Earlier this week, Rugged Ridge released their brand-new Spartacus Heavy Duty Tire Carrier for 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ models. The carrier is designed to enable TJ owners to carry up to a 37-inch tire without the added expense of switching to an aftermarket rear bumper. The heavy-duty aluminum tire carrier replaces the TJ’s factory tailgate hinges entirely with a substantially stronger hinge assemble. The carrier is made of cast aluminum and is fitted with hardened steel hinge pins for smooth, one-handed operation. Finished in a durable black textured powder coat, the Spartacus Heavy Duty Tire Carrier should provide years of worry free use and operation. Backed by an industry-leading five-year limited warranty, Rugged Ridge’s Spartacus is available online and through select Jeep and off-road parts & accessories retailers nationwide. MSRP for the tire carrier is $466.99. For more information, please visit the Rugged Ridge website.