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So I have a question for those with the Rusty's unit. If you did drill the holes for the nut insert did you purchase the tool or come up with another way to install them??





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Yep they are calling it the gwn3. Haven't ordered it yet but will probably do so in the next month.
If you buy it, please add to your post on how you like it, how the install went, etc. I've been waiting for this tire carrier as well.

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So I have a question for those with the Rusty's unit. If you did drill the holes for the nut insert did you purchase the tool or come up with another way to install them??
I had mine installed by the shop doing my lift. I have used the "tool" to do outserts and they work, but they kinda suck. If you think you'll do more than a handful of nutserts, I'd recommend getting the tool with appropriate tip - much faster and less chance of spinning the nutsert. If I purchase something in the future which requires me to install nutserts, I'll get a real nutsert tool.
 

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I had mine installed by the shop doing my lift. I have used the "tool" to do outserts and they work, but they kinda suck. If you think you'll do more than a handful of nutserts, I'd recommend getting the tool with appropriate tip - much faster and less chance of spinning the nutsert. If I purchase something in the future which requires me to install nutserts, I'll get a real nutsert tool.
I only for see the 4 to finish off the tire carrier install so the tool didn't make much sense to me. I saw a few different ways via internet. Never installed one but not much different than say a concrete wedge anchor in theory.
 

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@Sting_NC_USA - Question for you regarding your install of the Teraflex Alpha HD Carrier

You mention the following:
With a slight modification, I extended the camera arm an extra inch (trying not to giggle), allowing me a much clearer view of my surroundings, and less inner rim. Note that there's a low-profile, CHMSL mount included.
What did you do to get that extra inch? I'm in a similar situation with my beadlock 37s on the moper reinforced and mopar extended carrier with brake light ring behind tire, and I have a feeling moving to this carrier and performing what you did will help me get a clearer picture, as well as, pull the wheel in closer which I hate with my current setup.
 

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Here's my LOD Bumper/Tire Carrier w/ 37 x 13.5" Cooper STT Pro mounted up. Backup cam works perfectly, backup sensors work even though they say they don't on dash info screen. They beep if someone is behind me every time, although my info screen (dash) says parking sensors are disabled on startup. Super robust bumper that I've bounced off rock ledges more than once to date. I've added the Jerry can mount, license plate relocate and will be adding trail rack at some point. I've also got two LED cubes ready to mount up but I've got to get the angle grinder out and cut holes in the steel plates first once I get a warm weekend. I will say that the Jerry can LOD recommends (forget the brand) fits perfectly but two other 5 gallon cans that I have do not.

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Which plate relocation bracket is that? I am thinking about the LoD bumper and tire carrier like you have. What do you have to cut with a cutting wheel i thought the lights fit into the cutouts in the bumper?
 

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@Sting_NC_USA - Question for you regarding your install of the Teraflex Alpha HD Carrier

You mention the following:


What did you do to get that extra inch? I'm in a similar situation with my beadlock 37s on the moper reinforced and mopar extended carrier with brake light ring behind tire, and I have a feeling moving to this carrier and performing what you did will help me get a clearer picture, as well as, pull the wheel in closer which I hate with my current setup.
I used extended length screws, along with nylon spacers. The spacers are added between the existing camera mount and the Teraflex carrier.

Very simple mod. Just buy spacers that equal the additional length your screws add.

Hope that helps!
 

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I used extended length screws, along with nylon spacers. The spacers are added between the existing camera mount and the Teraflex carrier.

Very simple mod. Just buy spacers that equal the additional length your screws add.

Hope that helps!
@Sting_NC_USA when you say screws are you talking the 3 used to hold the camera to the mount or the three studs the tire is going to mount to? if you meant the three screws holding the camera did that cause you to be very close with not having enough to get tire snug on the studs?
 

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@Sting_NC_USA when you say screws are you talking the 3 used to hold the camera to the mount or the three studs the tire is going to mount to? if you meant the three screws holding the camera did that cause you to be very close with not having enough to get tire snug on the studs?
Yes, the three screws holding the camera. Ideally, you want to push the mount out as much as you can before hitting the rim.

With the one inch extensions, I still had some wiggle room to extend further.
 

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Hey, trying to find a quick answer to this and figure this thread may be a good place to ask: I’m putting 33s on my 2door sport JL - do I have to modify my spare tire carrier in any way?

mainly concerned about the new tire covering up my 3rd brake light.
 

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No, you should be
Hey, trying to find a quick answer to this and figure this thread may be a good place to ask: I’m putting 33s on my 2door sport JL - do I have to modify my spare tire carrier in any way?

mainly concerned about the new tire covering up my 3rd brake light.
No, you should be fine.
 

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Yes, the three screws holding the camera. Ideally, you want to push the mount out as much as you can before hitting the rim.

With the one inch extensions, I still had some wiggle room to extend further.
@Sting_NC_USA - I just got my tire mount in and going to tackle this. After receiving it I think these are the three screws you mean you spaced the camera housing with, not the black plate to the mount is that correct? (Three screws in the picture are what I'll space to push the camera out vs. the three screws that will hold the black plate to the carrier.)

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@Sting_NC_USA - I just got my tire mount in and going to tackle this. After receiving it I think these are the three screws you mean you spaced the camera housing with, not the black plate to the mount is that correct? (Three screws in the picture are what I'll space to push the camera out vs. the three screws that will hold the black plate to the carrier.)

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Exactly! Make sure to use Stainless Steel screws and nuts. I didn't and they're starting to rust. Good luck!
 

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