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Old 10-19-2010, 12:09 PM   #1
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your opinion on rear bumper/tire carrier

I have a black bestop soft top with tinted windows I am trying to sell or trade and I will use that money for a bumper tire carrier combo, what are you guys using and my big thing is rattling I want one that doesnt rattle haha im looking at the warn carrier

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Old 10-19-2010, 12:44 PM   #2
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I have the rear body armor bumper with swing out tire carrier. Very sturdy and the swing out is very smooth. You can attach 2 jerry cans, hi lift jack, and antenna mount. BTW...no rattling noise so far. I really dig this one. Good luck.

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what size tire are you gonna have mounted on back there?
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:06 PM   #4
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How much for the top? What year? Pm me.
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There aren't many that won't start rattling. One VERY solid spare tire carrier that doesn't even attach to the bumper is made by Off Road Fabricators. It mounts to hidden internal brackets that bolt to the rear rollbar support bases where it doesn't get much stronger. I had their carrier on my '97 TJ that was stolen earlier this year and it worked so well over the ten years I ran it that I installed another onto my replacement 04 TJ a few months ago. Jeep / Categories

You can get it a lot cheaper from Savvy Offroad

Mine carried both my 35" spare tire and two usually full 5-gallon jerry cans and it never sagged or rattled the nearly 10 years it was installed.
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I have a warn tire carrier bumper, bought around 2005. The vertical tube of the tire carrier has a plastic cap on top to keep things out. Unfortunately when I put the piece on that the tire mounts to, I didn't allow enough clearance for the tire to be mounted and not touch this cap. When the lug nuts were tight on the spare tire, this cap was deformed just enough to allow water to get inside. I didn't know this at the time. A few years later I noticed that the vertical tube was cracked and deformed from water freezing inside. I can replace the tire carrier part of the bumper, but it costs around $400 by itself. Other than that, the only thing I dislike about it is that the tire carrier sags after a while, forcing me to pull up on it to close it, and the grease fitting sucked from day 1. I always have to take it off when I need to grease it. The paint job is also not very durable, but it is nearly 6 years old (small spots of peeling). If you go warn, you should make sure the top cap is always mounted correctly. You might even drill a drain hole on the bottom of that tube for piece of mind.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:28 PM   #8
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if you've got a big tire, you could get someone to fab one up foryourself? i had some guys do this one for me and i'm thoroughly impressed. like a rock. you tug on that carrier and you tug the whole jeep. very solid job.

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Lowering and lifting that HEAVY thing up every time I needed to get into the back of the Jeep would get very old for me real quick.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:34 PM   #10
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I have a warn tire carrier bumper, bought around 2005. The vertical tube of the tire carrier has a plastic cap on top to keep things out. Unfortunately when I put the piece on that the tire mounts to, I didn't allow enough clearance for the tire to be mounted and not touch this cap. When the lug nuts were tight on the spare tire, this cap was deformed just enough to allow water to get inside. I didn't know this at the time. A few years later I noticed that the vertical tube was cracked and deformed from water freezing inside. I can replace the tire carrier part of the bumper, but it costs around $400 by itself. Other than that, the only thing I dislike about it is that the tire carrier sags after a while, forcing me to pull up on it to close it, and the grease fitting sucked from day 1. I always have to take it off when I need to grease it. The paint job is also not very durable, but it is nearly 6 years old (small spots of peeling). If you go warn, you should make sure the top cap is always mounted correctly. You might even drill a drain hole on the bottom of that tube for piece of mind.
Oh, I have 33" tires.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:39 PM   #11
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Lowering and lifting that HEAVY thing up every time I needed to get into the back of the Jeep would get very old for me real quick.
lol, understandable for some, at 23 i guess i'm young at heart, mind, and body to put up with it.... but to be honest, i rarely drop it. i keep the back seat out and at 6'4" i have a long enough reach to get to everything i need.
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I have the Smitty built swing out job.I solved the rattle with this little welded attachment,works great!
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I had one made from dirtworx.com no rattle it is awesome
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I have the rampage and like it alot. No rattles and very solid, even has backup lights cut out.
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I had one made from dirtworx.com no rattle it is awesome
X2 and cheap!
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I had one made from dirtworx.com no rattle it is awesome
After researching for MONTHS, I went with Dirtworx, too. I really wanted the Jerry-can setup! And their prices are hard to beat.
Unfortunately, there is a bit of a wait....Mine are still being built, I put in my order on the 5th.
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Not sure what style you are shooting for but you may want to check out the Ground Pounder Fab rear bumper/swing out tire carrier. Here is a thread from JF from the guy who makes them (his name is Eddie).

It is a solid bumper for a heck of a deal!
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That Dirtworx one looks nice.

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