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05-29-2011 12:49 AM
jakecarroll87 I will certainly be in contact with him. Thank you jerry.
05-28-2011 09:23 AM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
The price on their website is MSRP which is much higher than what you can get it through a dealer for. Contact my friend Gerald Lee with Savvy Offroad at gman@savvyoffroad.com (a dealer for ORF) for a better price and it wouldn't surprise me if it was under $500 IIRC from Gerald.
Corrected, I left part of Gerald Lee's email address out...
05-27-2011 08:47 PM
KidRock171 Yessir
05-27-2011 06:37 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by KidRock171 View Post
But it's so expensive!
The price on their website is MSRP which is much higher than what you can get it through a dealer for. Contact my friend Gerald Lee with Savvy Offroad at gman@savvyoffroad (a dealer for ORF) for a better price and it wouldn't surprise me if it was under $500 IIRC from Gerald.
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
TheTJRod 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
KidRock171 But it's so expensive!
Any thoughts on bestop carrier?
Same basic design half price.
05-27-2011 10:20 AM
Jerry Bransford 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.
05-27-2011 10:15 AM
DevilDogDoc
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Originally Posted by 99sport4.0 View Post
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.
See you can't say they are all bad! I think it all hinges on which Chinese 8 year old is on the weld line that day, some seem to be better than others!
05-27-2011 08:35 AM
Scoob
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Originally Posted by jakecarroll87 View Post
Both good choices. Anyone know how the smitty built xrc holds up. Is it wobbly?
If you do some research on smittybilt tire carriers you will find many bad reviews on them. Their quality is the same on that as the rest of their product line, very low. I would say Jeerperman, rock hard or many of the other American made heavy duty bumpers. Stay away from the chinese stuff (smittybilt) if at all possible.
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
SilentKoala 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
jakecarroll87
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.

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