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biggreentj 09-15-2008 06:02 PM

Rear Tire Carrier Bumpers
 
i would like to change out my bumper so i can hold a bigger tire on the back does anyone have any recommendations i went with nates 4x4 when i was building my other jeep wont go back to him again for many reasons and some of these other bumpers i see are quite expensive

p-rev 09-15-2008 06:07 PM

rock hard 4x4

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/k...l/IMG_0369.jpg

biggreentj 09-15-2008 06:14 PM

that ones pretty nice for some reason there are quite a few that done have d rings ( nice rig btw) has anyone heard anything on the LoD bumpers?

h8nagn 09-15-2008 07:22 PM

This will be my next purchase, great looking rear bumper with the tire carrier IMO.

Rugged Ridge RRC Rear Bumper with Hitch and Swingout Tire Carrier for 87-06 Jeep Wrangler YJ & TJ - Quadratec

p-rev 09-15-2008 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by h8nagn (Post 264511)
This will be my next purchase, great looking rear bumper with the tire carrier IMO.

Rugged Ridge RRC Rear Bumper with Hitch and Swingout Tire Carrier for 87-06 Jeep Wrangler YJ & TJ - Quadratec

i wouldn't recommend the rrc one. i had it on my cj7 and it was very unstable and noisy.

biggreentj 09-15-2008 08:15 PM

yeah that bumper is the same one i have now minus the tire carrier it seems to take away ground clearence on the bottom, it goes past the fuel tank which i really dont like. i guess its good if you get rear ended or something

tazmann910 09-15-2008 08:47 PM

I run that bumper / tire carrier on my TJ and love it. I have beat the crap out of it and it has protected the gas tank because of the way it is designed.

I am very happy with it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by h8nagn (Post 264511)
This will be my next purchase, great looking rear bumper with the tire carrier IMO.

Rugged Ridge RRC Rear Bumper with Hitch and Swingout Tire Carrier for 87-06 Jeep Wrangler YJ & TJ - Quadratec


biggreentj 09-15-2008 09:39 PM

hmm maybe something to thing about, do you get hung up on it or anything?

booger 09-16-2008 09:59 AM

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i'll x2 the Rock Hard bumper

Jerry Bransford 09-16-2008 11:05 AM

Check out the Off-Road Fabricators tire carrier which doesn't use or even attach to the bumper so you can keep your present bumper if you like. Instead of depending on the bumper for support, the ORF carrier supports everything via hidden internal brackets that bolt to the rear rollbar bases. You're not going to get a stronger mounting point than the rollbar bases. Mine is about 7 years old now and even though it has been carrying two full jerry cans (optionally) and a 35" spare tire that entire time, it is still sag-free and rattle-free. I've yet to see a bumper mounted spare tire carrier I liked as well as the very creative design ORF came up with. I think there might be a pic or two on my website (link below) that show mine. :)

O-R FAB, off road fabrications

flowrida 09-16-2008 11:31 AM

that sucker is expensive!!!!!!!

Jerry Bransford 09-16-2008 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by flowrida (Post 264661)
that sucker is expensive!!!!!!!

You must have seen the MSRP on the website but if you shop around, they're available for under $500. Someone showed me a link a few weeks ago on a 4x4 dealer website where it was $470 or so.

Jerry Bransford 09-16-2008 01:47 PM

Here's an eBay link for the ORF carrier for even less, $430! eBay Motors: #86201 NEW OR-FAB 97-06 JEEP TJ SWING AWAY TIRE CARRIER (item 120304591533 end time Oct-11-08 15:06:40 PDT)

Unlimited 09-16-2008 03:02 PM

x2 on the ORF. I bought mine based on Jerry's recommendation and have been very happy with it. I got it off e-bay (from the people listed in the link in jerry's post.) Shipping was very quick and they do an exceptional job of packing it.

mattamd_xp 09-16-2008 03:16 PM

Just hurry up and pick one so I can get the one you have now!

j/k wait til you get one you like

biggreentj 09-16-2008 03:37 PM

Classic Rock Crawler Rear/Tire Carrier Bumper with D-rings by Smittybilt and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware
what do you guys think about this has free shipping as well

BlaknBlu 09-17-2008 03:05 PM

I have had my eye on the smittybuilt one also. I may have to jump on it now that there is no shipping. :cool:

Jerry Bransford 09-17-2008 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by BlaknBlu (Post 265067)
I have had my eye on the smittybuilt one also. I may have to jump on it now that there is no shipping. :cool:

I'm a little wary of Smittybilt now, it seems that many of their formerly US made products are now imported from China.


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