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Old 08-22-2013, 12:02 AM   #1
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Tire carrier question

Hey everyone...been searching to find some specs to answer my question but am having a hard time.

I'm looking for a tire carrier that is of course solid quality and won't rattle but I'm really looking for a carrier that holds the tire as close to the gate as possible.

I've got 35's and with my trektop nx, most carriers really look like they're holding the tire pretty far out from the gate.

Any help is much appreciated...

Thanks!!

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Old 08-22-2013, 12:39 AM   #2
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Hey Owen- Check this out there are good reviews and seems like a decent price... I am hoping to order next week.

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The Gr8Tops Exogate holds the tire closer to the gate than pretty much any other heavy duty carrier out there (TJ/LJ Exogate™ Tailgate Kit)



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Old 08-22-2013, 09:35 AM   #4
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The only downfall with the exogate is I'll be running a drop down tailgate conversion so that won't work for me...
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:17 PM   #5
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how about the Or Fab tire carrier?
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:04 PM   #6
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the OR Fab carrier that holds Jerry Cans still holds the tire pretty far out, the one without jerry cans looks pretty tight in from what I have seen.
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:50 PM   #7
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I'll be back to work in about 10 minutes and will check it out...thanks for the suggestions! Keep em comin if ya got em
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running a Bestop tire carrier. works great, but the provided bolts suck monkey balls. plan on replacing everything included with grade 8 from your local hardware store. also, getting it correctly setup during install can be challenging, so make sure you take your time and use common sense.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:08 PM   #9
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The Rockhard carrier & bumper is solid, holds a 35 no problem, and doesn't rattle. I have a highlift in between the tire and the tailgate though so it's not as close as some other options.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:53 PM   #10
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checked out metalcloaks new rear bumper/tire carrier?
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:57 PM   #11
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checked out metalcloaks new rear bumper/tire carrier?
I've seen it in person. Great set up!
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I've seen it in person. Great set up!
Looks like it is!
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$1,500 + $200 shipping = $1,700.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:49 PM   #14
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$1,500 + $200 shipping = $1,700.
Wow...seems wildly overpriced lol

Definitely leaning toward the or-fab carrier...hoping to pick one up this week

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