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. (Note: The largest recommend tire for a 4WD Sprinter 2500 is 275/70-R17. However, our tire carrier will fit 315+ width tires with no problem. Weight limit is 100 lbs.). Best of all it frees up valuable real estate underneath the van which can be better utilized for something like our 28-gallon rear-mounted auxiliary fuel tank.
The Agile Sprinter Rear Door Tire Carrier quickly installs with hand tools & requires no drilling or 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 adding 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.