Thanks for the info! It's much appreciated. Tire carrier it is, then.
You know, I have a question for anyone who actually owns these or has seen them mounted: how much does the front hoop/stinger stick out from the grill? My only problem is that I have fore-to-aft limited garage space due to poor garage interior door placement, and the short TJ means I have a couple of feet worth of walking space between the stock front bumper and the wall. I'd rather intrude on that space as little as possible, since I walk through there at least twice a day, often carrying stuff as I go, and I don't want to have to sideways shuffle shimmy past it every time. I haven't found any good pictures of exact side-on view to really compare. If anyone's willing to take a measurement from grill to the furthest point of the SRC tubular bumper (outside of hoop tube), I'd really appreciate it.
Talking to Ray at Smittybilt, he was estimating some stuff based on some of his personal notes in their catalog, and he says that the hoop tube sticks out 12 inches, and that the whole rig might be about 18" further out than stock, but to be honest I'm doubting that for some reason. Help!
I haven't found it too many places, but surprisingly (to me) Amazon has both the front
and the rear-with-carrier
and...get this...$3.99 overnight shipping or free two-day shipping with my Amazon Prime membership. How awesome is that? Very awesome.
I think I'm going to go ahead and pull the trigger, depending on the measurements if anyone's willing to share them. The only problem is the rear bumper with carrier seems to be back-ordered, and Amazon customer service doesn't really have any good info on wtf is going on with that. Ray says they've got plenty in stock but don't drop-ship for Amazon, that Amazon actually does their own stocking and warehousing.
I thought the ad said it had a built in winch plate? Well it doesnt.
No, it doesn't come with it. Apparently it's Smittybilt part number 2801, and Amazon has it for $70