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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-24-2001, 12:10 AM
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Spare Tire Carrier

Just got my new tires last week and the stock spare tire carrier is starting to rattle from the added weight. I was looking through Rosser's magazine tonight and found a new tire carrier. I want to say it was made by Bestop, even though that sounds weird. Although it mounts to the same bolt holes as the tailgate, it seems to have some reinforced braces inside the body. The ad says holds upto 35" tires and upto 200 lbs, which my tires aren't close to. I also have no intention of going any bigger than the 32s I have on there now. I was wondering if any of you guys had tried this tire carrier out of have seen any good or bad reviews on it. Rosser is also holding an internet special for a Milemarker electric 8000lb winch for $400, but you have to order before Christmas. If anyone has any advice about that winch could they please let me know. I appreciate all replies.

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Re: Spare Tire Carrier

well If you have access to a welder, and a cutting wheel, make your own. if not, I would get one that looks as solid a possible.
if you are thinking of making one, I spent about $100 on materials, and misc stuff. my website has lots-o-pics and I have all the dimensions in a computer drawing, if you want them.
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Any idea how much getting it welded would cost me if I don't have access to my own??

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Re: Spare Tire Carrier

no, but I would imagine all that much if you had everything cut and ready to go ahead of time. the only part that you need to have welded is the swing out portion, and maybe the trailer spindle if you go that route.
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Hey SurveyBoy,

I would like to take a look at those drawings if it wouldnt be too much trouble. Could you email them to me. [email protected].

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Re: Spare Tire Carrier

I put some plates on my stock carrier where it bolts on the body on both sides. Been lugging a 35" tire on a 10" rim around for a couple of years now with no problems. I'm gonna bulid one when I find the time. Maybe you have a friend that has the tools to help you build one? It's really not too hard. Check out some of the ones that the guys have built on this board, nice!

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