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Old 03-19-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Show us your tire Carrier.

Hey guys, looking into a tire carrier, just trying to see some that you guys already have. Lets see some pictures! OH! And the name of the bumper, or tire carrier please

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Old 03-19-2012, 05:05 PM   #2
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Here ya go!!




Ok here's the old one I had.

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Old 03-19-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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Sweet, What brand is that? Lol and at first when i saw that top picture i was like, what an @$$!

Then i scrolled and it was okay
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:15 PM   #4
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Whats the purpose of changing the tire carrier???

Honest question...
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:16 PM   #5
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Whats the purpose of changing the tire carrier???

Honest question...
Bigger tires won't fit on a stock carrier.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:16 PM   #6
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Some people do it just for looks, some do it for need. As you increase tire size, the stock tire carrier on the back becomes very strained, and in some cases can rip off, or bend.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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My plan worked!!! It's a warn knockoff made by a guy I knew.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:48 PM   #8
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Smittybilt XRC. Bumper and carrier. I know folks on the forum don't like SB, but I have the XRC's front and back w/carrier and find them well built.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:26 PM   #9
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My plan worked!!! It's a warn knockoff made by a guy I knew.
Haha, yea it looks pretty good, and if it was made by a buddy, that means its American Made Baby! Haha if you dont mind me asking, how much did that run you for the guy to fab it and all the mats?

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Smittybilt XRC. Bumper and carrier. I know folks on the forum don't like SB, but I have the XRC's front and back w/carrier and find them well built.
Yea, I've seen a lot of hate towards SB, mainly because its not made in America. Now I don't have a problem, neccesarily, with non american made. But when our economy is in the $h!ter, I try to help out all i can!

IMO looks good though, ever hit anything with it though? and if you did how'd it fair?
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:39 PM   #10
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Yea, I've seen a lot of hate towards SB, mainly because its not made in America.
A significant reason for that is Smittybilt's crappy/highly variable quality, not just because they were made in China. They just don't hold up although they usually (though not always) look and work fine for a while after they are installed.
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He sold it to me for $200 cause he used my Jeep for the jig I imagine he made a little money off it though.
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Smitty right here.
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Smitty right here.
Smittyshit. Lol
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Smittybilt XRC. Bumper and carrier. I know folks on the forum don't like SB, but I have the XRC's front and back w/carrier and find them well built.
I have this exact set up. I love mine as well
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Smitty right here.
Well...it...kinda didn't hold up.
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Smittyshit. Lol
i always say replace the M with a H and thats wat you get. shittybuilt
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:34 AM   #18
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Some people do it just for looks
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You can kinda see it in this photo... Bestop carrier.



Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Edition -- we had the roll cage out, patching a rust hole in the passenger side rear corner. Plus I was in the process of changing the color of my interior and bedlining the tub which is why the seats and door panels were missing (except the driver seat so I could get it over to my buddy's/welder's garage).

Edit: Oh and the carrier looks crooked in the photo because I think I was still in the process of installing/adjusting it when my buddy called me to let me know he was ready to patch my rust hole...so I just slapped it into place tight enough to hold while I drove across town. It's a really nice carrier and I wouldn't hesitate to purchase one again.
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4.5 years and 30K miles of carrying a 33x10.50, no rattles, no movement at all.

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Old 03-20-2012, 02:33 PM   #23
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You can kinda see it in this photo... Bestop carrier.



Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Edition -- we had the roll cage out, patching a rust hole in the passenger side rear corner. Plus I was in the process of changing the color of my interior and bedlining the tub which is why the seats and door panels were missing (except the driver seat so I could get it over to my buddy's/welder's garage).

Edit: Oh and the carrier looks crooked in the photo because I think I was still in the process of installing/adjusting it when my buddy called me to let me know he was ready to patch my rust hole...so I just slapped it into place tight enough to hold while I drove across town. It's a really nice carrier and I wouldn't hesitate to purchase one again.
I like this one, fairly simple to install, yea? And drills right into the body right?

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4.5 years and 30K miles of carrying a 33x10.50, no rattles, no movement at all.

And this one looks BEEFY! I like that, no wonder no rattles or anything.
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x2 on the bestop. Had mine on for close to a year now and havent had a single problem. No rattles even on the bumpiest of trails.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:06 PM   #25
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Rokmen low profile bumper and frame tie-ins, and TNT/Treks tire carrier.



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A significant reason for that is Smittybilt's crappy/highly variable quality, not just because they were made in China. They just don't hold up although they usually (though not always) look and work fine for a while after they are installed.
Hey Jerry - you are one of the MOST vocal critics. I will wait and see. I don't know if there is an axe to grind or not, but time will tell, and if the XRC parts fall apart, I will be the first to let everyone know.
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I think the poison spyder one is the best, but it costs over $1000!


I'm cheap, and I don't have the garage space for a tire to stick out much at all so I'm going to attempt to use a modified stock carrier to hold my 107lb 35s. I cut off the upper studs and drilled holes for my new studs to fit my JK bolt pattern wheels last night. We'll see how far I get tonight. I'm going to weld the seams at a minimum, and maybe add some more metal.
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Smitty right here.
That is an SRS bumper and I see that picture everytime someone is being critical of SB. Who knows what this guy hit and whether the bumper should have held. Looking at the rest of the damage - I think not. I have XRC, not SRS. There is a difference in the grade of product amongst any line that offers multiple grades. This person chose badly. I am not here to defend SB. I just think the XRC line is worth a good unbiased look.
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That is an SRS bumper and I see that picture everytime someone is being critical of SB. Who knows what this guy hit and whether the bumper should have held. Looking at the rest of the damage - I think not. I have XRC, not SRS. There is a difference in the grade of product amongst any line that offers multiple grades. This person chose badly. I am not here to defend SB. I just think the XRC line is worth a good unbiased look.
What makes you say it shouldn't have held? The only other damage is the sheet metal and plastic fender. It should have held. That jeep looks like it hit a pole or maybe a car.. Like a parked one when it slipped out of gear. Or a tree on the trail (looks like that might be it) which is exactly what the bumper is supposed to prevent, not snap at the welds and bend.
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What makes you say it shouldn't have held? The only other damage is the sheet metal and plastic fender. It should have held. That jeep looks like it hit a pole or maybe a car.. Like a parked one when it slipped out of gear. Or a tree on the trail (looks like that might be it) which is exactly what the bumper is supposed to prevent, not snap at the welds and bend.
I guess you can see more in that picture than I can. I can't tell what happened before that picture was taken. My point is not what was hit or whether the SRS bumper should have held. My point is that SRS and XRC are different. XRC is much heavier. I have, and like, my XRC bumpers and tire carrier.

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