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Ozark Red Rubi
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I have a JK 2-door and am running a Wurx Front and Rear Bumper with a tire carrier. The bumpers were installed in August 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:) 

PI 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 - any other ideas or recommendations? Is anyone else running the Or-fab carrier? Recommendations appreciated!

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February 2, 2012 at 9:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Trailfrog
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I was looking at the Or-Fab carrier as well because I liked the way the jerry cans mount behind the tire but by the time I added the weight of my 17" rim, 35" tire, two full jerry cans, and a highlift jack I was over their recommended capacity.  Granted the jerry cans would not be full all the time but I was afraid to load it down that much on the trail.

February 2, 2012 at 11:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

vbtj
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Bring it to me.   I bet I could reuse your main bumper and just build you a whole new tire carrier with the parts I use.  I can put a 1,000 lb or 2,000 lb rated double bearing spindle set up on it and the latches I use are rated for 1,000 lbs.   My tire carriers do not rattle either.  Best part is it can be completely customized for your needs. 

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February 3, 2012 at 4:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Ozark Red Rubi
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Larry - I wondered about that too - but I was thinking that I could make the space useful for carring some paddling gear in the summer since there's not much room inside.

vbtj - Where are you located? I'm over in Eureka Springs. Are you open on weekends or just M-F?

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February 3, 2012 at 1:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

vbtj
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I'm in Van Buren and I fab on the side from my normal job although my fabbing is pretty much another full-time job anymore.   I'm off every other weekend and I get 2 days off a week during the week. 

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Rock Solid Fabworks    479-414-1246

Specializing in one-off fabrication with in house CNC plasma cutting.

February 3, 2012 at 9:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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