Maximum-3 Tire carrier - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > Vendor Section > Maximus-3

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-02-2014, 11:57 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
SeayJ7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Mobile Al
Posts: 27
Maximum-3 Tire carrier

Any information or update on the rear tire carrier?

__________________
1980 CJ7, 35" KM/2s 4.5" RE, Ford 9", Dana 44, Twin Stick Dana 300 - SOLD

2013 Jeep Rubicon Unlimited 10th Anniversary - White - AEV 2.5" w/ 35" BFG Km2's, AEV Pintlers

Are We Having Fun Yet?
SeayJ7 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-03-2014, 12:31 AM   #2
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
jeeptjduner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Muskegon
Posts: 519
I'm wondering the same thing. I don't know if you have seen this or not, but they have a few pages of info on PDF about the tire carrier. What do you think about it? It doesn't look like it ties into the bumper at all. It looks like heavy hinges and reinforcement at the gate. I bought the winch mount and hoop at their shop and saw the prototype on their Jeep, but I didn't get to look at it long.

http://maximus-3.com/files/Maximus-3...r_92l3466q.pdf

jeeptjduner is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-03-2014, 12:48 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Y-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tri-Cities, WA
Posts: 873
From the PDF drawings and photos I'd say it does tie in to the bumper. Pages 4 & 5 show the part mounted to the Jeep in blue with the ball in gold. If you look at page 14 you can see it clearly hooks to the bracket to open and close with the Jeep door.

Looks pretty sweet, be curious to see a final product.
__________________
2011 JKU Sahara; Sahara Tan, Leather, 3.73, Auto, Hard/Soft Top, SpiderWebShade, Dead Pedal, Skid Row Foot Pegs
Y-Guy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-03-2014, 01:10 AM   #4
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
jeeptjduner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Muskegon
Posts: 519
Page 15 and 16 looks like the tube doesn't go through the bumper and to the frame, that's what I meant by tied into the bumper. It looks like everything is held on by the door and hinges.
jeeptjduner is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-03-2014, 10:24 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
Y-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tri-Cities, WA
Posts: 873
Doh! Yep I misread your post!
__________________
2011 JKU Sahara; Sahara Tan, Leather, 3.73, Auto, Hard/Soft Top, SpiderWebShade, Dead Pedal, Skid Row Foot Pegs
Y-Guy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-03-2014, 12:24 PM   #6
Supporting Vendor
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 79
The carrier attaches to the side pillar via a pivotal hinge sharing only the mounting points with the tail gate hinges. There is absolutely no load on the hinges or tail gate. The only connection to the tail gate is a spherical joint tie rod to allow it to move/articulate with the tail gate action.
The wide span between the top and lower hinging allows for greater load distribution resulting in a structurally stiff and robust assembly with no vibrations or rattles.
Here are some test fitting pictures showing the kinematics of the system.

Coming very soon. Just sit tight and stay tuned.

LTG
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	HPIM0045.jpg
Views:	198
Size:	222.9 KB
ID:	636505   Click image for larger version

Name:	HPIM0047.jpg
Views:	306
Size:	222.6 KB
ID:	636513  

Click image for larger version

Name:	HPIM0048.jpg
Views:	414
Size:	221.5 KB
ID:	636521   Click image for larger version

Name:	HPIM0064.jpg
Views:	334
Size:	235.9 KB
ID:	636529  

Click image for larger version

Name:	HPIM0037.jpg
Views:	220
Size:	223.9 KB
ID:	636561  
The General - LTG is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-03-2014, 12:43 PM   #7
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
jeeptjduner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Muskegon
Posts: 519
Quote:
Originally Posted by The General - LTG View Post
The carrier attaches to the side pillar via a pivotal hinge sharing only the mounting points with the tail gate hinges. There is absolutely no load on the hinges or tail gate. The only connection to the tail gate is a spherical joint tie rod to allow it to move/articulate with the tail gate action. The wide span between the top and lower hinging allows for greater load distribution resulting in a structurally stiff and robust assembly with no vibrations or rattles. Here are some test fitting pictures showing the kinematics of the system. Coming very soon. Just sit tight and stay tuned. LTG
Any price info yet? Need to know how much to save.
jeeptjduner is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-06-2014, 09:11 PM   #8
Supporting Vendor
 
detroitsteel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 114
The Evolution: Input-Comments-Suggestions

Maximus-3 received a lot of input, comments, suggestions from the Jeep community, 10A Facebook Group and several Jeep Clubs in the evolution of the Maximus-3 Tire Carrier.
detroitsteel is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-06-2014, 09:14 PM   #9
Supporting Vendor
 
detroitsteel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 114
The Evolution: The design takes shape

After numerous iterations the design begins to take form.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Scan.jpg
Views:	149
Size:	170.9 KB
ID:	647129  
detroitsteel is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-06-2014, 09:16 PM   #10
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
jeeptjduner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Muskegon
Posts: 519
Are you trying to tease us?
jeeptjduner is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-07-2014, 08:29 PM   #11
Supporting Vendor
 
detroitsteel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 114
The Evolution: Tire Carrier Design

The Maximus Tire Carrier leverages the existing hinge points for execution. All load is removed from the rear gate skin.
No rear bumper interaction.
The tire carrier is designed to handle up to 40 in. tires.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image002.jpg
Views:	131
Size:	59.3 KB
ID:	649945   Click image for larger version

Name:	image006.jpg
Views:	123
Size:	54.5 KB
ID:	649953  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image010.jpg
Views:	131
Size:	51.3 KB
ID:	649961   Click image for larger version

Name:	image012.jpg
Views:	124
Size:	41.8 KB
ID:	649969  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image019.jpg
Views:	126
Size:	55.0 KB
ID:	649977  
detroitsteel is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-08-2014, 11:20 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
Paul04tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Shelby Twp. MI
Posts: 611
Images: 110
If you need a "Test Subject" I work in the "Glass Tower" on the Northeast Corner of Featherstone and I-75.
__________________
Bright White 2 door soft top 6 speed MOAB..
Paul04tj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-08-2014, 11:21 AM   #13
Jeeper
 
rockabillyroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 137
Now this looks like a carrier I've been wanting! Very excited to see this.

Thanks!
rockabillyroy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-08-2014, 12:08 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
jg13jkur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 75
I'm liking this too! Very nice! Wondering what the price point will be...
jg13jkur is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-08-2014, 01:34 PM   #15
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
jeeptjduner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Muskegon
Posts: 519
I like the test subject idea. I'll be getting my JKURX in about 6 weeks.
jeeptjduner is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-08-2014, 09:12 PM   #16
Supporting Vendor
 
detroitsteel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 114
The Evolution: Tire Carrier Sport Accessories

Fully Modular Design:
  • Modular Hi-Lift & shovel mounts
  • Fully adjustable tire mount
  • Accessories mount tower for CB antenna, flag & backup light
  • High mount 3rd brake light
  • Interchangeable Rotopax & Jerry cans mounts
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image011.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	122.8 KB
ID:	652889   Click image for larger version

Name:	image002.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	64.6 KB
ID:	652897  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image003.jpg
Views:	255
Size:	236.9 KB
ID:	652905   Click image for larger version

Name:	image004.jpg
Views:	95
Size:	162.4 KB
ID:	652913  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image005.jpg
Views:	469
Size:	141.2 KB
ID:	652921  
detroitsteel is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-09-2014, 02:58 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
rockabillyroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 137
All I can say is that I really hope I can afford this. Looks great!
rockabillyroy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-09-2014, 03:50 PM   #18
Jeeper
 
Y-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tri-Cities, WA
Posts: 873
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockabillyroy View Post
All I can say is that I really hope I can afford this. Looks great!
Bingo!
__________________
2011 JKU Sahara; Sahara Tan, Leather, 3.73, Auto, Hard/Soft Top, SpiderWebShade, Dead Pedal, Skid Row Foot Pegs
Y-Guy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-09-2014, 07:01 PM   #19
Supporting Vendor
 
detroitsteel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 114
The Evolution: Tire Carrier Sport add-on brackets

The Sport package allows the user to expand the base tire carrier into multiple configurations. Attach are some of the brackets enabling the modular concepts. Maximus-3 continues to receive input from the Jeep community regarding expansion to the Tire Carrier. We welcome your input !
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image013.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	56.9 KB
ID:	654985   Click image for larger version

Name:	image014.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	101.7 KB
ID:	654993  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image017.jpg
Views:	100
Size:	53.5 KB
ID:	655001   Click image for larger version

Name:	image021.jpg
Views:	104
Size:	58.5 KB
ID:	655009  

detroitsteel is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-09-2014, 07:31 PM   #20
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
jeeptjduner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Muskegon
Posts: 519
Are they all going to say 10A on them like the picture shows? I will have an X and wouldn't want my carrier to have a 10A badge on it.

How many pieces will there be to purchase if someone wanted everything?

When will pricing be available?

When will you start selling?
jeeptjduner is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-09-2014, 07:57 PM   #21
Supporting Vendor
 
detroitsteel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 114
Thanks for your comments.

There will be no badging on the carrier other than the Maximus logo. The Tire carrier is a JK concept.
The carrier will be sold as kits. All configurations will be priced separately.
Pricing will be released early next week.
Orders will be accepted after price release.
Expected ship dates is 3-4 weeks out.


Quote:
Originally Posted by jeeptjduner View Post
Are they all going to say 10A on them like the picture shows? I will have an X and wouldn't want my carrier to have a 10A badge on it.

How many pieces will there be to purchase if someone wanted everything?

When will pricing be available?

When will you start selling?
detroitsteel is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-09-2014, 08:33 PM   #22
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
jeeptjduner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Muskegon
Posts: 519
Quote:
Originally Posted by detroitsteel View Post
Thanks for your comments. There will be no badging on the carrier other than the Maximus logo. The Tire carrier is a JK concept. The carrier will be sold as kits. All configurations will be priced separately. Pricing will be released early next week. Orders will be accepted after price release. Expected ship dates is 3-4 weeks out.
Where will the price be seen first? Your website? Here?
jeeptjduner is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-09-2014, 08:40 PM   #23
Supporting Vendor
 
detroitsteel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 114
The pricing will be released first on this thread ... Stay tune.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeeptjduner View Post
Where will the price be seen first? Your website? Here?
detroitsteel is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-09-2014, 08:44 PM   #24
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
jeeptjduner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Muskegon
Posts: 519
Quote:
Originally Posted by detroitsteel View Post
The pricing will be released first on this thread ... Stay tune.
Yee-Haw!
jeeptjduner is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-10-2014, 06:47 PM   #25
Jeeper
 
Paul04tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Shelby Twp. MI
Posts: 611
Images: 110
I stopped by Maximus this afternoon.
This carrier is a nice looking product.
Very well thought out.
__________________
Bright White 2 door soft top 6 speed MOAB..
Paul04tj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-10-2014, 08:52 PM   #26
Supporting Vendor
 
detroitsteel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 114
The Evolution: Manufacturing

Manufacturing and material specs are defined.
Formed steel construction: steel tube (2" OD, 0.125" wall thickness)
and heavy gauge steel bracketry.

"Detroit Hustles Harder"
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2667.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	221.6 KB
ID:	658169   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2671.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	169.0 KB
ID:	658177  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2679.jpg
Views:	98
Size:	183.6 KB
ID:	658193   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2682.jpg
Views:	100
Size:	224.3 KB
ID:	658201  

detroitsteel is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-10-2014, 09:28 PM   #27
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
jeeptjduner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Muskegon
Posts: 519
Quote:
Originally Posted by detroitsteel View Post
Manufacturing and material specs are defined. Formed steel construction: steel tube (2" OD, 0.125 wall thickness) and heavy gauge steel bracketry. "Detroit Hustles Harder"
Nice pics, thanks for sharing. Nice to see the behind the scenes stuff.
jeeptjduner is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-10-2014, 10:27 PM   #28
Newb
 
Drcuriel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 12
Definitely I am going to acquire this !!!!
Finally someone became with the idea of a high third light without cutting things
Drcuriel is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-10-2014, 10:45 PM   #29
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 142
Quote:
Originally Posted by detroitsteel View Post
Manufacturing and material specs are defined.
Formed steel construction: steel tube (2" OD, 0.125 wall thickness)
and heavy gauge steel bracketry.

"Detroit Hustles Harder"
Just curious, will you build them one at a time on the jig?
Denizen of the Deep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-11-2014, 12:04 AM   #30
Supporting Vendor
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by Denizen of the Deep View Post
Just curious, will you build them one at a time on the jig?
Of course not!
That's is just the proof of concept and prototypes build fixture. There is a production set-up in place.

LTG

The General - LTG is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:33 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC