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Old 07-06-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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ARB rear bumper w/tire carrier rattle

Just as the title says. The front and rear bumpers are on and look great. However, with every little bump in the road the rear tire is moving and you can hear a rattle. Anyone else having this problem?
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:03 PM   #2
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Just bumping my own thread. Still looking to see if anyone has this problem.

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Old 07-28-2012, 01:44 PM   #3
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ARB Rattle

I just installed my rear ARB tire carrier. Initially I had the rattle issue as well, but made a few adjustments and got rid of it.

1) make sure to tighten the rod that connects the tire swing to the tailgate bracket so that the silver tube fits firmly in the nylon block when closed. I had to readjust mine at the end by almost a half inch.

2) make sure the rubber bumpstops or "tyre rests" as the are called in the instructions are pressed firmly against the tailgate when closed after you do step one.

3) make sure to drill the hole in the wheel mount receiver and put the 3rd bolt in. My tire was rattling because the 2 side bolts were not enough to keep the wheel mount snug. (it had up and down play with the side bolts only, the vertical bolt will eliminate this) also make sure to push the tire in as tight as possible before you mark the hole.

Hope that helps, although I may be stating the obvious here. It sure was a pain to get on. Good luck.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:47 PM   #4
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:45 PM   #5
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Did this take care of the Rattle?
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Old 01-01-2016, 05:11 PM   #6
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I had the exact same issue. The culprit was a worn stop bump (Red silicon piece that sits between the tire carrier and the rear bumper), also worn ball bearing that surrounds the large bolt that swings the carrier and finally a good tightening to that bolt. Around 45 ft pound of torque. Enjoying again a quiet cabin

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