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Old 07-07-2015, 01:14 AM
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Need verification on AEV rear bumper and Smitybilt

can anyone verify that the Gen 2 XRC tire carrier will work with the AEV bumper?
Smittybilt 76857 - Smittybilt Gen2 Bolt On Tire Carrier for 07-15 JeepĀ® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

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No way that will work. Only the aev carrier frame will go into the aev bumper without serious modification.

There is no standard for how tire carriers attach the frame to the bumper. The dimensions probably won't even line up.

Besides, the aev frame attaches to the tailgate so it swings out with the door. This carrier seems to not attach that way.

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this carier actually does attach to the tailgate for one handed operation. the reason i ask is i read in another thread that it will work but I want to verify before i buy. i like this carrier because it centers the tire and already has the attachment points for rotopax and hilift. it attaches to the frame rather than the bumper so it appears it may work. the only thing that would need to be modified would be the water tank, thats not a big deal to me.

just wondering is anyone can verify if they have done it or have seen it done.
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this carier actually does attach to the tailgate for one handed operation. the reason i ask is i read in another thread that it will work but I want to verify before i buy. i like this carrier because it centers the tire and already has the attachment points for rotopax and hilift. it attaches to the frame rather than the bumper so it appears it may work. the only thing that would need to be modified would be the water tank, thats not a big deal to me.

just wondering is anyone can verify if they have done it or have seen it done.
Hi Rouxbicon, did you end up working this out, will it fit the AEV rear bar?
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Old 12-23-2015, 10:23 PM
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Hi Rouxbicon, did you end up working this out, will it fit the AEV rear bar?
I havent done anything yet with it do to some other issues I need to sort out first. I did verify with 4wheel parts that they have done some locally and it works perfect. it will be my next mod. Then I need to figure out how to get th maximus stinge to adapt to the AEV fromt bumper
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[QUOTE=Rouxbicon;20136929]this carier actually does attach to the tailgate for one handed operation. the reason i ask is i read in another thread that it will work but I want to verify before i buy. i like this carrier because it centers the tire and already has the attachment points for rotopax and hilift And the Bottle Opener. it attaches to the frame rather than the bumper so it appears it may work. the only thing that would need to be modified would be the water tank, thats not a big deal to me.

just wondering is anyone can verify if they have done it or have seen it done.[/QUOTE

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I know this is replying to an old post but I was curious if you ever did do this Smittybuilt rear carrier with the AEV bumper. I have the exact same question and I believe it should work.
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All that matters is A the width of the pivot as it drops through the water carrier/pod on the right side and B that there is no difference in the way it mounts to the frame. Look at page 8 and read bout how the spindle carrier mounts to the frame. I imagine they are similar.

AEV install guide: https://www.aev-conversions.com/wp-c...r-AEV30105.pdf
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Here is an install video for the Smitty.

https://www.extremeterrain.com/smitt...u-install.html

Here is the AEV

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Thank you for the help. This is great information.

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