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.
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ASSAULT INDUSTRIES APACHE
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
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.
50 CALIBER RACING
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.
The new model will also feature slightly
shorter shocks, making it easier to
close from the upright position.
Price(s): $419 with EZ Latch