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Unread 05-25-2009, 08:27 PM   #1
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Spare Tire Carrier: Update on post 26

Hey everyone, I currently have my spare tire on my roof. However I'm looking to get a swing away tire carrier for the rear. I do alot of freeway driving and did a trip last weekend and with the oversized tire up top, got crap for MPG so that's why I'm looking for a rear spare carrier. Any ideas? Also I'm moving to AL on the 30th of this month so i would be getting one june. Thanks all.


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Unread 05-25-2009, 08:33 PM   #2
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You might think about Kevin's Off-Road. He's got a nice setup, I'm thinking about getting one for my ZJ.
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Unread 05-26-2009, 01:01 AM   #3
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If you go with a rear tire carrier bumper be prepared to spend a decent amount of money one it. My tire carrier is great though. I use to carry it in the trunk and had no cargo space, putting it out back gives me so much space. And it looks great too.
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Unread 05-26-2009, 10:23 AM   #4
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kennesaw mountain in GA they will install it for free if you drive down there.. perfect if your gunna be in Alabama.. other than that a little weld here and there and you can put the bumper on..





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Unread 05-26-2009, 11:05 AM   #5
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Sorry to get off topic, but what part of Alabama are you moving to?
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Unread 05-26-2009, 11:09 AM   #6
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Unread 06-09-2009, 12:59 PM   #7
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I found this!



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Unread 06-09-2009, 02:40 PM   #8
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That thing is ugly IMO. I love the kenmtn one for the ZJ though. I love your jeep too Ds4x4
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Unread 06-09-2009, 04:21 PM   #9
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Hey everyone, I currently have my spare tire on my roof. However I'm looking to get a swing away tire carrier for the rear. I do alot of freeway driving and did a trip last weekend and with the oversized tire up top, got crap for MPG so that's why I'm looking for a rear spare carrier.
Hate to play Devil's Advocate here but, just how bad has your mileage suffered after putting the tire on the roof? I looked at some of the rear bumper carriers and it would take one heck of an increase in MPG to recuperate the cost of the bumper, let alone save money. A lot of people throw good money after bad in the name of energy savings and never factor the initial investment into the equation. Keep in mind, too, the weight of the spare will still be a factor. You'd only be eliminating whatever drag it may be causing (does your rack have a forward air dam?).
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Unread 06-09-2009, 08:01 PM   #10
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This is mine. Hitch mount. We are going to start making these soon.


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Unread 06-09-2009, 08:05 PM   #11
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This is mine. Hitch mount. We are going to start making these soon.


Oh really???
Do you guys have a price quote yet?
I'd definitely be interested
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Unread 06-09-2009, 08:24 PM   #12
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This is mine. Hitch mount. We are going to start making these soon.


I can be your guinea pig. I'll take a free one and advertise the east coast.
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Unread 06-09-2009, 08:38 PM   #13
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I can be your guinea pig. I'll take a free one and advertise the east coast.
x2..except I can do the north east....you can have the mid-lower east
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Unread 06-09-2009, 08:49 PM   #14
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what about the plate? do you get hassled for that... not being able to see it.
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what about the plate? do you get hassled for that... not being able to see it.
i believe he has since moved it.
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