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Unread 01-21-2010, 08:28 AM   #1
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Are you happy with your tire carrier?

What brand did you buy? Are you happy with it? What issues have you had with it?

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Unread 01-21-2010, 08:50 AM   #2
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I have the stock tire carrier that tholds a 235 75 r15. works just fine.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 09:28 AM   #3
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I don't think my stock one would be in such bad shape if I hadn't been rear ended 3 times.

I'm actually thinking of making a swing out bumper/tire carrier myself. There is a good set of instructions on here somewhere from BESRK.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 09:28 AM   #4
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I bought mine from Beserk, here on JF. Outstanding quality, custom built and heavy duty, bumper / tire swing. Check out the build thread over in the fab shop. Here is a picture of it...



A little pricey on the shipping, but he lives in WV and shipped to NV.


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Unread 01-21-2010, 09:29 AM   #5
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Got the stock carrier with a 31x10.50 on stock wheel. It's tight opening the rear window and the stock 1.5" studs are a tad too short. Going to try 2" studs.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 09:32 AM   #6
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not a YJ but not a YJ specific question.

I have the LoD tire carrier. It hasn't held up to the abuse. I have to make some new welds and such. I had the first gen carrier purchased back in 2004 so I'm sure it has improved since then.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 09:34 AM   #7
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ORF tire carrier shifts the weight to the farme (so no issues with the bumper sag) with some heavy duty brackets that act as a good battering ram if you need it. Jerry can mounts incorporated into it, it can carry just about any size wheel.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 09:40 AM   #8
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I just built one based on a donor from a Nissan pathfinder. I was planning on taking a bunch of pictures and starting a thread on it but "the storm of the century" is going on here now and it will have to wait. The Nissan carrier has a really nice strong latch. Heres a couple initial shots, for now.





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Unread 01-21-2010, 10:03 AM   #9
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Has anybody used or heard of the bumper/carrier manufactured by Trail-Gear? I saw it online for a relatively cheap price.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 11:47 AM   #10
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I run the Warn's ( Warn Industries - Mounting Systems: Rock Crawler Rear Bumper ) F/R tire carrier on the rear works well only complaint I have is with in 6 months of installing them the powder coating started to flake around the edges and bubble from rusting underneath. For what I paid for these I would never buy them again.

I wish I would have just purchased these instead. Back when I purchased the Warn's I could have had a set of these with tire carrier for less money.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 01:46 PM   #11
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AtoZ Fabrication. Great product, easy to install, and hasn't caused any issues so far. At first, I was a little concerned about the t-handle lock (vs. a quick latch type lock that I've seen on other carriers), but I don't get in there enough to really have it be a hassle or anything, and I know that it's not going to fly open on me.

It's held up well... I'm pretty sure it's been there 3 years. Took a hit a few years back from a road rager and took out a bit of his front end. I ended up with a scuff on the powdercoat.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 01:51 PM   #12
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Wilderness ATS works fine and rattle free, wish it had more attachment points from the factory for gear though.

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Unread 01-21-2010, 06:07 PM   #13
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I built my own, very happy with it so far.
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