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Unread 10-04-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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Tire Carrier

So as far as tire carriers go they all seem to be related. They fold down or swing out. Anyone ever made one like this. I am thinking about it. Any drawbacks of a design like this. Any help would be appreciated. Heres a link of one in use.
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Unread 10-04-2012, 12:24 PM   #2
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Could get heavy to tip up if you had jerry cans, highlift or other stuff on it.

Otherwise I like it. Never seen one like that before.
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Unread 10-04-2012, 02:21 PM   #3
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As long as you latched it up so it wouldnt come slamming down on yer head while open then I see no problem.( I couldnt watch video darn work internet filters) it would get awful heavy if you had anything bigger than a 33 on it I can barely lift my 35 swamper spare up onto my swing away tire carrier. Im thinking about a lift assist, cause if my wife were ever driving and had to change it I think it would squish her like a bug.
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Unread 10-04-2012, 02:39 PM   #4
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Looks dangerous. Imagine if you got yourself caught in there while it was closing.

I do like the fact that he has a lift shock installed, but those wear and eventually fail.

Turning the hinge 90 degrees makes it immeasurably safer.
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Unread 10-04-2012, 03:09 PM   #5
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This particular one doesn't have an "open latch" but i cant imagine why a one couldn't be easily added. Imagine it open, those two red pieces of angle line up and you drop a pin down. I've just been in situations where someone parks so close that a swing out carrier won't open.
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Unread 10-04-2012, 04:00 PM   #6
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This particular one doesn't have an "open latch" but i cant imagine why a one couldn't be easily added. Imagine it open, those two red pieces of angle line up and you drop a pin down. I've just been in situations where someone parks so close that a swing out carrier won't open.
you could make it a spring loaded pin then you wouldnt need two hands to put the pin in.(cause your gonna need both hands to lift that heavy tire up) similar to how a swing away has a pin to hold it open I personally think you would get tired of lifting the tire everytime you want to get in the back of your jeep.
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Unread 10-04-2012, 05:24 PM   #7
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My concerns would be the weight (as already mentioned). Having it get away from me while closing it and slamming down (on my hand). Swinging it up and hitting a car parked next to me at the grocery store

I like the fact that they're thinking "out of the box" though..
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Unread 10-04-2012, 08:19 PM   #8
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There will definitely be some sort of limiting strap if not a small ram assist piston to only let it open to vertical an not beyond onto the car next to me. I'm already lifting a 35" tire from the ground up in a fold down design on my truck, so I can imagine weight would be an issue on the same size tire or probably smaller for a jeep. I just think its different not the same cookie cutter tire carrier. Hopefully in the next day or two ill be back into a jeep again and can start to play around with the idea.
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Unread 10-10-2012, 01:03 AM   #9
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I still prefer a swing type carrier because it is safe and easy to operate.
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Unread 10-10-2012, 07:23 AM   #10
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Not exactly sure how the 4 runner back end opens(kind of looks like lower the window then open tail gate?), but it looks like the "strut" thing would be in the way and prevent you from opening the back.

pause the video at 0:08 and you'll see it.
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