Tub vs bumper mounted spare - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > TJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Tub vs bumper mounted spare

FS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye KitFS: Wranger BRIGHT License Plate LED! Just $3! Great valueIntroducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed Line

Reply
Unread 03-29-2010, 01:59 PM   #1
mJUSTINm
Registered User
2006 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: lakewood, ca
Posts: 2,243
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.

__________________
-Justin | Bruised LJ Build
mJUSTINm is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-29-2010, 02:36 PM   #2
TheBoogieman
Demonic Jeep Freak!
 
TheBoogieman's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charlottesville, Va
Posts: 27,711
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeep_punk View Post
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.

TheBoogieman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-29-2010, 02:43 PM   #3
mJUSTINm
Registered User
2006 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: lakewood, ca
Posts: 2,243
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?
__________________
-Justin | Bruised LJ Build
mJUSTINm is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-29-2010, 02:44 PM   #4
DBLJ
Web Wheeler
 
DBLJ's Avatar
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Braintree, Massachusetts
Posts: 2,910
I think he meant being in control of his decent and landing on the ledge that he just drove down.
DBLJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-29-2010, 05:46 PM   #5
Knuckelhead
AFSOC Retired
 
Knuckelhead's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 15,085
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeep_punk View Post
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
__________________
TSB Information: http://www.automd.com/tsb/jeep_m/wrangler_mm/2000_y/
Knuckelhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-29-2010, 06:00 PM   #6
never monday
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: In my own world
Posts: 6,794
flat in the bed?
__________________
Get Savvy
never monday is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-29-2010, 07:07 PM   #7
flopp
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: mineral city ohio
Posts: 314
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.....
my build
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/p...-horse-670832/
flopp is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-29-2010, 08:24 PM   #8
RVA_TJ06
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,226
None of the bumpers he mentioned are rear stingers.. I have the Bestop (tub mounted), and I really wish I'd saved my money..
__________________
Finally paid off...
RVA_TJ06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-29-2010, 09:46 PM   #9
0blcktj6
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Westchester, New York
Posts: 2,072
Quote:
Originally Posted by RVA_TJ06 View Post
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.
__________________
3" Currie progressives, OME Shocks, 1" BL, 1" MML, 35x12.50" KM2's, 4.88's, Detroit in rear, Vanco BBK, Currie CA's

My Build Thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/v...ck-now-908246/
0blcktj6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-30-2010, 03:49 PM   #10
mJUSTINm
Registered User
2006 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: lakewood, ca
Posts: 2,243
Bump for more opinions or pros/cons?

Can tub mounted carriers be used safely without corner armor?
__________________
-Justin | Bruised LJ Build
mJUSTINm is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-02-2011, 10:33 AM   #11
midnight_f150
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: greenbrier, arkansas
Posts: 1,479
Quote:
Originally Posted by mJUSTINm View Post
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?
midnight_f150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-02-2011, 10:46 AM   #12
Spikex
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Posts: 169
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.
__________________
[B]Phil. |
[/B]

[I][FONT="Arial Narrow"]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.[/FONT][/I]
Spikex is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-02-2011, 11:37 AM   #13
Thexonexkid
Member
 
Thexonexkid's Avatar
1986 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 331
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.
__________________
84 CJ7 Rebuild:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/cj7-re-build-1299733/
Thexonexkid is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-02-2011, 11:51 AM   #14
Davemac85
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Va. Beach
Posts: 211
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
04' Grand Cherokee- Mommy mobile -
USN Jeep Club
Davemac85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
body , bumper , mounted , spare , tub
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.