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.
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.
some people say I am too hard on my jeep I say I am just diagnosing weak points.....
Originally Posted by RVA_TJ06 View Post
3" Currie progressives, OME Shocks, 1" BL, 1" MML, 35x12.50" KM2's, 4.88's, Detroit in rear, Vanco BBK, Currie CA's
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Originally Posted by mJUSTINm View Post
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.
Originally Posted by Sundowner View Post
Selling a Jeep when you should be fixing it is a hellworthy trespass. You'll end up in a beerless afterlife filled with pavement and Hyundai sport-compacts, and a severe lack of women.
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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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.
06' Wrangler/ Zone 4.25 combo/MML 33x12.50 BFG AT's. w/ Painted canyons/ other stuff
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