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Old 01-28-2013, 09:12 AM   #31
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Love the JCR "Premium" bumper's lines, but don't want the tire carrier. It looks like the "premium" bumper w/ carrier is different than the other bumper with no carrier...

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Ya, I really like the design and look of the TF carrier, but honestly I just cant bring myself to spend that much on a carrier.
I went with the TF and its a great piece of craftsmanship. It makes the tailgate feel more solid when closing. I also added an OR Fab rear bumper so I still paid a lot less than most tire carriers and it looks great. And I saved some weight.

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Old 01-28-2013, 10:00 AM   #33
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I have the TF tire carrier with the Bestop bumper (minus tire carrier).
You may feel the TF is spendy, but believe me when I say it is solid and you should never need anything else.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:07 AM   #34
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I made my own rear bumper and tire carrier.....how does the tailgate connect to these carriers you guys are talking about? Does the tailgate hold open the carrier or does the carrier lock open? What happens if you are on an incline when you stop and need to open the gate?
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I made my own rear bumper and tire carrier.....how does the tailgate connect to these carriers you guys are talking about? Does the tailgate hold open the carrier or does the carrier lock open? What happens if you are on an incline when you stop and need to open the gate?
The ACE Engineering allows the tailgate to open fully. It doesn't lock open, just stays open like the tailgate would on its own. If you are on an incline, you would have to be really careful to keep it from opening (after you open the tailgate) or closing by itself.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:36 PM   #36
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I love the TF carrier too!
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:50 PM   #37
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I just ordered the TF Carrier today. If you are running a 35, you don't need all of the extra pieces that take the price to $700. I'm running 35s and have talked with Teraflex and a few other shops that deal with them and they assure me that it will hold a 35 with no problems. I just ordered mine through AllJeep.com for a heck of a deal. Ryan over there really hooked me up. I priced the OR-Fab, the Gen-Right, and the Teraflex and the Teraflex ended up being the best deal. Not to mention, it is a one-step opening system. I don't have to pull pins, move levers, release clips, or anything else. Just grab the door handle and open. That's my .02 man, but you have to do what is right for you.
So with a 35" you only need to buy the hinge carrier, and the spare tire mounting kit is not needed?
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:55 PM   #38
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I have the TF tire carrier with the Bestop bumper (minus tire carrier).
You may feel the TF is spendy, but believe me when I say it is solid and you should never need anything else.
thats a nice looking set up
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:21 PM   #39
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Does anyone like aev tire carrier?
i have it and i like it. i did not get the bumper. just the spare tire carrier. i like it a lot and it looks great too.
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Does anyone like aev tire carrier?
i have it and i like it. i did not get the bumper. just the spare tire carrier. i like it a lot and it looks great too.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:17 PM   #41
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So with a 35" you only need to buy the hinge carrier, and the spare tire mounting kit is not needed?
Correct. I spoke at length with Teraflex on this and in their opinion the vast majority of wheelers are good to go with the factory spare tire carrier for 35's for use with their HD Hinged Carrier. This saves the $200.00 for the Teraflex Spare Tire Carrier and makes the investment around $500 vs $700.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:42 PM   #42
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well that makes me feel a little better
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:56 PM   #43
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What the heck. They told me all I needed was the spare tire carrier and not the hinged carrier. Running Duratrac 315/70/17's. Maybe I need to call them to verify
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Are you serious? Does anybody know if this is true? Not going to buy it if it's a knock off. Thanks for bringing that up!
I am looking forward for someone to answer your question.
In my case, I am very curious to learn where do knock off's of something made in China come from ?
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What the heck. They told me all I needed was the spare tire carrier and not the hinged carrier. Running Duratrac 315/70/17's. Maybe I need to call them to verify
I would call them and verify. My personal experience and the failure of my stock tailgate stop lead me to call them and buy the HD Carrier. There are lots of tailgate woes in threads here when 35's are added. However, some are running 35's with all stock setups just fine. I did for 4 months before mine failed, but it was the stop, not the carrier itself. The Teraflex unit has a built in stop. Also note the broken plastic around the stock hinges. Let us know what they tell you.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:01 AM   #46
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Love the JCR "Premium" bumper's lines, but don't want the tire carrier. It looks like the "premium" bumper w/ carrier is different than the other bumper with no carrier...
Our 'Standard' rear bumper portion is the same as our 'Deluxe' rear in the crusader series. The 'standard' bumper portion is different than the 'deluxe' in the dagger series.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:14 AM   #47
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+1 vote for the TF carrier. Installed one last week and love it. Sturdy, factory look, allows the use of ANY after market bumper instead of being limited to the tire carrier you choose.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:09 AM   #48
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong....but aren't the Smittybilt bumpers on eBay fakes?
Maybe the fakes are better than $hittybilts.

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