Tire carriers

#21
I initially had the Metalcloak Tire Carrier, thing was stout and looked great but I realized I really wanted the ease of opening just the tailgate and also wanted to be able to mount my hi lift / pull pal all at once on the swing arm. I went to an AEV rear bumper / tire carrier and I'm pretty happy with it. Both setups are great, just depends on what you're looking for.
 

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#30
I also have the TeraFlex carrier (it came stock on my jeep from the factory) and it’s been fantastic. One thing I I think other people have failed to pull out is the hassle of the double handle on a bumper mount a gate. There are a few options out there that tie the bumper now did carrier into your gate with a fancy hinge system making it so you only need to open the gate and everything swings open, but most out there require you to swing the tire carrier out first, then open up your tailgate. Feels like a lot of extra work. Think other people have failed to pull out is the hassle of the double handle on a bumper mounted gate. There are a few options out there that tie the bumper mounted carrier into your gate with a fancy change system making it so you only need to open the gate and everything swings open, but most out there require you to swing the tire carrier out first, then open up your tailgate. Feels like a lot of extra work combine that with limited rear bumper options and I’m glad I went with the TeraFlex. (important note: my jeep is my daily driver so I’m using the back gate on a regular basis, unlike some on this thread who only need to access that area if/when they need recovery gear. Knowing what you’re going to put on there as well as how often you need to access the back/use it makes a big difference)
 

Pthorpe84

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#32
I went with a body mount tire carrier as I wanted a minimal bumper and no weight on the gate. I decided to go with Poison Spyders version since it had one hand operation. Very happy with the investment. Extremely easy to open and close....and lock.
 
#34
All the time for me.
Have you tried to figure this out? I have a buddy whose JK is doing the same thing and we’ve been checking all sorts of things to try and figure out why.
-Body mounts: hard to tell, but doesn’t seem to be the issue
-Axle: level
-Control arms: proper length
-Weight: same in both sides
 
#35
Have you tried to figure this out? I have a buddy whose JK is doing the same thing and we’ve been checking all sorts of things to try and figure out why.
-Body mounts: hard to tell, but doesn’t seem to be the issue
-Axle: level
-Control arms: proper length
-Weight: same in both sides
It's just something JKs do from the factory. Mine always did it and it drove me nuts and it was bone stock until recently. I tried putting a small spacer on top of the rear passenger spring but that didn't fix it. JKs also slant to the front from the factory so a spacer in the rear didn't help that either. Now that I've replaced the OEM suspension I don't see it doing the JK lean anymore, or I just don't notice it.
 
#36
Don't know if you have decided on a carrier by now or not, but I will throw my 2 cents out there to the masses. I went with the GenRight tire carrier as it removes all weight from the tailgate and hinges. It will easily hold a 42" tire, even though Im only running little baby 35s right now. Also, they are super strong. Watched a friend of mine stand her JK on tons and 40s on the carrier and did nothing more than scratch the powder coating. If properly set up, opening and closing is super easy and the new upper bolt and bracket for the hinge side of the carrier allows you to set it at a perfect height with no sagging from tire/wheel weight. I'd highly recommend them, they are worth the money. 20181125_172111.jpg
 
#37
It's just something JKs do from the factory. Mine always did it and it drove me nuts and it was bone stock until recently. I tried putting a small spacer on top of the rear passenger spring but that didn't fix it. JKs also slant to the front from the factory so a spacer in the rear didn't help that either. Now that I've replaced the OEM suspension I don't see it doing the JK lean anymore, or I just don't notice it.
We replaced the 2” coil spacer spacer with a Metalcloak Dual Rate kit on my buddy’s Jeep. His passenger side lean was barely noticeable before the lift and very noticeable after. Feels odd that putting better hardware/suspension would INCREASE the lean, doesn’t it?
 

Xkid

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#38
It's just something JKs do from the factory. Mine always did it and it drove me nuts and it was bone stock until recently. I tried putting a small spacer on top of the rear passenger spring but that didn't fix it. JKs also slant to the front from the factory so a spacer in the rear didn't help that either. Now that I've replaced the OEM suspension I don't see it doing the JK lean anymore, or I just don't notice it.
Sorry for the late reply. I think putting a puck in there helps. MC suggested 3/4 of a inch. I will be putting that in.
 
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