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post #1 of 58 Old 01-17-2010, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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TJ OR-Fab or Bestop Tire carrier (on body tub)

I'm curious to see some pics, it doesn't seem like many people run the body mounted swing away tire carriers.


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post #2 of 58 Old 01-18-2010, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Bump, for the start of the week
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post #3 of 58 Old 01-19-2010, 02:11 PM
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I'm also interested in this. I've heard bad things about hanging stuff to the body metal, but has anyone actually tried it?
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post #4 of 58 Old 01-19-2010, 02:41 PM
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My best top carrier was sitting at my doorstep when I got home reading directions now
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post #5 of 58 Old 01-19-2010, 02:50 PM
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Here ya go ...very solid this has been on for 3 years and still very solid .....0 vibration!




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post #6 of 58 Old 01-19-2010, 06:58 PM
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I have had the Bestop carrier for 3 years or so now (its getting hard to keep track!). My ONLY complaint is that the top most adjusting bolt behind the tire works its self loose every few months. Quick tug on it and it is all good.

31 on the carrier:

35 on the carrier:


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post #7 of 58 Old 01-19-2010, 09:04 PM
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TnT customs. Not one of the two you mentioned, but worth taking a look at. It fits between ORFab and Bestop price wise.

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post #8 of 58 Old 01-20-2010, 06:34 AM
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Jerry Bransford has the ORFab one as well and from what all I read, really likes it.

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post #9 of 58 Old 01-20-2010, 07:00 AM
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I got the Bestop carrier from my wonderful wife at Christmas, but I haven't put it on yet.

I've read a lot of good things about that carrier on this forum. Everybody speaks pretty highly of it, so I got it. Hopefully they weren't playing a dirty trick on me.
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Bestop Highrock tire carrier.

Pros:
fairly inexpensive
keeps use of tailgate
easy to install
keeps factory third brake light

Cons:
tailigate tends to become hard to open
no attachments for accessories

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Here is my Bestop carrier. I liked the OR-FAB but it wasn't in the budget. I am not disappointed with the Bestop, though, and like how it makes the tailgate tighter.






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post #12 of 58 Old 01-20-2010, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, thanks for the replies guys, keep'em coming, I hadn't checked in a couple days, because I started school, it was a nice surprise, to have some pics to look at, I'm really considering one of these when the time comes for a tire carrier.
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post #13 of 58 Old 01-20-2010, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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TnT customs. Not one of the two you mentioned, but worth taking a look at. It fits between ORFab and Bestop price wise.

Thanks, I didn't know about the TnT carrier
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post #14 of 58 Old 01-20-2010, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Also, thanks, for the tailgate open pics on the bestop, I didn't know it attached to the tailgate also.
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post #15 of 58 Old 01-20-2010, 09:14 PM
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OR-Fab....I love it. Rock solid.

Just after install



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