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I was just curious if you had to use it like that with three 44's.It's a 35" so it definitely would be a better choice with the 37"s I run in the winter. I don't want to hang anything bigger back there. The 35 can do a pretty good job of destroying the tailgate over time. I'd like to remove it someday if I replace the gate; at that point I could weld up the quarter and paint the two panels, but that's a long ways away.
When I first met my wife my father-in-law owned an 80's Chevy shortbed 4x4 lifted super high on huge tires like that and I remember her telling me about a day when he got a flat on one of the rear tires and he slowly ended up looking at the sky as he was driving, because he didn't know it was rapidly going flat.
I agree a 35 is a bit much. That's what I have on my carrier. According to the Mickey Thompson website my wheel and tire combo is 77 lbs. I need to tighten up my latch/striker clearance to minimize how much the tire jiggles around and pulls on the tailgate. I really like the look of the factory carrier, but someday I'd like to remove it and incorporate a carrier into a custom bumper.
You've definitely got a very nice Bronco! That might be an understatement.