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tj1230 07-30-2008 11:08 AM

Swing Away Spare Tire Carrier
 
I am Looking to get a swing away spare tire carrier/bumper. I see a whole bunch online but can't really tell the quality from the pictures. I am running a 33" tire so.. Nothing to big. What which one are ya'll running and do you have some pics? Thanks guys!:cool:

JEEPNICK 07-30-2008 11:15 AM

rock hard 4x4...

jeeptales 07-30-2008 11:15 AM

You want to see a good one?
 


Contact Nate!

He makes one of the most well made you will find anywhere.

And his prices are a fantastic VALUE. If you want more bang for you buck this is the guy.

Email him tell him Greg with JeepTales.com sent you
!

Scout 07-30-2008 11:30 AM

Garvin Wilderness. I've been really happy with mine. It's a little on the expensive side but has been well worth the money spent. Check out Summit Racing for the best prices (with shipping).

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...t/DSC03763.jpg

36" Spare.

gadawgz71 07-30-2008 07:43 PM

good looking jeep

whiteyj 07-30-2008 07:45 PM

Take a look at OR Fab before you make a choice. Solid set up and it's not bumper dependant.

AzTrailRunner 07-31-2008 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by tj1230 (Post 250581)
I am Looking to get a swing away spare tire carrier/bumper. I see a whole bunch online but can't really tell the quality from the pictures. I am running a 33" tire so.. Nothing to big. What which one are ya'll running and do you have some pics? Thanks guys!:cool:

I went with Warn. You can buy the set up seperately which is easier on the budget like I did. I have a 33 BFG on mine. It seems to be very durable.

Jerry Bransford 07-31-2008 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by whiteyj (Post 250767)
Take a look at OR Fab before you make a choice. Solid set up and it's not bumper dependant.

I agree, it's hard to beat ORF's tire carrier. It doesn't use the bumper at all, it supports the weight via internal brackets bolted to the rollbar bases and it doesn't get much stronger than that. After 7 years of carrying a 35" tire plus two five gallon jerry cans that are usually full, it's still as rattle free and sag free as the day I installed it. :)

Rawkon 07-31-2008 10:41 AM

im running the LOD xtreme its been great and have hit it on rocks several times with no issues.

http://offroadworld.tenmagazines.com...kon/152595.jpg

tj1230 07-31-2008 12:22 PM

Thanks Guys. Ya'll have some great set-ups and gave me alot to think about. I will let ya'll know what I decide.

whiteyj 07-31-2008 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 250930)
I agree, it's hard to beat ORF's tire carrier. It doesn't use the bumper at all, it supports the weight via internal brackets bolted to the rollbar bases and it doesn't get much stronger than that. After 7 years of carrying a 35" tire plus two five gallon jerry cans that are usually full, it's still as rattle free and sag free as the day I installed it. :)

Hell mine (OR FAB) even took a 5 mph hit from behind and all that happened was it pushed the strike pin for the tailgate in 1/4"!

jeepcop1 08-01-2008 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by jeeptales (Post 250585)


Contact Nate!

He makes one of the most well made you will find anywhere.

And his prices are a fantastic VALUE. If you want more bang for you buck this is the guy.

Email him tell him Greg with JeepTales.com sent you
!

I was looking at his site and he said they are not going to do a Gerry Can option on the swing away. Has anyone tried to modify it yet? I've been looking for a new rear swing away and really like this one but want the option of the Gerry can/Hi-LIft mount.

Jerry Bransford 08-01-2008 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by jeepcop1 (Post 251218)
...but want the option of the Gerry can/Hi-LIft mount.

Then look at the ORF recommended several times above. You can even keep your exisiting bumper as it doesn't use or rely on the bumper. :)

jeeptales 08-01-2008 10:19 AM

What I do
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepcop1 (Post 251218)
I was looking at his site and he said they are not going to do a Gerry Can option on the swing away. Has anyone tried to modify it yet? I've been looking for a new rear swing away and really like this one but want the option of the Gerry can/Hi-LIft mount.


One thing; when I wheel where I need extra fuel like Big Bend, TX.

I take my Gerry Cans in the trailer.

I've always been a tad leery of wheeling with additional fuel.

I can't tell you how many times I have been following behind a Jeep with a Gerry Can watching fuel leak out on the trail.

No Biggie... BUT IT KEEPS ME FROM SMOKING MY CIGARS!
:firedevil:

jeepcop1 08-01-2008 01:41 PM

Thanks for the suggestion on the ORF! I must not have been paying attention earlier in the post. As far as the Gerry Can I had a metal one, same leak problem. I have heard that the plastic ones have a better seal on them and don't leak unless you REALLY smack them with something. Just what I've heard though. If anyone has any experience with the plastic ones please let me know! That's the last thing I want to do is be dropping gas all over a trail! I'm not a smoker either but you never know what would happen. I've seen some burnt out rigs before because of fuel line breaks and needless to say don't want the Jeep blowing up on me because my extra petrol hit my exhaust for some reason!:firedevil:

whiteyj 08-01-2008 01:49 PM

The carriers like the OR FAB require the metal cans because they use the bottom lip of the can for the lower support.

jeepcop1 08-01-2008 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whiteyj (Post 251319)
The carriers like the OR FAB require the metal cans because they use the bottom lip of the can for the lower support.

Is there any way you've heard of to modify it to fit the plastic ones? Really trying to stay away from the metal cans!

Jerry Bransford 08-01-2008 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whiteyj (Post 251319)
The carriers like the OR FAB require the metal cans because they use the bottom lip of the can for the lower support.

I run one metal Blitz can and one plastic water can without the lip. All I did was insert the plastic can into a jerry can holder which has the lip on the bottom so it would fit into my ORF. Pretty much any 4x4 shop that carries Blitz jerry cans will have the holder that also has a strap to hold the lipless can securely in the holder.

jeepcop1 08-01-2008 02:47 PM

10-4. Thanks Jerry!


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