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Old 04-17-2007, 07:26 AM   #1
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heavy duty spare tire carrier

is there a heavy duty spare tire carrier that can be mounted without having to buy an aftermarket rear bumper? i'm looking to mount 33" tire and also salvage the 3rd brake light.

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Old 04-17-2007, 08:03 AM   #2
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There are a few options as long as your bumper has a flat face.
This is the one I am probably going with because my bumper isn't flatface.



As far as the brake light, you will probably have to fab something up, or have a Machine shop do the same.

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Old 04-17-2007, 08:09 AM   #3
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right now i have the stock bumpers. eventually i will swap to aftermarket bumpers, not sure when.
that's a sharp looking carrier.....
does that set-up lock the spare tire down?
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:18 AM   #4
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Bestop

Tompkin (sells in sections, this is the complete version I think)

Just a couple, The mounting system on the Tompkin is what you are looking for with a flat face bumper
Hope it helps

Not sure about the lockdown on the Or-fab but thats when a nice chain/Cable and a lock come in handy. Or I might fab up a locking system with some steel and a welder.
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Tomken mounts to stock bumper.

ORFab mounts to the body, as does the Bestop. I hear great things about both of these two. The Bestop opens with the tailgate, but the weight of the tire is on the tub. The ORFab, shown above in Post 2 mounts to the tub too. Both have reinforcments to sandwich the tub's sheet metal, but I'd probably go with corner armor on there just for added weight distribution.
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Tomken mounts to stock bumper.

ORFab mounts to the body, as does the Bestop. I hear great things about both of these two. The Bestop opens with the tailgate, but the weight of the tire is on the tub. The ORFab, shown above in Post 2 mounts to the tub too. Both have reinforcments to sandwich the tub's sheet metal, but I'd probably go with corner armor on there just for added weight distribution.
Good point, I already have armor, but I didn't think of that.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:50 PM   #7
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great advice.......
thanks for your help everyone!!!!
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Old 04-19-2007, 05:07 PM   #8
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I put a Bestop on mine 3-4 weeks ago.
Easy install and works great.

Did not want to open and close the bumper mounted one to get in the back trunk all the time.
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There are a few options as long as your bumper has a flat face.
This is the one I am probably going with because my bumper isn't flatface.



As far as the brake light, you will probably have to fab something up, or have a Machine shop do the same.
Odhinn,
That looks like the OR-Fab carrier I have on my YJ. Love it! Two Jerry cans, the spare, high lift and a CB whip all mounted to one secure package!

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