DV8 Spare Tire Guard/Accessory Mount... anybody running one?

GhostBird
Feb 12, 2024

Captain Jack Hammer

Feb 12, 2024

Looking for real world experience with the DV8 Spare Tire Guard/Accessory Mount. Looks like it would provide some support for the tailgate & you can lock the spare. Downsides I see: a SAS tire requires a 1.5 inch spacer which would move the tire out away from the tailgate and the product weighs 50 pounds. Looks cool...What are you guys thoughts?
the poacher

I See Nothing!!

Feb 13, 2024

#1
Maybe save someone a little time since I already Googled it….looks cool, but no experience with it.

https://dv8offroad.com/products/6th-gen-bronco-spare-tire-guard
‘23 Hot Pepper Red Wildtrak 2.7L-V6 4 dr. Hardtop Sas Lux and Lovin’ it!!

Captain Jack Hammer

Feb 13, 2024

#2
How is you Googling it going to save anybody time. I do appreciate you providing a link though.
I have been looking at it online and contemplating getting one. Looking opinions from people that have one, not people haters sir.

Captain Jack Hammer

Feb 13, 2024

#3
Sorry for my attitude above Sam I Am... too early, no coffee yet.
Deano Bronc, TK1215

U.N.C.L.E.

Feb 13, 2024

#4
I saw one last summer on a rig passing through. It look nice but never got to ask them about it.
2 Dr BL MGV High 2.3 Auto SAS MIC Tow....
7/13/20 res 1/21/21 order
Got my VIN 9/30.....Build week 11/15 Delivered 1/14/22
Moderator

Moab or bust!!!

Feb 13, 2024

#5
Looking for real world experience with the DV8 Spare Tire Guard/Accessory Mount. Looks like it would provide some support for the tailgate & you can lock the spare. Downsides I see: a SAS tire requires a 1.5 inch spacer which would move the tire out away from the tailgate and the product weighs 50 pounds. Looks cool...What are you guys thoughts?

I haven't seen one in person but love the look of it. The only thing I wish it had would be upgraded hinges. You're adding 50lbs on the tailgate using the same factor hinges. That would be my only concern.
2022 Bronco Badlands, 4D, Hot Pepper Red, 2.7, Squatch, Lux, and MIC.
7/13/2020 10:04pm reservation. Blend 6/16/2022 Delivered 6/26/2022.
Dealership - Stephen's Auto Center.

KCsBronco

Feb 13, 2024

#6
Understand the concern, but this option seems way overbuilt. We installed Rough Country's steel plate that's simple, less than 20lbs and very robust at ~1/10 the $ cost.

Cheers

Really Likes Pi

Feb 13, 2024

#7
I suppose it would be helpful to understand what OP is looking for out of the device. Are you looking to utilize it as a simple tailgate reinforcement? Are you wanting the main purpose to be accessory attachments?

If you were looking to address Deano's concerns, then IAG makes this:
IAG X-Brace Tailgate Hinge Reinforcement

I have not seen the DV8 device in person. I have only seen the Rough Country steel plate as posted by Kenneth in person. I have also seen the IAG hinge reinforcement in person. [I own neither the RC nor the IAG personally, only seen and spoken with folks.]

Edit:
The guys over at Bay Area Metal Fabrication also make one. And if you add the two mount options, then you can attach rotopax to it. I would note that with the rotopax they recommend you separately purchase a limiter to limit the tailgate's open angle or else the rotos will smack your tail lights.
BAMF
Moderator

Moab or bust!!!

Feb 13, 2024

#8
I was hoping there were more manufactures that just made the upgraded hinge but the only one I found was Broncbuster and of course, the price is ridiculous.
https://broncbustertx.com/products/reinforced-bronco-door-hinge
2022 Bronco Badlands, 4D, Hot Pepper Red, 2.7, Squatch, Lux, and MIC.
7/13/2020 10:04pm reservation. Blend 6/16/2022 Delivered 6/26/2022.
Dealership - Stephen's Auto Center.
73chesney

Rank IV

Feb 13, 2024

#9
I don’t like rust and adding additional weight when I don’t need to.

That’s a couple of my reasons for adding the RTR delete.

I See Nothing!!

Feb 14, 2024

#10
Sorry for my attitude above Sam I Am... too early, no coffee yet.

No problem @GhostBird. Just thought clicking a link instead of leaving this app to go to Google and then type name and search would be quicker for those slow folks like me that didn’t know what the DV8 is. No hard feelings here. Cheers my friend, I’ll buy you a cup of coffee!! ☕️
‘23 Hot Pepper Red Wildtrak 2.7L-V6 4 dr. Hardtop Sas Lux and Lovin’ it!!
Deano Bronc

Rank V

Feb 14, 2024

#11
I was hoping there were more manufactures that just made the upgraded hinge but the only one I found was Broncbuster and of course, the price is ridiculous.
https://broncbustertx.com/products/reinforced-bronco-door-hinge
II was one of the early buyers of Mabett’s tailgate reinforcer however it was not compatible with Sas models. I decided to keep the beefy hinges.

Deano Bronc

Captain Jack Hammer

Feb 14, 2024

#12
That is a beefy hinge... too bad the reinforcement doesn't fit the Sasquatch. I like the looks of that one.

Captain Jack Hammer

Feb 14, 2024

#13
What makes the Sas not work... where is the interference? Could you use a wheel spacer and make it work?

Rank II

Feb 14, 2024

#14
So, maybe a stupid question, but with the beefy hinges, is there a risk of the mount point to the actual back of the Bronco getting jacked up with too much weight supported and the tailgate opened? Seems like that top hinge would get a lot of stress on it with a bigger tire, maybe add some fuel/water roto-pax, etc. if the factory specified weight limit is exceeded (or is that for only the hinges)? Do I recall, the factory weight limit is like 130 lbs?

Of course, just common sense, don't add a metric-sh*t-ton of weight on it, and you'll be fine! 😂

That's a terrible idea, when do we start?

Fri at 1:31 am

#15
Understand the concern, but this option seems way overbuilt. We installed Rough Country's steel plate that's simple, less than 20lbs and very robust at ~1/10 the $ cost.

Cheers

You get what you pay for with RC. There are numerous postal about the fit and finish, holes not lining up, and rust all over the forums.
4 Door BadSquatch | Soft-top | Velocity Blue | 2.7 Auto | Towing | Lux | Leather
Deano Bronc

That's a terrible idea, when do we start?

Fri at 1:46 am

#16
So, maybe a stupid question, but with the beefy hinges, is there a risk of the mount point to the actual back of the Bronco getting jacked up with too much weight supported and the tailgate opened? Seems like that top hinge would get a lot of stress on it with a bigger tire, maybe add some fuel/water roto-pax, etc. if the factory specified weight limit is exceeded (or is that for only the hinges)? Do I recall, the factory weight limit is like 130 lbs?

Of course, just common sense, don't add a metric-sh*t-ton of weight on it, and you'll be fine! 😂

OK, so looking into this a bit. Smittybuilt says with their spare tire reinforcement that has beefed up hinges you can go up to a max of 135 lbs. Considering that a 37" K03 is about 77 lbs, and a 39" K03 is about 88 lbs, that leaves you a little room to add a rotopax, etc. Figure a 2 gallon Rotopax with fuel is around 10-12 pounds. A couple of Rotopax back there would be about 25 lbs max. So 135-88-25=22 lbs which still leave a little more for comfort, or something else.
4 Door BadSquatch | Soft-top | Velocity Blue | 2.7 Auto | Towing | Lux | Leather
Deano Bronc, RobWTx

Rank 0

Fri at 4:05 am

#17
Or you can build a real tire carrier and get the weight off the tail gate.
Same issues as early broncos guys...

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Deano Bronc, Jakob1972

KCsBronco

Fri at 4:33 am

#18
You get what you pay for with RC. There are numerous postal about the fit and finish, holes not lining up, and rust all over the forums.

Mine's fine. All 12 bolts are perfectly alined & plate's powder coat has no blemish. What's not to like?

Cheers

That's a terrible idea, when do we start?

Fri at 4:38 pm

#19
Mine's fine. All 12 bolts are perfectly alined & plate's powder coat has no blemish. What's not to like?

Cheers

That's the problem with the cheap Chinese stuff. Sometimes, it's OK, sometimes it's not. You pay's your money and you rolls the dice. 😎
4 Door BadSquatch | Soft-top | Velocity Blue | 2.7 Auto | Towing | Lux | Leather

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