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post #1 of 45 Old 05-08-2011, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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Who makes rear bumpers/tire carriers that open and swing with the tailgate?

I'm looking for full width front rear bumpers with a tire carrier that opens with my tailgate? Going to mount a winch on the front too.

Prob eventually an aev lift and 35's.

I have a unlimited rubi stock right now except my superchip programer.

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Only carrier I know of that swings out with the gate. Is the Hanson carrier. It doesn't connect with the base.
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I thought Expedition One and AEV did, too.


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... and I know LoD makes one for the 2007-2009.5 that'll work, too (up until the changed the vent layout on the rear gate). I think it's only rated for a 37" tire, though.


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The most common one I know of is Expedition One. I have a Rock Slide Engineering bumper/carrier. The RSE took some tweaking, but was a little cheaper. And by tweaking, I mean I had to sand the powdercoating off of the carrier post so the bearings could slide on, and half of the hardware they sent me was the wrong stuff. They've probably ironed out those problems now, and I'm happy with the end product, so I'd check them out.

I'm sure there are more carriers that connect to the rear gate, but those are the only two I'm aware of.

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There is more than I thought. The expedition one gets my vote. That bumper is badass
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Have the expedition one and love it.
I got it after I finally ditched my shrockworks rear.
The difference between the two was night and day while the price was almost the same for both.
Oh and their you tube install video is excellent viewing even if you don't have a bumper to install.
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Hopefully the hinges are re-enforced due to the extra tire weight.
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If I was going to get a full I would get the expedition one. I liked how it flowed better with the stock fenders than RSE.

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I have the exp-one. Nothing but good to say about.

Just this month, I saw a cast aluminum one from aberleoffroad.com. I have no idea about them but you asked...

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If I was going to get a full I would get the expedition one. I liked how it flowed better with the stock fenders than RSE.
Yeah, that's why I trimmed my fenders!

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Pm Mattyquicken he is running the Aberle alum bumper, from what Ive seen its a quality piece.


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I've had the Expedition One for a couple of years. It replaced a FabFours, and I have been completely satisfied with it. Stout bumper, made well, and it functions as advertized.








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What about the genright one? That's my fav.

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I have the RSE bumper and have been really happy with it. I too had some hardware that was the wrong size with it when shipped, but no other issues. I have had it about a year and half (aux mount on for about 6 months). It has been sturdy and you can mount things like the RotoPax to it.
Here is a photo of it with 2 x 4.5 gal Gas RotoPax.

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HD customs switch blade for the win


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Rock Slide Engineering does.
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I have the RSE bumper and have been really happy with it. I too had some hardware that was the wrong size with it when shipped, but no other issues. I have had it about a year and half (aux mount on for about 6 months). It has been sturdy and you can mount things like the RotoPax to it.
Here is a photo of it with 2 x 4.5 gal Gas RotoPax.
Sorry, I didn't see your post. I jumped the gun, but agree with your bumper purchase.
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I have the HD customs sport version, pics of install here https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=44963
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Another vote for HD Customs.

I hope to be picking mine up shortly.
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Another for the RSE. I have one of the first ones shipped on My JK and it has been great since Day 1.

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Resurrection of old thread alert!

To make it a little more complicated, I need a rear bumper that:

1) Opens with tailgate,
2) holds a 40" spare,
3) tow rated (or able to use OEM hitch)/ simply able to tow 3500#,
4) has recovery attachments, and
5) Optionally, has backup lights.

I have read countless posts and searched the 'net until carpel tunnel set in. Every time I think I have it nailed down, I read something that disqualifies my choice. If there is information out there, just point me in the right direction.
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HD Customs meets all those requirements.
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HD Customs meets all those requirements.
I had most of those requirements as well. I fulfilled them all with HD Customs sport version. The tailgate integration was a must for me. It also stays open and doesn't swing back and hit you in the behind when parked in an uneven area.

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