Olympic’s Tire Mounts were built after experiencing the O.E.M. tire mount coming apart when larger diameter spare tires were installed. Olympic’s Tire Mounts are made from 1/4” steel plate. They bolt into the existing mounting holes on the Wrangler’s tailgate and into the mounting holes on the Olympic 700 and 701 Tire Swings. The 708 is recommended when larger diameter tires are installed with O.E.M and after market bumpers. Without the 708 installed, larger tires hit the top of the rear bumper. The 707 lowers the tire by 2” and is recommended to be used on the Olympic Tire Swing. The factory Wrangler JK tire mount that is installed on the tailgate when you buy a new Jeep is made from pot metal an easily cracks when bumped. The Olympic solid steel Tire Mount is a direct replacement that won’t fail.