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post #31 of 58 Old 10-14-2010, 03:50 PM
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So with the OR-Fab one you cant open your tailgate separatly? Im waiting to see what Savvys tire carrier will look like otherwise probably will go with TnT's. I want a Savvy reciever bumper.

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post #32 of 58 Old 10-14-2010, 05:45 PM
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Actually, with the OR-Fab, you can open the tire carrier without opening the tailgate. It's with the Bestop that they open together.

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post #33 of 58 Old 10-20-2010, 01:09 PM
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Here's a video about the OR-Fab carrier.

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post #34 of 58 Old 08-27-2011, 09:54 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.

Does the tnt have bracket like the orfab does?
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post #35 of 58 Old 08-27-2011, 11:11 PM
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Does the tnt have bracket like the orfab does?
Yes, it has a bracket that goes under the tailgate hinges and through the top that attaches to the roll bar inside.
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post #36 of 58 Old 08-25-2013, 09:03 AM
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Here ya go ...very solid this has been on for 3 years and still very solid .....0 vibration!



These brackets for the jerry cans are not standard are they? (the red parts).

Can anyone show me how exactly the or fab holds the jerry cans? Only by 'hanging' them on the handle on top of the jerry can?? No support on the bottom end?

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These brackets for the jerry cans are not standard are they? (the red parts).

Can anyone show me how exactly the or fab holds the jerry cans? Only by 'hanging' them on the handle on top of the jerry can?? No support on the bottom end?

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There is a 'lip' welded in two locations on the bottom 'rung' of the OR-Fab tire/can carrier that the bottom edge (lip) of the 'standard old style' of (military/gerry) fuel can sets in as well as the threaded stud/wingnut that prevents movement of the can.

I am curious, madmikey, if the fuel can mounting brackets (in red) were fixed/welded inplace or in place with the strap/fuel can weight?

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post #38 of 58 Old 08-27-2013, 09:31 AM
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That clarifies, thanks!

I'm still in doubt whether to order the Or-Fab yes or no.....it's quite an investement, especially with import fees and shipping to the Netherlands.
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post #39 of 58 Old 08-27-2013, 05:45 PM
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I am running the OR-Fab and love it. Very well built and not sag or rattle from it. Running a 35" tire. I don't think you will be disappointed in the OR-Fab of you go that route.




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post #40 of 58 Old 08-28-2013, 10:28 AM
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3 years with my Bestop tub mounted carrying a 35" tire. No complaints after install, but the hardware included leaves something to be desired. I followed Unlimited04LJ's recommendation, and replaced all the nuts and bolts w/unpainted grade 8 before I installed it.
It's about as close to the tub as you can get for an oversize carrier.



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post #41 of 58 Old 08-28-2013, 06:01 PM
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Man I want that OR-Fab one

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post #42 of 58 Old 08-29-2013, 04:00 PM
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I had the Bestop carrier until I got a new bumper/carrier. The bottom mounts tore the sheet metal on my tub from the stress/weight.
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post #43 of 58 Old 08-29-2013, 08:03 PM
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I had the Bestop carrier until I got a new bumper/carrier. The bottom mounts tore the sheet metal on my tub from the stress/weight.
If I remember right they highly recommend corner armor for install. As do most other tub mounted carriers. Sheet metal on jeeps is about as thick as a dime... I wouldnt trust it to hold anything.

My Bestop carrier.



I wish I went with TNT, but the Bestop has been holding strong with no real issues. I like that it looks like it could be OEM.

AEV thought it was good enough to put on their Diesel LJ with 37s.*best pic I could find*
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post #44 of 58 Old 09-03-2013, 08:20 PM
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Looks like the majority of you are using tub-mounted carriers without corner armor. How has it been holding up for you? Any noticeable tub movement in the mounting areas?

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post #45 of 58 Old 09-04-2013, 12:19 AM
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No problems with my sheet metal. The plan is to get some aluminum corner armor for my Jeep.
That would really beef up a tub mounted carrier.
Just have not got there yet...or I should say, the money has not got here yet.
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