This setup features:
+Epoxy primer and poly top coat in satin black.
+Supports a 40" tire
+Adjustable tire back-space and hieght
+Holds 2 Jerry cans and a hi-lift jack
+Greaseable 1.250 OD solid pivot pin for swing-out
+Heavy wall 2X4X56" tubing main bumper, tapered on ends and welded closed.
+Supplied backing plates and bolts for mounting
+Supplied gerry can straps
Flat Rate shipping service $80
I had experience with Grant 4x4's products prior to this purchase as you can read about here.
So after talking to them about some of my concerns, I felt confident about ordering matching sets of bumpers from them.
So I ordered the bumper, they were back logged with work, so it took about a week for them to ship my rear bumper. Once shipped it, DHL ground service had the bumper to me in about 7 calendar days. The box was in good shape, some minor cuts on the exterior but that is about all. Everything was professionally packaged. Upon opening the box I found all the necessary parts and pieces to assemble and mount this bumper combination.
The swing-out was already bolted to the bumper, so all I had to do was remove my old bumper and mount this one on. The bolt mounting locations were very tight, so I had to make sure I started the bottom chassis bolts, then start cross member bolts, lastly tighten all the bolts down until they were tight.
Next installed the trail rack. I did have to fidget with the trail rack so that the basket was level, but it only took a minute or two to do.
After the basket was complete, I installed the gerry cans, Hi-lift, and my Goodyear 33x12.50R15 spare tire and wheel. I currently have the tire mount extended out to its farthest extension point to allow room for my gerry cans. However I am still having a slight issue with the bottom of the driver side gerry can rubbing against the body and wearing the paint.
Lastly, I greased the swing-out hinge and tuned it with my Hi-lift jack so that it slammed shut with ease.
The finish was great on all parts, even the trail rack this time around. The Epoxy Primer and Satin Paint are quality Sherwinn Williams products. I would have liked to have seen the reciever tube painted all the way through to cut down on rust, but I'll touch that up with a brush.
So far a sturdy and rattle free setup. For a guy on budget (and who isn't?), I'd certainly recommend this setup.
UPDATE: Question Recieved.
Originally Posted by OffCamberTJ
Did I read somewhere in one of your post about Grants requiring a jerry can be used because the can rest against the stock rubber isolators to help secure it and make it rattle free?
I emailed grant asking him if he made on w/o the can option and he mailed me back stating the the carrier is adjustable to the point that it doesn't rattle. Is this true?
Yes the newest version does run fine without any gerry cans installed. There is a plate that needs to be adjusted and the tire easily slides back against the swing-out frame. Takes only a couple minutes.
I have ran this way without all the extra stuff, and it worked as designed.