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Old February 1st, 2018, 09:20
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Re: Why do most swingouts go toward the passenger side?

That last idea looks like a hernia waiting to happen.
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Old February 1st, 2018, 14:09
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That last idea looks like a hernia waiting to happen.
I thought the same thing.
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Old February 1st, 2018, 14:33
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Re: Why do most swingouts go toward the passenger side?

This thread is actually quite timely, and I'm not here to poke fun at the red jeep (because it's awesome).

With that in mind, I see some folks saying keep the pivot on the right, and put the tire on the left. This seems like bad engineering to me unless there's massive reinforcement.

Best idea I've seen thus far is to split the bar, have a section go each way. Tire on the left, other stuff on the right. That's what I'm looking to do. But first I have to unscrew the job that Kennesaw Mountain Accessories did on the tire carrier they built for me back in 02, back when I? thought welding was a mystic art. They now go by "Tactical Armor Group", and I MOST STRONGLY recommend staying away from them. The crap I got from them did not at all resemble what I ordered, and when I pointed it out I was told I'd have to pay shipping back and forth to get it sorted out- to the tune of $120/way. I should thank them, obviously- this is what prompted me to learn to weld.
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Old February 1st, 2018, 17:02
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Re: Why do most swingouts go toward the passenger side?

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That last idea looks like a hernia waiting to happen.
Yeah, and with my luck, I'd trip over that step, and kiss the bumper hard with my jaw......
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Old February 1st, 2018, 18:52
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Yeah, and with my luck, I'd trip over that step, and kiss the bumper hard with my jaw......


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Old February 2nd, 2018, 06:27
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Re: Why do most swingouts go toward the passenger side?

I like the look of that red rig but I agree with everyone else about the hernia. I think it might be a good design for a trail rig but it would be a pain to have to lift the tire every time I want to get into the hatch.
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Old February 2nd, 2018, 07:58
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Re: Why do most swingouts go toward the passenger side?

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I like the look of that red rig but I agree with everyone else about the hernia. I think it might be a good design for a trail rig but it would be a pain to have to lift the tire every time I want to get into the hatch.
Great way to ensure the wife will NEVER want to take it grocery shopping. Maybe.
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Old February 2nd, 2018, 09:09
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Why do most swingouts go toward the passenger side?

I have mine that goes into the hitch and I agree. Avoid opening it because it's such a pain

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Old February 2nd, 2018, 10:14
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Re: Why do most swingouts go toward the passenger side?

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This thread is actually quite timely, and I'm not here to poke fun at the red jeep (because it's awesome).

With that in mind, I see some folks saying keep the pivot on the right, and put the tire on the left. This seems like bad engineering to me unless there's massive reinforcement.

Best idea I've seen thus far is to split the bar, have a section go each way. Tire on the left, other stuff on the right. That's what I'm looking to do. But first I have to unscrew the job that Kennesaw Mountain Accessories did on the tire carrier they built for me back in 02, back when I? thought welding was a mystic art. They now go by "Tactical Armor Group", and I MOST STRONGLY recommend staying away from them. The crap I got from them did not at all resemble what I ordered, and when I pointed it out I was told I'd have to pay shipping back and forth to get it sorted out- to the tune of $120/way. I should thank them, obviously- this is what prompted me to learn to weld.
like this idea. ever seen it done right? building one soon and really considering this design
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Old February 2nd, 2018, 10:16
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Re: Why do most swingouts go toward the passenger side?



found one off a Taco
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Old February 2nd, 2018, 16:48
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like this idea. ever seen it done right? building one soon and really considering this design
Of course, that's where I got the idea.
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Old February 2nd, 2018, 16:49
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Re: Why do most swingouts go toward the passenger side?

speaking of Toyotas, do a google image search for "4x4labs tire carrier ladder", that is where I got the idea for a split swing-out. DirtBound was willing to make it for me, easier to pay them the premium
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Old February 3rd, 2018, 10:48
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found one off a Taco
Why the heck would you put the tire & fuel there and not inside the bed ??

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Old February 3rd, 2018, 14:28
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Re: Why do most swingouts go toward the passenger side?

Because you intend to sleep in the bed, or any of a multitude of other reasons.
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Old February 3rd, 2018, 14:30
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Re: Why do most swingouts go toward the passenger side?

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speaking of Toyotas, do a google image search for "4x4labs tire carrier ladder", that is where I got the idea for a split swing-out. DirtBound was willing to make it for me, easier to pay them the premium
Good stuff, though I am curious what they are using material wise. I'd want the top of the ladder touching the roof rack, with a couple poly pucks isolating it for rattle concerns.
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