTACT: Your Yamaha dealer or www.shopyamaha.com
See UTV Action’s full product evaluation on Assault’s Adventure Rack here: https://utvactionmag.com/product-assault-industries-spare-tire-rack/