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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Not sure why you'd want to run them anywhere except off road.
    My post was more of a warning that in today's world of lawsuits, it would be a good idea to know if there are laws in states that an item such as this cannot be used on the road. I can see how this design could cause extra damage in an accident. Some states have bumper height laws.

    Some off-road road products come with safety warning stickers. The lift kit for our TJ came with stickers warning about the increased danger for roll-over due to higher center of gravity.

    The maker of these might consider putting a sticker on these that states "for off-road use only" just so everybody involved isn't liable in case the user of this breaks any law or causes excessive damage in a collision if used on-road.



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    Hahaha that's savage

    Quote Originally Posted by sharkey View Post
    Very cool for sure...nice work!

    As an added benefit, Overlander could run it facing downward which might keep him from venturing into so many situations where he gets stuck.

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    Wow Eddie, this is great work! Are you by chance a product designer at heart? Very good job documenting your work, and your presentation is very clean and concise as always!

    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    For those of you who've been wanting one of the new and improved Hitch Stingers that I've been designing and having made for my JL Wrangler, I'm happy to announce that I just got a batch in and they are now available for purchase!

    The Hitch Stinger is designed to help protect your Jeep's spare tire from catching on ledges and obstacles that would otherwise cause significant damage to your tailgate. Angled up at 20° and right from the hitch receiver, the Hitch Stinger provides maximum departure angle and reduces any hits that it may receive into glancing blows. In addition to offering 14" of protection, the Hitch Stinger also comes with 2 mounting positions so that it can be used with different tire carriers, tire widths and wheel back spacing. The Hitch Stinger is available in bare steel or in an optional semi-gloss black powder coat. Last but not least, the Hitch Stinger is MADE IN THE USA by a veteran owned shop and natives of Carson City, NV, Sean Weed and Josh Ostler.

    CLICK HERE TO BUY A HITCH STINGER

    NOTE: A 37" spare tire mounted on the tailgate may require a riser bracket to be installed in order for it to clear the Hitch Stinger.

    The HITCH STINGER
    Here are a few shots of what the Hitch Stinger looks like in a semi-gloss black powder coat. I should note that the spare tire you see is a 37x13.50 Cooper STT Pro mounted on a KMC XD231 beadlock wheel with 4.75" of back spacing and attached to the factory tailgate using an LoD riser bracket.






    Shot of what the Hitch Stinger looks like in a standard bare steel and in an optional semi-gloss black powder coat.


    These shots show the new and improved Hitch Stinger sitting on top of my old stinger. As you can see, the new design offers the same protection to the spare tire while providing a significantly greater amount of departure angle.




    As you can see here, the point on my old stinger that took the most abuse sits approximately 2.5" lower than the new and improved Hitch Stinger.




    Here's a couple of shot of the Hitch Stinger mounted in the extended position and being field tested.




    Please let me know if you have any questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotcoach View Post
    Thanks for testing/figuring these out and putting in the time and energy to get them made!

    Got my tracking number a few hours ago!
    Glad to hear you got your tracking number.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cozdude View Post
    Those came out awesome! Nice work Eddie!
    Thanks! I'm much happier with this design. After testing it extensively, it's proven itself to work much better or at least, for me anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by YAHAHA View Post
    My post was more of a warning that in today's world of lawsuits, it would be a good idea to know if there are laws in states that an item such as this cannot be used on the road. I can see how this design could cause extra damage in an accident. Some states have bumper height laws.

    Some off-road road products come with safety warning stickers. The lift kit for our TJ came with stickers warning about the increased danger for roll-over due to higher center of gravity.

    The maker of these might consider putting a sticker on these that states "for off-road use only" just so everybody involved isn't liable in case the user of this breaks any law or causes excessive damage in a collision if used on-road.
    I have to say, it really sucks that this should be something that I'd have to be thinking about especially being that I didn't even want to make these for anyone but myself in the first place. The ONLY reason why I started making them is because so many people have been asking about them. That being said, I appreciate your concern and the warning.

    Quote Originally Posted by LoD Offroad View Post
    Wow Eddie, this is great work! Are you by chance a product designer at heart? Very good job documenting your work, and your presentation is very clean and concise as always!
    LOL!! Thanks. I wish I could claim ownership of this but really, the only thing I did was improve upon someone else's idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YAHAHA View Post
    My post was more of a warning that in today's world of lawsuits, it would be a good idea to know if there are laws in states that an item such as this cannot be used on the road. I can see how this design could cause extra damage in an accident. Some states have bumper height laws.

    Some off-road road products come with safety warning stickers. The lift kit for our TJ came with stickers warning about the increased danger for roll-over due to higher center of gravity.

    The maker of these might consider putting a sticker on these that states "for off-road use only" just so everybody involved isn't liable in case the user of this breaks any law or causes excessive damage in a collision if used on-road.



    It's not just a Jeep, it's an amusement park on wheels.
    Please tell me then, what makes something like this any different than someone running a trailer hitch at all times even when they are not trailering? Should trailer hitch companies start putting stickers on the hitches saying “for trailering use only” ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    I have to say, it really sucks that this should be something that I'd have to be thinking about especially being that I didn't even want to make these for anyone but myself in the first place. The ONLY reason why I started making them is because so many people have been asking about them. That being said, I appreciate your concern and the warning.
    I agree 100%. I hate to see people who put their passions into their work and contribute so much to a sport or hobby get burned because of that "one guy" & his group of lawyers.

    Good luck and please keep up the good work. Many people benefit from your passion and dedication to the Jeep way of life!


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    I ordered mine, Eddie. Thanks for going above and beyond for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepers Creeper View Post
    I ordered mine, Eddie. Thanks for going above and beyond for us.
    Glad I could help

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    Ordered... Thanks!


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    Got mine yesterday. It looks great and the construction is above and beyond what I expected!

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