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post #16 of 58 Old 01-21-2010, 11:06 AM
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FYI,

A few tips on the Bestop, drill and tap a hole on the main circle outer sleve that holds the tire on. Then take about a 3/8" bolt and tighten it down on the inner sleeve once the tire is set in position. This will keep the tire offset the same whenever you take the spare on and off. It also will dramatically help when getting the tire on. It also prevents the tire mount from spinning and reduces the possibility of rattling.


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post #17 of 58 Old 01-21-2010, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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FYI,

A few tips on the Bestop, drill and tap a hole on the main circle outer sleve that holds the tire on. Then take about a 3/8" bolt and tighten it down on the inner sleeve once the tire is set in position. This will keep the tire offset the same whenever you take the spare on and off. It also will dramatically help when getting the tire on. It also prevents the tire mount from spinning and reduces the possibility of rattling.
Thanks for the tip, it'll be helpful, if i get it
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Does anybody have a side shot of the bestop carrier in the closed position? I'm trying to get a feel for how far off the body the spare sits when on the carrier; from what I can tell from the other pictures it looks nice and close. Thanks!
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On the bestop carrier, the spare is designed to sit against the tubing of the carrier. The tubing is designed to rest against the rubber snubbers all ready on the tailgate.

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It sits very close to the body... With my 35 mounted I have a hard time getting my hand and a key in the back tailgate to lock/unlock it. You really can't get much closer to the body.

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post #21 of 58 Old 04-01-2010, 07:09 AM
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It sits very close to the body... With my 35 mounted I have a hard time getting my hand and a key in the back tailgate to lock/unlock it. You really can't get much closer to the body.
x2 on this. It is a little difficult to get the key in the lock with 35x12.5s on it. Holds up well though.

There is also one accessory I have seen for it. Bestop makes one of their modular storage racks that will fit it.

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post #22 of 58 Old 04-01-2010, 07:15 AM
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Does anybody have a side shot of the bestop carrier in the closed position? I'm trying to get a feel for how far off the body the spare sits when on the carrier; from what I can tell from the other pictures it looks nice and close. Thanks!
It does sit nice and close. Give me a minute and I'll go take a pic of mine from the side and post it.
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Does anybody have a side shot of the bestop carrier in the closed position? I'm trying to get a feel for how far off the body the spare sits when on the carrier; from what I can tell from the other pictures it looks nice and close. Thanks!
Here it is from the side with a 33x10.50 KM2 on it. It's nice and snug and I have no rattles at all. It takes a little time to get everything adjusted correctly, but once it is there, everything works great.

I would say that my tire is about 3 1/2 to 4 inches from my tailgate at the most at its furtherest point.
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All tires will sit the same distance from the body. Its just how this carrier is designed. However withe the larger tires you will notice some interference with the tailgate lock.

Getting a high lift mounted to the passenger side of the bestop is easy. Just use the 4x mounts designed for bumpers and some ubolts.

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All tires will sit the same distance from the body. Its just how this carrier is designed. However withe the larger tires you will notice some interference with the tailgate lock.

Getting a high lift mounted to the passenger side of the bestop is easy. Just use the 4x mounts designed for bumpers and some ubolts.
do you have any pics of this? If so could you please post
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post #26 of 58 Old 04-03-2010, 08:39 AM
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Enjoying mine so far, 33 inch tire and 2 gas cans on the back.

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do you have any pics of this? If so could you please post
Surprisingly enough I cannot find any great pictures of the set up on photobucket


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Surprisingly enough I cannot find any great pictures of the set up on photobucket

those are good, just wanted an idea of how it was setup, thanks
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post #29 of 58 Old 10-14-2010, 12:37 PM
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I picked up an or-fab off craigslist and I like it a lot so far it took my brother and i 4hrs to put on and thats only because I had to keep going to the hardware store to get new bolts for all the ones I snapped or striped getting out but the install is not hard at all
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post #30 of 58 Old 10-14-2010, 12:48 PM
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No problems with mine, been running it for almost three years. Like a previous poster said, the bolt behind the tire can work itself a little lose and rattle.



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