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OR-Fab Tubular Tire Carrier (97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ)

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      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation

      Features

      • High-Quality Rear Bumper Mounted Swing-Away Tire Carrier
      • Designed for Oversized Tires
      • Highly Durable Steel Tubing Construction
      • Coated With a Heavy-Duty, Black Powder-Coated Finish
      • Accommodates Up to a 35-inch Tire
      • Features a 175-Pound Load Rating
      • Backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty
      • Fits All 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ Models

      Description

      Designed for Large Tires. To help you carry a larger tire and a couple of Gerry cans during your next off-road adventure, use this OR-Fab Tubular Tire Carrier. It comes with a beefy design that greatly complements your off-roader’s appeal. Meanwhile, its swing away design conveniently gives you full access to your Jeep’s tailgate. Indeed, this tire carrier is all you will ever need to help you fearlessly conquer even the most treacherous trails.

      High-Quality Construction. This tire carrier has been built out of heavy-duty steel to complement your off-roader’s rugged character. It has been engineered to withstand the rigors of heavy-duty use. In fact, it can carry 2 Gerry cans and a 35-inch tire without rattling. Meanwhile, its black, powder-coated finish offers lasting protection against corrosion, while adding a stunning quality to your Jeep’s appeal.

      Direct Bolt-On Upgrade. Installation of this Tubular Tire Carrier is simple with its bolt-on design. It attaches to your Jeep’s factory mounting points without the need for any modifications.

      Limited Lifetime Warranty. To ensure the highest quality of its products, OR-Fab backs Tubular Tire Carrier with a lifetime warranty. Please note that some exclusions to this warranty apply.

      Application. This OR-Fab Tubular Tire Carrier has been specially designed for all 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ models.

      Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

      MPN# ORF-85201

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

      3.7

      Customer Reviews (6)

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      Ratings Summary

      3.7 out of 5 overall rating from 6 customers




      • January 11, 2020

        3 2006 Wrangler - SkySgt

        Mixed Emotions

        I have always liked this design from OR-Fab because it maximizes the space to carry your spare, jerry cans, and hijack in one solid unit. Forgoing the need to buy additional bolt on components to achieve the same result. After spending two days getting the brackets in place. Drilling holes, dry fitting, and minor modifications (I really needed a drill press but a drill worked well too.), and figuring out how to install it without instructions, I still like the design. The let down is when it came to dry fitting it, I found myself almost an inch off from actually being able to close the swing arm due to the closing latch. Now I have to spend additional money to re-weld the hook for the closing latch. This is the only option because the passenger side bracket holes line up perfectly. Small additional price to pay for something I really wanted. I just have to count my lucky stars that the holes lined up and I still have bolts left over. Sidenote, I had to re-use some of the factory bolts because the ones provided don't fit in the factory threads. Rather stripping them out, I just re-used what I had. Lesson learned from all this, buy the product but pay someone else to put it on for you. 2006 TJ Wrangler Golden Eagle

        Helpful (1)
      • September 16, 2019

        3 2006 Rubicon - RowanRiver

        Not an EZ Install

        The packing of the tire carrier was the best I've seen. I mean, who fills a box with spray foam and wooden support these days? But that's where it stops. No installation instructions. Hardware that is too much of one type and not enough of another. Insufficient amount of hardware the required two trips to the store. Brackets that fit poorly. And in the end, gate swings about an inch off and needs to be forced closed. I was able to find the installation instructions online, but they are severely lacking. The instructions were on a Wrangler website, as OR-Fab doesn't even have the TJ instructions on their website. Good thing I wasn't somewhere where you don't get internet service, or I would have been out of luck. Still happy I did the install, but I would only recommend this if you are absolutely sure you want this type of tire carrier. If not, you could save yourself a weekend and I truly mean a whole weekend.

        Helpful (2)
      • August 02, 2019

        4 2005 Wrangler Unlimited - JP761

        Great tire carrier but a big project.

        I would buy it again, but I would hate to install it again. We had to use our own hardware in a few places, the gas can mounts leave a lot to be desired, and you really need to think ahead to the finished project before drilling each hole. Definitely requires fabrication experience or at least a good amount of redneck ingenuity. Set aside an entire Saturday. Took myself and a friend 6 hours, and my friend does stuff like this pretty often. It's worth it though, looks great and it's solid.

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      • February 20, 2019

        4 1998 Wrangler - MartyH

        Very stout

        The only thing that gives it a 4 and not a 5 there’s no instructions I called the manufacturer and they told me to watch YouTube vids ,I did from the redneck garage it helped but it’s not step by step . Once I got into the meat of it it’s not that difficult. I like how strong it is and the looks.

        Helpful (7)
      • February 09, 2019

        5 2004 Wrangler - JeffF

        Solid, well-built carrier.

        The previous reviewer apparently did not read the instructions closely when he installed this carrier on his TJ and left a three-star review as a result. In the section labeled "finish the installation", it very clearly states: "... it may be necessary, depending on your wheel and tire combination, to slightly align the tire carrier so that it hits above the striker plate cup. This is to allow for tire weight and tire carrier flex." I followed this step myself (as others have as well) and were able to properly align the tire carrier to its striker plate while under the load of the tire with no issues. This tire carrier gets rave reviews on the forums I visit and from myself as well. It's a great, beefy addition to my TJ that I'm very happy with.

        Helpful (9)
      • January 05, 2019

        3 1997 Wrangler - Granth

        Seem Solid but the fit isn't very good.

        I received the item 12/28/18. I was very excited to find this carrier as I thought it was discontinued for many years. The fit on the inside driver side required 2 holes to be re drilled in the proper location. Further the tire carrier sags 1.5" below the latch with only my 35" spare no cans or hi-lift. This means to latch it you have to remove some wight for the system. The carrier feels very strong and despite having to pick the one side up in order to latch it closed, it does feel solid. I think it will last rattle free and wont sag further once I add the extra items. The carrier does not wiggle back and forth and nor does it make noise so far.

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      Questions & Answers (9 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Do you need to buy a specific bumper for this tire carrier?

      • It is not necessary to purchase a specific bumper with this carrier, it can be used with the stock bumper.

      Helpful (1)

      Is this the same OR-Fab that went out of business that made this quality tire carrier?

      • This is the same Or-Fab company that did go out of business before opening back up.

      Helpful (1)

      How heavy is the empty carrier and bracketry?

      • The OR-Fab Tubular Tire Carrier weights approximately 81 lbs (Including all hardware and brackets).

      Helpful (1)

      Do you offer kit that is available for the gas cans that fit this carrier, if not where can they be purchased? This would be installed on a 06 LJ

      • This tire carry does not have a kit that would include the two 5 gallon jerry cans but you should be able to fit any 5-gallon/20-liter jerry can.

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      When OR-Fab came back, this bumper went to using a RotopaX system. Is this the new RotopaX or the standard Gerry can? Is the RotopaX system available?

      • This specific one is only able to work with standard Jerry can mounts, however there is a newer version that I will link below that is made to work for the RotopaX system. https://www.extremeterrain.com/orfab-swing-away-tire-carrier-w-rotopax-or-jerry-can-mounts-0718-jk.html

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      4 More Questions
      what jerry can mount are you guys using with this tire mount 1 answer
      I have a tubular front and rear bumper. Will this work with it? 1 answer
      Is this made in the USA? Or produced overseas and shipped for sale in the USA? 0 answer
      You say this is for the TJ only, but the back gate and hinges are the same for TJ YJ. What would have to be changed for this to fit on a YJ? I really like this design, so I'm looking forward to hear from someone. Thanks 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Tire Carrier
      • (3) Mounting Brackets
      • Installation Hardware