|05-29-2011 12:49 AM|
|jakecarroll87||I will certainly be in contact with him. Thank you jerry.|
|05-28-2011 09:23 AM|
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|05-27-2011 01:37 PM|
|KidRock171||I mainly like the versatility of the or fab. CB antenna hi lift mount Jerry can holder. Though, I'm quite sure with some minor fab work. I can make all of those to attach onto it right.|
|05-27-2011 01:36 PM|
|dfry||X2 on the Bestop Tire Carrier. I put one on my TJ a month ago and am very happy with it. As others stated, the OR-Fab is probably top of the line, but was more $$ than I wanted to spend, and I really wanted one that worked with my tailgate. My TJ is my daily driver and I use the tailgate quite a lot. Both are independent of the rear bumper.|
|05-27-2011 01:33 PM|
|wdjenks||I love my Rock Hard 4X4 tire carrier!|
|05-27-2011 01:13 PM|
I got the Highrock(Bestop) tire carrier and have had my 33" on it for almost 2 years now and I love it. Especially how it swings with the tailgate.
Smittybilt isn't all bad. I got the front XRC and rear bumper. Rocker guards and tube fenders. The tube fenders rust up real fast though. I had them replaced at the one year mark under warranty. The rust up at the seams fast. I also had rust pop up right under the powercoating, meaning poor quality finish. Though all my other Smitty parts ar only rusting where I hit them with a big rock(or truck trying to parallel park on a icy hill)
|05-27-2011 11:09 AM|
But it's so expensive!
Any thoughts on bestop carrier?
Same basic design half price.
|05-27-2011 10:20 AM|
I know of no bumper-mounted tire carriers I would recommend. I'll give a big X2 on the above recommended OR-Fab spare tire carrier which doesn't care what type of bumper you have. I've had two TJs with that carrier and it's the best/most solid I've seen in 15 years.
I wouldn't even CONSIDER that Chinese-junk that Smittybilt sells now. Too bad, Smittybilt used to have a great reputation but that was before they started having their stuff made for them in China.
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|05-27-2011 05:39 AM|
|99sport4.0||I've had my xrc on for a couple months. Been thru some heavy mud and offroad and hasn't budged. I like it. Definitly heavy duty.|
|05-27-2011 01:12 AM|
|jakecarroll87||Both good choices. Anyone know how the smitty built xrc holds up. Is it wobbly?|
|05-27-2011 01:11 AM|
Garvin Industries 71000 - Garvin Industries Rear ATS Series Swing Away Bumper System for 87-06 Jeep® Wrangler YJ, TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
This one is rated for up to a 38" tire I haven't been able to find one that is stronger than that, almost all the other ones on quadratec say 35-36" tire or something like that.
|05-27-2011 01:08 AM|
|Chocolab||I have a "body armor" that I would recommend. Very heavy duty and good powder coating.|
|05-27-2011 12:58 AM|
|Jeepoffroad04||or-fab has a really nice tire carrier i would recommend.|
|05-27-2011 12:54 AM|
Tire carrier bumper
Anyone want to recommend a good tire carrier bumper that is heavy duty. Just got rear ended by a drunk driver today and it fucked up my stock tire carrier and my hatch.