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07-03-2013 09:42 PM
rics1997 Just got mine installed Monday.
07-03-2013 06:52 PM
HappyJKU So these seem to be holding up after a year of wheeling?
I like the set up.
07-03-2013 08:03 AM
sjbohman I had the same exp....the 3rd brake light is still in the box cause I wanted the wheel cap on... This weekend I need to hunt for plan b or get someone to fabricate something.
07-03-2013 07:50 AM
M3roar I have this on my 10a. I'm on the second lowest setting running aev 17x8.5 wheels with nitto 35 trail grapplers. Because of the cut out on the oem 10a bumper. I think you could run a 35 in the lowest setting. I'm going to try soon.
07-02-2013 06:16 PM
rodin did you ever get your rear bumper pods installed?
09-27-2012 05:08 PM
Lowerumble
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Originally Posted by TeraFlex View Post
38" actually.
Any info on the accessory mounting?
09-27-2012 04:50 PM
chris.george
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Originally Posted by TeraFlex View Post
38" actually.
Need to make sure you guys are paying attention on here
09-25-2012 04:05 PM
TeraFlex
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Originally Posted by chris.george View Post
Papa Smurf has been running this with 37" tires I believe.
38" actually.
09-25-2012 03:05 PM
Vin
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Originally Posted by TCJK11
Vin, Thanks for all of the pics! I've been trying to see what this thing actually looks like when you step back a little and this is the only thread I've seen that actually gives some perspective. This is definitely the way I plan on going!
I know, right? It seems like every thread was either right up on the hinge or with the tire already installed. I felt like I was rolling the dice, but I've had good luck with Teraflex's other products, so I gave them the benefit of the doubt. if you need any other shots, let me know.
09-25-2012 09:25 AM
TCJK11 Vin, Thanks for all of the pics! I've been trying to see what this thing actually looks like when you step back a little and this is the only thread I've seen that actually gives some perspective. This is definitely the way I plan on going!
09-25-2012 12:11 AM
LeftCoastNerd Thanks for the input VIN! The carrier looks great!!!
09-24-2012 07:51 AM
Vin
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
I also asked them about the carrier vs OEM and got no response. Do I need a carrier for a 33" duratrac on a 15" wheel? what benefit is there to running their carrier? Also, where is the weight now going instead of the tailgate? In order for me to truly replace a rear bumper with this thing, I'd like to be able to carry stuff on it like you could on an LOD bumper for instance. However, can this thing hold a tire, 2 5 gallon jerry cans, and that basket thing full of cargo without damaging the tailgate? The weight has to go somewhere....
The weight is on the hinge. If I were to unbolt the tailgate and throw 4 nuts to hold the carrier to the hinge, the carrier/hinge would still support the weight of the wheel. The tailgate gives it a little extra support and allows the whole thing to stay closed.
09-24-2012 07:47 AM
Vin
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Originally Posted by LeftCoastNerd View Post
is the adjustable spare tire mount ($199) only needed to run tires bigger than 35" on that hinge? I ask because I love the mount but do not want to spend the extra $199 if there is no need to. I will have a 35x1250x17 tire on the back.
It depends on the weight of your wheel/tire and how much it get's banged around. I don't think I would had a problem with my Duratrac/Mickey Thompson combo because it is only 60 pounds. If you are running a 125 pond combo, you may want to plan on getting the tire carrier down the line.
09-23-2012 09:00 PM
LeftCoastNerd is the adjustable spare tire mount ($199) only needed to run tires bigger than 35" on that hinge? I ask because I love the mount but do not want to spend the extra $199 if there is no need to. I will have a 35x1250x17 tire on the back.
09-23-2012 05:55 PM
93TilInfinity Best thing about their carrier vs own is you can snug it completely up with the tailgate instead of having a bigger than stock gap
09-23-2012 05:31 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by Rooster454 View Post
I know those are in the works right now. I ordered my TF carrier back in may and they told me then "by the end of the summer". So they may be out now. I haven't kept up with it, but you should call and ask, they're very helpful.

Attachment 162940
If you look closely you can see the extra holes on the exterior of the frame. They're all threaded and that's where you can mount, hi-lift, gerry cans, etc with their new brackets

I can also attest to how awesome it is and I'm running it with the stock carrier, not the TF adjustable one, and 315/75/16 Duratracs. I'll get the TF carrier when my stock one looks to be about ready to go. I didn't have a single problem installing it and it is super strong and not one rattle

Also, my hinges were bare metal underneath too. So they must definitely paint it assembled
I also asked them about the carrier vs OEM and got no response. Do I need a carrier for a 33" duratrac on a 15" wheel? what benefit is there to running their carrier? Also, where is the weight now going instead of the tailgate? In order for me to truly replace a rear bumper with this thing, I'd like to be able to carry stuff on it like you could on an LOD bumper for instance. However, can this thing hold a tire, 2 5 gallon jerry cans, and that basket thing full of cargo without damaging the tailgate? The weight has to go somewhere....
09-23-2012 05:16 PM
Rooster454
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
I would buy this thing in a heartbeat over the LOD bumper if they had accessory attachments like jerry can holders, top cargo rack, etc. I emailed teraflex to see if something like this would work and got no response.

HighRock 4x4™ Tailgate Rack Bracket with Universal Rack Tray for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
I know those are in the works right now. I ordered my TF carrier back in may and they told me then "by the end of the summer". So they may be out now. I haven't kept up with it, but you should call and ask, they're very helpful.

Attachment 162940
If you look closely you can see the extra holes on the exterior of the frame. They're all threaded and that's where you can mount, hi-lift, gerry cans, etc with their new brackets

I can also attest to how awesome it is and I'm running it with the stock carrier, not the TF adjustable one, and 315/75/16 Duratracs. I'll get the TF carrier when my stock one looks to be about ready to go. I didn't have a single problem installing it and it is super strong and not one rattle

Also, my hinges were bare metal underneath too. So they must definitely paint it assembled
09-23-2012 04:33 PM
NFRs2000NYC I would buy this thing in a heartbeat over the LOD bumper if they had accessory attachments like jerry can holders, top cargo rack, etc. I emailed teraflex to see if something like this would work and got no response.

HighRock 4x4™ Tailgate Rack Bracket with Universal Rack Tray for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
09-23-2012 03:12 PM
chris.george Papa Smurf has been running this with 37" tires I believe.
09-22-2012 03:32 PM
Vin
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
Can you mount the tire as low as OEM or lower? Would be great if I could drop the tire down a bit more more rear visibility and added parking protection. I have a 33" btw.
Yes, if you look at this picture you will see two rows of holes. The top set have the lugs in place and corespond to a 37 inch tire. The next set down is for 35s. The next set is 33s, and finally the bottom is for the OEM setting.



The holes on the outer edges are for the third brake light mount.
09-22-2012 02:56 PM
NFRs2000NYC Can you mount the tire as low as OEM or lower? Would be great if I could drop the tire down a bit more more rear visibility and added parking protection. I have a 33" btw.
09-22-2012 01:55 PM
smaxberry
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Originally Posted by Vin
If you are only going with 33s, then you an still use the stock carier with the hinges and save some weight/money. The TF Carrier steel and just as if not heavier than the Hinge section.

As far as price, I figured the RR swingaway carrier is somewhere around 400-500, and eventually it will rattle like my Mopar. The TF is 700, but more convient. I think the AEV one is also in the $700 ballpark, so as far as tire carriers, it's pricey, but not over the top.
Thanks for the write up and pics. This just got promoted to my 'need' list.
09-22-2012 12:11 PM
Vin
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Originally Posted by 93TilInfinity View Post
Looks great! Question - did the TF piece that actually holds the tire bring it closer to the tailgate that the stock one would?
The center section that is pictured in the 5th pic slides in and out. Currently I have it very tight to the back of my rig. It's definitely tighter than the OE carrier. I had to re adjust it so it wouldn't bend the CB antenna into the rig.

Here are some photos I took after I made my adjustments this morning.



I can probably slide a piece of looseleaf paper between the tire and the side of the carrier.



Here's a further away view.

09-22-2012 11:31 AM
93TilInfinity Looks great! Question - did the TF piece that actually holds the tire bring it closer to the tailgate that the stock one would?
09-22-2012 09:52 AM
ryanJKunlimited2012
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Originally Posted by Vin View Post
Don't forget the regular door hinges. I'm gonna guess he same with the hood hinges.
I can confirm it is true for the hood hinges

Qtec has small rattle cans of touch up and bottles with brushes. Good to have in the garage.
09-22-2012 09:43 AM
Vin If you are only going with 33s, then you an still use the stock carier with the hinges and save some weight/money. The TF Carrier steel and just as if not heavier than the Hinge section.

As far as price, I figured the RR swingaway carrier is somewhere around 400-500, and eventually it will rattle like my Mopar. The TF is 700, but more convient. I think the AEV one is also in the $700 ballpark, so as far as tire carriers, it's pricey, but not over the top.
09-22-2012 08:58 AM
JKatfish At first, I thot the TF was too pricey and not a good idea, but now, I'm really impressed with how well they work, tho maybe still pricey. Post pics with the RR Pods too. That should be a really weight effective set up for the rear....Great work!!! May copy you, since I plan on going to 33's only.
09-21-2012 11:32 PM
Vin
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Originally Posted by chris.george View Post
Nice! Quiet?
Yes, it's very solid.
09-21-2012 11:31 PM
Vin
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Originally Posted by SilverSport View Post
PFS!

Question. If you remove the bolts for the door and hood hinges and the paint chips off the bolts do the heads rust?
I bought my half doors after the fact, so they came unassembled. I had them painted with the hinges separate, then assembled them. For the bolts, I just used touch up paint. No issues. With these bolts, the paint seems to be intact.
09-21-2012 08:09 PM
chris.george Nice! Quiet?
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