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: River Raider - Crusher Corners / Tire cage


crash
10-16-2008, 04:53 PM
We have released our new 3/16'' steel crusher corners. They feature:
stainless flush mount hardware
recessed pockets for O.R.O. led tail lights with built in back-up light
optional tabs for tire cage mount
$435 for bare steel
$485 for coated

Our new tire cage can handle up to a 42'' spare. It is available on our new rock crawler rear winch mount bumper.
It features:
1.5'' DOM tubing
3/4'' grade 8 hardware
swing down for easy tire removal and tail gate access.

More info is available on our web site.
www.riverraider.com
Or for more info call us directly.

717 262 3079
www.riverraider.com

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/JKBuildJKFest055.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/JKBuildJKFest056.jpg


http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/100_0379.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/GEDC0159.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/Moab09074.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/JKBuildJKFest057.jpg

suthernjeeper
10-16-2008, 05:44 PM
wow, absolutely bada$$:smokin:BTW did u get my pm?

Dr.Dirty
10-16-2008, 07:30 PM
def interested in the corners

SDMF
10-16-2008, 07:38 PM
You have pricing on the corners?

wanderingtrail
10-17-2008, 06:08 AM
I like those corners guess I need to buy a 3rd set of lightDOT's.

Ron

Bigjerm
10-17-2008, 07:04 AM
Interesting. I like the rear winch mount on that bumper.


Crash, when you gonna get a yellow star and support this place?

suthernjeeper
10-17-2008, 08:05 AM
x2, getta yellow star. ditch the other forum and join us. yall make some cool stuff:beer:

MOJAVEGREEN
10-17-2008, 10:26 AM
Waiting for a pricing breakdown, these are nice!

mcnaught6
10-17-2008, 11:27 AM
how about some pics of it opened? i'm guessing it lowers down to the ground. seems like it would be a huge PITA to pull the two upper pins, then lower it to the ground, then work around it as it sticks out from the bumper and lays on the ground when putting stuff in the back. not to mention it would get all scratched to hell from laying it on concrete (if that matters).

of course, this is all assuming it opens downward, which from the orientation of the heim joints, i would assume it does.

and you still have to wire up a license plate light somehow....

Ipe
10-17-2008, 12:48 PM
I'm not super big on the tire cradle/carrier. It seems like a lot to deal with on a daily driver. OTOH I like the rear winch bumper a lot. Thats some good looking stuff. :)

OBTW - Like the corners too. ;)

crash
10-17-2008, 06:53 PM
Interesting. I like the rear winch mount on that bumper.


Crash, when you gonna get a yellow star and support this place?

I will be sporting the yellow star ASAP!

crash
10-17-2008, 07:14 PM
how about some pics of it opened? i'm guessing it lowers down to the ground. seems like it would be a huge PITA to pull the two upper pins, then lower it to the ground, then work around it as it sticks out from the bumper and lays on the ground when putting stuff in the back. not to mention it would get all scratched to hell from laying it on concrete (if that matters).

of course, this is all assuming it opens downward, which from the orientation of the heim joints, i would assume it does.

and you still have to wire up a license plate light somehow....

This tire carrier setup is geared more toward hardcore trail riding then a daily driver even though it works for both. It is designed as a secure mount for tires 37'' to 42''. The fact that it swings down to access the tailgate does require more effort than a swing out tire gate.
However our biggest concern was to design a super strong secure rattle free way to carry a heavy 40''or 42'' tire.
Adding a tag light is no problem.:beer:

suthernjeeper
10-17-2008, 07:33 PM
hey what all size lift/tires/wheels you runnin on that jeep?

Matt
10-18-2008, 07:48 AM
The corners look nice!
Ive been wanting to put a set of LiteDOT's on My JK for a while!!

They look cool recessed in like that. Do You have to cut the body for the lite dots to fit like that? Or do the corners just bolt right on?

Cenhockey55
11-03-2008, 08:38 PM
sick jeep kenny cant wait to see it in person and hes running 38x15.50s

crash
01-05-2009, 09:31 AM
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/NEWJPADSIZEDcopy.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/riveraider3.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/_MG_1642.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/riveraider.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/PAlighter.jpg

RotorHead
01-05-2009, 10:03 AM
Make the corners come all the way forward and I'm in. :beer:

Also, if you could design a carrier that swung out instead of down, I'm in for that too. I like the cage also, but don't want to lift it off the ground every time I access stuff in the back. Just tie into the corners in four places. It also wouldn't tie the frame to the body like it does attached to the bumper and corners.

steve&2jc's
01-07-2009, 12:45 PM
Got my corners today. NICE!!!
I'll be putting them on this weekend and will have more pics.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o137/0074doorrubi/River%20Raider/DSCN3099.jpg
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o137/0074doorrubi/River%20Raider/DSCN3101-1.jpg
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o137/0074doorrubi/River%20Raider/DSCN3100.jpg

Dr.Dirty
01-07-2009, 12:47 PM
looks nice i might just do these

suthernjeeper
01-07-2009, 03:10 PM
cool, lookin forward to the installed pics.

Dr.Dirty
01-07-2009, 03:25 PM
me too im curious if there is any cutting involved

crusty1007
01-09-2009, 02:12 PM
Kenny!

Hows that Atlas working out for you?

:beer:

rubirobv
01-09-2009, 03:40 PM
Crash,

I have a crush on your JK :blush2:

JnRstel
01-10-2009, 04:21 PM
Kenny- happy New Year!!
Your flyer looks great!!!! and that JK!! Still makes my heart go pitter-pat!!!!
Any idea on your Grand Opening yet?
Hope you and Shanna are doing well!!!
:bounce::bounce::)


http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/NEWJPADSIZEDcopy.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/riveraider3.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/_MG_1642.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/riveraider.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/PAlighter.jpg

steve&2jc's
01-10-2009, 06:34 PM
Only got one side done today, should finish tomorrow or monday. It's still got my dirty handprints all over it.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o137/0074doorrubi/Jeepcorner012.jpg
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o137/0074doorrubi/Jeepcorner013.jpg

Matt
01-10-2009, 08:24 PM
Those look great!
Was there any body cuting involved? Or did they just bolt on?

steve&2jc's
01-10-2009, 10:09 PM
Yes there is cutting involved. You have to cut out a part of the corner so the new one fits. It's not too bad.

Matt
01-11-2009, 05:37 PM
Do You have a pic of the cut tub You could post?

I'd really like to get a set of LiteDOTs on the back of My JK but Im not crazy about hacking it up to do it. :D

steve&2jc's
01-13-2009, 05:56 AM
Here's pics of template in place and the hole after cutting. It looks worse than it really is, the tail light itself has a large hole. The lighting in my garage stinks so the first pic is poor.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o137/0074doorrubi/Jeepcorner005.jpg
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o137/0074doorrubi/Jeepcorner006.jpg
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o137/0074doorrubi/Jeepcorner007.jpg

Dr.Dirty
01-13-2009, 06:37 AM
holy **** no thank you

the finished product looks great

but ill keep my corners fopr now hahaha

Dr.Dirty
01-13-2009, 06:40 AM
why do you have to cut so much for a small 4 inch light that seems like a lot of sheet metal to clar that light

steve&2jc's
01-13-2009, 05:09 PM
The body there curves around the back and also curves top to bottom. By cutting out the corner there's only one curve to deal with and it gives a flat spot to mount the RR corner. A large portion that's missing is the hole from the factory tail light.
Here's a link to all the pics.
http://s119.photobucket.com/albums/o137/0074doorrubi/

Matt
01-13-2009, 07:05 PM
Thanks for posting the pics!

WOW! That is a big hole!
I want to run LiteDOTs, but not bad enough to do that! :D

suthernjeeper
01-13-2009, 11:25 PM
looks good!

Dr.Dirty
01-14-2009, 04:53 AM
The body there curves around the back and also curves top to bottom. By cutting out the corner there's only one curve to deal with and it gives a flat spot to mount the RR corner. A large portion that's missing is the hole from the factory tail light.
Here's a link to all the pics.
http://s119.photobucket.com/albums/o137/0074doorrubi/

makes sense it was just shocking to me at first i was like wow but its a tuff decison i really like those corners

cjayw
01-14-2009, 01:16 PM
If you beat the crap out of the stock corners like I have. It feels less painful to cut away bent sheetmetal.

md_rubi
02-07-2009, 07:32 PM
Here is my install. thanks Kenny for the great job!

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/6581/photo020609013cy1.jpg
Left Rear corner cut
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/9409/photo020609018qn9.jpg
Right rear corner cut
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/3198/photo020609022cp9.jpg
Left rear crusher corner installed
http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/7630/photo020609023gi4.jpg
Right rea crusher corner insyalled
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/3825/photo020709021ti5.jpg
Crusher corners, bumper, backup cam, lite LED lights installed
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/5746/photo020709009wu7.jpg
backup cam
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/7594/photo020709010vr1.jpg
Tire cage w/ gatorhyde, plate relocation, & LED third brake light
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8919/photo020709011io1.jpg
LED third brake light, and plate light
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/5425/photo020709020gw3.jpg
Tire cage installed in down position.
http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/7330/photo020709022kg8.jpg
Tire cage installed in up position

Dr.Dirty
02-07-2009, 07:34 PM
man that looks good

Raingler
02-07-2009, 11:03 PM
Corners and the DOts look great! Anyplans to blend a bumper along those asthetics?

Xtremjeepn
02-08-2009, 10:39 AM
holy **** no thank you



X2.



If this was the ONLY way to do it, "maybe" I could see it. But the simple fact that AEV has a corner that matches the curves of the tail says that it can be done.

Eventually someone will take the effort to make something similar with the lite dots without cutting the body.

I do like the way it looks done, but way too much cutting on a new Jeep for me.

Alec W
02-08-2009, 01:08 PM
I honestly donít see the problem with cutting that much. Once youíve drilled the holes for the nutzerts (sp) which they all use, thereís no going back anyways. Itís not like you will ever see it.

md_rubi
02-08-2009, 01:59 PM
X2.



If this was the ONLY way to do it, "maybe" I could see it. But the simple fact that AEV has a corner that matches the curves of the tail says that it can be done.

Eventually someone will take the effort to make something similar with the lite dots without cutting the body.

I do like the way it looks done, but way too much cutting on a new Jeep for me.

you can't compair this to AEV's. AEV uses thin sheets of metal that can be pressed into shape. River Raider uses 3/16" thick steel & they did a great job forming it to shape.
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/3983/photo020709013fk8.jpg

I do not know how thick other companies use to make their corners but the corners do not follow the jk likes like River Raiders. (AEV excluded)

steve&2jc's
02-08-2009, 02:34 PM
And they don't bend when you knock them into trees! I hate trees.

Xtremjeepn
02-08-2009, 02:42 PM
I honestly donít see the problem with cutting that much. Once youíve drilled the holes for the nutzerts (sp) which they all use, thereís no going back anyways. Itís not like you will ever see it.



Having patched holes before in body work I disagree. Nutserts can be easily filled with decorative bolts, welded in easily and painted, filled with body filler etc. That gigantic hole is not easily filled if you choose to go some other route in the future.

Raingler
02-08-2009, 03:13 PM
Sorry if I missed it; but how much do these weigh roughly? I still think they look great and even with the cutting considering adding them. Wish a contoured bumper was available that looked as blended as these to the lines of the Jeep.

md_rubi
02-08-2009, 05:09 PM
Sorry if I missed it; but how much do these weigh roughly? I still think they look great and even with the cutting considering adding them. Wish a contoured bumper was available that looked as blended as these to the lines of the Jeep.

Call Kenny and ask him how much they weigh. each corner are heavy since it's made with 3/16" steel! Also ask him about the bumper, he might make one one for you.

Alec W
02-08-2009, 05:47 PM
Having patched holes before in body work I disagree. Nutserts can be easily filled with decorative bolts, welded in easily and painted, filled with body filler etc. That gigantic hole is not easily filled if you choose to go some other route in the future.

You have a point, I guess Iím just saying Iím ok with one way mods ;)

NYJK
02-08-2009, 09:50 PM
Well if you were to go another route, wouldnt it be another corner? and wouldnt another corner still cover the hole?

Xtremjeepn
02-08-2009, 10:04 PM
You have a point, I guess I’m just saying I’m ok with one way mods ;)


Certain "one way mods" I am okay with. I tend to like to leave the basic "core" of the Jeep untouched. (like comp cutting corners etc) unless already damaged.



Let me just clarify that I think these look really cool. I just think they would sell 100X more of them if you did not have to cut a huge chunk of Jeep out to do it.

HITMONEY
02-08-2009, 10:22 PM
I like them!! I like the ORE's a little more, I know I've turned into an ORE fan-boy... sue me..... :thefinger: but these RR are kick ass as well save the gator hyde stuff.

I dunno about having to fold down the rear tire every time I want to open the rear tail gate though... that could get old REAL quick.

YmansJK
02-09-2009, 07:29 PM
I would like a set of unpainted but I do want to know if I can use another led other than the oro ones. I don't want to pay that much for lights. Those lights are as much as the corners. :shaking:
pep boys - $40
oro - $200
Spending the money elsewhere - Pricless
:grinpimp:


Who cares about cutting when these are never coming off.

Pm me when they are ready and a price would be nice. (Unpainted)

Instead of cutting can I just take a dead blow to the raised areas?

DucaBrothers
03-16-2009, 10:38 PM
hey kenny, I really like that cage. You said on the phone I could mount it through my body without using the corners. How is this done? Will it clear the stock taillights and if so I just might order one. let me know..ducabrothers@att.blackberry.net if you want to drop me mail. thanks man! rock run april 4th and may 9th come wheelin us.

terrahawk
03-16-2009, 10:57 PM
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/terrahawk07/bvorr%20March%207/100_0417.jpg

Raingler
03-17-2009, 12:21 AM
Sick! Just plain out SICK! :beer:

crash
03-17-2009, 07:11 AM
I would like a set of unpainted but I do want to know if I can use another led other than the oro ones. I don't want to pay that much for lights. Those lights are as much as the corners. :shaking:
pep boys - $40
oro - $200
Spending the money elsewhere - Pricless
:grinpimp:


Who cares about cutting when these are never coming off.

Pm me when they are ready and a price would be nice. (Unpainted)

Instead of cutting can I just take a dead blow to the raised areas?

Yes other round flush mount lights can be used in the corners. They come ready for the ORO lights, however the back side of the light bucket can be cut out to accept other lights. The corners are available on our web site and we have a few sets in stock.:beer:

Dr.Dirty
03-17-2009, 07:24 AM
Certain "one way mods" I am okay with. I tend to like to leave the basic "core" of the Jeep untouched. (like comp cutting corners etc) unless already damaged.



Let me just clarify that I think these look really cool. I just think they would sell 100X more of them if you did not have to cut a huge chunk of Jeep out to do it.

im with you man i love them but untill that area is damaged im not cutting it out

sn4cktime
03-17-2009, 11:09 PM
I have an interesting hypothetical question for you. This tire carrier swings down, obviously so you can get at a massive spare tire.

Would it be possible to use a different sort of joint on the two bottom arms, and a different pin/hinge setup on the passenger side (reinforcement in the crusher as well?) to allow the user the choice of dropping it down by pulling the two top pins and have it operate as it does now. OR be able to swing it to the right by pulling pins off the two driver's side connections?

I suppose it would bind up.... Would it open far enough if it could swing at a diagonal?

I think that might encourage a lot more people to consider this rear carrier as then they don't always have to wrestle their spare up and down, but still could if they needed to.




http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/JKBuildJKFest055.jpg

4x4LOYR
04-03-2009, 02:38 PM
I don't think I ever got around to throwing up photos of my corners. (This is before I had the rear tube fenders installed).

Here is a comparison photo:
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh227/tycarss/IMG_8119.jpg

And both of the them installed:
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh227/tycarss/IMG_8350.jpg

Ty...

PUDDLZ
04-03-2009, 07:08 PM
Nice

Do we know you???:beer:

crash
04-19-2009, 08:12 PM
Corners in stock and ready to ship!:smokin:

MaRShiN
04-19-2009, 08:52 PM
I love those corners, but xwhatever on the cutting. BUT if/when I put a little damage on the stock corners I will definatly look at these again, the 3/8" is awesome and really makes it more ARMOR than cosmetic like some Ive seen.

High Five RROR