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Old 02-20-2013, 01:38 PM   #1
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ARB Rear bumper W/tire carrier problem

I have had the the bumper on since last summer and it started to make some rattle noises. When I looked today, two of the four bolts sheared off. The whole carrier sags down. I removed the tire and am taking it back to where it was installed.

I was just wondering if anyone has had this issue?

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Old 02-20-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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Two of what 4 bolts? The frame bolts? If so, the bolts might have been overtightened.
I have the same setup and mine has worked out great. Not a noise whatsoever.

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Old 02-20-2013, 03:26 PM   #3
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The four bolts that hold the tire carrier to the bumper. The two on the outside have sheared off.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:50 PM   #4
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sounds like your tailgate latch isnt holding the weight of the tire when you drive. That or they overtightened the bolts.
Those bolts should only be under a load when you open the tailgate. Under driving conditions, the tailgate piece helps hold the weight.
Did you check to see if the big bolt that goes though the center of the pivot is tight? That will hold more of the weight than those 4 collar bolts.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:37 PM   #5
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That makes sense, I will have to check that tomorrow. Thank you for the help.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:46 PM   #6
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Is this all fixed now?

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