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Old 12-11-2011, 01:41 PM
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OR Fab tire carrier

Installed my tire carrier last night. Ordered the jerry can version to clear my current rotopax setup, worked like a charm. I think Jimbo, posed the question to me before "where does your spare go" well Jimbo, this bud is for you Have one of my 33's mounted on it for now but have ordered a matching 35" spare. On to pics

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Looks good!

Any problems w/the install? I've read some good, some bad...might end up going w/the OR-FAB myself next summer.

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No, the install is pretty straight forward but took some re-reading of instructions. I would suggest to have another set of hands helping out. There is some drilling into the body, so if you're ok with that then you'll be good to go.

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No, the install is pretty straight forward but took some re-reading of instructions. I would suggest to have another set of hands helping out. There is some drilling into the body, so if you're ok with that then you'll be good to go.

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Cool. Thanks.

It's a Jeep, drilling won't hurt it.
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So how has this set up treated you? I am thinking about ditching my Rugged Ridge carrier and going with this one. I do plan on running 37s, right now I have 35s.
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So how has this set up treated you? I am thinking about ditching my Rugged Ridge carrier and going with this one. I do plan on running 37s, right now I have 35s.
I've run the RotoPax ORFab carrier with a 37 on it for over 35K miles with no issues. No regrets whatsoever!
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I love my gerry-can version, only have a tiny 33" tire, though. Have mine set up with two antennas (CB and ham) and a hi-lift jack. For the jack, I used 3/8" allthread with loctite and star knobs (Innovative Components AN6C-5S421 2.25" Star Knob thru hole 3/8-16 steel zinc insert black pp (Pack of 10): Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific ). I still use the original wingnuts for the can mounts, though.
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I used a "fine" toothed DeWalt 1" hole saw for drilling that sheet metal, worked great did a nice smooth job. Mine is Silver/grey so I sealed it with grey RTV, can't hardly see it.
Not really hard to install, it would help if your double jointed...
I really like mine, good luck with yours... "BH"

EDIT: I would suggest you get a Latch pin for the latch so it doesn't pop open on ya. I got one from Ace Hardware....
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Looks sweet, however a little pricey.
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Just a Heads Up..... IFFFFFFF anyone is thinking about Buying Or-Fab , check around on the net with the various suppliers BEFORE you choose one and ORDER it.
I just Ordered mine ( after I checked price on a couple suppliers ) , it was out of stock and I had to wait for almost 2 months before it came in.... While I was waiting I found a couple that were in stock ready to ship for the same price.... So check around before you ORDER, there are big back orders on lots of the US made products.... "BH"
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The OR-FAB Jerry Can Carrier is on my to-do list, down the road. Nice to see some info on an install and some feedback on it. There's so many to choose from, but I'm keen on having the cans between the tire and the body, rather than exposed. How's it work out for a lock to keep the wheel where it belongs?
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OK thanks for the reviews.. I am tiring to figure out what to do next.. but to many good options. The tire carrier I have now works but I think I am going to replace it with this one soon.

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