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
i wouldn't recommend the rrc one. i had it on my cj7 and it was very unstable and noisy.
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
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.
Originally Posted by h8nagn
This will be my next purchase, great looking rear bumper with the tire carrier IMO.
hmm maybe something to thing about, do you get hung up on it or anything?
09-16-2008 09:59 AM
i'll x2 the Rock Hard bumper
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. :)
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.
09-16-2008 03:16 PM
Just hurry up and pick one so I can get the one you have now!