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Old 08-25-2015, 07:11 AM
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Rear bumper/Tire Carrier Help

I'm looking for a new rear bumper/tire carrier combo. I want something that won't rattle, has shackle mounts, and, preferably, swings open with the tailgate. I am currently running 35s, and will probably not be stepping up to 37s for at least a few years. I want something of good quality, but not overly expensive. Somewhere in the $500-750 range would be perfect. I was looking at the Olympic 4x4 Jeep urban bumper with tuff n easy tire carrier and d ring shackle mounts. Jeep Urban Bumper with Tuff n Easy Tire Carrier and D Ring Shackle Mounts

Any reviews of that system or any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

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I would say check out the Ace system. Very nice and no rattles.

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Contrary to popular bashing, I am happy with my Smittybilt Atlas. It is VERY solid and has plenty of storage/strength. The latching system works nicely. It'll handle up to a 40" tire and is fully adjustable.

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Contrary to popular bashing, I am happy with my Smittybilt Atlas. It is VERY solid and has plenty of storage/strength. The latching system works nicely. It'll handle up to a 40" tire and is fully adjustable. Follow the link in my sig. for pictures.
I have the src bumper, and am also very happy. No issues so far.
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The request was for one that swings open with the gate. Those mentioned previously open separately.

Bestop 42934-01 - HighRock 4x4™ Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier for 07-16 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited - Quadratec
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Any good ones that retain the factory hitch receiver?
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The request was for one that swings open with the gate. Those mentioned previously open separately.

Bestop 42934-01 - HighRock 4x4™ Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier for 07-16 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited - Quadratec
It said that was preferred. It also said $500-$700 and you linked to a $900 combo.

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Any good ones that retain the factory hitch receiver?
Olympic and Skid Row are the only two brands I'm aware of that make bumpers that retain the factory receiver and I don't think the Olympic has a carrier option (different model than you linked to. I've never seen that one.). The Skid Row opens separately from the tailgate and it's over $700.
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It said that was preferred. It also said $500-$700 and you linked to a $900 combo.



Olympic and Skid Row are the only two brands I'm aware of that make bumpers that retain the factory receiver and I don't think the Olympic has a carrier option (different model than you linked to. I've never seen that one.). The Skid Row opens separately from the tailgate and it's over $700.
Well Olympic has the tuff n ez tire carrier. I dont know anything about it or how well it works. The opening with the tailgate is like a nice to have thing but is by no means required. My primary focus is the receiver and keeping it affordable so it doesnt make me as sad if I bash it on the trail. I liked Olympic, but have heard mixed reviews on them. Skid Row is a bit expensive.
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Well Olympic has the tuff n ez tire carrier. Skid Row is a bit expensive.
As long as you realize the Urban bumper is more of a cover, not a rock crawling bumper.

I meant Body Armor, not Skid Row. Sorry about that. The bumper and carrier are in your range.
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This solution will allow you to go with any bumper, but does not come with a bumper. The Teraflex Heavy Duty hinge and spare tire carrier will run you around $700 - $730 and will handle 35's and 37's. It completely replaces the tailgate hinges with heavy duty solid steel hinges capable of holding extreme amounts of weight. It also has mount points for a CB antenna, a highjacker lift jack and / or jerry cans, etc.

Here's mine holding my 35. It also has a handy kit to move your 3rd brake light to the center of the spare.

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Well Olympic has the tuff n ez tire carrier. I dont know anything about it or how well it works. The opening with the tailgate is like a nice to have thing but is by no means required. My primary focus is the receiver and keeping it affordable so it doesnt make me as sad if I bash it on the trail. I liked Olympic, but have heard mixed reviews on them. Skid Row is a bit expensive.

The High Rock that I posted will more than handle any bashing and has a built in receiver.

Here is another option that retains the factory receiver. It was my first choice, but my wife preferred the High Rock and it was for her Jeep. I have the Teraflex on mine.

Rancho RS6221B - Rancho® RockGEAR™ Rear Off Road Bumper with Tire Carrier for 07-16 Jeep Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
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There are some other options to the Teraflex carrier, too. I use the RedRock from Extreme Terrain. Here is my write-up:
https://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/re.../topics/766482

There's also these hinges:
http://www.retrofitoffroad.com/shop/...ailgate-hinge/

These were designed by jscherb and I believe he's now working on the beefed up carrier.
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That new body armor one looks very nice. Not quite opening with the door, but just a simple trigger so pretty close. Looks a lot more durable than the olympic 4x4 one. And the price is right! And I'm not big on the hinge upgrade. Especially not for such a high price. I like the fact that the tire carriers take the weight off of the tailgate entirely. Thanks everyone, I will likely go with the body armor one. Very good looking.
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Nevermind that Body Armor one gets pretty bad reviews...
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Slightly out of your price range but HighRock 4x4 (Bestop) has one that seems to fit what you are looking for. I don't have personal experience with this yet but I have just ordered one it will be here by the end of the week. I was looking for the same thing you are for my 35s. Check it out


Bestop - HighRock 4x4 Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier - Fits 2007 to 2016 JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited - 4WD.com

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