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Old 03-23-2011, 04:14 PM   #1
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Alternative to Smittybilt Rear Tire Carrier?

With all the complaints that I've read about Smittybilt's Rear Tire Carrier, I'd like to look for an alternative. I like the idea of having the tire swing out independently from the door and being rear mounted, yet I also like the look of the bare door that I have now, since new paint. What rear mount alternatives do I have? Suggestions?

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Old 03-23-2011, 04:21 PM   #2
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With all the complaints that I've read about Smittybilt's Rear Tire Carrier, I'd like to look for an alternative. I like the idea of having the tire swing out independently from the door and being rear mounted, yet I also like the look of the bare door that I have now, since new paint. What rear mount alternatives do I have? Suggestions?

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Old 03-23-2011, 04:52 PM   #3
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Thanks. I like it and he's right around the corner. I'll have to pay him a visit. Now if he can impress me with a front bumper to match...
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i ordered the bestop highrock carrier... $300 from 4wd.com

seems like it should work fine... rated for up to 200 lbs
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Thanks. I like it and he's right around the corner. I'll have to pay him a visit. Now if he can impress me with a front bumper to match...
Yeah, he does those too.
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i like lods tire carrier
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I am in the process of putting a T&T Customs rear tire carrier on my Jeep see https://www.tntcustoms.com/
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Thanks for the options so far. The only thing I don't like about the Thedirtworx bumper/carrier is that catch that I assume locks it in place, seems a bit on the cheap side, but the price is about right. I like the LOD and TnT, but $600+... ouch, but the quality's there. Maybe I can wait a while and then revisit them when I have more cash. The Bestop I like, but I'd really like it bumper mounted.

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