I tried Richmond Jeep but they didn't want to help me out. The service guy keeps saying it's not a recall and it doesn't apply to my Jeep. When I showed him the video he acknowledged my Jeep has steering play but won't do anything unless I pay for the diagnosis fee ($150?) which won't guarantee...
Aren't all stock wheels have same specs? I'm guessing not all wranglers are identical and maybe the tailgate wasn't aligned properly from the factory or the rear bumper was installed slightly to the passenger side.
I ordered a set of cheap 3/8" spacers while waiting for the relocation bracket which has been backordered. The spare still didn't clear the bumper and it didn't feel safe since the lug bolts got too short. I tried using a heat gun today and it worked! I also like how the spare rests on the bumper :)
Hm.. I just got 285/75/17 KO2s but couldn't mount the spare. The tailgate wouldn't close beacause the spare was rubbing on the bumper. Maybe deflate the spare a bit if you only need a 1/4 inch? I deflated the spare to 16psi but didn't work ;(
It won't fit. Plastic retainer clips don't line up. Trimming the stock closure panel is your best bet. Check this link.