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Old 11-04-2014, 04:44 PM
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Teraflex Hinged Carrier

Hi Guys, Im still a newbie and almost get my new 35s and I want to use Teraflex hinge reinforcement but my question is.


Can I run the Hinge with my stock carrier? or also need the teraflex adjustable carrier? Since Teraflex sells this both items separately, I want to know if I need the complete kit or only the hinge.
Hope guys using this product can tell me about it.

My setup will be.

18x10 Moto metal 961 -24 Offset
35x12.50 Trail Grapplers

I want to keep my stock bumper.
What other things ill need beside?

Thanks everyone!!

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Hope Teraflex guys in the forum also can help me.

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Old 11-04-2014, 05:09 PM   #3
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You can use your stock carrier but you will have no way to adjust the tire in to contact the rubber stops. You would need to get longer stops or modify them somehow to keep the tire snug. Whichever tire mount you use, it is important that it can't rattle around. Check out Maximus 3 tire carrier, you can keep your bumper and it moves all the weight off the tailgate and to the tub.


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I've been running the TF hinge with the stock carrier for over a year and no issues. Don't remember where I got them but bought some extended stops and shaved down to size to brace the tire. I think it was Northridge 4x4.
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With a big heavy tire like a trail grappler at 35" I wouldn't trust the stock carrier unless you are strictly a mall crawler. 35's are heavy, Trail Grapplers are extra heavy.
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I can tell you that you that you will need to also get the TF adjustable carrier with the 35/12.5-18 grapplers. Just installed the TF hinge on my buddies jeep with that same tire and it is way too big to fit with stock bumper. That tire is a freaking monster.
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Thanks everyone, does anybody know if with the complete set I also need longer stops?
I really not going to off road much but once a month.
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Check out Maximus 3 tire carrier, you can keep your bumper and it moves all the weight off the tailgate and to the tub.
Love Maximus3 stuff, all of it..

But the Teraflex hinged carrier also "moves all the weight off the tailgate and to the tub"..

Tough choice between the two..
I went with Teraflex because it maintained the 'stock' appearance & beefed up the weak tailgate.
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Love Maximus3 stuff, all of it..

But the Teraflex hinged carrier also "moves all the weight off the tailgate and to the tub"..

Tough choice between the two..
I went with Teraflex because it maintained the 'stock' appearance & beefed up the weak tailgate.
I just made a decision last week on this very issue.
I ended up going with the Maximus 3 Carrier, it included the adjustable tire mount and will work all the way up to 40" tires.
$679 for the carrier and 3rd brake light mount, also includes a place to mount a CB antenna.

What I like about it is that I can expand and add a Hi Lift, Shovel/Axe and fuel cans later if I wish.
Both are good, but I have never read where a Maximus has broken on anyone.

I also had them ship out the Stinger while I was at it, very nice equipment.

Good Luck with your decision
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I just made a decision last week on this very issue. I ended up going with the Maximus 3 Carrier, it included the adjustable tire mount and will work all the way up to 40" tires. $679 for the carrier and 3rd brake light mount, also includes a place to mount a CB antenna. What I like about it is that I can expand and add a Hi Lift, Shovel/Axe and fuel cans later if I wish. Both are good, but I have never read where a Maximus has broken on anyone. I also had them ship out the Stinger while I was at it, very nice equipment. Good Luck with your decision
thank you. I think I'll be running the complete teraflex kit to keep
The oem look. Also here in Mexico I didn't find nobody selling maximums.
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I can tell you that you that you will need to also get the TF adjustable carrier with the 35/12.5-18 grapplers. Just installed the TF hinge on my buddies jeep with that same tire and it is way too big to fit with stock bumper. That tire is a freaking monster.
^THIS.... I had to notch the plastic on the rear bumper to allow my 315 Duratracs to fit with the TF Hinge. I did not buy the adjustable mount and I DID reuse the factory carrier. Mine works fine after I notched the plastic bumper cover. Has been solid for over a year and I "USE" my Jeep a lot off-road.
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I have the TF carrier and have 37" Cooper STT's on it. I've had it almost a year and do NOT have any rubber bump stops. The tire is secured to the hinge extension. I have the original OEM bumper and have no trouble, as you can adjust the tire higher so it doesn't hit the bumper. The carrier will work for a 40" tire if you decide to go that high. BTW my wheels are steel and its a very heavy combination. It took acouple of times to get the adjustment right so nothing rattled and got loose. I am happy with this product.
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I would suggest getting both components.
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I went with the LOD rear bumper and tire carrier. I was going to go with the hinge replacements but want that extra protection of a real bumper in the back instead of a toy bumper.
I will say I do like the Maximus 3, nice features all around and truthfully if you decide to change to a bumper/carrier you should have no problem selling that item. Good Luck.
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I went with the LOD rear bumper and tire carrier. I was going to go with the hinge replacements but want that extra protection of a real bumper in the back instead of a toy bumper. I will say I do like the Maximus 3, nice features all around and truthfully if you decide to change to a bumper/carrier you should have no problem selling that item. Good Luck.
Did you get the ultra lite version? I'm thinking about there front bumper in that model.
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Did you get the ultra lite version? I'm thinking about there front bumper in that model.
I dont believe they make an ultralite version of the rear bumper. I have a Gen 4 linked carrier. It weighs in at 120 lbs. I like real steel.

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2007-2014 Jeep JK Signature Series Door Linked Fullwidth Bumper w/ Generation 4 Tire Carrier*::*Signature Series Rear Bumper w/ Tire Carrier*::*2007-2015 Jeep JK Products*::*Jeep*::*LoD Offroad
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[QUOTE="Captain Ed;14694050"] I dont believe they make an ultralite version of the rear bumper. I have a Gen 4 linked carrier. It weighs in at 120 lbs. I like real steel.

I was referring to the Armor Lite Series. The rear bumper you have is freakin AWESOME! It has a lot of well thought out amenities. Was the install simple or did you have to cut stuff?
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Whoops! Looks like I added to your quote.
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There will be nothing to cut, unbolt and bolt. LOD is an awesome company and a sponsor here. Chris is a very cool guy and will work with you when you say you are a forum member. I would suggest calling him if you are interested in one and no I do not work for LOD but glad I know them now.
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There will be nothing to cut, unbolt and bolt. LOD is an awesome company and a sponsor here. Chris is a very cool guy and will work with you when you say you are a forum member. I would suggest calling him if you are interested in one and no I do not work for LOD but glad I know them now.
Thanks for the contact info. I want there front Armor Lite Bumper 1st.

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