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SWING OUT TIRE CARRIER???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ti.user, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. ti.user

    ti.user Registered Member

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    THIS IS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A SWING AWAY SPARE TIRE CARRIER. DO YOU HAVE ANY NOTICEABLE SAG IN THE SUSPENSION FROM HAVING THIS MOUNTED OUT BACK?? WHAT SUSPENSIONS ARE YOU RUNNING?? SHOULD THE TIRE BE ON ONE SIDE VS. THE OTHER OR IN THE MIDDLE?? I'M LOOKING INTO S.E.C. 'S AND ROCK STOMPERS TIRE CARRIERS AND DEBATING ON JUST MAKING MY OWN.(WHICH MEANS I HAVE TO MAKE A NEW BUMPER) PLANNING ON MOUNTING UP TO A 36" TIRE.
     
  2. BobK

    BobK 1/2 ton status

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    I just made my own.I run stock suspension with 1.5" add-a-leaf.No sag noted.I only run a 33" tire mounted to stock steel ralley rims.Click the link to see the pic's of how I made my carrier.there are alot of pic's.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4292331995>http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4292331995</a>

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  3. chevyracing

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    The one thing to remeber when you have it all layed out and are ready to weld it up. Make sure it does not cover your tail lights. I built one for a van, it was turning out sssccchhhhlllliiiiiccckkkkkk too, but when I mounted it most of the right tail light was covered. I had to mount it off center because of a roof rack ladder went up the left side.

    John

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  4. 88K5Jimmy

    88K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    When I make one, I am going to mount it on the left side for a couple of reasons.
    1. the right rear is saggin a bit due to a lot of weight being over there-spare, hi-lift, sub box
    2. when you look over your shoulder to switch lanes you mainly look over your right shoulder and without the spare being there u wont have to worry about not seeing those lil pocket rockets :)
     
  5. jekbrown

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    Anyone know who sells the swing-away mechanism seperateky? I know I remember seeing a www site that sold them, so you could basically just mount it on a bumper you built yourself, or had made. Anyone know?

    J


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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Anyone know who sells the swing-away mechanism seperately? I know I remember seeing a www site that sold them, so you could basically just mount it on a bumper you built yourself, or had made. Anyone know?

    J


    See the on-going build up of my '85 Jimmy! http://community.webshots.com/user/jekbrown
     
  7. RaisedK5

    RaisedK5 1/2 ton status

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    Rockstomper has a pretty slick carrier pivot deal, its greasable and uses nice big roller bearings, check it out on their site, think its $40

    Leland aka RaisedK5

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  8. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    here is what Leland is talking about. It the way I plan on going.<a target="_blank" href=http://www.rockstomper.com/catalog/pieces/hinge.htm>http://www.rockstomper.com/catalog/pieces/hinge.htm</a>

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  9. ti.user

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    never thought of the lookin' over the shoulder thing. makes alot of sense, especially if you carring a 36" tire.
     

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