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Old 11-10-2013, 09:30 AM   #1
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Rear tire carrier

Any suggestions on a good rear tire carrier and bumber?

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If want bumper too dirtworx
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Awesome thanks hows the quality? And price range? I have a metacloak front bumber love it but the rear bumber they have is a little pricey.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:11 AM   #5
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check out JCR offroad. They make good stuff.
This looks like an... economical bumper
http://www.extremeterrain.com/barric...er-j20852.html


Jeep Rear Bumpers & Tire Carriers - Quadratec
That's a goodly collection of what's out there, minus some of the smaller up and coming manufacturers such as JCR. Just to get an idea of all that's out there.
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:18 PM   #6
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I have never heard of anyone with a problem with dirtworx
The dirtworx guy sells direct and via eBay and since each one is custom made he can do options often at little or no extra cost. For example my TJ has 5 on 5.5 lug pattern not the standard 5 on 4.5 and he agreed to make the carrier for that bolt pattern at no extra cost to me


Another higher priced option is expedition one my wife has one that came with her used rubicon and it is really slick as although the spare is bumper mounted it opens with standard tailgate opening so when she has a load of groceries nothing extra to do just open the tailgate and the 33 inch spares swings out as the tailgate opens

Solid d ring mounts and a hitch built in also
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:04 PM   #7
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Thinking about getting this rear tire carrier. Anyone have any experience with this bumper.
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Smittybilt is hit or miss man... I know a goodly amount of people complain that their rear tire carriers develop rattling/vibrations after a little while. Other people say they're great for the value and never got any vibrations. Seems like there's a good split of the number of people who get misaligned mounting holes vs perfectly aligned.

I would vote buying it through amazon, since amazon has a fantastic return policy. Just my 2c though. I bought a smitty src front bumper and mounted it just before I left. I didn't have any problems with it, but can't speak to it's abilities just yet.
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Thinking about getting this rear tire carrier. Anyone have any experience with this bumper.
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Ive got the xrc with the tire carrier and it serves its purpose. It was rattle free for over a year but has slowly developed a pretty loud clunk going over speed bumps and offroading but as far as regular highway driving I never hear it. I had the src with a tire carrier on my previojs tj amd it rattled from day one due to the latch system it used. I don't know if the design has changed but it also looked and functioned properly with the exception of the rattle which was fixed with a small piece of rubber. Overall both bumpers are pretty tough and have held my 33s just fine and since their price is 1/2 or less than half of the price of the bumpers I want now it is still a decent buy. This is just my experience with them though
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We are getting the Ace system. Like the fact that it opens with the tailgate.
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Seems like there's a good split of the number of people who get misaligned mounting holes vs perfectly aligned.
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X2 on the Barricade or Smittybilt bumpers.

We have had great reviews on both bumpers. The Barricade bumper is 3/16" steel which is plenty strong and will be a little weight savings over the 1/4" steel of the Smittybilt. The Barricade includes the d-rings in the box with the bumper, where you would have to get them separately with the Smittybilt. The Smittybilt uses a linch pin while the Barricade has a latch with a handle for opening and closing the tire carrier. The Barricade can hold up to a 37" tire where the Smittybilt is rated for up to a 35".

I just wanted to highlight a couple of the differences between the two bumpers, but you really can't wrong with a solid bumper/tire carrier combination. Let me know if you have any questions at all! Don't forget that we offer a 6% forum discount and completely free shipping on all orders over $75 regardless of physical size or weight, no surcharges!

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One other thing to consider unless the mount has a height adjustment you want one high enough to clear with the biggest tire you will mount but any higher than that and you have excess blockage of view out your rear window that could be less blocked with a lower mount
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One other thing to consider unless the mount has a height adjustment you want one high enough to clear with the biggest tire you will mount but any higher than that and you have excess blockage of view out your rear window that could be less blocked with a lower mount
Great point. .. I dont think the src was adjustable and I couldnt see anything out the rear Window with a 33 inch spare... the xrc I was able to adjust to a lower point and I have use of most of my rear view.

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