Without a doubt, the best place to store the spare tire for your Mercedes Sprinter is to mount it on your rear door. Moving the spare tire from underneath the van keeps the wheel clean & out of harm’s way, provides easier access, and allows you to store a larger-than-stock tire. Best of all it frees up valuable real estate underneath the van which can be better utilized for something like our 28-gallon auxiliary fuel tank or 21-gallon freshwater tank.
The NCV3 (2007-2018) Sprinter Rear Door Tire Carrier quickly installs with simple tools & requires no modifications to the body, door, or door hinges of the van. Prior to developing this solution, the best option was for a rear-mounted spare tire was to add an aftermarket rear bumper. Taking what learned from years of installing swingarms, we designed our tire carrier with smooth operation & articulation in mind. We paid special attention to the design of the hinges and mounting hardware. The result is a rear tire carrier that perfectly tracks with the swing of the rear driver-side door without any binding or impingement. We even added a locating lug pin to make it easier to mount the tire on the carrier.
The billet hardware & steel construction makes our spare tire carrier lightweight & corrosion resistant. And the black powder-coated finish ensures it will last & look good for years to come.
Fit notes: The weight limit for the tire carrier is 100 lbs.