Anyone have any experiences with this product? Looking for an inexpensive but decent spare tire carrier/bumper for my 95 Rio Grande. Not sure that Smittybilt has a great reputation.
Hope this helps with your smittybuilt worries although I have not bought the rear bumper and tire carrier I have bought the front and the rock sliders and I'm impressed with the quality and value so when I do buy the rear it will be smittybuilt.:thumb:Anyone have any experiences with this product? Looking for an inexpensive but decent spare tire carrier/bumper for my 95 Rio Grande. Not sure that Smittybilt has a great reputation.
Looks good. What size tires are you running? Are you bracing due to the total weight (with cans and jack), or due to the weight of the tire?I have the smittybuilt SRC tube with carrier. I had to modify mine for 8 hole wheel. I also modified it to carry my hi-lift jack under the tire and I am currently adding jerry gas can mounts. I will end up adding some bracing because of the weight. No rattles, pretty decent. Go for it.:thumb:
Ive been looking at those.Its awfully inexpensive.Is it pretty beefy? Any issues with it?Do you think it would hold up to some abuse?I bought this one and am happy with it. The thing that ultimately made up my mind was the latching handle. Absolutely no rattles! I don't know if it's built as heavy as the Smittybilt, but it's heavy enough for my uses here in TN.
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It looks good but cant believe the price.Very reasonable.Very happy with mine so far. Opens easily, shuts nicely and minimal rattling. It has a 35" Baja Claw on it now and it will take alot more weight. Considering adding a storage basket on top.
EDIT: the down side is that the tire sits up pretty high with the 35 anyways. makes the rear view mirror pretty useless. I cant see a small car that is tailgating me in the rearview. But thats what the other mirrors are for tho right? :thumb: