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post #1 of 37 Old 02-02-2012, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Tire Carrier Recommendations

I have a JK 2-door and am running a Wurx Front and Rear Bumper with a tire carrier. The bumpers were installed last summer and the bearing is already shot. I have had problems with the latch and long-story-short I'm ready to find a solution that works better than Wurx

I like the bumpers and am thinking about a swing-away carrier that is body mounted, I've looked at the Or-fab online. I'm running 33s but am looking to be able to move up to 35s eventually. I'd like to be able to carry Gerry cans too. Any other ideas or recommendations? Is anyone else running the Or-fab carrier? Tell me what you like about your carrier!


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I ran a smittybilt xrc w/ carrier as my first setup... While it was fine it required adjustments every couple weeks to rid it off an annoying rattle. I'm now running the or-fab swing away (non-gerry can) w/ purejeep rear stubby and love it. The or-fab carrier is solid, smooth swinging, and nice looking in my opinion. Not as much as a squeak from it either. I'd highly recommend.


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Glomb, was it tough to install? I red the PDF and it looks pretty involved.


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Genright in aluminum. If you wanna carry fuel just get the rotopax strap that goes around the spare tire and add some rotopax cans. Super light set up. I went with the genright bumper as well but you can match it with and independent bumper.

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LodOffroad 3rd Gen, Expedition One or Shrockworks! Pricier but long lasting and no rust. Unfortunately for the later you have to wait 6-8 month after placing your order. Both have optional Jerrys on them!
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If I could do mine over I'd get the genright or orfab and a psc bfh


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If I could do mine over I'd get the genright or orfab and a psc bfh


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I run the Fabfours rear with swing out. Very beefy spindel holding the swingout and the latch is rock solid. NO rattles or squeeks. Held up great for 4 years now.

http://www.fabfours.com/Products/Jee...erwTireCarrier

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Glomb, was it tough to install? I red the PDF and it looks pretty involved.


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The install is pretty damn involved. I've installed everything else on my jeep other than that because I didn't feel like ripping out my hair.

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Install wasn't bad just took patience and like 5 hours.

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I have the Or-Fab and found the install to be very straight-forward. Installation has a lot to do with your capabilities and how comfortable you are working on your Jeep. I found it no more difficult that installing my front bumper and winch. I think it takes longer and is a more tedious job to run wiring properly (with tape and wire loom) than it is to drill a hole in your tub and align a hinge.

If you get the Or-Fab, look at their new rotopax version (same price). I have the original jerry can version and am looking to get the rotopax version. The metal jerry cans tend to warp easily with hot and cold weather extremes if you have gas in them (expansion and contraction of the gas). I'm hoping the plastic rotopax cans are better. Also, I think the design of the rotopax carrier is a slimmer by 3 or 4 inches.

The Or-Fab carrier is awesome though. Very tough, very sturdy and not a single rattle after 2 years. If you need help with install, there are great write-ups on this and other forums. PM me if you need some pointers also.

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OR-FAB carrier (with Rotopax!) FTW!!!!!!!

Can't speak highly enough about the product. It rocks.


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I run the Fabfours rear with swing out. Very beefy spindel holding the swingout and the latch is rock solid. NO rattles or squeeks. Held up great for 4 years now.

http://www.fabfours.com/Products/Jee...erwTireCarrier
These mentioned are GREAT options. LOD wait times aren't too bad anymore. Looking at about three weeks on them. The Fab Fours setup is a sick looking bumper as well. OR Fab... well, you get one of those and you'll never have a rattle and can run any bumper you want. The Rotopax version is pretty killer too!
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I agree LOD 3rd gen is awsome thats what i run on my jk.

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GenRight Off-Road makes a tubular swing away tire carrier that is body mounted and comes in either aluminum or steel options. It mount at the right side door hinge area and connects on the left side of the rear door.

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Or fab.... I give it a 9 out of 10.

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I freakin love my genright bfh combo

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One more vote for Or-Fab
Installation is not that difficult. I didn't even have a 1" drill and had to use a dremel.
It is a great carrier.
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GenRight Off-Road makes a tubular swing away tire carrier that is body mounted and comes in either aluminum or steel options. It mount at the right side door hinge area and connects on the left side of the rear door.
Cant wait to get mine!
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I'll admit it. The GenRight carrier is sexy!

Although from the picture, the Or-Fab looks easier to open/close (one less pin) and has the jerry can/rotopax option. It was easy to choose for me since the GenRight wasn't around back then. But if I had to choose today it would be a tough choice.

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My preference would be something VERY simular to the GenRight but has attachment points on the tailgate, so that it may open with the gate! Best of all worlds! Anyone have any suggestions?

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Nice, thanks for all the feedback. For those of you running the OrFab - can you mount your Hi Lift on it with Gerry Cans?


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Nice, thanks for all the feedback. For those of you running the OrFab - can you mount your Hi Lift on it with Gerry Cans?


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