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Unread 03-20-2015, 05:41 PM   #1
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What tire carrier should I get

I am currently running 35s on my jeep, by the end of the summer I probably will give in and buy 37s

I am looking to buy a tire carrier with in the next few days

I have kind of decided it's between the

-Lod offroad
http://www.lodoffroad.com/xcart/product.php…

-expedition one
Jeep JK Wrangler Rear Bumpers | Expedition One

-poison spyder body mount tire carrier
JK Body Mounted Tire Carrier | Jeep JK Wrangler Rear Bumpers & Stingers| Poison Spyder Customs

What one do you think I should get, I am also open to suggestions

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Unread 03-20-2015, 05:46 PM   #2
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I am currently running 35s on my jeep, by the end of the summer I probably will give in and buy 37s

I am looking to buy a tire carrier with in the next few days

I have kind of decided it's between the

-Lod offroad
http://www.lodoffroad.com/xcart/product.php…

-expedition one
Jeep JK Wrangler Rear Bumpers | Expedition One

-poison spyder body mount tire carrier
JK Body Mounted Tire Carrier | Jeep JK Wrangler Rear Bumpers & Stingers| Poison Spyder Customs

What one do you think I should get, I am also open to suggestions
I don't think you could go wrong with any of those choices but my vote would be Lod they make some nice bumpers.
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Unread 03-20-2015, 05:58 PM   #3
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I think it comes down to 2 things..... budget and personal preference. They look to have some good R&D time invested into their design. As well as quality of material and fabrication.
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Unread 03-20-2015, 06:01 PM   #4
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If you have a moment take a look at our RH-5001 Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier.

Ours has a double bearing and race hub so even with a 40" tire it does not sag. We include 1" wide recovery tabs, tow rated receiver, adjustable height spare tire mount (both horizontal and vertical adjustment), hi-lift jack mount, cb antenna mount, and the whole bumper ships powder coated, ready for install.

Our bumper base is 1/4" thick, making it one of the heaviest duty bumpers on the market.

Rock Hard 4x4 Patriot Series Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier for Jeep Wrangler JK 2/4DR 2007 - 2015 [RH-5001]



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Unread 03-21-2015, 10:43 AM   #5
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Rockhard, don't you make this version in aluminum as well? What is the weight savings between the 2?
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Unread 03-21-2015, 02:35 PM   #6
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Rockhard, don't you make this version in aluminum as well? What is the weight savings between the 2?
They make the bumper in aluminum just not the carrier. Assume maybe it is a strength/bend issue?
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Unread 03-21-2015, 04:20 PM   #7
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Rockhard, don't you make this version in aluminum as well? What is the weight savings between the 2?
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They make the bumper in aluminum just not the carrier. Assume maybe it is a strength/bend issue?
We only offer an aluminum without the tire carrier. While it is 1/4" thick aluminum - we want to support a 40" tire. Can't do that with aluminum.
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Unread 03-22-2015, 07:18 AM   #8
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I have the teraflex tire carrier because I didn't want to move the tire carrier, open the gate, then close the gate, then close the tire carrier just to get something out of the back.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TpzXGHNgW8

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Unread 03-22-2015, 09:37 AM   #9
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If u want to save a little cash u could run the smittybuilt oversized tire carrier. Thats actually one good product they put out. Think its like 130.00 ish
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Unread 03-22-2015, 02:50 PM   #10
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I've had my 35 Toyo M/T on the Teraflex HD Hinge and Carrier for over a year with no problems. I've wheeled moderately with it's still 100% solid. It's nice maintaining the one motion to open the rear gate. Great product IMO, but pricey.
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Unread 03-23-2015, 09:10 AM   #11
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I have the Teraflex carrier as well. It works great. The only thing I noticed is that the gate is a little stiffer to open and close than the factory hinges. But it's very sturdy with a 35" spare on it.
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Unread 03-23-2015, 09:31 AM   #12
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I went from Teraflex's original bumper mounted tire swing to their current tailgate mount & hinge. Much better system, robust and versatile. Good system of hi-lift & Rotopax mounts, too. SEMA show last year had some copies from Rugged Ridge & Smitty that looked identical. Might be less expensive. Haven't seen either retailed yet.
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Unread 03-23-2015, 11:36 AM   #13
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I wanted a stubby bumper and couldnt find one with a tire carrier option. So I went with the terraflex hinged carrier. Now saving up for the JCR Mauler Stubby bumper. I would definitely look at JCR Offroad before making a decision.
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Unread 03-23-2015, 02:02 PM   #14
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I have the Rugged Ridge XHD bumper with Generation II tire carrier. I don't see it listed as much on websites, versus the A frame carrier they offer. It comes with the brake light relocation bracket. It is held closed by linkage to the tailgate instead of a locking handle. The first carrier I've had, so don't have a direct comparison to other types, but once adjusted it doesn't rattle.
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Unread 03-23-2015, 03:22 PM   #15
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Does anyone have comments on the AEV carrier? Can work on their bumpers, the 10th Anniv bumper or on a stock JK bumper if you drill it.
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