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H2 Spare tire carrier

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by Mirage » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:18 pm

Looking at the location of how these are mounted. It looks like it might work on our platform.
Anyone tried this b4?
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by Jrgunn5150 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:57 pm

I can't say I've seen it, however it looks simple enough that some basic brackets should do it.
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by Regulator1175 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:22 am

anything is possible, but I am not sure how you will mount it. The rear bumper is rather thin metal and certainly won't support the weight so you will have to build a bracket of some kind between the frame rails.
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by Jrgunn5150 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:35 am

Regulator1175 wrote:anything is possible, but I am not sure how you will mount it. The rear bumper is rather thin metal and certainly won't support the weight so you will have to build a bracket of some kind between the frame rails.



I would mount it with a bracket to the frame, right where the hitch goes. I was thinking I would have one in lieu of the rear bumper, not in addition. At least, in my mind.
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by v7guy » Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:04 am

I don't know of anyone that has tried it. Might be worth trying if you got it for free, but I'd imagine it'd probably be easier to just build one as opposed to trying to make that fit our vehicles.

I also can't say I'd want to use a tire carrier like that in place of a rear bumper since it's only going to be as strong as the latching mechanism. You wouldn't find me wrapping a recovery strap around it... With that said I'm sure there's a few guys here that wouldn't have a problem with it. LOL
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by Jrgunn5150 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:12 am

v7guy wrote:I don't know of anyone that has tried it. Might be worth trying if you got it for free, but I'd imagine it'd probably be easier to just build one as opposed to trying to make that fit our vehicles.

I also can't say I'd want to use a tire carrier like that in place of a rear bumper since it's only going to be as strong as the latching mechanism. You wouldn't find me wrapping a recovery strap around it... With that said I'm sure there's a few guys here that wouldn't have a problem with it. LOL



That's a fair point, I strap to my receiver though. Looking at the price's alone, it's not worthwhile, I can buy a spindle from Synergy and steel for alot cheaper lol.
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by Anthony Hernandez » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:55 am

Hell if you remove the bumper cover and start with a piece of tubing, it would be a start to a nice bumper.. IMO.
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by v7guy » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:39 pm

Stop making sense Anthony!
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by TBYODA » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:00 pm

Use a I beam. ;)
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by Jrgunn5150 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:19 pm

v7guy wrote:Stop making sense Anthony!


I thought they were cheap! :oops: Lol, I mean, for fifty bucks I might try to make it work, looks like they are all 500+
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