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post #1 of 12 Old 09-04-2005, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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new rear bumper/tire carrier

Hey all, I am fabricating a new rear bumper/tire carrier .

Do you think the tire sits too low?







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post #2 of 12 Old 09-04-2005, 07:39 AM
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Maybe not too low, but I'd strongly recommend a better mounting method for the bumper itself.
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post #3 of 12 Old 09-04-2005, 08:23 AM
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Put a string under the rear tire on the ground. Then pull the string up until it hits the bumper. Is doesn't matter if you pull straight back or pull at an angle (like right under the spare tire). Which hits first the spare or the bumper?

I don't care how tough your carrier is, it only take a hard hit or two to start bending something on that carrier.

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post #4 of 12 Old 09-04-2005, 08:41 AM
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it looks like a work in progress, so im sure there are some frame straps or the current mount is just temporary...?
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post #5 of 12 Old 09-04-2005, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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it looks like a work in progress, so im sure there are some frame straps or the current mount is just temporary...?
Yep , today I added the mounts that tie in under the frame ends. , I think I'll beef up the other mounts too.

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post #6 of 12 Old 09-04-2005, 05:25 PM
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i think it'll look great when its finished.

nice work

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i think it looks fine. Only thing to MAYBE consider when doing one in the future is this: If you make the 2x2 piece of metal that the tire swings on, more like 2x3(just a bit bigger), then you can hide any body lift nicely, and it seems to be much stronger.

I have a similar bumper to the one your building, metal is a bit thicker where it swings the tire away, and my tire does sit a bit higher. Good job!

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Looks great! I would do like Gerg said though, make sure your bumper is gonna be the limiting factor for your departure angle.. not the bottom of the tire..

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looks awsome man, nice work, looks similar to mine. what thickness 2x2 did you use for the bumper?

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Looks decent man, i'd probably raise it an inch or so. Also think about if you go bigger with your tires down the road, it will need to be taller to fit the bigger meats, also the back spacing as well may need to be adjusted for larger tires. just my .02

lets see some updated pics!
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looks awsome man, nice work, looks similar to mine. what thickness 2x2 did you use for the bumper?
Thank's The 2x2 is 1/4" thick.

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Well, it's done for the most part, I still will fab a frame tie-in.

I did raise the tire location. here are some pics.




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