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Owen_TJ 08-22-2013 12:02 AM

Tire carrier question
Hey everyone...been searching to find some specs to answer my question but am having a hard time.

I'm looking for a tire carrier that is of course solid quality and won't rattle but I'm really looking for a carrier that holds the tire as close to the gate as possible.

I've got 35's and with my trektop nx, most carriers really look like they're holding the tire pretty far out from the gate.

Any help is much appreciated...


Neal5280 08-22-2013 12:39 AM

Hey Owen- Check this out there are good reviews and seems like a decent price... I am hoping to order next week.

Jeep CJ YJ TJ Rock Crawler Bumper Spare Tire Carrier | eBay

jscherb 08-22-2013 06:06 AM

The Gr8Tops Exogate holds the tire closer to the gate than pretty much any other heavy duty carrier out there (TJ/LJ Exogate™ Tailgate Kit)

Owen_TJ 08-22-2013 09:35 AM

The only downfall with the exogate is I'll be running a drop down tailgate conversion so that won't work for me...

jmcc75 08-22-2013 01:17 PM

how about the Or Fab tire carrier?

OpieDP 08-22-2013 02:04 PM

the OR Fab carrier that holds Jerry Cans still holds the tire pretty far out, the one without jerry cans looks pretty tight in from what I have seen.

Owen_TJ 08-22-2013 02:50 PM

I'll be back to work in about 10 minutes and will check it out...thanks for the suggestions! Keep em comin if ya got em :)

UnlimitedLJ04 08-22-2013 03:02 PM

running a Bestop tire carrier. works great, but the provided bolts suck monkey balls. plan on replacing everything included with grade 8 from your local hardware store. also, getting it correctly setup during install can be challenging, so make sure you take your time and use common sense.

5spdftw 08-22-2013 03:08 PM

The Rockhard carrier & bumper is solid, holds a 35 no problem, and doesn't rattle. I have a highlift in between the tire and the tailgate though so it's not as close as some other options.

gsellars 08-26-2013 09:53 PM

checked out metalcloaks new rear bumper/tire carrier?

Sccafire 08-26-2013 09:57 PM


Originally Posted by gsellars (Post 4124189)
checked out metalcloaks new rear bumper/tire carrier?

I've seen it in person. Great set up!

gsellars 08-26-2013 10:18 PM


Originally Posted by Sccafire (Post 4124205)

I've seen it in person. Great set up!

Looks like it is!

Dusty Rhodes 08-26-2013 10:27 PM

$1,500 + $200 shipping = $1,700. :thumb:

Owen_TJ 08-26-2013 11:49 PM


Originally Posted by Dusty Rhodes (Post 4124306)
$1,500 + $200 shipping = $1,700. :thumb:

Wow...seems wildly overpriced lol

Definitely leaning toward the or-fab carrier...hoping to pick one up this week

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