|11-04-2013 06:02 PM|
I also have one of these and there are 0 rattles.
The fit was perfect as well. He really does a great job with these.
|11-04-2013 12:45 PM|
|PStov98TJ||Sorry it took so long but here's the thread. Lots of pictures in there. And I can vouch that I hear no rattles when going down the road. And, if anyone is worries, that the latch system is very strong. I can't even pull the swing out away from the tailgate when the latch is engaged. And it hasn't come lose on the trail.|
|10-31-2013 11:08 AM|
Really nice right up. I like what you did with the lift mount. And it is good to see that he does custom work. His website has like 2 options...
And can you vouch for the no rattle? That is one thing that really annoys be about my current carrier.
|10-03-2013 02:02 PM|
|cbking||I have one. It is a great quality product.|
|10-03-2013 01:55 PM|
Mine is on a 97 tj. It's 4" from tailgate to tire. 2" from tailgate to carrier. Tire is 35x12.50 rim has 4" b/s. Hope this helps.
|10-03-2013 02:21 AM|
Could you please post a picture of how close the tire is to the tailgate???
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|gp90||I got mine last June and put it on my '90. Bought a tj and it bolted right up without any issues and still no rattles. What is even better is when you call you talk to Robert, not a Daggum computer and it's made right here in the good ol' USA|
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|Greenliftedtj97||Dirtworx & GroundPounder do stand up work, quick! They produce some quality work|
|05-16-2013 01:20 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||Very nice review with great photos. Dirtworx is somewhat local to me (in Corona Calif.) so I stopped by his home to pick up a rear bumper a couple years ago. He makes them in his home garage where he has a pretty cool manufacturing process. His quality is very good, I'd use his stuff anytime.|
|05-16-2013 01:16 PM|
Sorry, these pictures didn't attach correctly.
And this is with the carrier fully open showing the hi-lift not touching the body:
|05-16-2013 11:47 AM|
Just for anyone else reading this I forgot to add one pointer.
When you install it, put the carrier in the bumper with some grease already applied before you install it and install it all in one piece. I didn't and had to bend my taillight pretty good. Didn't break it because I took the lens off but the carrier just barely didn't fit over the spindle well. And this is in no way a design flaw or reflection on the fitment of Robert's work. The bumper lined up flawlessly. It was really just a "I got too excited and didn't use my brain" moment.
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|05-15-2013 10:02 PM|
Thanks! Sounds like if I order one, I want the frame tie-ins.
|05-15-2013 09:46 PM|
|Huelsmma||Haha woops. Quality product from all my research|
|05-15-2013 09:42 PM|
|viperx6x9x||just tried the link and no worky. Found it though, it's actually thedirtworx.com .|
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|Cons_Table||Where do you order dirtworx from? Is he a ebay vendor? Ive heard of him before, but never actually looked into him.|
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|05-15-2013 09:09 PM|
Looks like he does some clean work. Looks a lot like my Garvin.
Why is the Hi-Lift so exposed and down low though? That thing is going to get rocked pretty good.
|05-15-2013 09:06 PM|
|MIZFAN||Sorry to be stupid, but what are the frame tie-ins?|
|05-15-2013 08:56 PM|
|Huelsmma||Im about to pull the plug on one myself along with his front bumper. Do you know if he can do frame tie ins as well?|
|05-15-2013 08:03 PM|
Dirtworx Tire Carrier Review
Thought I'd do a quick write up on my Dirtworx rear tire carrier, how I painted it, and my results so far with his work.
I got this bumper back in March for about $400 shipped to my front door and it sat at my house for a while until I finished finals last week. His typical carrier with hi-lift mount has the hi-lift mounted at an angle and I wanted something a little different and thought mounting it horizontally looked a little cleaner. So I emailed him and he said it wasn't a problem at all . It comes with everything you'll need including grade 8 hardware and a hold down. The only other thing I would have liked is some frame tie-ins but I'm working on those now. This is how it started out.
Front (side you see):
Rear (side attached to frame):
After some sanding, Rustoleum self-etching primer, and then flat black Rustoleum, here's the final product. Came out pretty well for $30 worth of paint and primer. I can fully open the swing out portion even with the hi-lift attached without hitting the body and no interference at all with the hold down's movement. I did have to flip the top "hook" part of the jack over but that's not a big deal at all (picture of that down below). The hinge is very easy to move and the hold down that he provides is very sturdy and does a good job. There are no rattles coming from the carrier at all and I've driven about 100 miles with it on with the top down. I plan on getting a thick wire of some sort and running it through the spare, the jack, and the little spots for chains by the hitch to at least slow down a theft attempt and also as a back up for the hold down (just in case something jars it open, although I doubt it will). This is a solid carrier and I'd definitely buy it again if I had to do it all over again with zero hesitation. If you have any questions about it let me know. Here are some pictures of it:
Thanks for reading!