|11-19-2010 08:17 AM|
#1 you do not need to drop the gas tank to install the bumper. All you need to do is be careful when you drill the holes. I held a small sheet of steel between the tank and bumper when drilling as an added precaution.
#2 He offers several dif styles of rear bumpers and you do have the option of telling him exactly what you want. I do not like the screw down type so I went with the lever system as seen in my pics above.
|11-15-2010 12:42 PM|
I've got a "loaded" Dirtworx rear bumper/swing-out tire & gas can carrier on my '06 LJ and I did not have to drop the gas tank. In fact Robert assured me I would not have to prior to my purchase. Of course, with the gas mileage I get, I'm not sure i'd even notice four extra 7/16" holes in my gas tank
The spare is noticeably higher than stock. I doubt you'd need or want it any higher.
I keep two fully loaded NATO cans on mine and it has taken some VERY hard hits on trails with NO damage other than to the bedliner finish.
|11-15-2010 01:53 AM|
|monkeee2002||I was able to stop it from coming loose with a simple starwasher. You could always shoot him an email, and see if he can make one with a different latch setup.|
|11-15-2010 01:35 AM|
|Hawaii 5-0||I really like this carrier but the issue with the screw down latch coming loose may be a deal breaker for me. I am torn between this one and the one Tuff Designs makes.|
|11-11-2010 06:56 PM|
|11-11-2010 04:26 PM|
|11-11-2010 02:10 PM|
Upon further examination, yes, you do need to drop the tank to add the additional 2 bolts on each side.
On a side note, I do have a different swing-out than shown above. I have this one:
|11-10-2010 08:57 PM|
Dirtworx uses the same 3 OEM mounting points, plus 2 more a few inches in-board of the stock ones. I have yet to crawl underneath and check clearance on the two inboard holes. I mounted my Dirtworx using only the OEM bumper mounting points, I decided to let the mud mark the holes for me, so I don't mark them wrong. I'll be addressing this tomorrow, so I'll post up again when I'm done.
Here's a pic of the mounting points I'm talking about:
|11-10-2010 07:16 PM|
|Hawaii 5-0||Do you need to drop the gas tank to install the Dirt Worx tire carriers?|
|04-16-2010 03:42 AM|
I'm guessing the tyres in the tub might restrict your view out the rear as well.
But hey, it's good to have spares.
|04-15-2010 09:23 PM|
Here is the 33x12.5
A few inches higher and you will loose alot of your view out the rear
|04-15-2010 09:20 PM|
|cru9||I have 33/12.50/15 but I am thinking I might want the tire alittle higher|
|04-15-2010 09:16 PM|
|Jp90Talon||Its a 32x11.5x15 but I now have 33x12.5x15's on it|
|04-15-2010 08:59 PM|
|cru9||What size tire is that?|
|04-15-2010 08:51 PM|
|04-15-2010 08:12 PM|
|AzTJ||Check the thread creator's profile. There is a picture.|
|04-15-2010 08:05 PM|
|cru9||Trying to find a picture with a tire mounted on a jeep|
|04-15-2010 08:00 PM|
|04-15-2010 07:46 PM|
Rear Bumper tire carrier
Does anybody have THE DIRT WORX rear bumper and tire carrier that can post some pictures on the tire placement on the carrier. I want to see if i want mmine made to sit alittle higher.