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Old 11-07-2012, 06:48 PM   #61
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Mine is definitely metal. 2013 JKUR. Or I should say, was. It is no longer being used.

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Old 11-07-2012, 07:21 PM   #62
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One general installation note that I took away from my experience installing the tire mount: folks with 35" tires can actually use the 33" settings when installing the lug bolts. I am running a factory rear bumper and the 35" setting for my 35" tire actually left room to go down one notch on the tire mount.

That's just something to think about since 35" tires don't routinely measure that actual size. I will move mine down in the future to gain an extra little bit of sight out of the back of my Jeep.
Id opt for the highest setting. Seen multiple rigs hit their tire carrier coming off a ledge, and I wouldn't want to test my luck with how strong the Teraflex carrier is.

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:57 PM   #63
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Im sorry i didnt understand you .i have just the hinge carrier.teraflex says " it will handle up to a 33 inch tire"personally i think a 35 would be just fine.
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Any thought in the possability of Galvanic corrosion?

Alluminum and steel dont always mix well together. I know that the TF deal is powder coated but I have seen this happen between painted disimilar metals before, like say a winch and the mounting plate. Would using a thin coat of silicone or waterproof grease (washing of course could be a problem with grease) between the parts be enough to block the electrolytic bridge, especially in high salt areas - near the beach or salty roads?
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:52 AM   #65
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[QUOTE=MaskMan;2971420]Any thought in the possability of Galvanic corrosion?

Wow! I have not heard any speak about this on here before. I often wondered about all the SS 430 316 that people mount straight to frame. Nice work mask
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I guess no answer on my question.

I saw that Teraflex was in the thread and was hoping that they might chime in on this.

Very interested in this solution, however, I am worried that it will look like crap in 3-4 years.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:22 AM   #67
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One general installation note that I took away from my experience installing the tire mount: folks with 35" tires can actually use the 33" settings when installing the lug bolts. I am running a factory rear bumper and the 35" setting for my 35" tire actually left room to go down one notch on the tire mount.

That's just something to think about since 35" tires don't routinely measure that actual size. I will move mine down in the future to gain an extra little bit of sight out of the back of my Jeep.
I noticed the same thing with my 315/70r17 Duratracs. I called TF and he told me to just carefully pound the lugs out and reuse in the lower holes. I did this, and pounding them out was almost as much a PITA as getting them in there in the first place. Anyway, I guess I should of measured because now I have it in the location for 33's and I am pretty sure that I probably could of put the studs in the stock location. I have the factory bumper.

I'm not in the mood right now, but wil probably try the stock location in the future. It's just a pain doing it with a home garage and limited tools/equipment.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:39 AM   #68
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Looks good, but a little steep...
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:09 AM   #69
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Im sorry i didnt understand you .i have just the hinge carrier.teraflex says " it will handle up to a 33 inch tire"personally i think a 35 would be just fine.
I'm running a 38 inch on mine with no issues
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:42 PM   #70
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Got the remaining adj bracket installed tonight
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:40 AM   #71
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So still no accessory mounts for this yet? What happened to the teraflex rep? How do you release the tire carrier without the mounts being designed in the first place and how long can it possible take?
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:01 PM   #72
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Ordered mine from David at NR 4x4 today...$600 shipped...it's like a second black Friday!!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:52 PM   #73
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Mine is sitting in the garage. How much time is a typical install?
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:46 PM   #74
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Mine is sitting in the garage. How much time is a typical install?
20 minutes to an hour (If you drink alot)
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An hour it is! lol
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:10 PM   #76
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So still no accessory mounts for this yet? What happened to the teraflex rep? How do you release the tire carrier without the mounts being designed in the first place and how long can it possible take?
This. I havent been able to get an answer about accessory mounts. Without them, this thing is useless to me.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:42 AM   #77
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Well maybe this isn't correct product for your lifestyle of offroading. I myself have a two door which already has 5 gallons less fuel than the 4 doors. I run 38 inch tires and 5.38 gears which equal an average of 12-15 MPG on a good day. So if I was to complain of anything it would be able to carry fuel. I run the stock " freedom top" carrier frame which is extra but enables me to carry two rotopax style jugs at 6 gallons a piece. As for high lift jack I manage to fit one inside the cab if needed. What else does a guy need to carry.
BTW I have 3 boys and a wife all nestled into a two door !!!
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I run the stock " freedom top" carrier frame which is extra but enables me to carry two rotopax style jugs at 6 gallons a piece.
What is this? Show me please?
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What is this? Show me please?
It's the overpriced carrier Mopar makes. Basically it's a plate that goes behind your spare and a square channel comes through the center of your spare. With that channel the carrier attaches to it
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I think Smittybuilt actually makes a similar product. I saw it in a 4wd parts catalog the other day and was wondering if it would work. It mounted to rotopax and a high lift I think...
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It's the overpriced carrier Mopar makes. Basically it's a plate that goes behind your spare and a square channel comes through the center of your spare. With that channel the carrier attaches to it
Ahh. Thanks. I think I remember seeing that on the Mopar website now.

I actually agree with the other dude. I just like to go exploring, and with the wife, dog, recovery gear, cooler, fishing poles, etc...

Gets kinda crowded. I really like this hinge carrier, but am not going to pull the trigger until I can mount highlft, etc. on it. The more functional the better for me.

Could I make due? Sure. Do I want to? Nope.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:57 PM   #82
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Teraflex I have a question for you. I installed just the tire mount without the hinge. I installed the tire very close and could see a little wobble in my spare 35. After moving it in to touch the lower part of the mount, now I'm getting some vibration when I go over bumps.

In your experience, is it better to have some space and wobble, or press it in and have some vibration. As soon as funds allow I will be adding the hinge, but in the mean time, I don't want to damage my door by having the tire installed improperly.

Should I press it in tighter in an effort to remove all vibration or do I move it back out a little and get some wobble but little to no contact with the door?
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Anyone know if the adjustable spare tire carrier will work for stock wheels and 315/70/17 duratracs? Or will I need some sort of spacer?
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Anyone know if the adjustable spare tire carrier will work for stock wheels and 315/70/17 duratracs? Or will I need some sort of spacer?
You're going to need a spacer and 3rd break light.
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You're going to need a spacer and 3rd break light.
You don't need to buy a new 3rd brake light.

You can trim off the OEM light from the extended arm and mount it to the plate that comes with the TF mount.

Watch the video HERE at the 6:30 mark.

Do you need a spacer becaues the offset is too high to reach the studs on the TF mount?
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This. I havent been able to get an answer about accessory mounts. Without them, this thing is useless to me.
I have the same question and just called Teraflex for an update. They said the accessory mount product is due out in February.

I asked him if the final product would look like the prototype photo that is floating around the internet. They said that, yes, this is the design they are going with. They would not comment on price or PN yet. Here is the pic if case you have not seen it.
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Any other pictures of that, Coaster?
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You don't need to buy a new 3rd brake light.

You can trim off the OEM light from the extended arm and mount it to the plate that comes with the TF mount.

Watch the video HERE at the 6:30 mark.

Do you need a spacer becaues the offset is too high to reach the studs on the TF mount?
You can't run a the light bracket they provide with a spacer as it off sets the holes needed to bolt it to the carrier. I suppose you could redrill the mount and run the bracket upside down.

The stock wheels don't have enough backspacing to run only the carrier. The instructions make note of this. So then you need to purchase a spacer (RC is the cheapest at 2 for $50. (I've got a spare if anyone wants to shoot me 25 and shipping)) which then offsets the holes used to mount the modified stock 3rd break light. Bummed me out because I wanted to run my license plate on the mount too.

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Any other pictures of that, Coaster?
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I have the same question and just called Teraflex for an update. They said the accessory mount product is due out in February.

I asked him if the final product would look like the prototype photo that is floating around the internet. They said that, yes, this is the design they are going with. They would not comment on price or PN yet. Here is the pic if case you have not seen it.
If this is their design, count me out. I'm not paying $600 for a carrier that requires a hilift to be used as gas storage.
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Any other pictures of that, Coaster?
This is the only one I am aware of. I would love to have more details, since like you, I already have the HD Carrier and am waiting for this before making any further decisions on my jack, etc. Also, I have not figured out what aftermarket rear bumper I want so attaching everything to their hinge would be a perfect solution for me right now.

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