The Tire Carrier Thread

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I’m waiting for Anthony at Roam to finished testing his bumper / tire carrier. He gets the issues and seems to have remembered the license plate and camera/3rd brake light.
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Ace engineering is coming out with a tire carrier very soon. This looks beefy. Can’t wait for them to release more info.
 

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Finally mounted my spare using Smittybilt bracket , not a bad product mounted up rather easy.One thing that I had to do is cut the OEM tire carrier so the wire would fit back into the tail gate.Leaving the wire in the stock position makes it impossible to to get the wires and grommet back into the tail gate.

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Finally mounted my spare using Smittybilt bracket , not a bad product mounted up rather easy.One thing that I had to do is cut the OEM tire carrier so the wire would fit back into the tail gate.Leaving the wire in the stock position makes it impossible to to get the wires and grommet back into the tail gate.

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That’s the same setup I have and I can’t keep the tire from bouncing/vibrating on big bumps. I’ve tried everything. I’ve torqued all the bolts, PVC bumpstop extension, even removing the mopar reinforcement bracket and that only made things worse. I’m starting to think it’s the Smittybilt bracket. Reading reviews, people who purchased the Rough Country bracket haven’t had any issues. Is your tire vibrating on big bumps?
 

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We can offer you something nobody else can :) A camera extension/relocation kit as well as a stout bumper+carrier combo which allows swing arm operation while retaining full camera function! :like:

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Does this bumper also retain the stock tow hook? Just curious.
 

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That’s the same setup I have and I can’t keep the tire from bouncing/vibrating on big bumps. I’ve tried everything. I’ve torqued all the bolts, PVC bumpstop extension, even removing the mopar reinforcement bracket and that only made things worse. I’m starting to think it’s the Smittybilt bracket. Reading reviews, people who purchased the Rough Country bracket haven’t had any issues. Is your tire vibrating on big bumps?
Seems pretty strong so far on the road,no vibration or bouncing .

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Does this bumper also retain the stock tow hook? Just curious.
You could probably run it, but we provide rock solid D ring mounts as well as a hitch adapter that works very well so there's really not much need for the stock one.

Edit: We checked and you can't use it due to the lower surface structure of the bumper. There are several thick surfaces in the way :)
 
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Ace engineering is coming out with a tire carrier very soon. This looks beefy. Can’t wait for them to release more info.
If and when they ever release this I will give it a try, Smittybuilt has one coming out too this month so who wants my money first??
 

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That’s the same setup I have and I can’t keep the tire from bouncing/vibrating on big bumps. I’ve tried everything. I’ve torqued all the bolts, PVC bumpstop extension, even removing the mopar reinforcement bracket and that only made things worse. I’m starting to think it’s the Smittybilt bracket. Reading reviews, people who purchased the Rough Country bracket haven’t had any issues. Is your tire vibrating on big bumps?
I had the exact same issue with the smittybilt and sensor issues to boot. I went to the newer RC bracket that lifts the tire just over four inches and both problems are solved.
 

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That’s the same setup I have and I can’t keep the tire from bouncing/vibrating on big bumps. I’ve tried everything. I’ve torqued all the bolts, PVC bumpstop extension, even removing the mopar reinforcement bracket and that only made things worse. I’m starting to think it’s the Smittybilt bracket. Reading reviews, people who purchased the Rough Country bracket haven’t had any issues. Is your tire vibrating on big bumps?
I have the same bracket, without reinforcement and it does vibrate over exceptionally big bumps, but it happens regularly. I can't decide if its a real problem, but I hate it.
 

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@ROAM rear bumper/carrier
Unfortunately not one handed operation yet, but I'm told that is in the works. It is rattle free, and has one of the best departure angles for a bolt on rear bumper that I've seen.
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Bar none the best rear bumper design I've seen, just hope they add the swingout with tailgate functionality AND accessory mounts, for things like rotopax cans, maybe an over the tire basket, etc...then it will sell like crack in detroit.
 

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I have the same bracket, without reinforcement and it does vibrate over exceptionally big bumps, but it happens regularly. I can't decide if its a real problem, but I hate it.
It was significant enough that I took it off within just a few days and went with the RC bracket. The RC bracket solving my sensor issues was an extra benefit.
 

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We can offer you something nobody else can :) A camera extension/relocation kit as well as a stout bumper+carrier combo which allows swing arm operation while retaining full camera function! :like:

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Really happy with the LOD bumper/tire carrier. Waited several months for the release and glad I did.
 
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