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Jeep JKU and Tj Gatekeeper tire carrier

Get that heavy spare tire off the back of your jeep and into a safer, less vulnerable position. Helps with better weight distribution as well as departure angles. Easy bolt in installation via hard top mounting locations. Works with both hard and soft top applications. Provides a great mounting location for your hi lift jack and many other accessories. Gives your jeep one of a kind look. All for a great price of $550. Powder coat and shipping are extra depending on color and location. Coming soon for the JK
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post #2 of 20 Old 06-17-2015, 04:50 PM
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Looks great! Will it support a 40" tire? What about an 8 lug wheel?
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I can make them in any lug pattern. As far as supporting a 40, I don't see any problems with that. However I have yet to test fit a 40 lol. I believe it will fit with some interior mods to the roll bar padding. And know that it will not work with the factory sub box. But a 37 will fit with no issues. The tire in the picture shown is a 35
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need more pictures
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Sorry about that. For some reason I was only able to post a single picture.
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Any plans for a 2 door JK option?

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I would also be interested with a 2 door option, if the softtop can be retained.
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Yes I do have plans for a 2 door version. Turns out the tubs are slightly differs in the mounting locations from the JKU to the JK. Go figure. All I need is a jeep to build the first one off of!!
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I'm probably too far away, but there has to be a member local that could offer up. Maybe make it work with a Trektop, cause they are popular.

I just saw the Facebook page. Really cool stuff. More info on that bumper too....

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I had built a bumper previously that had a swing out carrier on it. When I came up with the gatekeeper carrier, I redesigned it to have the maximum ground clearance with the least amount of frame cutting possible. To me, removing reay the entire rear crossmember is a bad idea. I'm in the process of finding a 2 door. But the more it's out there, the sooner it will happen. The carrier will be designed to work with that style top, just as the JKU carrier does. I actually have that top on mine, and it's pretty cool when it's all together.
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I will soon have a few for the JKU in stock and ready to ship!
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Rename your bumper "the keymaster" and ill buy them both
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that's pretty cool. Is there enough room between the bar and the rear seats (in the front of the hi-lift jack)? Because it looks like there's enough space to add a shelf for tools, parts, etc. or perhaps an ammo can's length?
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may I inquire as-to the weight of the piece ? I am highly conscious of any exceptionally heavy additions to my rig. I keep it in off-road trim ( spare, tools , hilift, etc) at under 4750lbs w/out top and under 4900lbs w/ hardtop so would only balk at something crazy heavy... it's be cool to have an aluminum version of this but probably tough to make ...you'd have to jack the price to over a grand but would be light as heck. I am not a fabricator so not sure of how tough that'd be but just talking out loud before I even know what the steel weight is ....


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Need to see it with a 40-42" tire. Seriously thinking of redoing my bumpers with this and a slim rear bumper rather than my current carrier.
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that's pretty cool. Is there enough room between the bar and the rear seats (in the front of the hi-lift jack)? Because it looks like there's enough space to add a shelf for tools, parts, etc. or perhaps an ammo can's length?
In the Tj there is quite a bit of room to add additional storage space. And I would assume the same for a JK. As for the JKU, the jack fits snug to the seat. But, what I didn't picture was my recent accessorie mounting plates, that bolt onto the rack for a great place to mound whatever you can think of to the rack itself!
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Need to see it with a 40-42" tire. Seriously thinking of redoing my bumpers with this and a slim rear bumper rather than my current carrier.
I will work on getting that set up for you to see! Just gotta find someone with that size tire! Lol. Did some testing with the new bumper today, and I must say I'm impressed. Didn't smack it a single time! Not to say that it won't happen, but still.
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may I inquire as-to the weight of the piece ? I am highly conscious of any exceptionally heavy additions to my rig. I keep it in off-road trim ( spare, tools , hilift, etc) at under 4750lbs w/out top and under 4900lbs w/ hardtop so would only balk at something crazy heavy... it's be cool to have an aluminum version of this but probably tough to make ...you'd have to jack the price to over a grand but would be light as heck. I am not a fabricator so not sure of how tough that'd be but just talking out loud before I even know what the steel weight is ....
I completely understand! The entire rack weighs in somewhere around 70lbs. I'll get you and exact weight come Monday. I've considered aluminum, but as you stated it'd be extremely expensive. And I worry about the longevity of the rack itself.
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Rename your bumper "the keymaster" and ill buy them both
Hey, if that's all it takes! You've got a deal! Haha
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