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    Rear receiver hitch stinger/slider?

    I'm talking about the square tubing that inserts into the hitch and extends out at an angle under the spare tire and then up.

    I saw a few guys running them in Moab last year.

    Anybody run one?

    Yea or nay?

    Pros or cons?

    Buy or fab?

    Pics?

    Discuss...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTG View Post
    I'm talking about the square tubing that inserts into the hitch and extends out at an angle under the spare tire and then up.

    I saw a few guys running them in Moab last year.

    Anybody run one?

    Yea or nay?

    Pros or cons?

    Buy or fab?

    Pics?

    Discuss...
    mmmm... not sure I've seen one before. I don't see how the hitch can sustain the force/weight of the vehicle to be of any benefit.

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    I don't think I have ever seen one either.
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    I actually saw a guy with one when we did our big New Year Kick Off run this past weekend. Like you, I am kind of 50/50 on it.

    Not sure where to get one or price or anything....I'll need to search it. Hopefully others will chime in with their opinions or maybe have run this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGS View Post
    I actually saw a guy with one when we did our big New Year Kick Off run this past weekend. Like you, I am kind of 50/50 on it.

    Not sure where to get one or price or anything....I'll need to search it. Hopefully others will chime in with their opinions or maybe have run this.
    Who was running it? I don't remember it. Tried looking on Google also and didn't see anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoPo View Post
    mmmm... not sure I've seen one before. I don't see how the hitch can sustain the force/weight of the vehicle to be of any benefit.
    I've seen a few (noted). I don't think it's as much to sustain the weight but more to deflect one from common down onto the bottom of the spare. Serves more as a "slider bar." Well, this is my thought at least.

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    I beleive Eddie has run one and also Doug(trail Bud). Maybe they can shed some light on this for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTG View Post
    I'm talking about the square tubing that inserts into the hitch and extends out at an angle under the spare tire and then up.

    I saw a few guys running them in Moab last year.

    Anybody run one?

    Yea or nay?

    Pros or cons?

    Buy or fab?

    Pics?

    Discuss...
    We have one that Trail Bud made for us. brainchild has a nice one too. They work well in a place like Moab as they'll protect your spare and prevent it from smashing into your your tailgate. The biggest con is that you have to remove it everytime you want to get into the back of your Jeep. It was almost enough for me to not run it but carry for times that I thought I might need it. Of course, I now run an EVO tire carrier and so I don't use it at all anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    Who was running it? I don't remember it. Tried looking on Google also and didn't see anything.
    There were towards the end of the line at the miners mansion stop....back with the cool people. It was a darker color jeep (I think) and they definitely were running what MTG is talking about.

    Came out of the hitch at about a 45 or 60 angle and tucked right under rear spare, which was at least a 35 if not 37. It actually had a few battle scars, so they were running it for a while. Damn, wish I would have taken a picture.

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