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EricDavis621
April 5th, 2013, 10:51 AM
This unit offers all the benefits of carrying your oversized spare tire for off-road adventures, without the price tag and weight of a full off-road bumper and swing away tire carrier setup.

With the BASIC model you get an affordable option to carry your spare that is easy to use and light weight. Each unit is built with the necessary components to be rattle free and strong enough to handle the abuse off-road. It also is built to be universal in fitment so you can use it with all of your vehicles and for all applications.

BASIC Fold Down Tire Carrier Features:
Fits tire size up to 35
Universal bolt pattern
Rattle free design
Weight: 25 lbs
Powder coated
Universal vehicle/application fitment
Includes all hardware

Advisory Note:
Please keep in mind that this type of tire carrier in most cases is an affordable and alternative fix to purchasing a rear bumper and swing away tire carrier. Due to this fact there are several limitations. The tire carrier will decrease your departure angle in most instances. To prevent body damage it cannot sit flush with the back hatch and there must be a small distance between the body and the tire carrier. Keep in mind however that this carrier will solve your spare tire location needs when upgrading to an oversized tire and it is a very affordable option!

Installation:
This unit installs in minutes with standard hand tools.

Bumper Price: $189.99+shipping

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This item will be available for our 1-1/4" receivers.

polarbear
April 5th, 2013, 01:34 PM
Looks like a good product but you'll still need a relocated and illuminated rear license plate if you don't want a police stop! ---Either that or strictly off road only.

EricDavis621
April 5th, 2013, 01:42 PM
Looks like a good product but you'll still need a relocated and illuminated rear license plate if you don't want a police stop!I believe that option is available as an add-on...for more $ of course :)

Wagoneer
April 5th, 2013, 09:15 PM
That's pretty awesome! It looks like it would be real easy to rig up some struts for assisting of the folding up and down.

Only things I see wrong is that you would have to relocate the license plate, and it would greatly take away from rear departure angle like you already mentioned.

If I give up on my spare tire mount (already to far into it to completely ditch it) this would be the option I'd choose. With a 200# hitch capacity you could easily carry some gas cans and even a hi-lift as well.

Does it allow for a trailer to still be used with it installed or is the end a closed design?

EricDavis621
April 5th, 2013, 10:46 PM
That's pretty awesome! It looks like it would be real easy to rig up some struts for assisting of the folding up and down.

Only things I see wrong is that you would have to relocate the license plate, and it would greatly take away from rear departure angle like you already mentioned.

If I give up on my spare tire mount (already to far into it to completely ditch it) this would be the option I'd choose. With a 200# hitch capacity you could easily carry some gas cans and even a hi-lift as well.

Does it allow for a trailer to still be used with it installed or is the end a closed design?There is a "Premium" version of this for almost twice the price and it comes with:

PREMIUM Fold Down Tire Carrier Features:
Built for large, oversized tires
Universal bolt pattern
Hi-lift jack mount
License plate mount w/ light
Pass through receiver hitch
Weight: 30 LBS +-
Powder coated
Lockable hitch pin
Vertical set handle to eliminate rattle
Receiver bolt to eliminate rattles/movement
Heavy duty
Includes all hardware

SX4rocious
April 6th, 2013, 05:16 AM
Does it allow for a trailer to still be used with it installed or is the end a closed design?

Just our of curiousity, why haven't you mounted the tire to your trailer somehow if you plan on taking it also? Seems like alot less work to fabricate....

Wagoneer
April 6th, 2013, 05:23 AM
The premium version sounds good, but not for $400 plus shipping.

Wagoneer
April 6th, 2013, 05:24 AM
Just our of curiousity, why haven't you mounted the tire to your trailer somehow if you plan on taking it also? Seems like alot less work to fabricate....
I don't bring my trailer when I go on the trails, that stays at base camp.

EricDavis621
April 6th, 2013, 05:36 AM
The premium version sounds good, but not for $400 plus shipping.Yeah the $349.99 is steep, but worth it if you want those features.
Mind you these units are probably the only full sized spare mounts that are a direct fit with our 1-1/4" hitches, there's no adapter, it just fit's perfect.
I might go for it, since I wouldn't have to pay shipping.

Wagoneer
April 6th, 2013, 06:24 AM
It's tempting. When are 1.25" going to be available?

Wyliec
April 6th, 2013, 06:47 AM
Hehe, I built one exactly like that a year and a half ago for my Jeep. It works well, only took a half hour to make, and cost me nothing. A little heavy lifting a 32" tire back up, but it works. Mine is welded to the hitch, I can still pull a trailer with the spare on.

EricDavis621
April 6th, 2013, 09:32 AM
It's tempting. When are 1.25" going to be available?Last time I talked to the guy he said that he has 2"ers in stock but the 1-1/4" will be made to order, and should take a couple of weeks due to they're current work load. They're getting alot of traffic right now.

However he did mention a bulk discount depending on how many people wanted in. I wouldn't count on it being too much of a price drop but i'm sure it'll help.

Suk SX4
April 6th, 2013, 03:05 PM
Here are other options:
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thread: http://clubsx4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=969&page=4&p=75766#post75766
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Wagoneer
April 6th, 2013, 03:31 PM
There are countless options for swing arms, every single one is going to involve cutting up your body panels.

EricDavis621
April 6th, 2013, 05:27 PM
Premium version.

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Wagoneer
April 6th, 2013, 06:34 PM
I wonder if the 1.25" version can be had with a 2" pass-through. That would be pretty handy.

Brumbie13
April 7th, 2013, 08:59 AM
That is awesome! If you had offered this when I had my lift kit on, I would have jumped on it immediately.
That was one thing I worried about while off-roading. I knew that if I ever got a flat, I was screwed because I didn't have a full sized spare, and I couldn't put on the smaller one because it would mess up the AWD.

EricDavis621
April 7th, 2013, 02:46 PM
That is awesome! If you had offered this when I had my lift kit on, I would have jumped on it immediately.Lol, I hear ya man. This just came out, hopefully this will be a easier solution for those looking to house a full sized spare. We will keep the forum updated with progress!

poston
April 7th, 2013, 04:50 PM
I had a similar bike rack that mounted in the hitch. It held four bikes, and all that weight on the end of the cantilever was too much for the steel. The locking pin elongated the hole in the vertical shaft. It got very wobbly.

Wouldn't there be a similar problem with all the weight of a tire and rim at the end of the vertical tube? Has it already been reinforced there?


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EricDavis621
April 7th, 2013, 08:00 PM
Wouldn't there be a similar problem with all the weight of a tire and rim at the end of the vertical tube? Has it already been reinforced there?That's not the end, it goes all the way down to the 90. It is beyond secure, and in fact is a rattle free design. These are designed by pro's and are specific to off-road abuse. I wouldn't question quality, design, or materials used at all.

Suk SX4
April 9th, 2013, 08:58 AM
I don't dislike the design as much as I am concern with dragging the hitch when off roading, unless I see the hitch set higher as I've seen in some installations.