Was this a swing away style, or the kind that makes the stock carrier compatable with larger tires? Got any pics? Which weld broke?4Jeepn said:Yet another short story.... MY fancy after market heavy duty tire carrie also busted... when a 20,000lb tow strap broke like a twig. Sending the shock wave into the tire carrier and busting the weld. Thus, you may also want to re-inforce the after market ones as well.
I go to work and we see who lurks on the forum.....Fapple said:The moral to these stories are: for your jeeps safety, and the safety of those around you... spend the extra money now for a heavy duty aftermarket tire carrier. anything else is just wasting monney on things that don't work (or only work for a short time).
Why do you say that? I don't really see anything wrong with it, as long as the mounts are reinforced inside the tub. The stock tailgate hinges/mounts aren't designed to carry all the weight, that's why you need an aftermarket carrier. If done properly, the body will support your tire.lunneborgc said:I'm guessing the response to this tire carrier would be a bad one, I'll attach the pictures because I'm not sure how to make them display in the message.
That is what we are saying, but it is because of the way the stock carrier and tailgate are mounted, not the body strength.lunneborgc said:My understanding of what everyone is saying is, in order to safely carry a larger tire, to get the swing away tire carrier which attaches to the bumper. Not to the stock location on the body. I like that tire carrier also, just found it online last night.
I have the OR-Fab carrier as well. Even my 31" spare was beating the hell out of the tailgate. New carrier gets 2 Jerry cans and the spare are tucked away tight as possible to the tailgate and most importantly OFF the tailgate! It's been well worth the $$$.lunneborgc said:I'm guessing the response to this tire carrier would be a bad one, I'll attach the pictures because I'm not sure how to make them display in the message.
Man I don't see how. That thing tied to my roll bar anchors on both sides, tub spacer to the frame, then sandwiched the tub wall.1BLKJP said:The only potential problem with those style tire carriers is the stress they put on the body itself. This will not happen to everyone, but I have seen the OR Fab one crack the body.