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Or-Fab Tire Carrier - 2 Questions

I have been looking at the OR-Fab tire carrier alot lately and it will probably end up being my primary choice, but I do have a few questions.

1) Does the carrier lock in the open position? If not has anyone come up with a creative way to do this? I plan on eventually converting my tailgate to a drop-down version and do not want to get crushed/pinched by a swinging tailgate.

2) Has anyone modded the carrier to use a standard 3 lug mount instead of the T-handle? I know the T handle is easier to get the tire mounted, but I personally don't really care for how it looks, especially when you have aftermarket wheels. Would love to see pictures if anyone has done this.

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I have been looking at the OR-Fab tire carrier alot lately and it will probably end up being my primary choice, but I do have a few questions.

1) Does the carrier lock in the open position? If not has anyone come up with a creative way to do this? I plan on eventually converting my tailgate to a drop-down version and do not want to get crushed/pinched by a swinging tailgate.

2) Has anyone modded the carrier to use a standard 3 lug mount instead of the T-handle? I know the T handle is easier to get the tire mounted, but I personally don't really care for how it looks, especially when you have aftermarket wheels. Would love to see pictures if anyone has done this.

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I dont think it locks open but i don't know for sure

The 3 lug would be easy just cut off their threaded rod to the right length then weld a plate with 3 holes drilled into it into its place.

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It doesn't lock open but it won't move if you have a tire on it unless you are at a severe angle and I wouldn't open it anyway if you were at that kind of angle.


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