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Old 11-07-2010, 10:29 PM   #1
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swing out carrier rattles. Whatcha got?

OK, I just got my new Dirtworx swingout carrier put on, and did a quick run thru the desert.
When I started out, there were no rattles what-so-ever. But, after a very short time ( 1/2 mile or so) it started to rattle.
I hopped out, and found that the screw had come loose. I tightened it up, thinking maybe I forgot to tighten it down completely before I left.
Another 1/2 mile, and it starts rattling again.
Has anyone had problems with this, or have ideas on how to make it stop?
What does your swing-out have to latch it shut?

Here's how mine latches shut:

The only thing I can think of is
(A) use a lock washer, which will chew up the paint and allow rust
(B) drill out the threaded base, and use an old fashioned bolt and nut (which will probably need a lock washer also)

Any better ideas would be GREATLY appreciated!

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Old 11-07-2010, 11:13 PM   #2
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How about red loctite?

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Old 11-08-2010, 12:26 AM   #3
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I thought about loctite, and RTV silicone. Either one would have to be reapplied repeatedly. I'd like something with a little more longevity.
I have an insta-trunk, and use it fairly frequently.
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Why would loctite have to be applied more than once? Especially red? You're not taking the bolt in and out are you?
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:32 AM   #5
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Oh, wow. I see how it works now. I wouldn't use loctite on that either. You probably need to tighten it tighter is all. Maybe use a small cheater? I don't see how you could use a lock washer either, you'd be losing it all the time...
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:43 AM   #6
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Yeah, now you see what I see, lol. Now I wish it had come with one of those cantilever latches that I see on other bumpers.
Perhaps if I use an eye-bolt, and hook a bungie to it & the center of the tire mount. It might not keep it super tight, but it would keep it from turning.
I'm going to hit the hardware store in the morning and pick up a few things, then hit the desert again for some good ol' trial and error testing I guess.
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Sounds like a plan!
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:49 AM   #8
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Bumper mounted tire carriers are notorious for developing rattles, it takes a darned expensive version to hold that off so the rattling comes later rather than sooner. That's why I always recommend the ORF (Off-Road Fabricators) tire carrier because it doesn't rattle (period!) and it doesn't attach to the bumper.
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If I'm looking at the picture right you still should be able to use locktite on the threaded part and still allow the rest to pivot.
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I went with the Garvin Wilderness.

32" Tire, Axe, Shovel, 2 gas cans and a high lift.... No rattles.... Very well built.
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my tire carrier doesn't rattle but i need a crow bar to get it latched.
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I can't see the pictures at work, but would there be a way to attach some kind of rubber or other padding that would make the space where the arm rests smaller so it can't rattle or even so its not a metal on metal clash your hearing?
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If I'm looking at the picture right you still should be able to use locktite on the threaded part and still allow the rest to pivot.
I thought about that, but I'd have to reapply it every time I open it, which is frequently.

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I went with the Garvin Wilderness.

32" Tire, Axe, Shovel, 2 gas cans and a high lift.... No rattles.... Very well built.
Sounds great!
I just bought these bumpers though, and I'm not really wanting to toss them and start over. It also appears to be about $500 more than I paid.

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I can't see the pictures at work, but would there be a way to attach some kind of rubber or other padding that would make the space where the arm rests smaller so it can't rattle or even so its not a metal on metal clash your hearing?
I hadn't thought of that. Do you think that would prevent the T-handle from unscrewing itself as well? My biggest worry at this point is to look in the mirror at some point and see my spare tire swinging in the breeze, lol!

I grabbed a few misc items to try to fix this, I just need some time to get onto a trail and test them out.
I plan on trying :
a rubber washer
a lock washer
a star washer
or any combination of these.


If all of this fails, I may have to resort to finding a way to bolt something like this on.
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If all of this fails, I may have to resort to finding a way to bolt something like this on.
Ok.., where do I find a latch like that?
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If you find a latch like that I'd highly consider replacing the red lever with a beer tap
sure as heck looks like one
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Amazon.com: 1/2 dia., 2.50 Grip Lg., T-Handle Quick Release Ball Lock Pins, Stainless Steel (1 Each): Industrial & Scientific: Reviews, Prices & more

Ball Lock Pins: Vlier-Lock Quick Release - T Handle

I'm not sure I'm picturing this right if a t-handle is unscrewing, but could you remove the threads from the hole and use something like this? I have a t-bar holding my tire swing closed and we drilled a small hole through it an use one of those pins on a trailer hitch pin to hold it in.
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Why don't you shoot the guy you bought it from...

... an email explaining the problem. He might have a few solutions or even better might send you a replacement or repair it for you he does have after all a 100% rating and I'm sure he's not looking for any negatives.
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Sorry, didn't see the T handle set up. Guess mine was a worthless idea. My Tomken has something like the pic above and I've had no problems with it.
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Sorry, didn't see the T handle set up. Guess mine was a worthless idea.
I haven't seen a worthless idea yet. It's a good idea, and would probably work. I just don't want to reapply that alot.
The clamp I posted the image of can be found by googling 'de sta co'. There are several styles.
I'l shoot an email out to Robert. Of all the posts I've read about his bumpers, I seem to be his only customer with this problem.
I'm hoping to hit the trails tomorrow, so I can ty what I've got so far.

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