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kyle521
11-12-2015, 03:27 AM
Has anyone on this forum run their hinges? I bought a set as replacements for stock and they seem very sturdy and are re greasable. No more rattling tailgate.

They recently came out with their new tailgate re-enforcement and it was at Sema this year. Haven't heard of any real world experience with this yet.
What do you guys think?

This picture is from their website
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BigPrince
11-12-2015, 04:42 AM
Honestly, different strokes for different folks but to me looks cheap and homemade.

OverlanderJK
11-12-2015, 04:47 AM
Honestly, different strokes for different folks but to me looks cheap and homemade.

This! I could build that.

jeeeep
11-12-2015, 06:07 AM
Mopar now makes a cast aluminum tailgate reinforcement carrier that replaces the stock hinges, it's rated for 37"

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Sharkey
11-12-2015, 06:20 AM
Mopar now makes a cast aluminum tailgate reinforcement carrier that replaces the stock hinges, it's rated for 37"

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:cheesy::cheesy: I hope you aren't serious.

Flynlo
11-12-2015, 06:44 AM
I just ordered the reinforcement kit from retrofitoffroad.com

It's on sale right now. $429.99 for the kit. (Hinges, Reinforcement & HD Carrier) with free shipping.

It's lightweight, UPS says its 54.5lbs and cost effective. I was considering the Crawler Conceptz carrier but ultimately settled on the Moryde/Retrofit kit. After power coating the Crawler carrier would have cost about $250 more. Since I'm running a 91lb spare, the carrier is meant as an extra insurance to prevent damage to the tailgate due to warping or flexing so, removing the weight entirely from the tailgate isn't necessary to me. With that it was difficult to justify spending nearly $700 just for piece of mind.

I appreciate that this system was designed by a guy in his garage who had the same "I can build that" mentality, so he built it and got it into production. I'm not sure on the details but Barricade sells the exact same hinges that he designed so I'm guessing he sold them the patent so they can produce them and put their name on it. I'm big into "American Made", but more so into supporting small businesses and garage engineers with big ideas.

jeeeep
11-12-2015, 06:59 AM
:cheesy::cheesy: I hope you aren't serious.

i know! I think it's based on or is the TF hinge, just trying to compare apples to apples on what the OP posted

and it's under the Mopar Performance line :thumb: (sarcasm)

dwvninety
11-12-2015, 07:13 AM
I just ordered the reinforcement kit from retrofitoffroad.com

It's on sale right now. $429.99 for the kit. (Hinges, Reinforcement & HD Carrier) with free shipping.

It's lightweight, UPS says its 54.5lbs and cost effective. I was considering the Crawler Conceptz carrier but ultimately settled on the Moryde/Retrofit kit. After power coating the Crawler carrier would have cost about $250 more. Since I'm running a 91lb spare, the carrier is meant as an extra insurance to prevent damage to the tailgate due to warping or flexing so, removing the weight entirely from the tailgate isn't necessary to me. With that it was difficult to justify spending nearly $700 just for piece of mind.

I appreciate that this system was designed by a guy in his garage who had the same "I can build that" mentality, so he built it and got it into production. I'm not sure on the details but Barricade sells the exact same hinges that he designed so I'm guessing he sold them the patent so they can produce them and put their name on it. I'm big into "American Made", but more so into supporting small businesses and garage engineers with big ideas.

That's why I ended up with the EVO Tire Carrier http://www.offroadevolution.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=EVO-TC American made, plus I don't have to worry about a 37" tire shattering my rear window on the hard top in case I hit a rock ledge/shelf.

Flynlo
11-12-2015, 07:42 AM
I'm in and out of the back of my 2 door a lot so a single motion to open the tailgate was the primary requirement. The EVO carrier is awesome but obviously a completely different animal. The quality seems to be good and every now and then you've got to take a little risk to try a new product, can't always rely on others to try something for you before making a decision.

piginajeep
11-12-2015, 01:08 PM
i know! I think it's based on or is the TF hinge, just trying to compare apples to apples on what the OP posted

and it's under the Mopar Performance line :thumb: (sarcasm)

It is the Teraflex hinge, mopar also uses them to build the mopar lift kits.

It's the same junk. Why does mopar use Teraflex? Profits...

kyle521
11-12-2015, 02:35 PM
Im not to worried about looks, you wont see it anyways with the spare on. It looks like it will add some nice support to where the tire is mounted, more so than the teraflex or rugged ridge. I will probably wait a few months to hear from more people who bough it, but it does seem like a nice cheap alternative at around $170

wayoflife
11-12-2015, 03:18 PM
:cheesy::cheesy: I hope you aren't serious.

:cheesy: About what I was thinking :crazyeyes:


It is the Teraflex hinge, mopar also uses them to build the mopar lift kits.

It's the same junk. Why does mopar use Teraflex? Profits...

This ^^^

It really is a shame too. Jeep used to take pride in rebranding products that were actually good and made in the USA but now, they'll throw their name on any Chinese POS and sell it for MORE because they know full well there's a sucker born everyday.

BTW, I like how it's now only rated to carry a 37" tire.

trailraider
11-12-2015, 03:59 PM
:cheesy: About what I was thinking :crazyeyes:



This ^^^

It really is a shame too. Jeep used to take pride in rebranding products that were actually good and made in the USA but now, they'll throw their name on any Chinese POS and sell it for MORE because they know full well there's a sucker born everyday.

BTW, I like how it's now only rated to carry a 37" tire.



I think they saw the error of their ways. they dropped TF this year.

jscherb
11-13-2015, 11:58 PM
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BTW, I like how it's now only rated to carry a 37" tire.

Maybe this is why they downrated it to 37's... at SEMA last week I was talking to a Jeep parts distributor and he told me that he's seen a number of Teraflex carriers with large spares where the tailgate was damaged, he said it's because the Teraflex only supports the spare on the passenger side - the reinforcement ends at the passenger side of the spare carrier. So a heavy spare can still stress the tailgate because it's motion will pull on the spot welds on the driver's side of the tailgate. I personally haven't seen this so I can't verify his story, but he seemed pretty sure of himself.

jscherb
11-14-2015, 12:22 AM
And speaking of SEMA...

MORryde had a pretty good size booth there, they were showing their growing line of American made Jeep accessories, including the HD JK hinges/tailgate reinforcement...

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc163/jscherb/SEMA15/MORrydeBooth1_zpsxfjuiwdu.jpg

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc163/jscherb/SEMA15/JKTailgate1_zps8ucezag0.jpg

MR.Ty
11-14-2015, 12:28 AM
And speaking of SEMA...

MORryde had a pretty good size booth there, they were showing their growing line of American made Jeep accessories, including the HD JK hinges/tailgate reinforcement...


Welcome to WAL!

13_gecko_rubi
11-14-2015, 12:32 AM
It is the Teraflex hinge, mopar also uses them to build the mopar lift kits.

It's the same junk. Why does mopar use Teraflex? Profits...

This isn't true any more. The new 2" & 4" mopar lift kits were designed in house. They aren't rebadges like before.

The hinge, ya you are right

Sharkey
11-14-2015, 03:23 AM
And speaking of SEMA...



3 out of 4 posts pimping the same company. So do you work there or what?

WJCO
11-14-2015, 03:29 AM
And speaking of SEMA...


And did you happen to see this guy hanging around near your booth..........
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HighwayTrout
11-14-2015, 03:44 AM
173600.

How many of these were harmed in the making of this tire carrier?

WJCO
11-14-2015, 03:44 AM
173600.

How many of these were harmed in the making of this tire carrier?

That's funny right there.

jscherb
11-14-2015, 04:54 AM
3 out of 4 posts pimping the same company. So do you work there or what?

No, I am not an employee of MORryde. But this is a thread (not started by me) about MORryde hinges and tailgate reinforcement so I thought the photos of the products in their SEMA booth were relevant.

OverlanderJK
11-14-2015, 04:58 AM
No, I am not an employee of MORryde.

Ok so your an owner, a fuck boy or just a douch canoe.

WJCO
11-14-2015, 04:59 AM
Ok so your an owner, a fuck boy or just a douch canoe.

Now, now....don't sugar coat it please.....

WJCO
11-14-2015, 05:03 AM
Does Morryde have any options for VWs? I got a buddy with an EVO carrier and he's hoping for something just a tad lighter.

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OverlanderJK
11-14-2015, 05:07 AM
Does Morryde have any options for VWs? I got a buddy with an EVO carrier and he's hoping for something just a tad lighter.

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That's genright.

WJCO
11-14-2015, 05:08 AM
That's genright.

Good call on the Genright. My buddy was mistaken. lol. Either way, I'm on it.

dwvninety
11-14-2015, 05:16 AM
Does Morryde have any options for VWs? I got a buddy with an EVO carrier and he's hoping for something just a tad lighter.

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Do they make one for Smart Fortwo?

WJCO
11-14-2015, 05:21 AM
Do they make one for Smart Fortwo?

Now that would be sweet. They do make one for the Tesla and Nissan Leaf. Even has extra fuel storage on the side.