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post #1 of 29 Old 11-27-2012, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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FORCED to buy a rear bumper

So, last night on my way home, some woman rammed me. We were going down the road, I was going about 45 mph, and she rams me while we are driving - nascar style. I got out and she says, "Sorry, I can barely see. I just got out of the eye doctor and they dialated my eyes."

I let her know that she probably shouldn't be driving, and to make a long story short, I have a knot on my head where I hit the ceiling and what I thought was pretty minor body damage. I ran the jeep by the body shop this afternoon to get what I thought was going to be a $500 quote and it came back at $2250! They need to replace the rear bumper, tailgate, spare tire, and the spare tire carrier. This... is where my story begins...

I'm thinking that this is the perfect time to get a new rear bumper and tire carrier. I have been eyeing the LOD shorty with lights and the carrier (undecided about integrated carrier or not).

Which others should I look at? I want a short or mid because I plan to do the fenders (prob metal cloak), and I obviously need a spare carrier now.

Suggestions?

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post #2 of 29 Old 11-27-2012, 04:09 PM
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seems like a lot, but lod is a great company, theres loads of companies out there, have a look online i forget most of the names now. btw if you plan to go big, check out the off road evo tire carrier, poison spyder also makes a flip down for the tj and a conversion kit for the jk

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post #3 of 29 Old 11-27-2012, 05:05 PM
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Replace the spare tire? Come on what the hell was she driving a bus!?

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post #4 of 29 Old 11-27-2012, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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replace the rim, not the tire itself. and the carrier. she was driving a van.
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post #5 of 29 Old 11-27-2012, 06:41 PM
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So, last night on my way home, some woman rammed me. We were going down the road, I was going about 45 mph, and she rams me while we are driving - nascar style. I got out and she says, "Sorry, I can barely see. I just got out of the eye doctor and they dialated my eyes."

I let her know that she probably shouldn't be driving, and to make a long story short, I have a knot on my head where I hit the ceiling and what I thought was pretty minor body damage. I ran the jeep by the body shop this afternoon to get what I thought was going to be a $500 quote and it came back at $2250! They need to replace the rear bumper, tailgate, spare tire, and the spare tire carrier. This... is where my story begins...

I'm thinking that this is the perfect time to get a new rear bumper and tire carrier. I have been eyeing the LOD shorty with lights and the carrier (undecided about integrated carrier or not).

Which others should I look at? I want a short or mid because I plan to do the fenders (prob metal cloak), and I obviously need a spare carrier now.

Suggestions?
Tons of carriers on the markets and tons of options. Personally I went with the new Teraflex tire carrier and I'll be looking into an aftermarket rear bumper..most likely Poison Spyder. Good luck with repair and I hope the lady driving was issued a nice hefty fine.

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seems like a lot, but lod is a great company, theres loads of companies out there, have a look online i forget most of the names now. btw if you plan to go big, check out the off road evo tire carrier, poison spyder also makes a flip down for the tj and a conversion kit for the jk
And who cares if it's a lot because her insurance will be picking up the bill...
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post #6 of 29 Old 11-27-2012, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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at around $1100 for the bumper and tire carrier, i didnt think it was that bad. poison spyder is another i am looking at and its $1275ish
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at around $1100 for the bumper and tire carrier, i didnt think it was that bad. poison spyder is another i am looking at and its $1275ish
We can build this one as a short/mid width, save you some cash so you can buy some more "upgrades" Give us a call if we can help !

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post #8 of 29 Old 12-02-2012, 08:10 AM
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TSOffroad,

Do you have any pics of the carrier without a tire on it? I'd like to see how you are mounting it to the tail gate. Also, is the receiver hitch part of the bumper? Thanks!

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post #9 of 29 Old 12-02-2012, 11:40 AM
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TSOffroad,

Do you have any pics of the carrier without a tire on it? I'd like to see how you are mounting it to the tail gate. Also, is the receiver hitch part of the bumper? Thanks!

The receiver is not part of the bumper, the picture has the factory receiver. Here is the that bumper without the tire.



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post #10 of 29 Old 12-02-2012, 05:35 PM
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post #11 of 29 Old 12-02-2012, 06:52 PM
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I really like he LOD stubby with integrated carrier. It's first choice for me, but still a few months away from getting it.

PSC is really nice too.
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So, last night on my way home, some woman rammed me. We were going down the road, I was going about 45 mph, and she rams me while we are driving - nascar style. I got out and she says, "Sorry, I can barely see. I just got out of the eye doctor and they dialated my eyes."

I let her know that she probably shouldn't be driving, and to make a long story short, I have a knot on my head where I hit the ceiling and what I thought was pretty minor body damage. I ran the jeep by the body shop this afternoon to get what I thought was going to be a $500 quote and it came back at $2250! They need to replace the rear bumper, tailgate, spare tire, and the spare tire carrier. This... is where my story begins...

I'm thinking that this is the perfect time to get a new rear bumper and tire carrier. I have been eyeing the LOD shorty with lights and the carrier (undecided about integrated carrier or not).

Which others should I look at? I want a short or mid because I plan to do the fenders (prob metal cloak), and I obviously need a spare carrier now.

Suggestions?
....I'm missing the part where you are "FORCED" to buy a new bumper......
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post #13 of 29 Old 12-02-2012, 07:56 PM
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post #14 of 29 Old 12-02-2012, 08:17 PM
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You can always go with a Teraflex tailgate carrier, then you can choose any bumper you want.

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post #15 of 29 Old 12-08-2012, 10:49 AM
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You can always go with a Teraflex tailgate carrier, then you can choose any bumper you want.
+1 very pleased with my Teraflex carrier and the install was a breeze
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