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Brian V 02-24-2008 07:44 PM

Rear tire Carrier
 
So I finally convinced my gf to buy me a tire carrier for my b-day... (After I told her i'd buy her a i-phone for hers). She knows she's gonna spend around $400. Just wondering which ones you guys run and how you like them. I need something that can hold a 33" tire and some other stuff like gas cans and sh*t. Post some pics if ya got'em Thanks!

Scoob 02-24-2008 08:10 PM

I have the Jeeperman and love it but you cant get it anymore. The Rockhard is an almost iddentical twin to it. If I had to get another rear swing away tomorrow it would be the Rockhard.
Mine
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3.../MTZ/MTMTT.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ep/Tuttle9.jpg

The RockHard with all its extra stuff mounted.
http://www.rockhard4x4parts.com/imag...EAR/066_66.jpg

http://www.rockhard4x4parts.com/rearbumper.html

AzTJ 02-24-2008 10:09 PM

I'm gonna end up getting one from 4WheelerSupply in Phoenix. :D
http://www.4wheelers.com/4wsproducts/carrier.html

Brian V 02-24-2008 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Scoob (Post 197824)
I have the Jeeperman and love it but you cant get it anymore. The Rockhard is an almost iddentical twin to it. If I had to get another rear swing away tomorrow it would be the Rockhard.


http://www.rockhard4x4parts.com/rearbumper.html

DAMN!!! $700:eek: She'll have like $400 to spend...

Triple88a 02-24-2008 10:44 PM

you can give her the 300 for her Iphone so she can get you the bumper. Problem solved :D

Brian V 02-24-2008 10:45 PM

^^???????

Triple88a 02-24-2008 10:49 PM

I'm sorry it was a joke since you said she will only have 400 to spend... :)

Brian V 02-24-2008 10:51 PM

^You must not have a girlfriend....

Triple88a 02-24-2008 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Brian V (Post 197975)
^You must not have a girlfriend....

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...b37944e95e.jpg
thats her in there, this pic was taken this mourning but i know what you mean.

anyhow what front bumper do you have? I'd assume you'd like something to match the front. If you have stock, what front are you planning on getting?

Brian V 02-24-2008 11:04 PM

^ IDK yet? Im flipping through a 4wd mag as we speak.... She's gonna spend around $400 on me. But now that I see how expensive these things are I might opt for something else???

wtrubi03 02-24-2008 11:06 PM

there are a ton of plans out there to make home made bumpers/tire carriers if you can weld or know someone who can that would be your cheapest route I'm getting mine made as we speak it will end up looking very similar to the rockhard but only running me a grand total of about $170.

Brian V 02-24-2008 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by wtrubi03 (Post 197984)
there are a ton of plans out there to make home made bumpers/tire carriers if you can weld or know someone who can that would be your cheapest route I'm getting mine made as we speak it will end up looking very similar to the rockhard but only running me a grand total of about $170.

Im actually enrolled in a welding class right now. Where are these plans you speak of??? I'd like to see some pics of some homemade stuff.

Triple88a 02-24-2008 11:12 PM

This one is the one that goes with my bumper from the pic above

http://www.quadratec.com/products/12052_40X_PG.htm

here is a cheaper one.. 300 bucks

http://www.quadratec.com/products/12202_32.htm

on a side note MAKE SURE the tire carrier comes with a bumper as many do not.


another one..

http://www.quadratec.com/products/12052_901.htm

Unlimited 02-24-2008 11:13 PM

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I just installed a ORF carrier last weekend. Paid $470 shipped from e-bay. Here's another one: OR-FAB-SWING-AWAY-TIRE-CAN-CARRIER-FOR-97-06-TJ

It took me all day to install it but I really like it! It's the same on Jerry Bransford runs. I plan on replacing one of the cans with a storage box and adding a light to it. I'm also in the process of fabracating a bracket for the license plate and 3rd stop light that will mount in the center of the tire.

Here's som pics:

Brian V 02-24-2008 11:18 PM

^That looks a little intense. Im not that much of a hardcore off roader

Scoob 02-24-2008 11:20 PM

You can spend the money one time or buy several cheapies and replace them because they wore out and rattle all the time. The choice is yours, many times its cheaper to just do it right the first time.

Unlimited 02-24-2008 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Brian V (Post 197992)
^That looks a little intense. Im not that much of a hardcore off roader

.....yet.

Like Scoob says, cheaper to do it right the first time. The OR Fab is the first one I've seen that does not rattle. I'm sure you can find a high end one that doesn't rattle too much, but you'll pay a bunch for it.

Triple88a 02-24-2008 11:23 PM

How strong are the ones that mount to the body?

Brian V 02-24-2008 11:24 PM

Unlimited--- LOL I wish........ There's just nowhere to wheel around here. Im smack between Chicago and Milwaukee on lake Michigan.

Unlimited 02-24-2008 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 197998)
How strong are the ones that mount to the body?

The OR Fab doesn't mount to the body. It mounts thru the body to heavy duty plates that mount to the roll bar brackets. It was quite a bit of work to install the thing and I'm betting that it is every bit as strong as the single pivot, bumper mount ones, if not more.

Triple88a 02-24-2008 11:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Brian V (Post 197999)
Unlimited--- LOL I wish........ There's just nowhere to wheel around here. Im smack between Chicago and Milwaukee on lake Michigan.

Well hello man, i'm by ohare :D

Over the summer i'll see if i can organize a meet at the badlands park but we'll see whats gonna happen.

Brian V 02-24-2008 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 198001)
Well hello man, i'm by ohare :D

Yeah, im in Kenosha, Wi...

Unlimited 02-24-2008 11:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Brian V (Post 197999)
Unlimited--- LOL I wish........ There's just nowhere to wheel around here. Im smack between Chicago and Milwaukee on lake Michigan.

Someday, it's a big country..... I'd hate to have my spare fall off on the highway while I was driving to a great wheelin' spot!

Brian V 02-25-2008 12:04 AM

I think i kinda like the WARN rock crawler bumper with carrier. I might go that route

Brian V 02-25-2008 12:14 AM

And what the hell is the difference between SRC and RRC bumpers???

Triple88a 02-25-2008 12:16 AM

I hear no difference as i asked the same question. I dont know about RRC but my SRC came with D ring holes.

In my instructions it talks about the D rings that i never received. When i emailed the place i got my bumper from about them, at first they were like i dont see any dring mounts.. then i showed them what i got (pic) and they never responded.

RRC seems to be a bit more expensive.

Brian V 02-25-2008 07:19 AM

Pretty weird? Im looking at them like wtf, they look the same and one is like $70 more???

Brian V 02-25-2008 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 198001)
Well hello man, i'm by ohare :D

Over the summer i'll see if i can organize a meet at the badlands park but we'll see whats gonna happen.

I'd most def be down with that. I got a few people up here that would be down with a trip to badlands...

DUCKIT 02-26-2008 12:18 AM

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I have the All J products / Boulder bars .com
Rubicon Rack / Basket, Rear bumper with the swing away rear tire mount and
HiLift brackets
This set up does not move, rattle or squeak with a 35" tire :D

Triple88a 02-26-2008 12:36 AM

HOW DO YOU SEE OUT THE BACK WINDOW?


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