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    Pulled the trigger on the ACE Engineering Tire carrier questions on Rotopax

    I bought the ACE Stand Alone Tire Carrier for the jeep and I've seen the videos in the install. It talkative about the rotopax mounts and I haven't found any documentation but I figure the mounts must fit the 2 gallon rotopax caddies. Most fuel caddies for the rear like the AEV and Titan are 10 gallons. Any amount of extra fuel is always good, but is 4 gallons really going to make enough of a difference to run fuel caddies vs water or something else? As I start venturing more into road trips that might involve running of the beaten path I start thinking about these things.

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    So I haven't seen anything about the mounting of rotopax to the ace tire carrier specifically. There are other ways like the strap onto the tire with mounts... And then the center tire types like the one in this picture.
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    Obviously just a Google image but just to get the point across.
    Also... Just a shameless plug, if you want a matching ace pro series stinger front bumper for $250, im in the florida panhandle ;-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by OhNoTheJiggies View Post
    So I haven't seen anything about the mounting of rotopax to the ace tire carrier specifically. There are other ways like the strap onto the tire with mounts... And then the center tire types like the one in this picture.
    Image1520805351.995800.jpg
    Obviously just a Google image but just to get the point across.
    Also... Just a shameless plug, if you want a matching ace pro series stinger front bumper for $250, im in the florida panhandle ;-)


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    I guess I'll wait till it gets here and see. I'm running the rear Hard Rock bumper, but thanks!

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    Yeah I had that carrier. Ended up throwing it in the trash. The hinges are a horrible design and rattle constantly. But it does hold 2 of the 2 gallon rotopax between the tire and the rear window of the jeep. If you have a hard top don't buy locking rotopax mounts, ace has the cans sitting so close to the glass your rear wiper won't work if you use the locks on the mounts.

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    IMG_4576.jpg

    Not the best pic, but you can see how they mount on there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayford85 View Post
    IMG_4576.jpg

    Not the best pic, but you can see how they mount on there

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    How do you like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgelrod View Post
    How do you like it?
    He said he threw it in the trash. Lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by -AINOKEA- View Post
    He said he threw it in the trash. Lol.


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    Yeah, for some reason, I didn't notice it was a second post of his. I've read good things except the whole it sits higher and blocks part of the view thing. I'll find out soon enough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgelrod View Post
    How do you like it?
    IMG_20170813_160303.jpg

    Honestly it's a pile of crap. Not trying to piss you off or anything, just being honest. Here's a pic of it cracked from all the shaking/rattling around it does. Granted they did warranty it but the new one did the same thing. If you plan on using it I would for sure look for some shoulder bolts that hold the carrier on because the ones that come with it are quite a bit smaller than the hinges.

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    IMG_20170813_160216.jpg

    Example of the bolt in the hinge. As you can see the gap between the bolt and hinge just allows the entire thing to shake like hell.

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