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OkcWrangler 06-23-2012 10:22 PM

Best over-sized tire carrier?
 
Which over sized tire carrier do you think is the best option and why? I am about to order one but cannot figure which to order. Thank you :thumb:

GoPrepared 06-23-2012 10:29 PM

The new Teraflex Hinged Tire Carrier is really nice. It doesn't add a bunch of weight light a rear bumper/tire carrier combo. It keeps the spare tire as close to the rear gate as possible which looks factory and helps with 'departure angle'. It allows for tires up to 37-38". Thats what i've got on order right now. It may not be the 'coolest' mod but i prefer function first. Good luck.

OkcWrangler 06-23-2012 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by GoPrepared (Post 2507788)
The new Teraflex Hinged Tire Carrier is really nice. It doesn't add a bunch of weight light a rear bumper/tire carrier combo. It keeps the spare tire as close to the rear gate as possible which looks factory and helps with 'departure angle'. It allows for tires up to 37-38". Thats what i've got on order right now. It may not be the 'coolest' mod but i prefer function first. Good luck.

Ya, I really like the design and look of the TF carrier, but honestly I just cant bring myself to spend that much on a carrier.

2012gecko 06-24-2012 04:08 PM

I got the Rugged Ridge XHD rear bumper and swing away tire carrier. I really like it but the latch the handle locks into is only mounted with 2 small bolts. Drill all the way through the mount and put longer bolts and nylon lock nuts so it won't rattle.

2012gecko 06-24-2012 04:11 PM

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Here are pics

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Thegame 06-24-2012 04:15 PM

Does anyone like aev tire carrier?

igivup 06-24-2012 07:33 PM

Yep, I love my AEV carrier, along with the fuel caddy. Very well built, no rattles,looks great, and IMO worth thr price tag.
Plus I don't have to change bumpers!

pasteris71 06-24-2012 11:47 PM

Ouch that's almost $700 for the Teraflex carrier. They have the bumper and tire carrier by Smiity Built on eBay right now for $509. Thinking of pulling the trigger on that one.

OkcWrangler 06-25-2012 05:17 AM

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Originally Posted by pasteris71
Ouch that's almost $700 for the Teraflex carrier. They have the bumper and tire carrier by Smiity Built on eBay right now for $509. Thinking of pulling the trigger on that one.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong....but aren't the Smittybilt bumpers on eBay fakes?

willee51 06-25-2012 05:54 AM

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My LoD Full Width Rear bumper with swing-out tire carrier :thumb: Made in AMERICA :D

OkcWrangler 06-25-2012 06:05 AM

Well as much as I would love to get a bumper with a swing away gate, I love the thought of the spare opening with the rear gate. So I would love to hear some reviews on the over sized tire carriers that bolt in where the stock one is. Thank you!

Beastmaster 06-25-2012 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by OkcWrangler (Post 2511435)
Well as much as I would love to get a bumper with a swing away gate, I love the thought of the spare opening with the rear gate. So I would love to hear some reviews on the over sized tire carriers that bolt in where the stock one is. Thank you!

I have the Bestop Highrock and it's not too bad. The main reason I got it was because it opens with the tailgate.

Pros:
  • Opens with the gate.
  • Brackets for Hi-lift jack, CB antenna, fire extinguisher, etc.
  • Comes with LED brake light.
  • Can install trailer hitch and clevis rings.
  • Easy installation.
Cons:
  • It's textured and I would have liked powder coated.
  • No rings to attach trailer safety chains.
  • Had to enlarge the holes to be able to install the clevis rings and trailer hitch.
  • Had to buy longer bumpstops to go between the tailgate and tire.
  • Had to re-adjust the shackle between the carrier and door once or twice to stop a rattle.
Overall, Im happy with it.:thumb:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...4&d=1335666322

rocketdoc 06-25-2012 12:32 PM

Bestop High Rock
 
I have one..installed it myself...4 hours. Very heavy duty, opens with the door yet there is no weight on the door!. Even had a 3rd brake light.

OkcWrangler 06-25-2012 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by rocketdoc
I have one..installed it myself...4 hours. Very heavy duty, opens with the door yet there is no weight on the door!. Even had a 3rd brake light.

Can you use it with the stock bumper or do you have to get the bumper as well?

cavejeep 06-25-2012 12:59 PM

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I've got the AEV tire carrier with AEV bumper, and love the fact that is its integrated with the rear gate. Works great and zero rattles. And someday I'll add the gas caddy. The tower is also handy for mounting rear lights and/or antennas. You can buy just the tire carrier and use it with the factory bumper. It comes with a template to drill a hole in your factory bumper. Good luck, I know these decision are hard. I'm glad the wallet is empty so no more decisions for a while.
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oliver_jeep 06-25-2012 01:11 PM

I love my Ace Setup:
ACE JK Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier

doghound93 06-25-2012 01:18 PM

just my personal preference. i like it because you can open the tail gate without opening anything else and it also has a winch plate.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/12107_302X_PG.htm

Beastmaster 06-25-2012 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by OkcWrangler (Post 2512482)
Can you use it with the stock bumper or do you have to get the bumper as well?

It's a bumper/tire carrier combo.

paychex.308 06-25-2012 03:29 PM

Expedition One Rear Bumper with Smooth Motion Tire Carrier

I like the "open with gate" feature. I do with it had optional fuel can mounts, but hopefully soon.

Hammerwalk 06-25-2012 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Beastmaster (Post 2511753)
I have the Bestop Highrock and it's not too bad. The main reason I got it was because it opens with the tailgate.

Pros:
  • Opens with the gate.
  • Brackets for Hi-lift jack, CB antenna, fire extinguisher, etc.
  • Comes with LED brake light.
  • Can install trailer hitch and clevis rings.
  • Easy installation.
Cons:
  • It's textured and I would have liked powder coated.
  • No rings to attach trailer safety chains.
  • Had to enlarge the holes to be able to install the clevis rings and trailer hitch.
  • Had to buy longer bumpstops to go between the tailgate and tire.
  • Had to re-adjust the shackle between the carrier and door once or twice to stop a rattle.
Overall, Im happy with it.:thumb:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...4&d=1335666322

I have this same setup, except for the TJ. Absolutely love it! As stated above under the cons section, there was some additional adjustments you have to do that are not indicated in the instructions, but overall, its not a big deal at all. I didn't have to buy longer bump stops, i just used some washers on the ones they provided.

Its a little pricey, but very solid.

pasteris71 06-25-2012 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by OkcWrangler

Someone correct me if I'm wrong....but aren't the Smittybilt bumpers on eBay fakes?

Are you serious? Does anybody know if this is true? Not going to buy it if it's a knock off. Thanks for bringing that up!

Punkin Slinger 06-25-2012 09:52 PM

I have the RR XHD and really like it. I also drilled the latch holes all the way through like 2012gecko. I pulled the threads out of the tube the first time that I latched it. I now have 1/4" S.H.C.S. w/nuts & washers and it works great.

I also sprayed LPS 3 on all mating surfaces to help prevent corrosion from salt in the winter. I did the same on the front XHD bumper when I mounted it.

:):):)

Daniel_M 06-26-2012 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by OkcWrangler (Post 2511392)
Someone correct me if I'm wrong....but aren't the Smittybilt bumpers on eBay fakes?

Are you referring to the “E-Auto Grilles” one? I believe they are indentical to the Smitty ones just not carrying the Smittybilt name. Even down to manufactured in the same Chinese factory.

To the OP, I have the OR Fab tire carrier. I love it but requires drilling into the body and doesn’t swing open with the tail gate. I have the Jerry Can holder version to clear my 4 gallons of rotopax cans but they sell a non can holder which will hold snug to the gate and a rotopax version that will clear 2 gallon rotopax cans, therefore be a little closer than mine is.

-Dan

JcrOffroad 06-28-2012 06:28 AM

If you are going to be considering a Bumper/Carrier combo, make sure you have a look at what we offer!

http://www.jcroffroad.com/mm5/graphi...JK-Deluxe8.jpg

JcrOffroad, Inc. JK Wrangler Rear Tire Carrier Bumper - Deluxe

or

http://www.jcroffroad.com/mm5/graphi...-R-DagDlx1.jpg

JcrOffroad, Inc. JK Wrangler Rear Dagger Tire Carrier Bumper - Deluxe

OkcWrangler 06-28-2012 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by JcrOffroad
If you are going to be considering a Bumper/Carrier combo, make sure you have a look at what we offer!

JcrOffroad, Inc. JK Wrangler Rear Tire Carrier Bumper - Deluxe

or

JcrOffroad, Inc. JK Wrangler Rear Dagger Tire Carrier Bumper - Deluxe

I really like those bumpers! What does just the bumper run? Thanks!

OkcWrangler 06-28-2012 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by OkcWrangler

I really like those bumpers! What does just the bumper run? Thanks!

Nevermind, I found it! If I bought a bumper would you waive the shipping?! Haha ;-) great looking bumpers though!

Six 08-20-2012 03:45 PM

For anyone with the ACE rear bumper and carrier, does it allow the rear gate to open all the way? The reason I ask is that I have a CB antenna on my tire carrier currently and if it remains in the same area, the rear glass will not open unless the gate opens the entire way. I have a quick disconnect, but it would be a pain having to remove the antenna everytime I wanted to open the rear glass.

bearman95 08-20-2012 04:51 PM

I like my AEV, nothing but quality materials and workmanship.

WranglerJR83 08-20-2012 04:58 PM

I just ordered the TF Carrier today. If you are running a 35, you don't need all of the extra pieces that take the price to $700. I'm running 35s and have talked with Teraflex and a few other shops that deal with them and they assure me that it will hold a 35 with no problems. I just ordered mine through AllJeep.com for a heck of a deal. Ryan over there really hooked me up. I priced the OR-Fab, the Gen-Right, and the Teraflex and the Teraflex ended up being the best deal. Not to mention, it is a one-step opening system. I don't have to pull pins, move levers, release clips, or anything else. Just grab the door handle and open. That's my .02 man, but you have to do what is right for you.

kerryva 08-20-2012 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by paychex.308 (Post 2512976)
Expedition One Rear Bumper with Smooth Motion Tire Carrier

I like the "open with gate" feature. I do with it had optional fuel can mounts, but hopefully soon.

x2 - I'm ordering mine this weekend :dance:


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