LH side rear tire carrier...

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I want to move my 31X10.50 GY Mud Terrain spare up to the left hand side on a swingaway carrier so that I can mount a larger fuel tank on my FJ60.

As for as I can ascertain (nice word, eh?), Kaymar is the only company that makes such a carrier that does not require me to buy a rear bumper to go with it. Before I spend a bunch of money and mess with my truck, I would like to hear from anyone who has done this. I am especially interested in how durable the rear mount is on bad to non-existent roads.

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can't speak to the stand alone tire carrier, but can speak to the rear tow bumper with tire carrier -- it's SWEET! don't know what Kaymar is asking for the carrier only, but if the bumper with carrier isn't too much more, I'd opt for that -- the thing is absolutely bomber and rock solid.....

now if I can only find a front bumper to match the build quality of the rear Kaymar without having to succumb to the full ARB bull bar.......

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I have the Kaymar bumper and swing away...it's welll made, and extremely rugged. No complaints. Only consideration I would suggest is possibly mounting your spare on the right rear versus left rear. It will offset driver weight when your driving empty truck about as a DD. I mounted mine on left side and wish I had gone the other side with it. Might be my imagination, but it looks like a slight lean may be developing on the spare tire side of the truck...and this is with new BDS springs...HTH

Cheers, and keep on Cruising!

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Got a link to this?

I would be very interested in seeing how you mount a swing away spare tire carrier on a 60 series, without mounting it to a bumper..

Thanks!!

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I'm with poser. I don't think you can mount a swing-a-way on a stock bumper. Unless you have some kind of clamp on contraption.
I have had a Kamar for 5 years now, tire mount on the right. Great set up and the bumper looks good on a 60.
PS: I'm selling my dual pivot Kamar?
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I don't know about on the 60s - but quite a few people over in the 80/100 forum have them on their 80s and seem to like them. I think someone posted a pic recently if you do a search - it bolts to the frame around the tow bar mount and you have to cut a hole in the corner plastic piece for the pivot. It uses the same swing carrier as the one you mount to the bumper - so I bet they make one for the 60 as well.

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I think I've seen a picture of the type your speeking of. But one word, "clearance".
Have you seen the bumper Slee Off Road is selling?
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Hey Devo,

Are you seriously selling your Kaymar bumper? If so you can package it with the OME springs you are selling me.. I never did hear what you wanted for the OME's ?

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