Originally Posted by JR2012JK
Yea, unfortunately I realized that mistake after the fact. I may just cut them to size and let the tension between the tailgate and spare hold it in place...
No biggie. Others have done it.
You might try Gorilla Glue...stuff rocks. You'll just need to clamp the screw and bumpstop together somehow, or get weight on it for awhile, for the GG to set up right. Might work.
I'd order another pair, though, cheap as they are. Better than having one of em fall out, and introduce a lotta bouncing to your spare, which could eventually tear up the welds in your tailgate.