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Unread 06-03-2013, 07:03 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Tanimal View Post
The stubby bumper concerned me because I figured you'd be smashing that tire on the ground when offroading on steep inclines. Any issues like that?
No issues here. The bottom of the tire rests high up near the top of the bumper and with the TF hinged carrier rides very tight to the tailgate. I don't think you can get a rear bumper with any more departure angle unless you cut the frame. The bottom of my spare is 31" off the ground and I could raise it another inch to the 37" holes if needed.

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Unread 06-17-2013, 09:25 AM   #32
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was about to pull the trigger on the teraflex - but then had a few people look at the crack in the tailgate - and was told that the teraflex may still result in a rattle because the rattle isn't coming from the hinges it's coming from the tailgate itself. The teraflex doesn't remove all stress from the gate it just improves its strenght. Talked to a welder and he couldn't guarantee that reinforcing the crack by spot welding would work. Seems the best option is a carrier that mounts to the bumper. As far as i know - there isn't anything that uses the stock bumper correct?
So I'm looking at the Rancho RS6221B. What are all your thoughts on that bumper/carrier combo?
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Unread 06-17-2013, 11:18 AM   #33
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AEV's tire carrier will work with the stock bumper but its not cheap either...
2008 Black and Khaki Sahara Unlimited. Auto, Tow pkg, Dual Tops, MyGig, Trax-Lok rear diff. 3.5" Rock Krawler fr springs, rear TeraFlex 2.5 BB, 35x12.50x17 Pitbull Rockers on Blackrock Viper Alloys, Flex-o-lite trans cooler, Mr Grille billet grille inserts, AEV Prem Bumper ETC.. AND a Locked and Lifted Honda Foreman for when the trails get real tight
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Unread 06-17-2013, 05:19 PM   #34
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We had a guy locally that had the Rancho bumper and he absolutely hated it. it squeaked and rattle like crazy....absolute piece of junk.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 05:33 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by KrawlOff-Road View Post
Your current spare is mounted to the stock carrier right? If so, the weak spot is the hinges. This TeraFlex carrier is under $500.00 shipped, and will solve your problem by swapping out the hinges...


sorry, I just have to laugh at the "it's under $500". Yeah, buy $.05

They do seem to have great reviews. I would love the Poison Spyder rockbrawler II tire carrier but I would rather have the older bumper that allows you to use the stock receiver. But that one you need to modify the frame rails. I guess I could do the newer bumper as well and then just relocate the electrical to the bumper.
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Unread 06-20-2013, 03:07 PM   #36
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urgh....i really hope the rancho isn't that terrible. i know you get what you pay for. anyone have first hand experience with it and LIKE it?

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Unread 06-20-2013, 04:06 PM   #37
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^^^ Man, it is a mechanical device, you can always upgrade it somehow with new interference-fit brass bushings, shims and/or bearings or whatever it needs to fix it if you are so inclined.
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