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01-09-2009 07:33 PM
Triple88a Jeep Rock Crawling Products
they got tons of cool videos too

Trailgear TJ Bumpers and Armor - Page 2 - JeepForum.com
I know its a link to the jeep forum but i rather not steal their pics
but yes as i guessed is exactly how it goes. The carrier has a smooth loop. The stud thing has a big end on top to hold the carrier in place and it goes through the loop on the carrier and screws into the bumper and does not rotate when you open the carrier. I assume the bumper and the stud make metal to metal contact? I cant see a bushing but i might be wrong.
01-09-2009 07:11 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by AzTJ View Post
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hhmm i gotta look at few more pictures but from those too it seems like the bumper has a big ring and then the stud looking thing screw in through it into the bumper. The threaded part screws into the bumper and does not move.

I'll go search for few more pics.
01-09-2009 07:03 PM
AzTJ But the shaft sticking up out of the bumper for the carrier is a threaded stud, not a smooth shaft. Might have issues with the bearings on something like that.
01-09-2009 06:53 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by AzTJ View Post
Yes a rubber bushing. I'd really like to see the same bumper but with some kind of spindle with bearings.

And yeah, matching my front bumper is why it caught my eye.
hhmm remove the bushing and add roller bearings?

I kinda like that bumper especially for that price. is 230 for both the bumper and the carrier?

Take the bearings apart if u have to and use just the rollers.. but if its for both thats a steal.

01-09-2009 06:30 PM
AzTJ Yes a rubber bushing. I'd really like to see the same bumper but with some kind of spindle with bearings.

And yeah, matching my front bumper is why it caught my eye.
01-09-2009 06:22 PM
Triple88a
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Found some more info on the Trail-Gear tire carrier. It can be found for ~$230. THe only thing I really don't like about it is the hinge it pivots on is just a big bushing.
the bushing being rubber? You can use metal or bronze sleeve since its more durable. Metal on metal shouldnt be a problem unless you never grease that thing and you open your tail gate couple times a day. It looks like a great match for your front bumper.
01-09-2009 05:04 PM
Unlimited
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Originally Posted by AzTJ View Post
I donno if I like the body mounted carrier. How low does the SRC bumper hand in the rear?
I love the body mounted tire carrier!

The SRC bumper hangs about as low as the trail gear one does. The bottom tube is at the same hight as the frame mounted hitch. Neither has ever gotten the way and I've never been hung up on it. It offers some added protection to the gas tank as well. there have been a few times when I've come down hard and the bumper and hitch have taken the hit instead of the tank skid.
01-09-2009 04:29 PM
AzTJ Found some more info on the Trail-Gear tire carrier. It can be found for ~$230. THe only thing I really don't like about it is the hinge it pivots on is just a big bushing.



And I might need a body lift to clear the rear fender.
01-09-2009 03:45 PM
AzTJ I donno if I like the body mounted carrier. How low does the SRC bumper hand in the rear?
01-09-2009 03:19 PM
Unlimited I run the SRC/RRC rear bumper without the hinge pin for the tire carrier. I "customized" it with a sawzall to remove the class 3 receiver and make the frame mounted hitch accessible. I have a rack that goes into the receiver and carries my dirt bike and also, my Unlimited can also tow my boat. I didn't trust the bumper mounted receivers to handle the weight, so I stayed with the frame mounted hitch. The bumper matches the ORF tire carrier really well too.

I'll try to take a better pic this weekend, but this will give you an idea:

01-09-2009 02:53 PM
AzTJ Anyone else? Still looking for ideas!!!
01-08-2009 03:24 PM
distortedtj
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Originally Posted by jecaper View Post
Distorted,

Have you had any issues with the tire carrier latch while driving? I have seen them come loose and the tire swing out when turning corners. For the price, nice bumper though.
Never. It's quite tight and secure. Even i you would want to make it tighter all you have to do is change the spring out to a bigger or stronger one.
01-08-2009 11:40 AM
4point
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Originally Posted by skeeter View Post
What did you use for the hinge?
I cheated............. its H2 tire carrier mounted to a piece of 2x5 square tubing.
01-08-2009 11:38 AM
4point
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Originally Posted by distortedtj View Post
4point....

It does appear my receiver is higher up than yours a little. The receiver on the SRC is flush with the bottom of the bumper and doesn't hang down.

But yep, I've still landed on it.

Here is a little better picture from the smittybilt site ....

Yeah, I mounted my receiver below the bumper. I've threatened to cut it off and relocate it every since I made it.
01-08-2009 11:30 AM
booger Rock Hard FTW!

old pic, but you get the point
01-08-2009 10:57 AM
skeeter
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Originally Posted by 4point View Post
DIY Total cost $125.00

What did you use for the hinge?
01-08-2009 08:16 AM
jecaper Distorted,

Have you had any issues with the tire carrier latch while driving? I have seen them come loose and the tire swing out when turning corners. For the price, nice bumper though.
01-07-2009 11:29 PM
distortedtj 4point....

It does appear my receiver is higher up than yours a little. The receiver on the SRC is flush with the bottom of the bumper and doesn't hang down.

But yep, I've still landed on it.

Here is a little better picture from the smittybilt site ....

01-07-2009 11:28 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by Scout View Post
Do you drag race with that spare tire?
lol to me it appears that he had too much toe out.

If he hasnt fixed it yet, get an alignment before ur new tires start looking like this too.

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Originally Posted by 4point View Post
distorted, you ever hit your D-ring on drop offs? I'm always smacking mine. I think it may be saving my fuel tank from taking the hit.
if u have these i'd be a bit more concerned about smacking em on rocks :P

01-07-2009 11:05 PM
distortedtj
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distorted, you ever hit your D-ring on drop offs? I'm always smacking mine. I think it may be saving my fuel tank from taking the hit.
Yep. Coming off on ledges and drops I've landed/smacked it. Never bent or moved the bumper. It has 4 backing plates...2 for each side of the frame channel, and frame tie-ins.

The bumper did come with crappy china'ish grade 5 bolts, but swapped all the hardware to grade 8 before installing it.
01-07-2009 10:57 PM
4point distorted, you ever hit your D-ring on drop offs? I'm always smacking mine. I think it may be saving my fuel tank from taking the hit.
01-07-2009 10:53 PM
distortedtj SRC with tire carrier/2''receiver. Amazingly it's quite nice and 1/4'' thick lower steel bumper.



01-07-2009 10:50 PM
AzTJ
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Originally Posted by Bigstonz View Post
It's not tube and it has a 2" receiver capable of towing 2k (why not have that?). Less than $200 from JustJeeps in San Diego
True... and now that we don't have any more horses, I won't need to tow hay in from town.

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Do you drag race with that spare tire?
Spare is a spare...
01-07-2009 10:48 PM
Bigstonz It's not tube and it has a 2" receiver capable of towing 2k (why not have that?). Less than $200 from JustJeeps in San Diego
01-07-2009 10:41 PM
4point
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Originally Posted by Scout View Post
Do you drag race with that spare tire?
I have since replaced it with a good tire, that was just a temp.

01-07-2009 10:40 PM
Bigstonz
01-07-2009 10:36 PM
Bigstonz It's not tube and it has a 2" receiver capable of towing 2k (why not have that?). Less than $200 from JustJeeps in San Diego
01-07-2009 10:36 PM
Scout
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Originally Posted by 4point View Post
DIY Total cost $125.00

Do you drag race with that spare tire?
01-07-2009 10:35 PM
Scout
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Originally Posted by AzTJ View Post
Isn't the Garvin carrier like $700? Little too spendy for something I might toss later.
$ 700? No. It was actually twice that when I bought it a few years ago. You can buy the bumper alone and IIRC it's somewhere around the $ 350 - $ 400 range.
01-07-2009 10:17 PM
4point DIY Total cost $125.00

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