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Old April 17th, 2014, 08:41 PM
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31" spare on Disco II - Flip or bracket?

Pros/cons?
I see no reason why I need to buy a $100+ bracket if I can flip it, but clearly they sell them for a reason. Somebody school me
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Old April 17th, 2014, 08:43 PM
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With my old D2 the problem was the bigger tire hit the bumper. It had to be raised to clear the bumper. It shouldn't be too hard to make your own bracket to raise it?
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Old April 17th, 2014, 08:49 PM
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you take your bracket off, flip it, drill new middle holes, and bobs your uncle. just to did it to my wife's D2's
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Old April 17th, 2014, 09:16 PM
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Flip the carrier, people generally go with the relocator for bigger than 32" tires.

The spacer also adds a bit of unnecessary outboard weight on the door, which is no bueno for the "superstrong" hinges.

I bought the hard labor creek one...before all the stuff.
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Old April 18th, 2014, 12:01 AM
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flip/drill this weekend. Thanks
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x10 - flip & drill.. I had no problems with 33s on a flipped carrier on my d2.
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Flipped, perfect, done.

I didn't cut a notch for the Wiper arm, just took it off and clocked it a few degrees.
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