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Ok, So I have a question for everyone. I sold my warn rear bumper with swing away. I loved the bumper but dang did it stick out. I know for sure I am going with a rokmen's new rear bumper. Well here comes the question should I,

1. build a tube stinger off of the bumper and the armor to support the spare tire or
2. build a tube mount tire carrier that can swing open to hold my tire.

What do you guys think. I have though of doing a in the tub tire carrier but trying to get 35's in and out of there while in the winter with a top on or on the side of a hill does not sound fun at all. Plus, I want to be able to use my duster cover and soft top. Give me some idea'ss peeps.
 

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I would take option 2 if you cannot put the tire in the rig. I think Bestop makes a swingout and genright for some ideas.



 

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kidmugg said:
Do you mean for option one the diaper style carrier that PSC used to sell (or may continue to sell)?

if so, imho, that style is a pita to use, very heavy/awkward

 

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If so, imho, it probably depends on how he wants to use it. A 35" tire isn't too heavy. He can make the carrier so that the bottom hinges into the bumper shackle mounts and the top into the armor. That way, when he wants to run his tire inside, he can pull the pins and keep his carrier inside too. But this design loses the tailgate without extra hassle.

I guess he can do the same with a type of swing-away hooked into the armor. I'd vote for the design that gives you the most clearance. That's what matters (to me).
 

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PSC and genright have the same (sort of) design. And PSC still makes them cheaper than genright, and they just revised the design for the better IMHO. I know PSC does, genright might, but they offer a kit to add their carrier to your or whatever bumper you want.
 

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I made mine tub mounted(on the back). it uses one of the tailgate hinge bolts, so I only had to drill 1 extra hole in the tub. It dosent sag, rattle, or make any noise like some of the bumper swings on the market. Mine holds a 35 easily, I probably could have done a better job of it but I used scrap steel, left over from other stuff.
 

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Thanks for the info guys. Well Also I should have added some additional info in too. Future plans call on 39's(10months), as well. Also, I need a design that keeps use of the tailgate as well. It needs to give me clearance as well, I don't want to add on what I just took off on the warn swing away you know.
 

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why run one at all? just do a xmember reinforcement type of thing and keep your rig light and happy? besides it's a whole hell of alot cheeper
 

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Greg, the first picture in your first post is the diaper style I was thinking of... I hadn't seen that genright design that is in your second post... just wanted to clarify which design I was referring to. :)

You could mold out your wheel well in the tub and still fit a 39 in there. I've seen it done. You might have to outboard your shocks though.

I don't think getting a spare out of the tub while on the side of a hill or in the snow is really adding that much more difficulty to the situation. IMHO. I'd still put it in tub, unless you need the backseat. You could baja it in the rear too when you're not using the duster and that would free space underneath it to secure tools, etc.

Another idea is to secure it as part of your rear cage... between the rear bars suspended. You could still put the softtop over it. And the mount would serve as a spreader in the back reinforcing the cage.
 

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Lifting a 40" tire with one of the genright stinger/tirecage/slide/thing, is quite a task. This is after the tire is mounted in the "carraige" and your remounting it to the tops of the corners. If it were me, and I really needed the interior space, i'd do a swing style stinger tire carrier. But then again, right now I store a 37" tire in the back of the jeep held down by two ratchet straps, and really isnt all that hard to remove in said conditions.
 

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RCH said:
Lifting a 40" tire with one of the genright stinger/tirecage/slide/thing, is quite a task. This is after the tire is mounted in the "carraige" and your remounting it to the tops of the corners.

What you could do with the fold down stinger is bolt a mini quad winch ($80bucks) to the b pillar and use that to pull it up.
 

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Not sure on the tires, but i plan on running the BFG Krawlers. Here is another idea, Has anyone beefed up hinges and made a bumper that was tied into the hinges and swung open with the door. Or,

did a tube bumper that tied in on the jeep tub and maybe the cross member and swung open. It would keep it tucked into the tub and would be strong. I have Rokmen armor so I could tie it into that. What do you guys think?
 
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