The Tire Carrier Thread

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    You'll definitely want to go back and re-torque all of you nuts/bolts after around 500 miles. Fairly normal process for anything Jeep bound.
     
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    I have. It may have always had a little rattling over bumps but I usually have the music cranked.
     
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    I'm not sure what would rattle on the carrier? Kinda' wondering if it might be from your tailgate. If, when you open your tailgate, it drops slightly, you may be able to re-align it. Mine got out of sync when I put my CB antenna on (hinge mount). It rattled a bit after that. I put a jack under my spare with just a little pressure, released the 4 hing bolts and then re-tightened them. No more rattles/squeaks after that. May be worth a shot, or keep that radio cranked! ;)
     
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    Hi. I need to replace stock Tire Carrier bolts on Jeep JL. Looks like the Mopar Reinforced Carrier (which I am removing and replacing with LOD carrier/bumper) has longer bolts, and since it was a dealer installed accessory, I never got the standard bolts.

    Been looking around and cannot find them. Will the dealer have them in stock? Or what size are they and where can I get them?

    Thanks
     
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    Thanks for the order @19 JLUR Bright Whit3 !


    Great suggestion @Sting_NC_USA !
    That's one of the reasons why we push using blue Loctite on most all fasteners, to help keep them from loosening.


    Just finished up a how-to install story on the Rugged Ridge Spartacus HD hinge and tire carrier, people can check it out here:
    Tech Tim's DIY Spartacus HD Tire Carrier on Northridge Nation
     
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    @Tech Tim when you installed it were the Rugged Ridge hinges super tight? I can't get them to bend from straight, even putting all my weight into it. They will not budge. Not sure if it is defective or of I am missing something. Currently soaking them in WD40 over night.
     
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    @Carlton, Yes, they were super tight, though once we got them moving, they loosened up a little.

    We didn't use anything to lube them, just bolted them in and then pushed and pulled on the main tailgate support to get it to move.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Major relief as I already waited forever for it to get here due to the backorder.

    With the overnight WD40 they now move with the tap of a mallet. I'll work it back and forth on the door as well. Most likely install today.
     
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    Cool, let us know how it goes.
     
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    Will the Rugged Ridge Spartacus HD Kit work on hub centric wheels?
     
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    It does work, you need to skip the camera cover though. The wheel cannot fit over it. Works fine without it.
     
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    Probably my favorite one I've seen. I think I'll go with that one.
     
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    Curious what lug nuts you are running?
     
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