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Old 03-07-2014, 09:42 AM   #1
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Rear Bumper/Tire Carrier or Tire Carrier

Iíve been thinking for buying a rear bumper with a tire carrier or just an over size tire carrier for my TJ. Below is a question asked of me from another member?

ďI want to get a new rear bumper& tire carrier for my TJ. I bought a Smitty Built Mk1 and it destroyed itself in 6 months. I have heard some people like the XRC because the height of the tire can be adjusted quite a bit etc... Any recommendations?Ē

Who has what for a rear bumper/tire carrier, or who has what for a oversize tire carrier? Prosís/Conís and likes/dislikes? Would you buy again or buy a different model?

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Old 03-07-2014, 10:35 AM   #2
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I've got the JCR, it's the older one set up for 5 gal Jerry cans and a high lift jack. The newer ones run the rotopax cans. It's very solid, no squeeks or rattles whatsoever. It will fit a 35" no problem. Downside is that it hangs a bit low. I'd prefer something that was tucked up a bit higher like the poison Spyder brawler if I was to buy one again.

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Old 03-07-2014, 04:48 PM   #3
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Imho, I have a great tire carrier this time. It's Steve :-).
OR-FAB. No need to spend money on an overweight bumper, like I did in the past. Plus the bumper/carrier combo was "not" even close to the strength and leverage that my OR-FAB tire carrier is now. Happy shopping in what you like best, And what works for your personal needs;-)
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What's the max tire size for the OR Fab? Kinda scary to have a lot of weight on the tub like that.
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What's the max tire size for the OR Fab? Kinda scary to have a lot of weight on the tub like that.
The load rating for these tire-can/tire carriers is a
MAXIMUM of 175 lbs . Please be aware that some tire
and wheel combinations along with gas cans and hi-lift
jacks can exceed this MAXIMUM rating. If weight
exceeds don’t mount hi-lift jack to carrier.
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According to the all-knowing Jerry, he swears by the OR-FAB. Attaching to the body may seem like it is weak, but it s a much more solid structure than the single pivot of a bumper tire carrier.
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:09 AM   #8
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Just get the OR-Fab tire carrier. You will not regret it. Little more expensive but worth it. Very strong and it does not rattle at all with 35" tire. I love mine. Also get the OR-Fab rear bumper its great and match perfectly with the tire carrier.
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According to the all-knowing Jerry, he swears by the OR-FAB. Attaching to the body may seem like it is weak, but it s a much more solid structure than the single pivot of a bumper tire carrier.
I've heard nothing but good about the OR-FAB, and they look good. The two cons I have heard from those that have them,and observed, are the weight it adds to the rear axle, and the tire hangs lower and outward. That can be an issue for me as I hit my tire as it is now and it is mounted higher and inward more so.

With that said it is my #1 choice for now to buy.
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Unless you are getting the jerry can carrier version, there should be absolutely no reason that you are hitting your tire unless you are backing into trees.
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exogate makes a similar product but isn't quite as strong as OR-FAB. It is the route I will probably end up taking.
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Unless you are getting the jerry can carrier version, there should be absolutely no reason that you are hitting your tire unless you are backing into trees.
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Well ya. lol you aren't on oversized tires. haha.

Only thing you can really do at that point is go with a stinger carrier.

(nice pictures btw)
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Well ya. lol you aren't on oversized tires. haha.

Only thing you can really do at that point is go with a stinger carrier.

(nice pictures btw)
Those are 33's I have 35's now. It is all what you do. We do that to our wranglers tuck it up and in.....lol
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:04 PM   #15
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oh, your profile said 265/75. They sure don't look like 33s.

But yea. not sure what route I want to go.

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