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Unread 09-28-2010, 10:28 PM   #1
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Best tire carrier hindge

Ok I am building a few bumpers and have been doing a little r&r on the hindges just curious on what everone thought was the best. I have read about a few failure with the standard trailer spindle cause of all the heat when welding it in.Has anyone had any problems and if so what kind did they use.

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Unread 09-29-2010, 12:23 AM   #2
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i think this is the one ill be using on mine.

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Unread 09-29-2010, 02:44 AM   #3
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i think this is the one ill be using on mine.

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Ummm..what does that anything to do with a tire carrier spindle??

Is this some kind of way to spam in a forum?
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Unread 09-29-2010, 03:16 AM   #4
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Im also interested in peoples opinions on who makes a good hinge. So far I have found them in 1.25 inches, 1.5 inches and a 1.75 inch diameter one from polyperformance but its over $100 shipped I just started making a rear bumper and need to find something that will work for 35"- 40" tires... Anyone have better luck with one brand over another? they all seem to have the same components...
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Unread 09-29-2010, 06:46 AM   #5
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Can't speak for everyone but here's my take on it...

I think the two common trailer spindle sizes are 1" (typical 1000lb axle spindle) and 1.375" (typical 2000lb axle spindle). Those are the inside bearing surface diameters.. not the shank diameters. I use the 1.375" spindle with my bumpers. I like them because the seal area diameter is 1.75" and that's where it gets welded to the bumper. They've been reliable for about the past 4 years or so.

The high price for those kits is due to the material/time to make them. My approx material cost (if I purchase a single unit with shipping) is..

Spindle.. $20
Raw 2.75" DOM Tube.. $20
Bearing Kit.. $20
Aluminum Cap.. $8

Then, figure about 30-45 minutes on my $5000 lathe to machine the parts.



Granted, I can purchase my material in bulk and get a better price break.. but then the old "it takes money to make money" comes into play. If I'm going to tie up $1000 in spindle material, I need to earn interest on it while those parts sit on the shelf.

So, I spend $68-$70 for the parts, 30-45 minutes of my time on my $5000 machine and make about $30 in profit (if I don't break a $6 lathe insert)..

... but I don't sell the pivots anymore. It's all I can do to keep up with my own bumpers.
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Unread 09-29-2010, 07:43 AM   #6
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I'm very happy with my hinge from A to Z Fabrication. Not only are they a Jeep Forum Vendor, their mega duty spindle upgrade is only an extra $20.

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Unread 09-29-2010, 08:17 AM   #7
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I'm very happy with my hinge from A to Z Fabrication. Not only are they a Jeep Forum Vendor, their mega duty spindle upgrade is only an extra $20.

Tire Carrier Swingout Heavy Duty Hinge Kit
X2 on the AtoZ piece

the kit is cheaper then trying to piece together the parts from the next cheapest sources too
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Unread 09-29-2010, 10:57 AM   #8
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I used this one.... Tire Carrier Hinge Kit - 1000 Pound They now offer a double shear version.

I went with that one because you don't weld the spindle itself in, you weld in a sleeve then press the spindle in and it has a set pin that prevents it from coming loose, although I can't imagine how it could ever come loose without the pin..... Anyhow, it's not necessarily "better" than any other, I just preferred that design.
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Unread 09-29-2010, 02:39 PM   #9
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+1 for the AtoZ set up.

This is what I was planning on getting, before I found my current bumper/carrier for $120
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I used this one.... Tire Carrier Hinge Kit - 1000 Pound They now offer a double shear version.

I went with that one because you don't weld the spindle itself in, you weld in a sleeve then press the spindle in and it has a set pin that prevents it from coming loose, although I can't imagine how it could ever come loose without the pin..... Anyhow, it's not necessarily "better" than any other, I just preferred that design.
I just ordered the 1750lb one, I also like the weld in sleeve, will make removing it much easier then taking everything apart. I wonder why they dont make the 1750lb one into a double shear version...
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