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This Body Armor 4x4 Jeep tire carrier utilizes a dual wheel bearing design for additional strength. Uses a latch system that operates like a car door to open the Jeep spare tire carrier
This is an update on my rear bumper/ tire rack. Great design and very usable. A tip for those that have had trouble with the bearings. My first set of bearings gave up the ghost after 2 years. I do have a heavy tire/ wheel package and dual fuel cans mounted to the carrier. I purchased a replacement set locally (less than $20) and this time followed the directions. The castle nut needs to be torqued to 100 lbs. I admit I simply "tightened" it on my initial install. Since replacing the bearings and properly torquing the castle nut, I have had no problems. The rack operates smoothly with no signs of trouble. Just my 2 cents.
So far I like the tire carrier with the bumper. Only dislike is it doesn't attach to the rear tail gate. Came with horible instrutions. When I attached the swing arm to the bumper I used a magnetic torpedo to level the carrier before tightening all bolts. Works great with no rattles. Still retains the factory towing hitch. Took a month and a half to receive which was frustrating.
It looks Great installed, But getting to that point was a pain. There's little to no instructions. You have to modify the license plate holder or the latch won't work right. Once you figure where all the parts go and how they mount it goes on pretty easy.
INSTALLED BODY ARMOR FRONT BUMPER FEW YEARS AGO STILL LOOKS NEW SO I BOUGHT REAR BUMPER AND THIS SWING ARM
Iv had the bumper and tire carrier about a year. The fit and finish on both is great. Im on the second set of bearings on the carrier. First set disintegrated after about two months use. Manufacturer sent a replacement set free of charge. This set is starting to droop like the first. Several others are experiencing the same trouble. Id take it off and scrap it if I had the stock parts. Also have the Hi Lift jack adaptor but this part wont work unless the gas can carrier is installed on the passenger side, which isnt mentioned anywhere in the description of the part.
Where can I order the adapters for the Hi-Lift Jack and gerry can mounting brackets as discussed in the overview? I am ordering this tire carrier along with the bumper (JK-2394) and wanted to catch things while on sale.
Asked by Mike from Colorado on
Hi Mike! Here are the links to the parts you asked about: Gas Can Adapter - http://jo.my/gas_can_adapter Hi-Lift Adapter - http://jo.my/hi-lift_adapter_kit Just add them to your cart when you are ready to check out!
Answered by Aaron S. from Colorado on
I have the tire carrier. Can I purchase the can braces,rack,cans as well as a high lift attachments?? I've seen on other sites and they want $300.00 Seems stupid whin the whole set is $395.00.
Asked by John from Arnold, MD on
Hey John, yes you can purchase the brackets, cans and hi-lift mounts separately for the Body Armor Swing Arm. The gas can mounts can be found here http://jo.my/body_armor_gas_can_adapter and the Hi-lift Mount can be found here http://jo.my/hi-lift_adapter. We just received a shipment of Jerry cans and they will be on the site shortly, if you want to order them you can call us and we can get them on the way. The part number on the 5 Gallon Jerry cans is #MDW5800. Please let us know if you have any further questions, thanks.
Answered by Jamey P. from Arnold, MD on
Body Armor 4x4 produces extreme off-road equipment for Jeeps and trucks. The company was founded in the 1990s in Corona, California. Body Armor engineers its products to withstand the abuse of the trail over and over while personalizing the look of your rig. Body Armor popular products include Jeep bumpers with integrated winch plates and multiple light mounting points, Trail doors that are predrilled for aftermarket mirrors plus thick nylon webbing to protect passengers from scraping branches and a very secure two position latch, plus rock steps that also function as sliders. All Body Armor parts are built for durability with a dual process powdercoat oversprayed with a textured finish and undersprayed with an e-coat. So corrosion resistance is quite strong. Shop Body Armor 4x4 Now