Found Something I Don't Like About the Genright Tire Carrier - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 Old 12-06-2013, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
Granite Guru
 
Nomadr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: On the road, USA
Posts: 252
Garage
Feedback: 2 reviews
Found Something I Don't Like About the Genright Tire Carrier

I have been running the Genright aluminum tire carrier for a couple of years. I have been pretty happy with it.

Protip: don't back into a tree in 4Low.

Shit. Barely tapped a tree when doing a U-Turn in a tight place. I was in 4Low and it gave it enough push to shove in my rear corner.



I strapped onto a tree and pulled it out a little, but the next day my nephew was driving it in a different area and did the same damn thing.



I will try to pull it out again, but I am a little concerned that I am going to pull the whole damn plate out. Any ideas on options? Will a body shop be able to repair this kind of damage? Should I just go with corners and not worry about it?

2011 Unlimited Rubicon
Currently: Henderson, CO
Nomadr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 12-06-2013, 09:53 PM
*******************
 
jason mac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Earth
Age: 48
Posts: 3,408
Feedback: 6 reviews

OUCH. Put some armor on the corners and it might strengthen it.
jason mac is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 12-07-2013, 06:39 PM
JKO Addict!
 
JKUnlimitedSport_2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Selden, NY (Long Island)
Age: 33
Posts: 5,114
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

thats why i went evo.... the corners!

-Marc
2010 JKU -- 3.5" RE Lift -- EVO LCAs -- ARTEC Truss and TB mount -- 17" Procomp 7069 -- 37" Maxxis Treps -- Heated Trucklite Headlights -- Synergy Drag flip -- Synergy TR -- Synergy bj's-- EVO 1/4 Pounder -- EVO Tire Carrier -- 4 gal rotopax -- TF Third Row -- China AEV Snorkel

Coming up:
D60 Front 99-04 Ford ARB w/ 5.38
14 Bolt rear ARB w/ 5.38
EVO Long Arm
40/42 MTR's
17" Spyderlock Beadlocks
JKUnlimitedSport_2010 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 Old 12-08-2013, 11:43 AM
Granite Guru
 
RockMolester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NorCal
Posts: 254
Feedback: 0 reviews

Ouch.

That's the exact reason why I went with the Metalcloak bumper & tire carrier for my Jeep - any rear impact gets transferred directly into the bumper, and then directly into the frame. I've seen this sort of thing happen too many times on body-mounted tire carriers and above-the-bumper tire carriers - they're generally fine for supporting the spare tire, but have no real strength for rear-end collisions or bumps against rocks and trees on the trail. Metalcloak is one of the few who seem to have thought this through...

Back to your problem - I think a body shop would be able to repair that, but that corner will never have its original strength without some additional reinforcement. Bondo is obviously not a structural material, but pulling out the dents and smoothing it over for repaint and reinstallation of the tire carrier hardware should bring it back to pretty.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
: Daily driven rockcrawler
Nothing but the best: AEV, Rancho, MetalCloak, Synergy, Reid Racing, Artec, Warn, Cooper
RockMolester is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 12-09-2013, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
Granite Guru
 
Nomadr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: On the road, USA
Posts: 252
Garage
Feedback: 2 reviews

Thanks for the feedback. I think I will try to find a competent body shop to see what they can do. I haven't had much luck in the past with body shops doing what they say they can do, but it is worth a shot. I think then corners are in my future. Hopefully I won't "test" the strength of this too many more times.

2011 Unlimited Rubicon
Currently: Henderson, CO
Nomadr is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 12-09-2013, 08:32 PM
R.I.P. Mr. Nibbles!
 
JKCTAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: AZ
Age: 44
Posts: 8,957
Feedback: 2 reviews

A competent body shop should be able to remove that corner at the seams and replace it entirely. Won't be cheap. When I had my 01 TJ, some landscaper asshole crammed a shitty cage trailer into my DS rear corner and left without leaving any info. Smashed the light and fucked the soft top up, pushed the corner in about 3-4 inches. Wasn't worth slide hammer repair, so they drilled out all the seam welds from the door jamb all the way around the back and removed the whole corner and then welded a new one back in. With the JK, they added that extra seam, so it shouldn't be as bad.

Quote:
Originally Posted by braindead0 View Post
Some folks are fine with being screwed over, perhaps finding confrontation to be more stressful than just living with whatever the problem is. These are excellent consumers, manufactured to the finest specifications.
Reformed Jeep addict... Jeepless for now.
JKCTAZ is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 12-09-2013, 08:58 PM
Rock God
 
Cavallini03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 990
Feedback: 0 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nomadr View Post
Your dog looks pretty concerned about what you are about to do.
Cavallini03 is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 12-09-2013, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
Granite Guru
 
Nomadr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: On the road, USA
Posts: 252
Garage
Feedback: 2 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cavallini03 View Post
Your dog looks pretty concerned about what you are about to do.
That's my puppy Rubi. She sucks as a spotter, but pretty cool otherwise

2011 Unlimited Rubicon
Currently: Henderson, CO
Nomadr is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 12-09-2013, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
Granite Guru
 
Nomadr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: On the road, USA
Posts: 252
Garage
Feedback: 2 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by JKCTAZ View Post
A competent body shop should be able to remove that corner at the seams and replace it entirely. Won't be cheap. When I had my 01 TJ, some landscaper asshole crammed a shitty cage trailer into my DS rear corner and left without leaving any info. Smashed the light and fucked the soft top up, pushed the corner in about 3-4 inches. Wasn't worth slide hammer repair, so they drilled out all the seam welds from the door jamb all the way around the back and removed the whole corner and then welded a new one back in. With the JK, they added that extra seam, so it shouldn't be as bad.
Good to know that the whole corner can be replaced. I was concerned if it was just pulled out it wouldn't match up to the tailgate normally. Now I just have to find a competent shop, which doesn't seem to be real easy.

2011 Unlimited Rubicon
Currently: Henderson, CO
Nomadr is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 12-10-2013, 06:02 AM
JKO Addict!
 
BADGER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Age: 45
Posts: 2,579
Feedback: 0 reviews

After my craptastic rocker cave-in that happened using body-mounted sliders, I've been warning people for years not to attach anything to the body of a JK. They are tin cans. I go frame-mount only for everything now. It's a sucky and expensive lesson to learn. You have some good options to fix that though. Good luck with it.

A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.
-Milton Friedman
BADGER is offline  
post #11 of 11 Old 12-10-2013, 06:10 AM
Rock God
 
Jeeps & Guns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 1,253
Feedback: 2 reviews

Some damage sucks, but it shows that your wheeling it Put the armor on have some more fun.
Jeeps & Guns is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome