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post #16 of 18 Old 04-11-2013, 09:13 AM
Jax89Jeeper
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I went with the Or-Fab tire/Gerry can carrier. Bolts to the body not the bumper. Have had it off road on some very rocky terrain and it did great. No rattles and held up just fine. Might be an option for you if you do not mind drilling holes in your tub.
Looks better than most of the bumper carriers too IMO. I went the OR-Fab style route, but felt they were WAY over-priced so I fabbed my own by scaling various views in photos I found online.... All the body hardware is welded to 3/16" armor and has a backing plate the the bolts directle behind the hinge. No sagging and woks flawlessly.

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post #17 of 18 Old 04-11-2013, 09:20 AM
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Looks better than most of the bumper carriers too IMO. I went the OR-Fab style route, but felt they were WAY over-priced so I fabbed my own by scaling various views in photos I found online.
Nice... I'm planning something along those lines after I get around to switching to a fold down tailgate. I don't want to build it now going over the hinges, just to change it later.

That looks great.

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post #18 of 18 Old 04-11-2013, 09:49 AM
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I have to argue about swing away tire carriers even mostly breaking- granted mine is only a trail rig now, but I had the tire swing with 35" BFG MT on it for 2 years of DD and never had an issue- even when I slipped back on a hill climb into a tree and bent the tire mouting flange quite a bit- the spindle was still perfect. Granted I built it myself using a 2 ton trailer spindle.

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