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xwolfmanxx 05-26-2010 10:29 PM

Tire carrier bumper on Ebay... What do ya think?
 
339$ + 150$ shipping ..... No name brand but it looks nice!

Opinions?!:zap:


JEEP CJ YJ & TJ TIRE CARRIER WITH BUMPER NEW: eBay Motors (item 170403673544 end time Jun-04-10 09:53:26 PDT)

doclouie 05-26-2010 10:37 PM

I noticed some of the welds in the picture and they are poor at best. If they are going to show off a poor welding job in trying to sell you something just imagine what the rest of the welds look like.

N39-W120 05-26-2010 10:54 PM

^^^
Agree... A proper weld should look more like:


http://www.bikernet.com/news/images/PhotoID42782.jpg

xwolfmanxx 05-26-2010 10:57 PM

Alright, these are the responses I was looking for... I would have never noticed that!

xwolfmanxx 05-26-2010 10:57 PM

Thanks**

doclouie 05-26-2010 11:20 PM

That is a nice weld. I wish I could weld like that.

CMEvans79 05-27-2010 12:09 AM

It is a nice looking bumper/tire carrier/jerry can carrier ... but I agree with the bad welds ... it looks like a sloppy job...

TJfun 05-27-2010 01:42 AM

I built my tire carrier/bumper for under $150 using 1/4 in. steel. My welds aren't beautiful but It works and I hid most of them with a heavy, rust preventative paint. If you were gonna pay that much as on ebay, you could probably buy a mig welder and the parts you need for the same cost and try doing it yourself. The best part is if you want to change anything, you can grind it off or weld it on to your liking.

Jp90Talon 05-27-2010 05:42 AM

If you do a search on here for " thedirtworx " you should comne up a a few threads on real nice rear tire carrier bumpers.

jgano23 05-27-2010 07:12 AM

i agree with everyone. some of those "welds" are just plain awful. for not much more than that $489 you could get a name brand bumper with a warranty and some kind of company backing.

530ktm 05-27-2010 08:40 AM

I agree. Those welds look horrible.

shipjim 05-27-2010 10:15 AM

I just attended a 4wheel parts show in Houston this type carrier is available from lots of vendors. check out 4wheelparts.com to look. jj

Jerry Bransford 05-27-2010 10:42 AM

A tire carrier that actualy holds up more than a year or two is hard to design and manufacture, especially bumper mounted carriers. I'd be very wary of any inexpensive spare tire carrier. And personally, I've never seen a bumper mounted spare tire carrier that was ever tempting to buy.

I went with an Off-Road Fabricators spare tire carrier that mounts through the tub to rollbar base mounted mounting bases nearly ten years ago that was on my stolen TJ. I just got the final parts to mount the same type of carrier on my replacement TJ. This style carrier holds the spare tire at three points when closed and two points when open. A bumper mounted carrier only holds the spare tire at two points when closed and one point when open. :)

G-Pur 05-27-2010 12:02 PM

Yeah, but what if that one point was wicked awesome?

Jerry Bransford 05-27-2010 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by G-Pur (Post 636098)
Yeah, but what if that one point was wicked awesome?

A single point of support with that much weight and leverage against it is inherently not going to be as reliable long-term wise as one with two or more adequate supports. A "wicked awesome" support is the minimum required for a single point of support when faced with that much weight & leverage against it.

03 RUBI 05-27-2010 05:04 PM

I don't completly disagree with Jerry that stronger is better, but a swing out tire carrier isn't in the open position that often or for that long.

cru9 05-27-2010 05:35 PM

The Dirt Worx
He does a great job

Pontiackid87 05-27-2010 05:39 PM

I look into what brand mine it. Its an expensive bumber from what i understand but very well put together. ill findout what it is for you.

alstjruby03 05-28-2010 09:28 AM

i bought a bumper off ebay and it was a piece of junk.fell off going 50 mph on a paved logging road. those brackets need to be strong. that was quiet a ride.


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