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Old 03-25-2011, 06:41 PM   #61
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Nice video Goeff, I wish the TJ version had the same tire mounting as the JK (the racer swivel)

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I couldn't post pics of the OR-Fab carrier yesterday, here's a couple...



The two brackets on the sides are the hidden brackets that support the weight of the carrier from the rollbars. The center bracket is for the driver's side of the tailgate opening. It doesn't get any stronger than supporting everything from the rollbar mounts.

This shows it on a JK but it's the same on a TJ.



The last pic shows it on my previous TJ. That tan colored jerry can is for water. I had a red jerry can on the other side for gasoline.

As mentioned above, I've yet to see a bumper mounted carrier that was even close to being as strong. Bumper mounted carriers rely on one main mount plus one more for a total of two supports, the OR-Fab has two primary mounts plus one more for a total of three supports.

With discounts, it's probably now available for probably under $500. Another version that doesn't carry the two jerry cans is a bit less and is more compact. Here's a link to OR-Fab... Jeep Can
I'm interested in this tire carrier, but it's $800 at Savvy

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I'm interested in this tire carrier, but it's $800 at Savvy
I just ordered this tire carrier and Jerry can mount from Amazon for $640 with free shipping, a few other places had it for $599.99 but shipping was $85.00..... I'll do a review and write up of the quality of it, and the difficulty or ease of installation of it after I recieve it.
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I've got a friend in central Florida here that is selling his OR-FAB. He has been very happy with it, but after getting much larger tires, he decided not to carry a spare. Shoot me a PM and I'll get you in contact with him if you're interested.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:21 PM   #65
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I ended up building my own for about 250 in supplies and about 3 days of my time.Click image for larger version

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I ended up building my own for about 250 in supplies and about 3 days of my time.Attachment 56503Attachment 56502
Looks great! What did you use for the pivot point on the bumper?
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I'm interested in this tire carrier, but it's $800 at Savvy
Did you actually get that price verbally or via email direct from Gerald at Savvy as I suggested above? That price doesn't sound right at all, that is MSRP IIRC.
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I've got a friend in central Florida here that is selling his OR-FAB. He has been very happy with it, but after getting much larger tires, he decided not to carry a spare. Shoot me a PM and I'll get you in contact with him if you're interested.
Sorry, I was wrong. He has already sold his.
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Did you actually get that price verbally or via email direct from Gerald at Savvy as I suggested above? That price doesn't sound right at all, that is MSRP IIRC.
No, I missed the part where you said to email directly, I just went to the link that you posted and checked out the price listed there... On the plus side I actually agreed with you about something for a change, lol
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I couldn't post pics of the OR-Fab carrier yesterday, here's a couple...



The two brackets on the sides are the hidden brackets that support the weight of the carrier from the rollbars. The center bracket is for the driver's side of the tailgate opening. It doesn't get any stronger than supporting everything from the rollbar mounts.

With discounts, it's probably now available for probably under $500. Another version that doesn't carry the two jerry cans is a bit less and is more compact. Here's a link to OR-Fab... Jeep Can
Jerry does this carrier lock in place when you swing it open and if so is it hard to unlock?
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It does not lock open which has never been a problem for me over the past 8 years of using one. A flip-out lock on the passenger side would be easy to make if that was an issue for you.
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It does not lock open which has never been a problem for me over the past 8 years of using one. A flip-out lock on the passenger side would be easy to make if that was an issue for you.
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Still love my Jeeperman.
Been beat on for 5 years and still opens with one hand and is rattle free.
Swing it open and it locks in place no matter what angle the jeep is at.
Comes with a 2" receiver and chain rings that pulls my camper everywhere all summer.

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Looks great! What did you use for the pivot point on the bumper?
This is what I used.Tire Carrier Swingout Heavy Duty Hinge Kit
I upgraded to the Mega duty kit.
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This is what I used.Tire Carrier Swingout Heavy Duty Hinge Kit
I upgraded to the Mega duty kit.
Thanks for the info!
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ID:	56678I bought a dirtworx. Had it powder coated and installed it with cans. Only thing I would like better is a different latch. Otherwise it's well made and ;looks great, no rattles or problems, I"m taking it to the mountains in CO this summer so we'll see. jj
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Remember to put bolts back in the holes in your tailgate to avoid rust. jj
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The best I've seen is made by a guy at a 4wd shop in prairieville, la. The shop is called searchers 4wd and the owner/fabricator is named phil. I have a buddy with one and its near indistructable. I think he charges about 800 bucks for it though. I have a smittybilt and its good for carrying a tire, rattling and fitting poorly.
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Attachment 56678I bought a dirtworx. Had it powder coated and installed it with cans. Only thing I would like better is a different latch. Otherwise it's well made and ;looks great, no rattles or problems, I"m taking it to the mountains in CO this summer so we'll see. jj
That looks nice! How do you like the Gerry can mounts? They look like the same ones that Norther Tools carries... Do they work ok for you in your oppinion?
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There's also the TNT tire carrier.
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One thing to keep in mind with a bumper mounted carrier. When open, they only have one support point to support the entire load. When closed, they only have two support points.

With a tub mounted carrier like ORF's (supported via the rollbar mounts), there are two support points when it is open and three support points when it is closed. Double the number of support points when open, 50% more support points when closed.
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Why all of the Hate on Smitty Built products? Is it because they're made overseas or because they're made out of some kind of steel that nobody else uses so everyone elses products are better? Some of their SRC stuff looks really nice and I've known a few people that run it here in Virginia that don't have any issues with it... We don't have very much road salt in the winter around here, but I think we prolly make up for that by wheeling on the beach in the Outerbanks of North Carolina, and nobody seems to have any of the problems I keep hearing about on this forum... I'm not saying that Smitty Built is the best stuff out there, I would just like some personal examples as to why you don't like them... Not some story about how a friend of a friend had a bad experience, but why you yourself had a bad experience and why... and what do you consider a better product for the same price range...
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One thing to keep in mind with a bumper mounted carrier. When open, they only have one support point to support the entire load. When closed, they only have two support points.

With a tub mounted carrier like ORF's (supported via the rollbar mounts), there are two support points when it is open and three support points when it is closed. Double the number of support points when open, 50% more support points when closed.
This makes sense, and I also like that it attaches to the tub and not the bumper... I'm hoping that when I get the one that I ordered that it will also work with my Tuffy security trunk, since they both mount in the same locations on the latch side of the tailgate...
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Because Smittybilt used to manufacture their products in the U.S. when Smitty was still alive, but no more. He died, Smittybilt sold their name to investors who then took all their products to China for manufacture. Not "overseas" (a gentle way of putting it)... let's be blunt, they are made in frigging CHINA who doesn't give a crap about quality. Look at the crappy unsafe products they pump out, even poisonous baby formula that killed 1000's of infants due to them using an industrial grade of glycerine instead of a medicinal grade, and even poisonous drywall products we used in American home construction. They only care about profit, not quality or being safe.

Having been given 10-12 Chinese products over the years from Steelhorse to Smittybilt for evaluative purposes, I'll just say my opinion against Chinese products has only gotten more anti-Chinese the more I see of their stuff.

Yeah maybe some of it is ok but let's not forget one thing... every worker in China that gets hired to build products for America means another American worker has lost his or her job. You can buy Chinese crap if you like but when I have a choice, as we all do here, you won't catch me buying a POS Chinese built product when I can spend a bit more for a better quality American-made product that helps keep AMERICANs employed.
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I bought the Or-Fab from Morris 4X4 for $599.00 and got free shipping. I had a fabrication shop install it for me and they were very impressed. The shop owner said it was all he was going to recommend from now on. Rock solid but heavy with a 33X10.5 and two jerry cans full. One with H20 and the other Fuel. I now sag a little in the back because of the weight. Nothing a couple of coil spacers can't fix!
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Why all of the Hate on Smitty Built products? Is it because they're made overseas or because they're made out of some kind of steel that nobody else uses so everyone elses products are better? Some of their SRC stuff looks really nice and I've known a few people that run it here in Virginia that don't have any issues with it... We don't have very much road salt in the winter around here, but I think we prolly make up for that by wheeling on the beach in the Outerbanks of North Carolina, and nobody seems to have any of the problems I keep hearing about on this forum... I'm not saying that Smitty Built is the best stuff out there, I would just like some personal examples as to why you don't like them... Not some story about how a friend of a friend had a bad experience, but why you yourself had a bad experience and why... and what do you consider a better product for the same price range...
Because its cheap chinese junk.
This is a forum members Jeep. He slide into a tree, and not real hard


I have seen 2 others do this same exact thing (except thing on the passenger side) and demonstrates the typical smittybilt high quality. Both times a real bumper would have prevented the damage, as they were not going very fast. Thin cheap metal probably welded by an 8 year old. Its the same chinese quality they build into everything with the shittybilt name on it, none.

Then there is jrussblues who owns a smittybilt bumper and is telling you its a POS. But because you have a friend of a friend that claims he has never had a problem. There must be something wrong with the people on this forum.
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Because its cheap chinese junk.
This is a forum members Jeep. He slide into a tree, and not real hard


I have seen 2 others do this same exact thing (except thing on the passenger side) and demonstrates the typical smittybilt high quality. Both times a real bumper would have prevented the damage, as they were not going very fast. Thin cheap metal probably welded by an 8 year old. Its the same chinese quality they build into everything with the shittybilt name on it, none.

Then there is jrussblues who owns a smittybilt bumper and is telling you its a POS. But because you have a friend of a friend that claims he has never had a problem. There must be something wrong with the people on this forum.
Owch! That really does look like some very thin metal that's made out of! And I don't have a friend of a friend telling me anything, I question stuff, get over it already. I like to know the reasons who what when where and why when I try to make a decision on how I want to spend my money.
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Because Smittybilt used to manufacture their products in the U.S. when Smitty was still alive, but no more. He died, Smittybilt sold their name to investors who then took all their products to China for manufacture. Not "overseas" (a gentle way of putting it)... let's be blunt, they are made in frigging CHINA who doesn't give a crap about quality. Look at the crappy unsafe products they pump out, even poisonous baby formula that killed 1000's of infants due to them using an industrial grade of glycerine instead of a medicinal grade, and even poisonous drywall products we used in American home construction. They only care about profit, not quality or being safe.

Having been given 10-12 Chinese products over the years from Steelhorse to Smittybilt for evaluative purposes, I'll just say my opinion against Chinese products has only gotten more anti-Chinese the more I see of their stuff.

Yeah maybe some of it is ok but let's not forget one thing... every worker in China that gets hired to build products for America means another American worker has lost his or her job. You can buy Chinese crap if you like but when I have a choice, as we all do here, you won't catch me buying a POS Chinese built product when I can spend a bit more for a better quality American-made product that helps keep AMERICANs employed.
Thanks for this reasonable explanation. I buy what I feel is the best use of my money so that I can hopefully get the best quality product I can. I'm building my Jeep to wheel here in America, not in China... I agree that we should all buy American whenever possible, but here we all are using computers to chat on a forum and prolly at least 50% or more of our comps are built with foriegn parts... I feel that America should bring back the import taxes on foriegn good so that countries that produce products using child labor and only pay their workers 10 cents an hour wouldn't be able to cause American companies to go out of business.. but if we did that then 90% of American households would suffer and the economy would collapse... I Just try to get the best quality stuff I can find for a reasonable price.

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