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post #1 of 34 Old 02-04-2006, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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My new spare tire carrier

Hey guys! I finally found a spare tire carrier that won't break the bank and doesn't involve Kennesaw mountain products. The factory suckers are hard to find and the ones I have were in bad shape or already spoken for.

This is supposedly an aftermarket setup, but they don't know the brand. Does anyone know which brand this is? I still have to get a license plate bracket to relocate the License plate elsewhere, but I should have it in about ten to twelve days and will get it cleaned up and installed ASAP! I will really enjoy getting the spare off the roof. Got into a few bad offcamber situations thanks to that sucker.

Anyway, here's the only pic I have of it at the moment.



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post #2 of 34 Old 02-04-2006, 10:54 PM
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Can't wait to see that mounted on!

Good find.

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I wish I could get the spare onto the rear cheaply... But it's just not possible.

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post #4 of 34 Old 02-05-2006, 12:03 AM
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So does that mount underneath the bumper to where the hitch mounts too as well?

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Roger, it hooks up with the hitch on the right side.

Can't wait to get it on!

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That looks like the Vetro one.


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Hey guys! I finally found a spare tire carrier that won't break the bank and doesn't involve Kennesaw mountain products. The factory suckers are hard to find and the ones I have were in bad shape or already spoken for.

So Woody....are you the guy I was bidding against on eBay?!?!?!?

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Got into a few bad offcamber situations thanks to that sucker.
What does that mean?

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That looks like the Vetro one.


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Yea, it does look like Vetro carrier. Check this web site Woody http://www.suv.com/accessories/SWINGAway/
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What does that mean?
He got tipped sideways at a pretty severe angle, and the tire on the roof made the jeep even more tipsy.

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I wonder if it will fit on my jeep with my trailready rear bumper, cuz when i got it they said it doesn't come with tire carrier anymore for insurance reasons( the trialready bumper that is). Also does anyone know why my hidden hitch wont work with my bumper.


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With a TR bumper, I'd look into any of the TJ tire carriers that are a bolt on to any of the aftermarket bumpers. They look better and would sit higher.


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So Woody....are you the guy I was bidding against on eBay?!?!?!?

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No,

I found this in a junkyard. I'll let you know the damage when I get it here.

I forgot about the vetro site, and yep that's what it looks like.

Those were supposed to be pretty decent carrier's right?

Airborne, Everytime I'm on a side hill the tire moves ever so slightly in the rack. It causes the suspension to move, and the whole Jeep gets the tipping feeling. I've had folks standing on the doorsills a few times to keep me from rolling, and I'd rather not do that again. My moving the tire to the rear bumper area that lowers my center of gravity a little bit and should help me keep my tires on the ground in those situations.

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No,

I found this in a junkyard. I'll let you know the damage when I get it here.

I forgot about the vetro site, and yep that's what it looks like.

Those were supposed to be pretty decent carrier's right?

Airborne, Everytime I'm on a side hill the tire moves ever so slightly in the rack. It causes the suspension to move, and the whole Jeep gets the tipping feeling. I've had folks standing on the doorsills a few times to keep me from rolling, and I'd rather not do that again. My moving the tire to the rear bumper area that lowers my center of gravity a little bit and should help me keep my tires on the ground in those situations.

Tires on the ground = good!

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Yeah, when you are on two tires (left side) and you have yourself, two of your children (4 and 2) and someone else's teenager aboard, you get a little nervous when these things happen.

I remember hitting the brake and not moving an inch until I had two folks standing on the doorsills.

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