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Old 01-17-2010, 08:43 PM   #1
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need to raise my 3rd brake light.

I have a 33X10.50 on my spare. It fits and the rear bumper holds it snug. I am putting new bumpers on it soon so I think I will need to space the bump stops out to hold it in place better. I also want to raise the brake light about an inch and a half so you can see it better over the tire. Any ideas on what I should use to do this. Will I need longer screws? If so does anyone know what size?

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Old 01-17-2010, 08:58 PM   #2
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I've got a Hankook Dynapro on my stock spare mount and it's 33.6" in Dia.

My 3rd brake light still shows--OK

Now you need A set of tailgate "extended" bumpstops by Daystar and they're $14.99 from 4wdparts pt#DAYKJ09144BK and they are adjustable, they fit in the same holes that the stock ones "DID"

They're pretty neat !!

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Old 01-17-2010, 09:22 PM   #3
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Use pvc pipe and new bolts from hardware store total cost about 5.00
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:42 PM   #4
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I've got 1" diameter 1" length PVC spacers for the brake light. 1 roll of electrcal tape behind each tire bumper spacer.....wth a 3.75 BS 33x10.5
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:26 PM   #5
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The bump stops on the tailgate can be shaven down a little and as for the brakelight, just use some nylon spacers that you can get from Lowes in the hardware area. Shaving the bumpstops: FREE, nylon spacers $1.50.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:42 PM   #6
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Yea, shaving them is free, but extending them 1" is tougher to do and look professional

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Old 01-19-2010, 11:22 AM   #7
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jimbox. When I search that part # it says those are for 07 and up wraglers. Will the work on 97-06?
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:35 AM   #8
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Yo TDW, I don't know, because it was a big change 06/07


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jimbox. When I search that part # it says those are for 07 and up wraglers. Will the work on 97-06?
I get my stuff from 4wdparts, so give SHANE a call at 1-877-474-4621 and He should get you a good price and the right pt#

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Old 01-19-2010, 02:11 PM   #9
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I got the brake light up! used some old pvc my dad has in his garage. The pvc was 1 and 1/2 inches high and one inch in diameter. Looks good. my only complaint is all the old man had was some white pvc pipe. I think I am liking the idea of electrical tape for the bump stops. My wheels are 3.65" back spacing. I wonder if the electrical tape will space it out enough.
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Does anybody have any pictures that they can post of their modified(extended) spare tire bumpstops?
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:02 AM   #11
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Forget the third brake light. Remove it and go with the LED's that fill the empty holes in your spare. Not only are they bright but if you have an aluminum wheel they light up the whole rim.....looks awesome.
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:07 AM   #12
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:57 AM   #13
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I've got a couple pics of those Daystar tailgate bumpstops

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These are adjustable, so I cut an 1" off each one and that REALLY holds the tire firmly, no vibration, (which is the main weld breaker)

My rims have 41/2" backspace, but these bumperstops can be adjusted for any backspace--PRIMO

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are those rear bumpstops really necessary, cause i just took mine off when i had to put my 32's on?????
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:28 PM   #15
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You don't need them if you want your tailgate hinge welds breaking !!


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are those rear bumpstops really necessary, cause i just took mine off when i had to put my 32's on?????
The rubber bumperstops keep your tire from bouncing/vibrating and help preserve the hinges

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Old 01-23-2010, 05:21 PM   #16
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Hockey pucks are perfect for moving them out 1" That's what I used. I forgot what the bolt thread is but it's metric. I got longer ones at Pep Boys.
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The rubber bumperstops keep your tire from bouncing/vibrating and help preserve the hinges
yeah i never thought about why they were there when i took them off. I just kinda took them off when i realized my tires were not gonna go on the mount. ill put them back on asap i guess
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Hockey pucks are perfect for moving them out 1" That's what I used. I forgot what the bolt thread is but it's metric. I got longer ones at Pep Boys.
That's a good idea!
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Does anybody have pictures of bumpstop mods on a TJ? Did anybody mod all five bumpstops? I was thinking of just doing two or three.
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5 bumpstops ????


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Does anybody have pictures of bumpstop mods on a TJ? Did anybody mod all five bumpstops? I was thinking of just doing two or three.
What are you talking about ???

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We have a 33x12.50 tire on the back of my sons TJ and the third brake shows quite well...
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5 bumpstops ????




What are you talking about ???

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I have five little rubber nubs that the spare tire is suppose to rest on, well I think that's what they are for?
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OK, thanks, I was trying to compare it to my JK Rubi's two (2) bumpstops, (picture), so I didn't understand, Now I do--Thanx

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OK, thanks, I was trying to compare it to my JK Rubi's two (2) bumpstops, (picture), so I didn't understand, Now I do--Thanx

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are those daystar bumpstops just screw in? I wonder if I could make them work on mine.
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Yup, they have an oversize rubber SCREW, same as the stockers and they press/screw right in


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are those daystar bumpstops just screw in? I wonder if I could make them work on mine.
I cut 1" off of mine and they really "stiffen" the tire mount

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Yup, they have an oversize rubber SCREW, same as the stockers and they press/screw right in




I cut 1" off of mine and they really "stiffen" the tire mount

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do you know the screw size, diameter, so i could compare to mine?
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Well, it could get confusing


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do you know the screw size, diameter, so i could compare to mine?
The bumperstop holes in my tailgate are 1/2" holes and the stock stop, has a 5/8" tapered rubber plug, that snaps into the hole

These new Daystars, have a Tapered 5/8" rubber spiral plug and it more or less SNAPS into the hole, rather than screw

There's no real stresses on this attachment, because when the spare is tightened it PRESSES the bumpstop tight against the tailgate and they are dense rubber, not flimsy hollow ones like the stockers !!

Mine is tight enough so that even with a moderate grip, I can't budge either one with the spare tire installed !!

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The bumperstop holes in my tailgate are 1/2" holes and the stock stop, has a 5/8" tapered rubber plug, that snaps into the hole

These new Daystars, have a Tapered 5/8" rubber spiral plug and it more or less SNAPS into the hole, rather than screw

There's no real stresses on this attachment, because when the spare is tightened it PRESSES the bumpstop tight against the tailgate and they are dense rubber, not flimsy hollow ones like the stockers !!

Mine is tight enough so that even with a moderate grip, I can't budge either one with the spare tire installed !!

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yeah, you're right! i'll take mine off after dinner and do some measuring. Thanks!!
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I'm gonna stick with the hockey pucks. I found cheap ones at Dicks Sporting Goods.
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Now that I know what kind of bumpstops you have on your TJ, those hockypucks make sense !!

I don't know how you'll attach them to the gate, though and you shouldn't use just bolts without countersinking them, so they won't "WEAR" the tire sidewall

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