Westin vs Iron Cross tire carrier?

  1. ImAJeepskate

    ImAJeepskate Well-Known Member

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    I will let you know. Got tired of waiting on the aev rear bumper so I ordered the iron cross. I will let you know what I think when it comes.
     
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    if you read the aftermarket bumper forum you can get alot more information. just picked up the EAG rear bumper with tire carrier and its pretty decent. full width was 600 bones and the shorty was 500 bone. Personally i like full width because it protects the bottom of the panel pinch seam
     
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    I finally got my bumper. Apparently their powder coat machine burnt up and they had to replace it causing them to get behind.

    The directions are total garbage.
    Quality seems pretty good. I am satisfied.
    You need to mount the brackets to the bumper loosely 1st. Tighten the 2 bolts that go from the mounting brackets to the welded on bracket by the tire swing, leaving everything else loose. Then mount the bumper to the jeep and align everything then tighten.
    Took about 4hours including removing old bumper with stopping to eat dinner.
    I cut the camera protective housing from the old tire carrier to put on the tire swing.

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    I had the Iron Cross rear bumper/tire carrier on my 2019 JLUR. It looks really nice but rusted quickly. It also faded. I had to do a lot of touch up after one winter.
     
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    That sucks. I hope the powder coat with the new equipment they got holds up better. If not I will have to strip it down and paint it.
     
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    Hopefully it will. It is a nice looking and solid set-up.
     
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    I ended up with the westin and it is sweet, was easy enough to mount my hi-lift too. So far no issues after 1 minnesota winter with rust

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