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Unread 01-12-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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Tire carrier spindle

Hey I'm looking for a spindle that i can buy to use in my tire carrier build. I have seen some sites that sell them but of course I never book marked them. Does anybody have one they have used and liked? also what did you guys use to latch your tire carriers closed? lockable? thanks - Cody

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Unread 01-12-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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A to Z fabrication, which is a vendor on here. Possibly member BESRK who makes bumpers and has the best thread on here. Check out his builds: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/r...-along-101332/
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Unread 01-12-2011, 04:15 PM   #3
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YA thanks i just found that build thread, that's exactly what i was looking for but for some reason I cant pull up that page where he got his swing out latch from. thanks again.
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Check out competition 4x4 ordered the 1000 lb spindle pure beef for I think 64.95 it comes with a few extras for setting up the height and easy removal.
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Unread 01-12-2011, 07:49 PM   #5
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The latch is from McMaster Carr.. part#5071A62 .

Price is about $48 now.. I may have to hit up Amazon for some of the better prices.



A to Z is the place to hit up for the spindle kit. I used to sell them but it's just too hard for me to keep up with selling them AND making them for my own bumpers. Occasionally, I'll have one sitting around and if the timing is right (like Lou found out.. ) I'll sell one. However, don't have any to sell at the moment.
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Unread 01-12-2011, 08:02 PM   #6
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Hey besrk, is there any way I could get you to fab me up one of those sick spindles with the alum. cap and the swing out arm made from 2x3 tube,? I could get you the exact measurement I need. I would be putting it on a bumper i already have made.
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Unread 01-12-2011, 09:02 PM   #7
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Amazon.com has the best prices on the latch. Just Search De Sta Co 341-R. I'm currently getting them for about $36 and they usually somehow qualify for free shipping.
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Check out competition 4x4 ordered the 1000 lb spindle pure beef for I think 64.95 it comes with a few extras for setting up the height and easy removal.
That's the one I got too. I like it because you don't have to weld the spindle itself. http://www.comp4x4.com/
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I also have the comp4x4 1750lb spindle. You dont weld the spindle but atleast for me, the sleeve warped soo bad that I had to make sure the spindle was in the sleeve where I wanted it before welding or I would of never been able to get it in.

No problems so far, its very heavy duty.
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Hey besrk, is there any way I could get you to fab me up one of those sick spindles with the alum. cap and the swing out arm made from 2x3 tube,? I could get you the exact measurement I need. I would be putting it on a bumper i already have made.

Actually, I don't have any made at the moment. Keep in mind, I crank these out on a manual lathe. Takes me a good 45 minutes to make one. Because of that, it's all I can do at the moment just to keep up with making them for my own bumpers.

I'd suggest hitting up A to Z Fab.. Zach is a Vendor here on the forum and has the "Mega Spindle" which has a solid track record.
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You might try Comp4x4.

I got the 1000lb version. Like the idea of the sleeve for the spindle. Showed up quickly, as shown on the site and very reasonable freight.

They also have a double shear version if you like.

http://comp4x4.com/Tire_Carrier_Hinge_Kits.html
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I'd suggest hitting up A to Z Fab.. Zach is a Vendor here on the forum and has the "Mega Spindle" which has a solid track record.
Recently I have been looking and trying different spindles for bumpers I make and for sure the A to Z Mega is the best one I have used.
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I used this kit http://www.emsoffroad.com/store/inde...roducts_id=181 It was considerably more to get the pieces individually.
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I just bought a comp 4x4 HD spindle and man that thing is big. Can someone tell me in what order is best to install and assemble these things? I have two 2x2 bars for the top and bottom arms that the hinge will weld to. I'm thinking I take the bottom sleeve and weld that to the bottom arm with the spindle inside so that if the sleeve warps, I'm not screwed. Then take the top sleeve and weld that to the top arm and then try to assemble it after the top sleeve is welded and the bottom sleeve/spindle are welded? It'd be easier to have it all assembled when welding the top half, but I'm afraid the internals wouldn't handle the heat. Thoughts?
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I just bought a comp 4x4 HD spindle and man that thing is big. Can someone tell me in what order is best to install and assemble these things? I have two 2x2 bars for the top and bottom arms that the hinge will weld to. I'm thinking I take the bottom sleeve and weld that to the bottom arm with the spindle inside so that if the sleeve warps, I'm not screwed. Then take the top sleeve and weld that to the top arm and then try to assemble it after the top sleeve is welded and the bottom sleeve/spindle are welded? It'd be easier to have it all assembled when welding the top half, but I'm afraid the internals wouldn't handle the heat. Thoughts?
I'm not picturing this "top/bottom" sleeve? Can you take some pics. It is important to get this correct as it will determine where your latch end of the arm ends up in relation to the bumper. Warp it one way and the arm sits an inch off the bumper.. warp it the other way and the arm hits the bumper when closing.
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