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Unread 09-01-2011, 11:49 AM   #1
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rear tire carriers

looking to see tjs with swing out tire carriers and your thoughts about them

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Unread 09-01-2011, 01:29 PM   #2
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well, I have one of the Smittybuilt rear carriers that so many people hate.

not going to say it is great or superior to others, however it works for me. I will be beefing up the center section as I will be towing a trailer with it. It did rattle when I got it but I was able to fix that issue, so I am fine with it. For the money (it was on the Jeep when I bought it but they are inexpensive) I am satisfied.



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Unread 09-01-2011, 01:47 PM   #3
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Here's mine.







It has its downfalls here and there, but i like it. Visibility is an obvious issue, but its not too bad.
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Unread 09-01-2011, 02:34 PM   #4
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what all do you haul with yours
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Unread 09-01-2011, 02:44 PM   #5
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Here's my warn. I'm using the Rokmen frame tie-ins with it. Haven't tried to haul anything yet.

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Unread 09-01-2011, 03:10 PM   #6
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what all do you haul with yours

I have a 6.5'x12' trailer I pull behind mine and I have a hitch carrier that I use frequently. Before I haul anything too heavy on the trailer, I want to beef up the middle as with the hitch carrier installed, I can push down on the back and flex the middle of the bumper where the hitch receiver is welded on.

hauled a ~150# deer on the carrier last fall as well as many other things and it hasn't hurt anything, but I know with the way that it flexes, eventually it will catch up to me.
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Unread 09-01-2011, 07:32 PM   #7
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Here's mine.







It has its downfalls here and there, but i like it. Visibility is an obvious issue, but its not too bad.
Those or fab tub mounts look good. How do you like it?
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Unread 09-01-2011, 11:13 PM   #8
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Be sure to consider the Crown Automotive swing out carrier (listed on A to Z Fab's website) it's the same as the WARN without the price tag.
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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 09-02-2011, 01:04 AM   #9
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Another Smittybuilt. I love mine. I've had it 5 years and no problems at all. I added a rubber bumper to it to keep it tight/no rattles and other than the normal greese and touch up from rock rash it's been great. Very strong and I've pulled small trailers with quads on it with no problems. I used Hurculiner on the lower half of mine where all the abuse is and do that once a year to keep it looking nice. For the $ you can't beat it






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Unread 09-02-2011, 07:50 AM   #10
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Those or fab tub mounts look good. How do you like it?
Very much. It is built real solid, doesnt rattle, and i really like how low it puts the spare. Its not all jacked up in the air blocking my rear view
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Unread 09-02-2011, 02:45 PM   #11
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Be sure to consider the Crown Automotive swing out carrier (listed on A to Z Fab's website) it's the same as the WARN without the price tag.
thanks for the tip. Did some research on this here and else where and found it at Oconee Off-Road (JF vendor) for less than 300 shipped. Will post up pics when I have it mounted...
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Unread 09-02-2011, 02:52 PM   #12
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Beware of the Crown. The powder coat is not the same as the warn. It chips easily and is sprayed in the threads on the spindle. I installed one and had to re-tap the spindle it was gunked up so bad. Structure wise its the same.

I'd get a tub mounted carrier. The warn/crown rattles too much off road
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Bestop. For me... it's great.



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Unread 09-02-2011, 06:52 PM   #14
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Beware of the Crown. The powder coat is not the same as the warn. It chips easily and is sprayed in the threads on the spindle. I installed one and had to re-tap the spindle it was gunked up so bad. Structure wise its the same.

I'd get a tub mounted carrier. The warn/crown rattles too much off road
when you say rattle are you one of those people who hear the quietest sounds and how is it on the road
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Unread 09-02-2011, 07:04 PM   #15
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when you say rattle are you one of those people who hear the quietest sounds and how is it on the road
on the road its quiet but on the trail it noticeably rattles. tub mounted is what really needs to be done.
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