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Old 03-02-2007, 03:32 PM   #1
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spare not against tailgate

So, yeah, new smokin' tires, big new spare hanging, literaly, off the back.

The spare comes within about an inch and half of the rubber stops that should hold it secure against the tailgate. I know this is causing stress since the weight is not distributed even and is all focused on the carrier.

Any fixes? (other than a new bumper with swing away tire carrier)

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Old 03-02-2007, 03:51 PM   #2
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Chris,

Here's a link that will show you how to fix this problem: http://www.4x4xplor.com/spare-bumpstops.html

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Old 03-02-2007, 04:15 PM   #3
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I've seen people use fender washers as well. Both seems to work. The fender washer method is best used with some black paint to cover up the bling bling of the coating.
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:33 PM   #4
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That extra space is so you can get even bigger tires!
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(other than a new bumper with swing away tire carrier)
Yup, next upgrade........

it never ends........
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:05 PM   #6
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I've seen people use fender washers as well. Both seems to work. The fender washer method is best used with some black paint to cover up the bling bling of the coating.
um.... what'er fender washers? Are they the same as regular washers?

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That extra space is so you can get even bigger tires!
No no no..... I'm already having to hop out.

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Yup, next upgrade........

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no nO NO... No more, not right now NO NO!!!!!
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:31 PM   #7
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um.... what'er fender washers? Are they the same as regular washers?
Fender washers are large outside diameter washers with a smaller hole. generally about 1.5-2" OD with about 0.25" hole.

Edit: But the method on 4x4xplor looks much better when finished
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Old 03-03-2007, 09:28 AM   #8
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Fender washers are large outside diameter washers with a smaller hole. generally about 1.5-2" OD with about 0.25" hole.

Edit: But the method on 4x4xplor looks much better when finished
agreed it does look better to cut the extra bumpers but a harder install. If I were to go one way or the other I would cut the rubber bumpers for a clean look.

This is a fender washer.



Paint it black or color match them to the tub and they are harder to see when stuffed behind the tire
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Old 03-03-2007, 10:15 AM   #9
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Hey tiny,

I just noticed that AmeriJeep has a set of the ruber bumper thingies you need that he wants to get rid of. thread Bet he'd make you a good deal.....
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Old 03-03-2007, 03:07 PM   #10
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Measure the distance you need to fill, making sure you get the average of all three bump stops. Go to Wal*Mart, get two rubber mallots. cut them to fill the void. Drill holes through your mallot pieces. Go to your local auto parts store, and get longer bolts (bring one of the original ones with you, to get right thread pattern). Now place your cut mallot pieces against the metal, using your factory stop, on top, (cause they have metal washers, already inside of them. Now put longer bolt through both pieces, and tighten them down good. When you get all three of them done, in this manner, put your spare tire back on the mount, which should be sitting firmly, against your new, extended, stops. Total cost, about 4 dollars.

No Painting involved, as the rubber mallots, are black, same as your original bump stops.
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Old 03-03-2007, 04:10 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone. I shouldn't have any trouble getting it fixed now.
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Old 03-03-2007, 09:03 PM   #12
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I'll pass you my rubber baby buggy bumpers, terror.

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