2x2 for tire carier?

mantree Jan 7, 2017

  1. mantree

    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Once my tax return comes I think I will be ordering the hardcore offroad bumper for my truck but without the swing out becaus it's now exactly what I want.
    http://m.ebay.com/itm/Nissan-Xterra...er-Tire-Carrier-sold-separately-/162267034872
    But that leaves the question of what to use for the tubing on the swingout. I feel that 3/16 2x2 would be enough since I have seen 1/8 2x4 used befor on jeeps. What tubing would everyone elce recommend going with?

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  2. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    2x2 3/16" is MORE than enough. even a 24-30" piece is pretty stout and will be plenty to mount your upright for the wheel mount plate. You will still want to add a brace piece, but you will be just fine with a piece of 2x2 3/16"
     
  3. mantree

    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I plan to brace on both sides of the upright and the pasanger side will hold a jerry can. I have never had a rear mounted tire but I have always wanted to, every truck I have had the spare just sat in the cargo space taking up much needed room and had to come out to move anything large.

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  4. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I used to keep my spare strapped in back, now I have a carrier and it is so nice.
     
  5. mantree

    mantree First Fill-Up (of many)

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    The other problem wih the tire in the back is how bad it screws up the carpet. After about a year the carpet in my 4runner was so bad I ripped it out and Rhino lined the whole thing

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