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    Default rear tire carrier with floor mount jack?

    i normally fab all my own stuff but am looking for something outside the normal box. im looking for a rear tire carrier/bumper if need be that will hold a 40" and a floor jack. floor jack is only 28lbs so im not too worried about it, but the tire rim combo is well over 200lbs. i know a pig.


    for a later model TJ.

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    i am running the bestop carrier and its a really good carrier but from what i can tell for anything 37+ to get it to hold up you need to put a brace plate on the inside of the tail gate the tire wheel combo for those big of meats is just too much i think for any normal carrier
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    With the weight of the tire/wheel you do run the risk of blowing out your "O" ring. I am still wondering about modifying the set up that the HummmmVeeeeee uses. It surprisingly does a decent job of holding the set up and you can use the ratcheting method to raise and lower it without killing yourself. Don't remember the company that makes it for the military and doubt it would be available for a TJ but its worth a thought. Still means making your own but...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepdreamer View Post
    With the weight of the tire/wheel you do run the risk of blowing out your "O" ring. I am still wondering about modifying the set up that the HummmmVeeeeee uses. It surprisingly does a decent job of holding the set up and you can use the ratcheting method to raise and lower it without killing yourself. Don't remember the company that makes it for the military and doubt it would be available for a TJ but its worth a thought. Still means making your own but...?

    i would never run one again that uses a trailer spindle to support the swinging part. thats just garbage with heavy use. im looking for one that uses poly bushings on a pedestal type mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91YEEPER View Post
    i would never run one again that uses a trailer spindle to support the swinging part. thats just garbage with heavy use. im looking for one that uses poly bushings on a pedestal type mount.
    AtoZ Fabrication sells a nice heavy-duty hinge. Uses bearings, not bushings, and it's definitely not a trailer spindle unit.
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    Give Mike a call, talk to him about custom fit for the size tire you want.

    http://www.custom4x4fabrication.com/rear_tj.html

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    I have an older-model Wilderness swingout spare tire carrier on my TJ. I really like it, secures well with no rattle. I have a high lift off to the side of the tire, don't know where on this specific configuration you're mount a floor jack, there is a bar across the top that I put a shovel on that might work. If this sounds like something you're looking for let me know and I'll post a pic.

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    91 yeeper...man you have some great ideas...hilifts suck..floor jack safer and better like a 3ton... Or an old school bottle jack that screws up with an oversized cresent wrench...Please keep us posted on what you do and share...damn it all these good ideas and not enough sick ass builld threads....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclean View Post
    AtoZ Fabrication sells a nice heavy-duty hinge. Uses bearings, not bushings, and it's definitely not a trailer spindle unit.

    I built my carrier with this spindle and 2"x2" square tube - seems to be holding up well but there is slight amount of flex forward and back when the carrier is locked in. Large diameter steel would probably have been better but the spindle itself seems great.
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