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Unread 08-08-2011, 07:58 AM   #1
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Warn Tire Carrier

I need some advice--several months ago I bought a Warn rock crawler bumper with the mount for the tire carrier, however it didn't come with the tire carrier. My logic was that I would pick one up on craigslist or eventually make one that fit the specs. Well between work, school, and going active military soon I haven't been able to build one and they are very difficult to find. Not only that, I should have researched more--they are so ridiculously overpriced for what they are.

So here I am preparing to drop money on my full size spare, with no way to mount it--I'm going to drop it in my back seat for trips and keep it inside my house otherwise. I don't have my welding equipment here with me, it's all back home in Baton Rouge, LA...

Note: I'm also not sure I trust my welding skills or my small flux core welder to create a secure rack for the tire. Normally I wouldn't worry, I do a lot of recreational welding and have taken classes, but reading about wheels bouncing down the highway off broken racks... I better be damn sure that wheel won't go anywhere because that could honestly kill someone on the interstate. Not sure 1/8th tubing or square tube is up to the task...

Bottom Line: Do I sell Warn rock crawler and buy a full smittybilt or some other bumper plus tire carrier set? Any of y'all fab up something similar or have a similar problem? Trying to save money and crunched for time. Tire carrier for warn is too expensive and I doubt I'll ever find one for sale at a reasonable price.

Thanks in advance!

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Unread 08-08-2011, 01:17 PM   #2
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Unread 08-08-2011, 01:21 PM   #3
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We just had a thread where it was decided that carrying a spare is not needed.
I had the means to mount mine so I did if you dont, dont sweat it.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 02:26 PM   #4
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There was another, recent thread, about smittybilt's tire carrier failing.
I don't think that is the direction you want to go.

I just picked up a groundpounder bumper/tire carrier and couldn't be happier.
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Unread 08-12-2011, 06:09 AM   #5
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Soooo, what did we talk you in to doing?
I have some type of bumper that I believe had a tire carrier on it but the swing out part is missing.
So I am interested in what you decided to do.
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I would just sell the warn bumper and buy a swingout, I would stay away from the Smittybilt unit cause they are built kinda cheap and rattle around a good bit. ( I used to sell the when I worked for 4wheel parts)

Look into the LOD Tirecarrier its $500 and beefy Ive installed a few, and my friend has had one on his TJ for about 5 years and it doesnt rattle or anything with a 37 on it . This spring when I get my Next YJ and start my build I will be getting a LOD Tire carrier



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Bottom Line: Do I sell Warn rock crawler and buy a full smittybilt or some other bumper plus tire carrier set? Any of y'all fab up something similar or have a similar problem? Trying to save money and crunched for time. Tire carrier for warn is too expensive and I doubt I'll ever find one for sale at a reasonable price.

Thanks in advance!
I made my own for a cheap price and added it to an existing bumper. It didn't take too long. Here's a link to the build of it.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/l...arrier-839569/
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We just had a thread where it was decided that carrying a spare is not needed.
I had the means to mount mine so I did if you dont, dont sweat it.
My $0.02
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I would just sell the warn bumper and buy a swingout, I would stay away from the Smittybilt unit cause they are built kinda cheap and rattle around a good bit. ( I used to sell the when I worked for 4wheel parts)

Look into the LOD Tirecarrier its $500 and beefy Ive installed a few, and my friend has had one on his TJ for about 5 years and it doesnt rattle or anything with a 37 on it . This spring when I get my Next YJ and start my build I will be getting a LOD Tire carrier



http://www.lodoffroad.com/xcart/prod...cat=274&page=1
Mine rattled all over the place and you could watch it shake with a 37 on it. With a 33 and 35 inch MT/R I had no issues. I snub mine tight against the tail gate FYI. That 37 in PB rocker was just to much for it.
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Unread 08-12-2011, 03:22 PM   #10
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Sell the bumper and contact Beserk on the forum. Search for bumpers on the site and his build thread ought to come up. He has a great bumper for a reasonable price.
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Sorry for being slow getting back--still havent decided. Tight on money and heading out to Texas sept 29... Have a month more or less to figure it out. Seriously leaning towards fabbing my own currently checking out what's been posted.
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Unread 08-17-2011, 02:37 PM   #12
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Yep me too been picking up scrap pc's of 2" tubing.
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