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cru9 04-15-2010 06:46 PM

Rear Bumper tire carrier
 
Does anybody have THE DIRT WORX rear bumper and tire carrier that can post some pictures on the tire placement on the carrier. I want to see if i want mmine made to sit alittle higher.

AzTJ 04-15-2010 07:00 PM

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f19/my-...orx-38589.html

cru9 04-15-2010 07:05 PM

Trying to find a picture with a tire mounted on a jeep

AzTJ 04-15-2010 07:12 PM

Check the thread creator's profile. There is a picture.

Jp90Talon 04-15-2010 07:51 PM

As requested

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4.../102_06772.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4.../102_06722.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4.../102_06732.jpg

cru9 04-15-2010 07:59 PM

What size tire is that?

Jp90Talon 04-15-2010 08:16 PM

Its a 32x11.5x15 but I now have 33x12.5x15's on it

cru9 04-15-2010 08:20 PM

I have 33/12.50/15 but I am thinking I might want the tire alittle higher

Jp90Talon 04-15-2010 08:23 PM

Here is the 33x12.5

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...untitled-1.jpg

A few inches higher and you will loose alot of your view out the rear

Wesboy 04-16-2010 02:42 AM

I'm guessing the tyres in the tub might restrict your view out the rear as well.
But hey, it's good to have spares.

Hawaii 5-0 11-10-2010 06:16 PM

Do you need to drop the gas tank to install the Dirt Worx tire carriers?

monkeee2002 11-10-2010 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hawaii 5-0 (Post 869470)
Do you need to drop the gas tank to install the Dirt Worx tire carriers?


Dirtworx uses the same 3 OEM mounting points, plus 2 more a few inches in-board of the stock ones. I have yet to crawl underneath and check clearance on the two inboard holes. I mounted my Dirtworx using only the OEM bumper mounting points, I decided to let the mud mark the holes for me, so I don't mark them wrong. I'll be addressing this tomorrow, so I'll post up again when I'm done.
Here's a pic of the mounting points I'm talking about:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...42-labeled.jpg

monkeee2002 11-11-2010 01:10 PM

Upon further examination, yes, you do need to drop the tank to add the additional 2 bolts on each side. :(
On a side note, I do have a different swing-out than shown above. I have this one:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...n/100_0673.jpg

Hawaii 5-0 11-11-2010 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monkeee2002 (Post 870840)
Upon further examination, yes, you do need to drop the tank to add the additional 2 bolts on each side. :(
On a side note, I do have a different swing-out than shown above. I have this one:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...n/100_0673.jpg

Thanks for the info. That's the same carrier I'm considering.

monkeee2002 11-11-2010 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hawaii 5-0 (Post 871045)
Thanks for the info. That's the same carrier I'm considering.

I just posted up my review of the Dirtworx bumpers here, if you're interested.

Hawaii 5-0 11-15-2010 12:35 AM

I really like this carrier but the issue with the screw down latch coming loose may be a deal breaker for me. I am torn between this one and the one Tuff Designs makes.

monkeee2002 11-15-2010 12:53 AM

I was able to stop it from coming loose with a simple starwasher. You could always shoot him an email, and see if he can make one with a different latch setup.

schultzie 11-15-2010 11:42 AM

I've got a "loaded" Dirtworx rear bumper/swing-out tire & gas can carrier on my '06 LJ and I did not have to drop the gas tank. In fact Robert assured me I would not have to prior to my purchase. Of course, with the gas mileage I get, I'm not sure i'd even notice four extra 7/16" holes in my gas tank :)

The spare is noticeably higher than stock. I doubt you'd need or want it any higher.

I keep two fully loaded NATO cans on mine and it has taken some VERY hard hits on trails with NO damage other than to the bedliner finish.

Jp90Talon 11-19-2010 07:17 AM

#1 you do not need to drop the gas tank to install the bumper. All you need to do is be careful when you drill the holes. I held a small sheet of steel between the tank and bumper when drilling as an added precaution.

#2 He offers several dif styles of rear bumpers and you do have the option of telling him exactly what you want. I do not like the screw down type so I went with the lever system as seen in my pics above.


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