back up camera cover on Rubi different than Sport?

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as i showed in my other thread, i just put on some stock Rubi wheels and tires on my base Sport. my jeep came with steelies which have an ultra shallow hub bore. the hub bore on the Rubi wheels is more than 10x as deep. so now my camera cover doesnt fit any more. im thinking this is only an issue with those of us with the steelies. im thinking that the Sport S and above all may have a different back up camera cover? mine is 4" long. now that i have the Rubi wheel on there, it is at least an inch too long to fit. can some possibly measure theirs and post up?

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Just leave it off and get a spare tire cover. It comes with a cover itself. P.s. how hard was it to remove the camera?

Also, did your Rubicon tires clear your bumper or did you have to get a relocation bracket?
 
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Just leave it off and get a spare tire cover. It comes with a cover itself. P.s. how hard was it to remove the camera?

Also, did your Rubicon tires clear your bumper or did you have to get a relocation bracket?
i didnt remove the camera, that's the cover that goes over the camera "snout". it has a "lock" in it that hinders a thief from taking your spare wheel/tire. right now its easy pickings. the "lock" uses the star tool that is in the jeep tool kit. the cover prevents the wheel from sliding off the mount.
no, didnt have to do anything to get the wheel to fit. bolted right on. on the top it is pushing against the plastic 3rd brake light bracket whereas the stock one clears it but even if you move it upward it appears that it would still be resting on it (the sidewall). no issue with the bumper at all though. i even saw someone put a 35 back there with the stock bumper. might have been a rubi though. not sure if their bumpers have more clearance.
 

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I just leave it off, it really isn't much of a security device.
 

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as i showed in my other thread, i just put on some stock Rubi wheels and tires on my base Sport. my jeep came with steelies which have an ultra shallow hub bore. the hub bore on the Rubi wheels is more than 10x as deep. so now my camera cover doesnt fit any more. im thinking this is only an issue with those of us with the steelies. im thinking that the Sport S and above all may have a different back up camera cover? mine is 4" long. now that i have the Rubi wheel on there, it is at least an inch too long to fit. can some possibly measure theirs and post up?

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Looks like you are missing the wheel lock lug on your spare, the camera cover isn’t suppose to be the theft deterrent
 
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i was checking out a Rubi the other day and the cover is about half the size of mine, which explains it.

my jeep came with plain old steelies on it so they probably figured i dont need any locks lol. ive been looking at various spare tire locks on the market. imo, wheel locks alone arent much security either.
 

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My Rubi didn't come with wheel locks.
 

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As my wife always tells me...it's not the size of the snout, it's what you do with it. :blush:

I was planning on taking the cover off of mine today if I get the time to measure how much room is between the camera and wheel on my Sport S to see if it would be possible to work on a bezel/grommet in Sketchup to 3d print to put on a vinyl tire cover.
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I replaced my stock Sport wheels with Sport S wheels, and found the same issue with the camera shroud. I noticed more sun glare without the shroud, so I made one out of a thin piece of black plastic, cut to shape, cinches on with a black tie wrap. Easy off, back on too.

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