|07-03-2013 10:59 AM|
|sjbohman||I have both pieces and its really stout....Like some have said, that tire adjustment is really important...needs to be sucked up tight against that rubber bumper...(PITA) but talk about solid....I'm more nutz about the 3rd brake light going through the wheel....|
|06-28-2013 07:54 AM|
|Lynskey||I had the factory 18" Saraha 7-spokers and Duellers for stock wheels. Even those I think weighed 74 lbs - way over the 50lb limit. So when going to my new wheelset that weighs right about 82 lbs, I wanted the carrier. Plus with the 4.5" BS on the wheels it stuck way out with the stock carrier. Now I have zero worries.|
|06-28-2013 01:22 AM|
Aw, thats unnecessarily harsh.. Its ok for the wranger to be under engineered because we are all going to rip them apart and fix them. They know it.
No point in designing it awesome, we are going to break it down like so many legos and do it right.
Wrangler is just a truck you buy the kit for, where it goes, thats completely personal.. They give you a solid frame to bolt crap to... They give you a mini-van engine. You do the rest.
|06-28-2013 12:54 AM|
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|06-28-2013 12:08 AM|
This is what I run and love the TF hinge but the stock spare mount has me nervious. it feels like it is made of pot metal. My wheel and tire are 82lbs. I did just get back from doing about 500 trail miles in moab and it was still on when on got home lol.
|06-27-2013 11:05 PM|
I don't doubt they said that - but at the same time I don't doubt even for a moment that the discussion I was reading was a genuine bonafide response from the guy who designed the thing.
I have a Dick Cepek FCII 35 inch tire on a 16x8 procomp alloy hanging back there on the Teraflex HD hinge and the stock carrier. No lie, I haven't weighed the stock rim/tire or the aftermarket... But here is whats going on at the back of my jeep...
Its just fine.
And that leads me to believe that the engineer in the QA was speaking straight. And I would never expect some pinhead in a call center to know more than the guy who designed the part.
|06-27-2013 08:59 PM|
|06-27-2013 06:29 PM|
I've had my HD hinge and adjustable carrier for a few months now. Love the setup. The only concern I had was having the steel hinge rust. I've seen pics of a few rusting from road salt. That concerns me since I live in the rust belt , where the roads sly is applied LIBERALLY in the winter.
I painted the mounting portion of the hinge with black rustoleum as insurance.
|06-27-2013 06:11 PM|
|06-27-2013 12:21 PM|
yea I rest my case look at the most recent postings. If in fact he was engineer for jeep maybe he got tired of all the experts telling him how to do things lol.
|06-27-2013 09:48 AM|
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|06-26-2013 11:07 PM|
|kurtz265||I've wheeled with mine pretty hard and have nothing but great things to say. Would it the same if I started over again. Buy this mod with confidence- it will serve you well|
|06-26-2013 09:56 PM|
Boy, this is not a cheap hobby. $500 to hold the 5th tire on the more than likely >$1500 35" tire set you just bought. Ouch!
I may have to get my lift and go roller skate for awhile...
|06-26-2013 09:19 PM|
I believe he mention in the post that number being something like 95 pounds with the safe full time value being around 65 pounds. And that the likely damage from exceeding that would be to the tailgate, not the actual carrier. And this is why the stock carrier works ok with the Teraflex HD hinge for 35's.
No matter how you read it though, it is pretty funny that it's total stock limit is so low considering tires are about the first thing most jeep owners will step up.
|06-26-2013 05:12 PM|
yes you read it right the stock tire carrier is underrated for the STOCK rubi spare (70LBS ish)
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|06-26-2013 12:21 PM|
|Kennyksu||I just took my 35 off the stock carrier, moving to this setup. It was on there for about a year with a few trail trips and the carrier was still intact, but I felt it was just a matter of time.|
|06-26-2013 09:38 AM|
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|06-25-2013 09:36 PM|
I love mine. One of the best mods you can do if you don't want a bumper/carrier combo.
Think of it this way. If you have both the Hinge and the Carrier, imagine installing just the hinge and carrier - with NO TAILGATE. Just 2 bolts holding the carrier onto the hinge. That alone would support the wheel. Now add the tailgate to the hinge and you can see what TF is getting at. The Hinge carries the load. The tailgate is now just affixed to the hinge.
The carrier is stout. The hinge is stout x 10. Together they eliminate any concern for the tailgate. Then you adjust the slider to snug up the wheel right up onto the hinge. The 3 studs that mount on the carrier are no joke either. Solid combo.
|06-25-2013 09:14 PM|
I've got a quote from one company for $600 shipped. And 2 others wanting to price match.
If it comes down to it, I'd rather work with the company that gave me the best quote to begin with if no one else will go lower.
|06-25-2013 09:10 PM|
|AverageJK||I think you are safe with $650 shipped, seems to be the standard price lately.|
|06-25-2013 06:31 PM|
Planning to buy. Just working on finding best deal. People keep offering to price match but no one wants to step up and give me the lowest price period. LOL
|06-25-2013 06:26 PM|
|TeraFlex||43Lbs for the whole kit.|
|06-25-2013 05:47 PM|
Sorta off-topic but since we're all here....
How much does this thing weigh? It's aluminum so I assume its pretty light?
|06-25-2013 05:45 PM|
|KurtVW||I installed my hd carrier back in February. No issues, no concerns. I have little doubt that it is the sturdiest part of my jeep!|
|06-25-2013 05:26 PM|
Maybe this is just semantics, but so everyone is speaking the same language, I think of the individual kits as follows:
1. HD Hinged Carrier
2. Adjustable Tire Mounting Kit
Put them together, and you have the HD Hinged Carrier and Adjustable Tire Mounting Kit. These links are from Q-tec because they're easier to link to, but they are basically the same as Teraflex's descriptions.
It's the Hinged Carrier that spreads the load, the Adjustable Tire Mounting kit adjusts the height and how close the spare sits against the tailgate. The stock tire mount can be used with the Hinged Carrier, but with the caveats that the stock mount is probably not as strong as Teraflex's and can't be raised or adjusted closer to the tailgate.
I agree the description of the Adjustable Tire Mounting kit is misleading as it looks like a copy and paste from the HD Hinged Carrier kit.
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