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Old 03-27-2013, 11:50 AM   #31
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I really like the looks of the Garvin rack but my concern is that the Jeep is my DD and I don't really need/want the rack and jerry cans with me at all times.
So, the system is pretty flexible. You do have to but the rack and each side can holder separately which is kinda lame but I get it. It also has axe and shovel mounts you can get that mount the across the inside of the spare. I totally get the high can comment. They are just above tub height on mine. The rack could be take on or off in about 10 min. I would say.

The other thing that drew me to the Garvin system was the hitch is a rated class II or III hitch. Can't remember off hand. Either way I've landed that thing hard on some rock and it's barely scratched. It also comes with a number of brackets and plates to help distribute load on your current xmember on the frame and mounts that go right to the frame.

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hhhhmmmm looks like several choices but also leaning to the ORFAB

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Old 03-27-2013, 12:48 PM   #33
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I have that concern as well. I am leaning more towards the ORFAB carrier.
That is a very well-designed carrier.
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The other thing that drew me to the Garvin system was the hitch is a rated class II or III hitch. Can't remember off hand. Either way I've landed that thing hard on some rock and it's barely scratched.
A drunken driver nudged me from behind at a stoplight before driving off. There was no damage to the hitch portion of my bumper, but I imagine the front of his Camero had a nice dimple added to it!
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I didn't see anyone mention this one. 4x4ROCKSHOP.com

It looks similar to the JCR. My goal is to add a drop down tail gate and get rid of my trailer hitch. So I need a swing out spare and a intergraded hitch that I can use to tow my light trailer with. It would be cool if the swing out carrier would lock in the open position too.
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A drunken driver nudged me from behind at a stoplight before driving off. There was no damage to the hitch portion of my bumper, but I imagine the front of his Camero had a nice dimple added to it!
Ouch. Glad no worse came of it to yah!
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Ouch. Glad no worse came of it to yah!
This is when overbuilt has its advantages.
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One more cool thing about ORF's spare tire (& optionally jerry can) holder is you can run any bumper and/or receiver hitch you want since it doesn't need or attach to the bumper.
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One more cool thing about ORF's spare tire (& optionally jerry can) holder is you can run any bumper and/or receiver hitch you want since it doesn't need or attach to the bumper.

I cant find one on the website that says it will fit an 06. They have them for the JK and for 86 to 05. Kind of weird.
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I cant find one on the website that says it will fit an 06. They have them for the JK and for 86 to 05. Kind of weird.
Their website for the TJ just is out of date. It will fit any TJ through 2006.
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the orfab mounts to the tub??
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the orfab mounts to the tub??
No more than a winch is bolted to the bumper. Read post #6 above.
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:41 AM   #43
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Does it bother anyone that with the swing out tire carries you have to open two things to get in the trunk?? and do they ever hit each other when open.

I know my trunk door sometimes swings back if im on level, just wondering if they run into eachother?

I know best top doesnt have either one of those problems
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