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post #1 of 14 Old 03-29-2010, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Tub vs bumper mounted spare

I hate my 33x12.5 sitting on the tailgate. I leave it on for driving around town but when it's time to go off roading I strap it down inside. What are the pros/cons of a tub mounted tire carrier (see Treks, OR Fab, and eventual Savvy) vs. a bumper mounted system (everything else)? With a tub mounted spare I'd be afraid of dropping off a ledge onto the tire, and it tweaking the tub. What would prevent it from doing this? How exactly do the tub mounted ones mount? As it is now my choices would be either the jeeperman rear bumper/tire carrier or savvy rear and wait to see what their tire carrier will be like.


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With a tub mounted spare I'd be afraid of dropping off a ledge onto the tire, and it tweaking the tub.
If you drop off a ledge and tweak the tub,your spare tire is the least of your concerns.Spare tire looks just fine.

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I meant with a tub mounted carrier, would coming down a ledge or other rock and bumping the bottom of the spare possibly do anything to the tub?

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I think he meant being in control of his decent and landing on the ledge that he just drove down.
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I hate my 33x12.5 sitting on the tailgate. I leave it on for driving around town but when it's time to go off roading I strap it down inside. What are the pros/cons of a tub mounted tire carrier (see Treks, OR Fab, and eventual Savvy) vs. a bumper mounted system (everything else)? With a tub mounted spare I'd be afraid of dropping off a ledge onto the tire, and it tweaking the tub. What would prevent it from doing this? How exactly do the tub mounted ones mount? As it is now my choices would be either the jeeperman rear bumper/tire carrier or savvy rear and wait to see what their tire carrier will be like.
Get the weight off the tub...IMO
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the tub mounted spares are ment to be mounted very secure. I would imagine a pin would brake first as long as the rest is set up proper. most are reinforced to the cage and attatch to corner armor. They are also designed to be slid on they are like rear stingers.

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None of the bumpers he mentioned are rear stingers.. I have the Bestop (tub mounted), and I really wish I'd saved my money..

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None of the bumpers he mentioned are rear stingers.. I have the Bestop (tub mounted), and I really wish I'd saved my money..
You also have to consider that the bumpers he mentioned are substantially better than the Bestop carrier. I run an LoD rear frame mounted bumper and I hate it. I'm constantly tagging it on ledges and in general it is a POS (I understand many people are very satisfied with LoD, this is just my experience) that just kills my departure angle. My goal in the near future is to run the TNT rear crossmember replacement for some awesome protection and about as good of a departure as you can get and their rear body mounted tire carrier. It is plenty strong and will easily support your tire. Similarly I have never seen someone hit their rear tire coming off of a ledge but I'm sure it happens, I would expect the TNT or the OrFab would be more than capable to handle the impact.

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Bump for more opinions or pros/cons?

Can tub mounted carriers be used safely without corner armor?

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Bump for more opinions or pros/cons?

Can tub mounted carriers be used safely without corner armor?
Ive been wondering about the pros and cons of this lately. I know this is an old post but I thought I would just bump it rather than start a new thread. Does anyone know how heavy the Treks, OR Fab tub mount is?
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post #12 of 14 Old 07-02-2011, 10:46 AM
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The spare tire carrier on your bumper will take the weight off your tailgate, but I dont think if you come off a ledge and hit your spare it will save you from damage. My previous truck was a ford bronco, I stood it up on its rear end one day trying to drive up a hill, the spare tire pushed in the tailgate, warped the rear panels, and broke the rear side glass. Then again if I didnt have a spare on there, or had a spare on a rear bumper I imagine the damage would have been similar.

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post #13 of 14 Old 07-02-2011, 11:37 AM
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I had the expedition one rear bumper w/ tire carrier which carried a 35x15 and it was pretty solid. Pretty good position I never got hung up on anything. The TJ one looks pretty slick, and different from the JK one so if you are searching around make sure your looking at the right one.
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post #14 of 14 Old 07-02-2011, 11:51 AM
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I just installed the OR Fab rear carrier ( tub mounted ) with no corner armor.. its very sturdy. the inside plates mount to the roll bar mounting bolts and sandwich the tub from out and in. With the carrier fully out I can lift the jeep with it and i don't have any squeeks or rattles while driving. It mounts higher then a stock carrier, which I don't have a problem with departure angles at all.

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