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Rear bumper / tire carrier: ARB or Hyline?

TJBrad04

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I'm stuck on the single action opening for the tailgate, love that.

I have the ARB front bumper already, so the rear would be matchy matchy and I love all the protection and additional features..... But damn it's expensive!

Hyline looks great, can't find a single reason NOT to get it.

anyone have experience with either?

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I’m going to go against the grain here and suggest neither. Get a body mounted tire carrier such as the MORryde, Exogate, or OR-Fab.
 
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I’m going to go against the grain here and suggest neither. Get a body mounted tire carrier such as the MORryde, Exogate, or OR-Fab.
I like your thinking but that's exactly what I'm coming from. I have 4" tail lights and 2" reverse lights flush mounted and the tub can't support the weight since it's now Swiss cheese. The lower hinge mount pushes the tub in/out whenever you hit a bump.

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I like your thinking but that's exactly what I'm coming from. I have 4" tail lights and 2" reverse lights flush mounted and the tub can't support the weight since it's now Swiss cheese. The lower hinge mount pushes the tub in/out whenever you hit a bump.

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Ahhh, I gotcha!

In that case, I'd probably go with the Hyline. I've never used the ARB or Hyline, but to be honest, I just can't stomach the absurd price of the ARB tire carrier.
 

T Crawford

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Which arb bumper are you looking at there are two models.

I have the one with the integrated swing out tire carrier. It’s $$ and heavy but it does cover the rear really well. I can get a photo if you want it
 
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TJBrad04

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Which arb bumper are you looking at there are two models.

I have the one with the integrated swing out tire carrier. It’s $$ and heavy but it does cover the rear really well. I can get a photo if you want it
I have the modular one on order, I like how the tire carrier integrates with the tailgate. Happy with it so far?

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T Crawford

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I have the modular one on order, I like how the tire carrier integrates with the tailgate. Happy with it so far?

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Yep still one of the better integrated bumpers out there with a full hitch,
 

Jerry Bransford

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I like your thinking but that's exactly what I'm coming from. I have 4" tail lights and 2" reverse lights flush mounted and the tub can't support the weight since it's now Swiss cheese. The lower hinge mount pushes the tub in/out whenever you hit a bump.

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The OR-Fab carrier's weight isn't supported by the tub, its weight is supported by the rear rollbar base mounts via hidden brackets. It's a far stronger spare tire carrier than any bumper mounted carrier is.
 
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M35A2

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The OR-Fab carrier's weight isn't supported by the tub, its weight is supported by the rear rollbar base mounts via hidden brackets. It's a far stronger spare tire carrier than any bumper mounted carrier is.
Their web site only appears to have JK parts. Am I'm missing something?
 

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Yes, it's there for the TJ. At least it was a week or two when I referred to their ad for something.
This is all I'm finding:
 

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OR FAB for the win!!! And don’t be put down by the single bad review on ExtremeTerrain - this tire carrier is revered as the gold standard by many jeepers and if installed correctly, it will not rattle, bind or sag. I would know, I’ve had it on my Jeep for years :) Oh and by the way I keep 130lbs on mine almost constantly, can close it with one finger and lines it right on mark.
 

Jerry Bransford

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This is all I'm finding:
OR-Fab went out of business & sold that spare tire carrier design to another manufacturer. I thought you were looking on Extreme Terrain where it's being sold now... https://www.extremeterrain.com/orfab-tubular-tire-carrier-9706-tj.html
 
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