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Show us your rear tire carrier!

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Post up pictures of your rear bumper with tire carrier.

I didn't see a thread for rear bumper pics. Mods feel free to delete if this thread exists.
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More! I need more!!!! Nom nom nom
What type of hinge did you guys use?
I see hefty used heim joints. What is the best option?
There are a couple of options.

We use the dual heims on the standard xterra because they are ridiculously strong and allow for adjustment.

On the one with the dual cans we had to extend the swing arm and used a spindle mount with Timkin bearings. Again crazy strong, smooth operation but no adjustability.

The other option is to use a piece of DOM and a Delrin Bushing. Basically a high strength plastic bushing and a bolt. Basic, simple, not as smooth of an operation and no adjustability but it works.
How easy is it to set up a dual heim setup and what is cost approx?
How do you attach nuts to the swing arm that the Heim joints screw in to?

did you use a tap to thread the end of the arm? and use the additional nut to lock it?
Did you guys use weld-on or weld-through clevis mounts for your bumpers?
Thanks in advance.
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