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Body Mounted Tire Carrier (not HD hinge type)

I currently have a JCR rear bumper with their bumper mounted swing out tire carrier. Although the tire carrier is working ok, I am not a fan of the latching mechanism. I was curious about some of the body mounted swing out tire carriers like Poison Spyder, Genright, Evo, and others. Is there one you like best and why?

I do like the single latch design of the Poison Spyder.

One feature I do like on the JCR swing out carrier is the swing stop. It has a spring loaded pin that will catch the carrier when it swings out far enough. This keeps the swing out arm in place even if you are on a slope that would normally have the arm swing towards you (closing). Very nice when you need to have it stay open.

I guess I would also look at modifying the latch.

Anyways, would like to get your feedback.

FYI... I run 37" Nitto Trail Grapplers on Spiderlock Wheels so my spare is pretty heavy.

On a side note, do ya'll feel like the Teraflex HD hinge carrier is strong enough for this set up? I have one sitting in my garage from previous set up.

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For the Teraflex I know Titan fuel tanks claims it works with the tank (100lbs with gas) + tire (unspecified size) so I would think it would work. I don't have one but I been considering a teraflex like carrier so would be interested what others think.
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I'm running the evo body mount tire carrier with a heavy ass 40 hung on it. It was the worst thing I've ever installed to get it looking right. It holds great and is silent, but I had to swap out the tire carrier hardware that it came with for hardware that fit a little better to eliminate rattle.

Also it makes opening the rear gate a total pain in the ass. Dont reccomend for a daily that uses that area of the jeep often.

Looks great tho
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I'm running the evo body mount tire carrier with a heavy ass 40 hung on it. It was the worst thing I've ever installed to get it looking right. It holds great and is silent, but I had to swap out the tire carrier hardware that it came with for hardware that fit a little better to eliminate rattle.

Also it makes opening the rear gate a total pain in the ass. Dont reccomend for a daily that uses that area of the jeep often.

Looks great tho

Yea, thatís one of my concerns with my rig being my daily driver. Donít want it to be too much of a pain to get in and out of the back.

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The teraflex will hold your 37 just fine.

I would prefer the EVO personally, it's pretty close to bomb proof.
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I have the MetalCloak version and am happy. At EJS i backed into a rock on Rusty Nail and bent the part that actually holds the tire. The main frame was totally undamaged, and i just replaced the bracket and was good to go.
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The Teraflex that is on mine is carrying a 40'' Toyo and a Hutchinson beadlock 8 lug wheel , no noise , no movement .
With a 37'' and even a steel wheel I don't think you would have any issues .
Easy to get in and out of the back , now for the bad news , It takes two men and a boy to get the damn tire on and off the thing , regardless of the type of carrier or even putting it in the rear they are heavy , but going without one is not an option for me , some go without but there is a risk of hitching a ride out for a replacement . Been there and done that , won't do it again (makes for a long day) , ruins a good trail day too .
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I'm using the poison carrier. Works well.

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Thinking of the DV8 body mounted carrier...
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Any input, reviews, or thoughts on the Poison Spider cage type tire carrier? I like the one hand latch operation. It appears that it has stops to keep it from swinging too far open. Does it have a catch or something that keeps it open if you happen to be parked on a slope? Something to prevent it from swinging back on you?

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Any input, reviews, or thoughts on the Poison Spider cage type tire carrier? I like the one hand latch operation. It appears that it has stops to keep it from swinging too far open. Does it have a catch or something that keeps it open if you happen to be parked on a slope? Something to prevent it from swinging back on you?
There is no type of detent built into it. Friction holds it open and the stop is built into the upper hinge.

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