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Old January 24th, 2006, 05:25 PM
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I think the RockWare tire carrier includes a rear bumper or something in place of the NAS bumper. I know he builds good products. "If" cost is your main concern, why not start with a Jeep. I agree Rover stuff is expensive but I don't think it is because everyone in the business is out to screw us.

This reminds me of the cashier lady at Wal Mart a few years ago. The pilots of an airline that I worked for were getting ready to strike for higher wages. When she saw my airline ID badge she asked me if I thought they should strike for more money. I told her what I thought and then asked her what she thought. She said anyone making more than $12.50 an hour (about what she was making) was getting paid too much.
I was very careful to NOT say that everyone in the business is out to screw us, and I made it a point to say that I am sure Rockware is a very good company. That being said, the attitude ""If" cost is your main concern, why not start with a Jeep." is exactly the attitude that lets rover owners get taken advantage of. Lets have a little creativity, and support your local fab guy and get something unique.

And, if your local Walmart does good fab-work, sweet
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Old January 25th, 2006, 08:02 AM
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Thats very good info from your daughter, maybe we need a Rover kids section of the forum
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Old January 25th, 2006, 09:22 AM
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I'm all for supporting the local fab guy, which I do. However sometimes it's nice to benefit from the iterations and lessons learned on doing multiple units over a period of time, for certain items. Which is something I rarely hear stated on these boards.
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Old January 25th, 2006, 09:29 AM
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Dave, here is a pic for you with a 35" rubber. I also had to have Matt move the carrying position to the center so the tire would not hit the rear corner.
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Old January 25th, 2006, 09:33 AM
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Old January 30th, 2006, 03:05 PM
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This is the one that I made a year or two ago: http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...r+tire+carrier

It has been awesome as far as I am concerned. I over built it as far as tubing is concerned, but I wanted to make it bomb proof--in retrospect, I would have made it lighter (as with everything else on the D90...some day I will remake it and all my skid protection with lighter stuff). The heim joints and closure has stayed "rattle-less" the entire time, and I regularly stand on it to get stuff onto off the rack (not pictured).

Anyways, it took about 2 days to measure, cut, weld, paint idiotic orange, install, ect. Total cost was about $100 or so. I think I have all the material measurements at home--I will check if anyone wants it.

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Old January 30th, 2006, 10:38 PM
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I thought you did a great job Chris. If you still have the measurements I'd appreciate seeing them. Thanks.
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Randy,
How does your rack/bumper attach to the rear crossmember? Specifically how many bolts and where? Was drilling involved for each bolt? Is the gas tank skid still accessable?
Thanks for the info
Do you still like the rack i.e. any flaws that you wish you could have known about before you had matt make it?
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Old August 26th, 2006, 01:13 PM
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Kris, no drilling or mods neccesary. IT uses all stock holes that are drilled in your rear cross member. 2 bolts on each outer corner and 4 in the center area.. IT would not be in the way of the skid plate at all..
No flaws at all and it is built like a tank. I would think about a CB antena tab that I put on later but would have been nice to have on there already and a high lift jack mount if you want..
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Old August 27th, 2006, 01:56 AM
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I got the one with the Jerry Cans as well. It mounts exactly like Randy said. However I have horrible vibrations when I drive. It seems like the entire thing is going to bounce off. I have it strapped in with a rachet strap right now. I spoke to Matt and I'm going to try and meet him at the National Rally where he said he would look into it and fix the problem. I'll report back on the results.
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Old August 27th, 2006, 11:09 AM
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Maybe its fromt he jerry can mounts. I don't have them and mine is solid as all hell.. Did you check the spindle and see if its loose?
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I installed the rockware carrier about 2 days before I left for Moab. Here's a couple of pics. I got the one with the hi-lift and 2 jerry cans, cb antenna tab. Didn't have time to mount the cb, but here's my report.

on some road surfaces (mostly freeway), this thing bounces something fierce. I tried changing weight, adding full cans, empty cans, ended up tighening up the rubber bump stop to create more tension and that seemed to make it worse. hummm. I'll be curious what the solution might be. I think it might need another mount to dampen the vibration.

Otherwise, love it. The corners protectors work as advertised ;-)
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mine does not have the holders on it. Just the tire and it is rock solid...
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Old October 30th, 2006, 03:44 PM
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yeah, I assume it's the overhang of the tire on the versions with cans that is creating a resonance at road speed. That's why I tried different weights of cans and combo to see how it might change. Road surface was more of a contributing factor, especially concrete freeway segments.

I love the form factor and compactness of the product. You can pack a lot of stuff on it with essentially the same footprint of the original tire carrier on the ST. There must be a simple way to get it to behave.....
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I want this exceptionally superb rig, with some minor mods of course . Who do I speak to and what should I tell him in order to get the right design documents on his table?

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I don't want to hijack and I don't want to be big brother but somebody has to say it. What your doing in this picture is EXTREMELY STUPID. Your not going to hold your truck off the rock so don't try.

My wife damn near lost her leg doing the same thing. Always keep the limbs your fond of inside the truck.
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yeah, I assume it's the overhang of the tire on the versions with cans that is creating a resonance at road speed. That's why I tried different weights of cans and combo to see how it might change. Road surface was more of a contributing factor, especially concrete freeway segments.

I love the form factor and compactness of the product. You can pack a lot of stuff on it with essentially the same footprint of the original tire carrier on the ST. There must be a simple way to get it to behave.....
Robert, did you ever solve the vibration problem on the Rockware tire carrier? I am in the market for one and have not made my mind up yet.
Thanks, Vaun

FYI - the 110 is thriving in the warm weather we are having... Getting a bit, and I mean just bit, of vibration on the highway, was that why you were looking into the new drive shaft?
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