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AEV Tire Carrier W/ Different Bumper??

Has anyone installed the AEV tire carrier only and used a different aftermarket bumper? I Know it can be fitted with the stock bumper but can it work with another non AEV aftermarket bumper? With minor mods to the bumper of course.........

The carrier itself is probably the best carrier made but I'm not sold on the looks of the bumper.

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How can it be fitted to a stock bumper? I think you may be confused.

It still requires a spindle to be solidly mounted. In theory, you could weld in a spindle to any bumper that is strong enough to support the weight of the tire carrier. However a stock plastic bumper could not support the weight, nor would there be a way to really mount the spindle without building some sort of structure underneath.

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How can it be fitted to a stock bumper? I think you may be confused.

It still requires a spindle to be solidly mounted. In theory, you could weld in a spindle to any bumper that is strong enough to support the weight of the tire carrier. However a stock plastic bumper could not support the weight, nor would there be a way to really mount the spindle without building some sort of structure underneath.
AEV sells the carrier separately just for this purpose, including a template for where the stock bumper needs to be drilled for the spindle.

It bolts directly to the frame rail.
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How can it be fitted to a stock bumper? I think you may be confused.

It still requires a spindle to be solidly mounted. In theory, you could weld in a spindle to any bumper that is strong enough to support the weight of the tire carrier. However a stock plastic bumper could not support the weight, nor would there be a way to really mount the spindle without building some sort of structure underneath.
The carrier actually mounts to the frame and is separate. If you want to use the stock bumper you can modify it with a hole allowing the carrier to pass through to the frame. AEV had the carrier out before the bumper was made and many people followed this approach. Wondering if it could be used with another bumper following a similar method.


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How can it be fitted to a stock bumper? I think you may be confused.

It still requires a spindle to be solidly mounted. In theory, you could weld in a spindle to any bumper that is strong enough to support the weight of the tire carrier. However a stock plastic bumper could not support the weight, nor would there be a way to really mount the spindle without building some sort of structure underneath.
x2 on everything everyone else said.
Here's another pic showing it with the stock bumper
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this is interesting.. in theory you should then be able to do it with any aftermarket bumper, if all you have to do is cut a hole to allow teh aev tire carrier to go thru.

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this is interesting.. in theory you should then be able to do it with any aftermarket bumper, if all you have to do is cut a hole to allow teh aev tire carrier to go thru.
That's what I was thinking. I think this would be sweet with the PSC rear Brawler bumper.

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this is interesting.. in theory you should then be able to do it with any aftermarket bumper, if all you have to do is cut a hole to allow teh aev tire carrier to go thru.
You would need to check for enough space for the part of the mount that is in red in that cad drawing to fit inside the bumper you want to use. It sticks out past the end of the frame rail.

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it would look sweet with the poison spyder rear bumper.

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Wow inever knew that. I've never paid much attentionto the AEV bumper. First I've ever seen one not welded into the bumper. Kind of cool.

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btt - anyone install a different bumper with this carrier ?


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I'd like to install this carrier on my mopar performance bumper. Has anyone done this?
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With fabrication I sure you could mount it to just about any bumper. Just depends on how much fab work you want to do.

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