It’s easy to see that the RZR 1000 is a great machine and many drivers and owners love it. The only problem with this machine is that there are not enough accessories out on the market for them.
One of those accessories would be a tire carrier, but what kind? There are options such as swing arm carriers or wheelie bar mounts, but which one will work best for you?
Top 3 Best Tire Carrier For RZR 1000
In order to find out, I’ve compiled a list of three different types of tire carriers from top brands in the industry. These 3 include RZR Spare Tire Mount, SuperATV Spare Tire Carrier for Polaris RZR XP 1000 & Tusk Heavy Duty Spare Tire Carrier. Each one has its pros and cons to help you decide which one is right for you and your RZR.
1 – RZR Spare Tire Mount, Kemimoto RZR Spare Tire Rack
The Kemimoto RZR carrier uses New Designed Anti-Slippery Tube Clamps, keeping cargo space free, great for tower speakers.
Note: RZR machines come with two different thread size, one is 3/8 x24, and one is M10*1.5 (most came with this size, if not, please check your owner’s manual).
Please make sure to check which thread size you have from your owner’s manual, and then buy the correct rack.
This Universal Wheel Clamp and Carrier Mount easily and securely to the rear-mounted spare tire on most Polaris RZR 1000 model On/Off-Road UTV SxS,
Allowing you to haul tools or any additional cargo. Kamimoto RZR Spare Tire Rack™ is made of High Strength material with a black powder coating.
- All necessary hardware is included for installation.
- No drilling required, easy 5-minute install
- Keeps extra tire out of the way, providing field repair capability
- Capacity up to 30″ Diameter Wheel & Tire Weight up to 100 lbs
- A durable high-impact ABS base mount tube provides a secure hold of a wheel carrier.
- Heavy Duty Tube Clamps with High-Density Pre-Stamped Steel Plate for Extra Grip on Cargo
WARRANTY: 1 Year Limited Warranty Against Manufacturing Defects. Kemimoto is a registered trademark and is exclusively distributed by Kemimoto. Other seller offerings are counterfeits; they will not be identical to what is advertised here. Please make sure you buy the product from the “Kemimoto” seller to avoid any problems with your product and to ensure both your safety and satisfaction.
1) Keeps Cargo Space Free.
2) No Drill Design.
3) Holds Up To 30″ Tire..
4) Chrome Lug Nuts M12*1.5.
5) New Designed Anti-Slippery Tube Clamps.
6) Two Different Thread Sizes.
7) Fits Polaris RZR 800, 900, 1000 & S Models (2008 to 2018+).
8) Material – 100% High Strength Aluminum Alloy.
9) Finish – Powder Coated.
10) Screw Bolt Height (mm): 41.
11) All Mounting Hardware Included.
12) Spare Tire Not Included.
Recommendation: We recommend you use a 30″ tire size or more on the spare tire carrier. If your RZR has too much load or speed, it may touch the bumper or door when cornering fast.
2 – SuperATV Spare Tire Carrier for Polaris RZR XP 1000
This tire carrier is the perfect addition to give you peace of mind while cruising the trails.
Designed with style and performance in mind, They’ve carefully positioned the spare tire carrier to ride higher than the driver’s line of sight.
Get a big VTT tire. This one-piece design fastens directly to the factory roll cage. It can transport up to a 30″ wheel. There’s no need to be concerned about rattle or movement from the carrier while riding thanks to slip-resistant clamps. Unlike others, SuperATV’s RZR 1K spare tire carrier can hold a 36″ tire.
There is no need to purchase an additional mounting kit for the stock spare tire carrier. SuperATV’s spare tire carrier comes fully assembled with all hardware and tools needed for installation included.
The SuperATV Spare Tire Carrier for the Polaris RZR XP 1000 is a great option to add on to your machine. This tire carrier will fit up to a 30″ tire and comes with everything you need for installation.
The SuperATV Spare Tire Carrier is powder-coated for long-lasting durability and made from 45mm x 3mm steel tubing, so it’s sturdy enough to withstand even the toughest trails! In addition, its universal fit allows it to fit all 2014+ Polaris RZR XP 1000 & 4 1000 models.
Warranty: They back them with a one-year warranty to prove it. Now, if you have a problem with your SuperATV purchase, give them a call at (208) 571-8199 between 8 am and 6 pm MST Monday through Friday.
1) Fits all Polaris RZR XP 1000 models.
2)The cage bolts right on to the factory roll cage.
3) Designed with slip-resistant clamps for no rattle or movement while riding.
4) Holds up to a 30″ tire (36″ also available).
5) Includes all hardware and tools needed for installation.
6) Designed with style and performance in mind – higher than driver’s line of sight.
7) Made with 45mm x 3mm steel tubing – sturdy enough to withstand trails.
8) Universal fit allows it to fit all 2014+ Polaris RZR XP 1000 & 4 1000 models.
9) Designed to fit 2014+ Polaris RZR XP 1000 models.
10) Comes fully assembled with all necessary hardware and tools for installation.
11) Powder coated for long-lasting durability.
13) Manufacturer Part Number: SPT1XP1000.
15) Manufacturer: SuperATV.
Final verdict: The SuperATV Spare Tire Carrier for the Polaris RZR XP 1000 is a great addition to give you peace of mind while cruising trails.
Fits: 2014+ Polaris RZR XP 1000 and 2015+ Polaris RZR 4 XP 1000 (with some slight modifications) SuperATV Spare Tire carrier comes fully assembled with all necessary hardware and tools.
3. Tusk Heavy Duty Spare Tire Carrier – POLARIS RZR XP Turbo 1000 XP4 1000 2014-2020
Tusk Heavy Duty Spare Tire Carrier is designed to be a durable, easy-to-install spare tire carrier that will give your side by side an aggressive, competitive look. In addition, the Unique design gives your UTV an aggressive competitive look.
Like all Tusk products, our carriers are built to last, with strength and quality in mind. The rugged spare tire carrier mounts securely with four lug nuts (not included) and features a center flag mounting hole for added style. It installs in minutes using the existing hardware on your RZR 1000.
Made of 1.25″ .120 wall steel, this heavy-duty spare tire carrier is built to last. It’s finished with a weather-resistant matte black powder coat and laser-cut Tusk logo that will look great for years. If you’re looking to add a little style and function to your RZR 1000 …look no further.
1) 1.25″ .120 wall tubing construction, giving it the ruggedness and durability you need.
2) Center flag hole to add style.
3) Made in the USA!
4) Bolt-on installation takes minutes with no drilling required!
5) Matte black powder coat finish for protection against corrosion and rusting.
6) Laser-cut Tusk logo for a unique look.
7) Weather-resistant coating, with increased resistance to rust and corrosion over bare steel or standard black powder coat finishes.
8) Aggressive look that is sure to set your ride apart from the others!
9)Mounts securely with mounted lugnuts or hardware (not included)
10)Designed for 4 door models only! Please check fitment before ordering. If you’re not sure, contact us, and we’ll be happy to help you figure it out!
11)Reinforced internal gussets
12) 100% brand new, never been used.
Overall, it took me about 30 minutes to install. About 20 of those were spent trying to get the nut on the bolt situated in such a way as to use my wrench on it. One word of advice: make sure you have a long extension before starting this project! Other than that, the installation was straightforward, with no problems encountered whatsoever.
How To Choose The Right Tire Carrier For RZR 1000
The best tire carrier for any vehicle is the one that works for you. There are multiple carriers and configurations, and we will explore and review some of the best to help you choose what’s suitable for your RZR 1000 or XP 1000.
Once you have decided on a carry-all type, there are several factors to consider when purchasing: weight capacity, design features, ease of installation, and attachment method.
Tire Carrier Options For RZR 1000: Rear Door Mounts And Roof Rack Attachments
Several different options are available when considering how to mount a carry-all style carrier on an RZR 1000.
The most common style is a rear door mount, where four bolts attach directly to the bodywork in various locations.
The next most popular is a rear roof rack style where two cross members attach to the roll cage and then top-mounted to the rear doors – you must remove your roof panel to install this type of carrier.
Rear door carrying options are available from several manufacturers, including Warn Industries, UpperEdge Technologies, SuperATV/Rage Powersports.
FAQ’s About Best Tire Carrier For RZR 1000
Q: What’s the difference between a rear door mount and one that attaches to your roof?
A: Rear door mounts can be easily removed by just removing four bolts, whereas a roof rack carrier still requires you to take off your roof panel. Some carriers allow you to remove the tire while top-mounted, which is great for changing tires on the trail or roadside but maybe more of an inconvenience if you frequently switch out your wheelsets. Also, you will probably need additional brackets/hardware to attach lights, gas cans, etc., if adding anything else that would require wiring up.
Q: Can I install my own tire carrier?
A: Generally speaking, most “bolt-on” type carriers are very easy to install if you have any kind of mechanical ability. It would certainly help to have a second person to hold the carrier in place while you attach it, but that’s not necessary if the carrier is designed for a “top mounting” configuration –
Q: What will I need to install my new tire carrier?
A: Some carriers require the use of their supplied hardware kit, which includes nylock nuts, washers, and bolts. If you’re fabricating your own brackets or using an existing set-up like roof rack cross bars, you’ll want to make sure they are rated for the weight capacity of your specific carry-all device. Most kits include all the necessary hardware for installation of your carrier to your bodywork, crossbars, or roll cage –
Q: Will my tires and/or wheels interchange between the XP 1000 and the RZR 1000 models?
A: Yes, you can use any aftermarket wheel and tire combo that will fit a standard UTV. The Dune Grappler (31×10.50-15) works well on both models, as does the Mud Rover (37×12.50-15). Check out www.utvguide.com for more information about tire sizing –
The RZR Spare Tire Mount is an affordable option that provides excellent versatility. However, if you are looking for a carrier with greater capacity, the SuperATV Carrier or Tusk Heavy Duty Carrier may be a better option to consider. You can find more information about these carriers by reading through their reviews. Which one do you think would work best for your needs?
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