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Old 04-27-2013, 05:53 PM   #1
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Tire carrier latch

Hey guys! I will be building a custom rear bumper soon for my 2012 jk. It will have a tire carrier and I need a good way to latch it. Any ideas?

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Old 04-27-2013, 06:40 PM   #2
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No idea how to latch it but I'm looking forward to seeing your DIY bumper.

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Old 04-28-2013, 05:19 PM   #3
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Thanks! I really like the look of the smittybuilt latch but haven't been able to find one to buy just the latch. Ill post pics of the build when I get to it haha
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:34 PM   #4
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I just finished building a rear bumper with swingout tire carrier, and I used pretty much what most guys use, a Destaco clamp. IIRC, I used model # 344S.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:11 AM   #5
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I just finished building a rear bumper with swingout tire carrier, and I used pretty much what most guys use, a Destaco clamp. IIRC, I used model # 344S.
That looks pretty good.. I'm new to the jeep world so I haven't seen many customs. Thanks for the idea
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:28 PM   #6
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I just finished building a rear bumper with swingout tire carrier, and I used pretty much what most guys use, a Destaco clamp. IIRC, I used model # 344S.
How did you construct the pivot? Nice work BTW.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:21 AM   #7
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A to Z Fabrication (Untitled Document) has all the fun parts needed to build the tire carrier. There are even a few options that may help in the customization of your design. A rear bumper and swing away is next on my list of projects and I will be using their materials to build mine. Why reinvent the wheel???
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:50 AM   #8
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I used the AtoZ swing out kit when I built mine.
http://www.atozfabrication.com/store...cat=274&page=1
Spend the extra $25 and get the mega duty hinge.

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I bought a DeStaCo latch but my wife thought it looked to gaudy so I just used the T bolt system that came with the AtoZ kit.

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The most important thing is make sure the tire doesn't move at all. As you can see in the first pic, I shaved the stock tire snubbers so they just contact the tire when torqued down. This supports a 35x12.5 MT/RK with no movement or rattles.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:18 PM   #9
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How did you construct the pivot? Nice work BTW.
Thanks. I used this spindle kit from Comp4X4. Tire Carrier Hinge Kit - Heavy Duty - 1-3/4" Mega Spindle

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