How Heavy is the Spare?

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I took my spare tire off the other day to do a brake light mod and sadly I could not successfully lift and guide the spare back on to the tailgate without calling a neighbor for help. I’m a 68 year old, 5’6”, 138 lb very active disabled vet whose doctor remarked, "you look a lot better than your MRIs.” I guess I could add “squats” to my gym workouts to “train” for the next time I have to lift the spare but for now I’m not taking it off until I have to. Does anybody know what it weighs?
 
My spare tire/wheel weighs approximately 100 pounds.
My dealership tried to charge me extra $ for tire rotation ONCE… I laughed in his face and told him to GFY in the nicest way possible.
My rear AEV tire carrier withe spare tire/wheel, 10.2 fuel cell combo weighs approximately 250 pounds when full of fuel.
People don’t realize how much weight is carried on the rear of a Jeep, even with reinforced tailgate addition. The AEV rear tire carrier alleviates 90% of this added weight to your OEM bumper/tailgate.✌🏼
 
My 35's on my LJR weigh in at 93lbs. When I have to re-install my spare I use an upside down garbage can and some wood to get it resting in an almost all the way up position so I can just lift it that last half inch or so on.
 
My spare tire/wheel weighs approximately 100 pounds.
My dealership tried to charge me extra $ for tire rotation ONCE… I laughed in his face and told him to GFY in the nicest way possible.
My rear AEV tire carrier withe spare tire/wheel, 10.2 fuel cell combo weighs approximately 250 pounds when full of fuel.
People don’t realize how much weight is carried on the rear of a Jeep, even with reinforced tailgate addition. The AEV rear tire carrier alleviates 90% of this added weight to your OEM bumper/tailgate.✌🏼
I ordered the reinforced wheel carrier for that reason even though I don’t have plans (yet) to go with bigger tires.
 
My 35's on my LJR weigh in at 93lbs. When I have to re-install my spare I use an upside down garbage can and some wood to get it resting in an almost all the way up position so I can just lift it that last half inch or so on.
That sounds like a good idea...and because the tailgate swings out you can swing it toward the wheel. I hope I don’t have to try it. If I get a flat, I will plan on rolling the flat tire up into the cargo area.

Sad story: Years ago when I was in Air Force Safety we lost a young Captain in England who was in a two-door soft top, holding a bulging tire that had been replaced with the spare. The bulge exploded, crushed her throat and blew a hole in the top. So, if you need to remove a tire with a bulge let the air out first.
 
I took my spare tire off the other day to do a brake light mod and sadly I could not successfully lift and guide the spare back on to the tailgate without calling a neighbor for help. I’m a 68 year old, 5’6”, 138 lb very active disabled vet whose doctor remarked, "you look a lot better than your MRIs.” I guess I could add “squats” to my gym workouts to “train” for the next time I have to lift the spare but for now I’m not taking it off until I have to. Does anybody know what it weighs?
So my spare weighs in at approximately 99lbs. I insert a trailer hitch (that when normally installed has a downward curve) upside down, roll the tire up to the hitch from the side and roll/push it up on the hitch, then it is a short lift up to the spare mount. Not easy, but it works. Good thing about it is that I can carry the hitch with me when I am off-roading so I have a tire lift help aid no matter where I am.
 
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