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View Poll Results: Which swing-away carrier
Lod Signature series 0 0%
LoD Expedition series 0 0%
Rockhard 2 33.33%
Jeeperman 0 0%
Offroad Fabricators 4 66.67%
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post #1 of 12 Old 05-09-2010, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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rear swing-away poll

I'm just about to pul the trigger on getting a swing-away tire carrier for my 04 rubi.
the finalists are:

LoD Signature series
Lod Expedition series
Rockhard
and Jeeperman.

Comments, suggestions welcome...


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just did this and went with this one for my CJ, love the look

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none of the above

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After 8 years of running an Offroad Fabricators spare tire carrier on my TJ that was stolen, I'll be mounting another ORF on my replacement TJ within a week or so.

This style of carrier has several benefits over a bumper mounted spare tire carrier, chiefly that it has more support points and won't wear out/sag/rattle like all of the bumper mount carriers I've seen do. It bolts through the tub to hidden brackets that bolt to the rear rollbar bases, you don't get stronger than the roll cage mounts. It has three support points when closed and two support points when open. A bumper mounted carrier only has two support points when closed and just one when open. After 8 years of carrying two full 5 gallon jerry cans and a full-size 35x12.50 tire, it never sagged or rattled. It's a superb design & I never saw a single bumper mounted tire carrier that I would have traded for it.

Savvy is coming out with their own tire carrier with a similar mounting style and it too will be mounted much in the same way the ORF carrier is... and those Savvy guys know what works and holds up. I'd go with Savvy's if it was close enough to going into production but it's not real close. My new TJ has no spare tire carrier at all so I'm going for another ORF now.

Jeep Can (with dual jerry can mount)
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Both have Hi-Lift mounts built into them.
(p.s. Guilty of having modified your poll to include the ORF )

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just did this and went with this one for my CJ, love the look

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I've been eyeing this one. How do you like the latch?

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After 8 years of running an Offroad Fabricators spare tire carrier on my TJ that was stolen, I'll be mounting another ORF on my replacement TJ within a week or so.

This style of carrier has several benefits over a bumper mounted spare tire carrier, chiefly that it has more support points and won't wear out/sag/rattle like all of the bumper mount carriers I've seen do. It bolts through the tub to hidden brackets that bolt to the rear rollbar bases, you don't get stronger than the roll cage mounts. It has three support points when closed and two support points when open. A bumper mounted carrier only has two support points when closed and just one when open. After 8 years of carrying two full 5 gallon jerry cans and a full-size 35x12.50 tire, it never sagged or rattled. It's a superb design & I never saw a single bumper mounted tire carrier that I would have traded for it.

Savvy is coming out with their own tire carrier with a similar mounting style and it too will be mounted much in the same way the ORF carrier is... and those Savvy guys know what works and holds up. I'd go with Savvy's if it was close enough to going into production but it's not real close. My new TJ has no spare tire carrier at all so I'm going for another ORF now.

Jeep Can (with dual jerry can mount)
Jeep Carriers (no jerry can mount)

Both have Hi-Lift mounts built into them.
(p.s. Guilty of having modified your poll to include the ORF )
Jerry. I value your input greatly, but I have a Kongo cage roof rack mounted already and haven't looked at tub mounted carriers because there might be a lack of compatability. What do you think?

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Thanks for the input.
I emailed Eddie for info and while the carrier looks strudy, I don't care for the hi-lift and can mount arrangement. Its a taste thing.

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Here is my 04 Rubicon with the Rockhard tire carrier. It is great, doesn't rattle, hooks up nice and looks good too.

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I agree with Jerry. The tub mounted carriers are better. But if the Congo interferes no dice. Tub mount with 3/16" corners is very strong.

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Jerry. I value your input greatly, but I have a Kongo cage roof rack mounted already and haven't looked at tub mounted carriers because there might be a lack of compatability. What do you think?
I dunno specifically how the Kongo mounts to the tub back there but I'm betting there's a way to make it work with a carrier like ORF's. Where there's a will there's a way.

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Here is my 04 Rubicon with the Rockhard tire carrier. It is great, doesn't rattle, hooks up nice and looks good too.

Nice rig. How do you like the latch on that carrier? Get much dirt in it?

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Nice rig. How do you like the latch on that carrier? Get much dirt in it?
Thanks. I havn't noticed any dirt getting in it, but I spray it down pretty well after wheeling. I thought the latch looked kinda weak, but it locks up tight and doesn't rattle at all.
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