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Old 11-02-2010, 11:39 AM   #31
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:15 PM   #32
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do you plan on covering the vent and removing the rubber bumpers or leaving it as is? the vent looks kinda neat in a way.

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Old 11-02-2010, 01:19 PM   #33
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LOVE The wheel tire combo, looks awesome. What are they?
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:34 PM   #34
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I'm leaving the vents! I am going to fabricate rubber coated hooks that I can put i'n when I go off road so I can keep my strap attached to my rear frame hook and drape the strap over the new hooks! So if my frame hook is not visible the steep is attached allready! If that makes sense.
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:43 PM   #35
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I'm leaving the vents! I am going to fabricate rubber coated hooks that I can put i'n when I go off road so I can keep my strap attached to my rear frame hook and drape the strap over the new hooks! So if my frame hook is not visible the steep is attached allready! If that makes sense.
makes perfect sense, visual reminders are always good. i like the hook idea.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:11 PM   #36
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I run mine with out the spare on their, unless I go on a long trip, then I put It back on takes like 5 min, I like it with out it.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:03 PM   #37
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I like having the spare where it is, it really kinda defines the Jeep.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:26 PM   #38
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:13 PM   #39
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I run mine with out the spare on their, unless I go on a long trip, then I put It back on takes like 5 min, I like it with out it.
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Better visibility, lighter tail gate, better gas mileage with much better pick up (alright I made that up), goes back on for the trail in no time. Chopped my third light off with a grinder, like that much better too. No I have not been rear ended yet.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:32 PM   #40
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Better visibility, lighter tail gate, better gas mileage with much better pick up (alright I made that up), goes back on for the trail in no time. Chopped my third light off with a grinder, like that much better too. No I have not been rear ended yet.
Is it legal to run your jeep with no third light if it was installed with one?
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:20 AM   #41
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Is it legal to run your jeep with no third light if it was installed with one?
I asked a rolling Sargent police I know and he said if it wasn't there when I got it, I don't have to worry about it. He knows darn well it was there originally because I got it new, but theoretically if the "previous owner" sawed it off I am good.

As someone else here said if it is on there, it has to be working. I don't know if this applies in your area, if it's a natioanal thing or what, probably want to check with your own local / state officers before you do anything.
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:02 AM   #42
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Um...wouldn't that negate the idea of having no spare on the back? Lol
UMMM, My bad..lol I thought the OP was having issues with the tailgate not holding the weight of the original or heavier tire. Read on other threads , that the hinges for the rear gate cannot handle bigger tires. That is why I brought up the rear bumper with a tire carrier. .lol

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actually, i just wanted to see what it looked like to decide if i'd remove mine or leave it be.
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Swingaway spare tire carriers are great and I've had a couple, but

There are other ways to use the stock spare carrier and not degrade the tailgate hinges !!

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Swingaway spare tire carriers are great and I've had a couple, but

There are other ways to use the stock spare carrier and not degrade the tailgate hinges !!

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actually, i just wanted to see what it looked like to decide if i'd remove mine or leave it be.
Can't help with pictures, but , it would help if someone hits you from behind. Spare tires mounted in the back of vehicles have always been known to cause more body damage. Of cousre , this depends on how big of a vehicle that hits you.

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Quadratec/4wheelparts/JCWhitney, sell JK tailgate re-inforcement kits, that will strengthen the gate--


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I use a 3" x5/16" carriage bolt thats adjustable for the tire sizes-32/33/34/25" tire, it will take all the weight/shock (potholes/curbs/ruts) strain off the hinges !!



If you use that and good bumperstops (Daystar)



The bigger/longer bumpstops stop any spare tire vibrations--that degrade the hinges !

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i can't seem to find the vent cover on qtec?
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Quadratec/4wheelparts/JCWhitney, sell JK tailgate re-inforcement kits, that will strengthen the gate--




I use a 3" x5/16" carriage bolt thats adjustable for the tire sizes-32/33/34/25" tire, it will take all the weight/shock (potholes/curbs/ruts) strain off the hinges !!



If you use that and good bumperstops (Daystar)



The bigger/longer bumpstops stop any spare tire vibrations--that degrade the hinges !

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Great pics and thanks for sharing. Gives new ideas and options available for the rear. My rear tire looks like a short fat naked kid hanging on the back!
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Great pics and thanks for sharing. Gives new ideas and options available for the rear. My rear tire looks like a short fat naked kid hanging on the back!
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:27 PM   #52
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Here's mine. I like it much better this way.




Neat look, do you notice any difference in the ride with the weight off the rear end? Providing the tire isn't sitting inside.

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