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Tire carrier or not

After moving out of my parents house(finally) about a year ago. I have really notice the space where the tire is taking up is very valuable space(groceries ect). I am looking into the Teraflex, PSC(if and when it comes out), Genight or OrFab.

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Teraflex- looks, easy install, price, tight to body, opens with tailgate / limited to a 37" tire

PSC- looks, one pin latch to open, 40"tire, height it keeps tire / not available, install

Genright- looks, 42"tire / price, install, two pins to open

Orfab- looks, price, one latch to open / install, 37"tire

With that being said, I am in and out of my trunk everyday for work. So having one or no extra latches to open is huge. Also the plan for 40s is in the future but a few years down the road, that being said I have read that Bond from Rebel has been running a 40 on his Tera with no known issues as of now. Any input on this matter to help me make a decision would be great. Thanks

I have been running with my tire in the back like this for almost two years now.
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I was in the same boat as you and just got the River Raider rear bumper with tire carrier. High quality just like all there other products. I can post some specific pics if you have something you want to see just let me know.

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Sorry should have specified I have the PSC BFH rear, so bumper carrier combos are out of the question.

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If you look at the sPod build they used an AEV tire carrier with a BFH. It takes a bit if fab work for the spindle mount to be welded to the BFH but then you can run a 40 and have no latches.

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I wonder if it is possible to find a single pin long enough for the genright?

Might look a little silly but maybe remove just enough of a barrier to entry that it works out.

I own the teraflex one and love it.

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In your situation, i'd take a hard look at the teraflex carrier.

I have the OR-Fab carrier, it was the only one that had the gas can holders. Installation is a pain in the ass if you are doing it alone. having to open the carrier to get into the back can be a biatch sometimes. If you do any hard wheeling, it can get knocked out of alignment.

I think this thing is finally coming together. Still Needed: drive shafts, frame mount rails...then done son! For a while...
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If you look at the sPod build they used an AEV tire carrier with a BFH. It takes a bit if fab work for the spindle mount to be welded to the BFH but then you can run a 40 and have no latches.
Ill have to go back and take a look at it, thanks for the heads up.

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I wonder if it is possible to find a single pin long enough for the genright?

Might look a little silly but maybe remove just enough of a barrier to entry that it works out.

I own the teraflex one and love it.
I wonder if only running one pin would mess with the structure? Obviously would not run it like that off roading but just on the road might not be bad.

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In your situation, i'd take a hard look at the teraflex carrier.

I have the OR-Fab carrier, it was the only one that had the gas can holders. Installation is a pain in the ass if you are doing it alone. having to open the carrier to get into the back can be a biatch sometimes. If you do any hard wheeling, it can get knocked out of alignment.
Not to worried about holding gas at this time, but Im sure tera will come out with a way to carry some rotopax if they havent already.

Having the tire where I have it now is the only plus i see when it comes to knocking it on ledges or the dirt while wheeling.

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What about the EVO Setup?

I think with you getting in and out of the tailgate everyday, I think you will grow to hate the pins!

Either way, you know we can help!

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What about the EVO Setup?

I think with you getting in and out of the tailgate everyday, I think you will grow to hate the pins!

Either way, you know we can help!

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Evo is nice, but like you side taking out those pins everyday will be a hassle. Plus when its time to go 40s ill be comp cutting, I dont think that will work.

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if it helps, we're running the teraflex carrier for now until we can purchase a rear bumper with carrier.

very happy with it. super clean, easy to install and we're only running 35s



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If you look at the sPod build they used an AEV tire carrier with a BFH. It takes a bit if fab work for the spindle mount to be welded to the BFH but then you can run a 40 and have no latches.
Link?

Edit: nevermind, I found it.

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All nice options... I've used the stock carrier, the TF carrier, and I think my next will be the $$AEV$$ carrier for my 2014 JKURX.

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Link?

Edit: nevermind, I found it.
So I found the jeep but Im having trouble finding the build, can you post up that link you found please.

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I'm putting the TF HD on tomorrow and I'm running 40's. I figured why not, my old 37's grapplers were heavier then my 40" mtrs so I "should" be okay...

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I have the or-fab. On serious trail rigs, I prefer carriers that don't have a single mount to the body. With the teraflex or any that open with the tailgate, all it takes is one time to back into something on the trail and you've pushed the tailgate in.
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I have the or-fab. On serious trail rigs, I prefer carriers that don't have a single mount to the body. With the teraflex or any that open with the tailgate, all it takes is one time to back into something on the trail and you've pushed the tailgate in.
I've had my tire both land on ledges and have my jeep roll back into a rock and the teraflex carrier is just fine. In fact the way it was designed there is a small piece that will fail first. This should prevent any damage to your tailgate.

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I have the TeraFlex hinged carrier and 35-inch tires.

Not only it takes just one pull to access the cargo area, but it is sturdy yet relatively lightweight. It also gives you more options for what to do at the rear; including keeping the factory bumper and third-light.

Once you get used to this well-integrated, user-friendly setup you can't see yourself putting anything else back there.

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Had the AEV but sold it all and then got a new JKUR. Subscribed to get ideas...don't want another AEV. The TF option is appealing, assuming it hold up well over time.
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The TF option is appealing, assuming it hold up well over time.
Chose Tereflex for lots of the reasons listed, but mainly was up in the air about a rear bumper and definitely wanted a carrier that operated with the gate in one motion. Haven't had it long for full evaluation, but very pleased so far.

I had the same concerns about it holding-up. Correct me if I am wrong, but I do not remember any members having issues with TF carrier on the trail or highway.

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A lot of them were developing cracks. TF made some changes. I am not sure what/where/when they beefed things up.
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Another vote for TF. I had one on my '12 JKUR and it was awesome. Its a very solid mount and accessing the cargo area is a one step operation.

As far as cracks are concerned, I had one of the first generation models and never had a single issue.

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Another vote for TF. I had one on my '12 JKUR and it was awesome. Its a very solid mount and accessing the cargo area is a one step operation.

As far as cracks are concerned, I had one of the first generation models and never had a single issue.
I broke the first generation version of the pice the studs are pressed into when I slipped down off a rock into another rock. (Backwards).

It didn't fail completely. My tailgate is fine. I was able to drive home just fine.

TF replaced it for free with the current generation which has a ton more gusseting. Looking at it I do not think it would fail if I was to hit it again.

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A lot of them were developing cracks. TF made some changes. I am not sure what/where/when they beefed things up.
I stand corrected. Have read about the technical problems on early carriers.

I should have said that with concerns of damage to the gate/tub, if the spare catches a ledge or if backing up and hitting the spare on an obstacle, that it seems logical to presume some pretty bad damage will occur, but I have not found reports of same. Tried searching on mods forum and general discussion forum. Read threads as much as I had time, but there were too many for me to positively be sure.

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I stand corrected. Have read about the technical problems on early carriers.

I should have said that with concerns of damage to the gate/tub, if the spare catches a ledge or if backing up and hitting the spare on an obstacle, that it seems logical to presume some pretty bad damage will occur, but I have not found reports of same. Tried searching on mods forum and general discussion forum. Read threads as much as I had time, but there were too many for me to positively be sure.
Ratchettt I wouldn't worry if I were you.

The only piece that was cracking was the piece in the top left of this photo



This is squeezed into the carrier its self and held there by the constriction of a bunch of steel by some grade 8 bolts.

Essentially having it constructed that way will ensure that it breaks/slips well before anything ever happens to your tailgate.

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Another vote for TF carrier. I have the hi lift mount with it too that's come in handy. Just gotta get a rotor-pax for it now. Another plus for me is that TF has stood by their product and has made right replacing parts that have failed.

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