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Old 01-02-2011, 10:23 AM   #1
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Tire carrier question

I want to get a rear tire carrier bumper and have been looking at the different makes and models and have sticker shock. I want a quality product but $600-$700 is a little out of my price range. I saw this tire carrier and it looks like a good product and the price is more in line with what I can afford. Can you please let me know what you think or possibly another option. I only have 31" tires on my jeep right now but am going to go to 33" soon. I use the jeep for green laning and do not have lockers so I will need D ring mounts for recovery (lots of mud). Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 01-02-2011, 10:33 AM   #2
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I haven't seen any low-priced tire carrier bumpers. Even the ones that aren't made in the states will run over $400.

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Old 01-02-2011, 10:35 AM   #3
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Checked your link. That's seems like a good deal if you paint it yourself, but shipping to the UK might me cost prohibitive.
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there are some cheap bumper/carrier combos on ebay. i believe they are called tuff stuff or something. around 3-4 hundred i believe.

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Arch, you are right the problem with being over here is that parts are hard to find. If I had a Land Rover Defender I would have it made but then again I am a jeep guy so I will scrape to get by. Quadratec will ship to the UK so do have a lifeline. Thanks for the words Doug
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^^^ I see you are at Mildenhall....AF?

If so...you'd be amazed what the auto shop parts counter at the class 6 can order.
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distortedtj,

I am at Mildenhall. Is it the care care center or the auto hobby shop that you can special order from. Is it tied to AAFES online or something different. Thanks for the tip.

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car care center. AAFES run.

Believe it or not...they can and will order aftermarket parts.Wheels,tires, shocks,,etc.

However...I don't know if "shipping" will be a pain with them still. But as an AAFES place...american prices.
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If a quality product is "a little out of my price range", save up a little longer to get the quality product. There is nothing more wrong than buying anything like a low-cost tire carrier that will only start to sag, rattle, etc. well before it should because a good quality item was just "a little" too expensive.

My thing is do it right or not at all. I paid a little more for my ORF spare tire carrier and 7-8 years later after installing it, it was still working as well the day that Jeep was stolen this past March as it was the day I installed it. It was entirely sag and rattle-free the last day I saw it.

I've yet to see an inexpensive tire carrier I thought was worth a damn. Save up a little longer and buy quality the first time so you won't have to buy it again later.
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what jerry said.i bought eBay bumper once brackets broke and it dragged down the road till i could stop.dont skimp on a tire carrer bumper.
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I bought a cheap tire carrier worst mistake i have made. i have since sold it and am saving for a gen-right rear stinger.

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