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Old 03-22-2018, 03:12 PM
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I've been wasting way too much time searching the internet and now i'm realizing I should have started here first. Its my first post on the forum and definitely won't be my last because I'm finally starting to build my jeep up. I have a 93 YJ with 33's, i'm eventually going to put 35s on it and will need a proper tire carrier. I already have a bumper so I've been considering buying OR-Fabs tub mounted carrier. A few things I like about it is that I am able to do swag offroad's drop down tailgate and carry jerry cans behind the carrier. Before I drop some cash I wanted to see what everyone's thoughts are and if you have any other recommendations on a tub mounted carrier or a new bumper w/carrier. On the back of whatever swing out carrier I get I want to mount a fold out table like this. I also attached a homebuilt carrier that is exactly what I'm looking for.

Jeep Wrangler "Flat Back" Aluminum Drop Down Tailgate Conversion Kit

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Old 03-25-2018, 10:02 AM   #2
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I don't know what skills you have. I started with a Currie setup as a base and made mod's from there.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:44 AM   #3
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I'm really happy with my Bestop Tire Carrier, though it seems like the lack of JC can storage may be an issue for you:

The only other one that comes to mind that is worth the $$ is the RockHard carrier. A neighbor of mine has one on his TJ and it is SOLID!!! No squeaks and has a lot of customization potential (he has JC holders, jack holder, and a "top shelf"). I told him if he ever sells his TJ that I'll buy the bumper from him
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JCR Offroad. I have the bumper already. The carrier has a lot of options.


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Old 04-04-2018, 10:55 PM   #5
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One of my close friends and I put the BestTop Tub mounted tire carrier on his YJ. Very affordable and it works well. I modified the ExoGate (it's only made for the TJ) to fit my YJ. So fabrication and welding was required (not a lot), it was not a direct bolt on. I also created a rack that mounts easily to the that carrier. It too is also very affordable if you buy the MORryde Tailgate Reinforcement Kit version thru ExtremeTerrain. Crawler Conceptz has a tub mounted carrier but sadly it is for a TJ and I do not know how difficult it would be to modify to fit the YJ.
I personally like the tub mounted carriers, I had a swing out tire carrier/bumper for a lot of years, I got really tired of needing to open tire carrier everytime I wanted to get into the back of the jeep.
Just my 2 cents
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