Spare Tire Mounts

Welcome to our Polaris Sportsman Touring Spare Tire Mounts category at Everything Polaris Aftermarket, a place where Polaris ATV owners (XP 1000, 850, 570…) can find the very best spare tire mounts the market has to offer!

We offer a selection of numerous spare tire carrier options, including portable spare tire mount kits, straight wheel carriers, single clamp options, and hitch mount carriers, so that you can safely transport your spare tire no matter where you go. 

Explore our selection today to discover the perfect spare tire mount that fits your Polaris Sportsman Touring ATV, and always be prepared!

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What to Look Out for When Buying Polaris Sportsman Touring Spare Tire Mounts

Spare Tire Mount Type

There are two popular options for Polaris Sportsman Touring spare tire mounts which seem to be the only types of mounts you should look out for.

The first one is the hitch mount, which is easy to install by attaching it to the rear hitch receiver of the ATV. 

One benefit of a hitch mount is that it's versatile and can fit different types and sizes of spare tires which is likely why most people are always going to prefer a hitch mount.

The other option is a specific spare tire mount kit. This type of mount comes with specific brackets and hardware designed to securely fasten the spare tire to the Polaris Sportsman Touring. 

Spare tire mount kits usually have adjustable features that allow for customization based on your preferences, as well as the tire size, but tend to be more expensive and a bit more complex to integrate cleanly.

Security and Weight Balance

A fully inflated spare tire with a wheel adds quite a bit of weight to the back of your Polaris Sportsman Touring, so much so that it can mess up with weight balance while also being relatively dangerous.

To combat that, you will have to go for mounts that incorporate a secure mounting mechanism that keeps the spare tire firmly in place.

Look for features like locking mechanisms, adjustable brackets, and sturdy mounting points to ensure a stable and vibration-free attachment.

As far as weight balance is concerned, it’s best to follow all the manufacturer’s recommendations about where to place the mount in order not to cause any unwanted drawbacks in the performance department.

Build Materials and Durability

It's crucial to prioritize build quality and durability when in search of a spare tire mount for your Polaris Sportsman Touring, especially as these tend to be very heavy.

It's widely recommended that you opt for mounts constructed from sturdy materials such as high-grade steel or heavy-duty aluminum for exceptional strength and resilience needed to survive the rigors of tough off-road expeditions. 

For harsh terrains, high-grade steel offers better protection from impacts, while heavy-duty aluminum is perfect for providing strength without the added weight and corrosion resistance. 

A robust and well-constructed spare tire mount guarantees the safety and stability of your spare tire, even when going over severely uneven terrain.