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Old 01-11-2011, 06:50 PM   #1
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Relocated the license plate...

Well I started off with taking the fascia plug to work and painting it to match the body color......

Then I fabricated a bracket using 1/2 x1/2 steel tubing and bolted it into the inside of the spare tire holder and ran the stock wires out to were I needed them ..


I was able to use my stock plate holder and light assembly also


Finshed product.....

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Old 01-11-2011, 07:37 PM   #2
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Looks good!

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Old 01-11-2011, 07:47 PM   #3
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Very nice! looks very clean. Good job!
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:51 PM   #4
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Looks good, but a PIA if you need to actually use the spare?
Or is the plate bracket easily removable?
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That looks sick!

Be careful with that oversized spare on that stock tailgate!
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And...the point is.....???
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:56 PM   #7
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And...the point is.....???
One less thing to snag out on the trail that would cause damage to the super thin jk sheetmetal.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:58 PM   #8
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I will be doing the same thing but I will be mounting it to my new rear tire carrier.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:04 PM   #9
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And...the point is.....???
He had the ability to do it his way. Very nice, actually.

It's why I read this forum. The guy that did the massive 3rd brakelight a few weeks ago. Love it, but I think I figured out a way to make it much cheaper. And flash left and right. And I won't ask for a Patent. I'll give it away to the Wrangler Family. And it won't cost $120 in parts. Still playing with it.

On that note, does anybody have a link to JK wiring diagrams?
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:12 PM   #10
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I like it! Very creative and looks OEM. A job well done.

Speaking of tires, what size tires you running?
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:15 AM   #11
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Nice!
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:00 AM   #12
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Tuff,

Nice...

Where in TX? Ft. Hood here.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:49 AM   #13
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It does indeed look nice, but I suspect getting the spare off when you need it will produce some cussing. Maybe not? Most of us never really need to use the spare anyway.
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Customization to suit the owners taste..... Some of us feel the need to make things uniquely our own... Others, not so much. It makes the world a more interesting place
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Customization to suit the owners taste..... Some of us feel the need to make things uniquely our own... Others, not so much. It makes the world a more interesting place
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i may have to borrow your idea and use it on my wife's jeep. i have been debating on where i wanted to place her backup cam but now i think your idea would work out perfectly!
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I like it! Very creative and looks OEM. A job well done.

Speaking of tires, what size tires you running?
Those are Duratrac's
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Be careful with that oversized spare on that stock tailgate!
The JK's stock carrier can handle a 200lb load. Jeep beefed up the hinges and door for this model.
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The JK's stock carrier can handle a 200lb load. Jeep beefed up the hinges and door for this model.
I herd 75 pounds is the max for the JK
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I herd 75 pounds is the max for the JK
Well that's not true cuz I way 220 and I've stood on top of mine. They might just say that so their not liable. Not saying go try I'm just saying what I've done.

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Well that's not true cuz I way 220 and I've stood on top of mine. They might just say that so their not liable. Not saying go try I'm just saying what I've done.
Was the gate open or shut? big difference. When shut, there is a metal plate around the latch that negates the hinge flex. When open, the hinges can flex.
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Was the gate open or shut? big difference. When shut, there is a metal plate around the latch that negates the hinge flex. When open, the hinges can flex.
True. But we are talking about the tire carrier not the gate. Regardless wether the gate was open or not the tire carrier is what held me up. Everything stayed attached and didnt brake crack or anything. But to answer your question the gate was shut.
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Those are Duratrac's
very similar..but not duratracs
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Dang were to start for a reply, LOL!!

I'll try this in order...

Wrangler0....It is fairly simple to remove for access to the spare, 1 single half inch nut holds the plate on, the spare slides right over the bracket...

Dogzilla, really, did ya really ask that question??? It is fairly simple, I think it looks good, not to mention I have almost ripped it off while crawling in the rocks and a few trees...

JackDup.... I'm running 35" x12.5 x 17", they are Dunlop Attitudes...I believe they are being sold under the "Fierce" brand for now..

JB3rry..... I'm up around Weatherford....


As far as the spare ...it sets very nicely against the bumper and does not bounce or move at all...so it works out rather well for me...
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True. But we are talking about the tire carrier not the gate. Regardless wether the gate was open or not the tire carrier is what held me up. Everything stayed attached and didnt brake crack or anything. But to answer your question the gate was shut.

I stand corrected. I missed the part about the carrier. I'm looking at one for mine now.

Wait... this is what you replied to.

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The JK's stock carrier can handle a 200lb load. Jeep beefed up the hinges and door for this model.
Stock carrier is on the rear gate. Not a bumper mounted tire carrier.

What is the gate carrier limits? I've heard 75-80lbs. But I don't know for fact.
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JackDup.... I'm running 35" x12.5 x 17", they are Dunlop Attitudes...I believe they are being sold under the "Fierce" brand for now..
So.......... how do you like those tires? I'm looking at them for our JK.... Because they're so similar to the Duratracs.. Love my Duratracs, but in a 35" they are $$$$
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So.......... how do you like those tires? I'm looking at them for our JK.... Because they're so similar to the Duratracs.. Love my Duratracs, but in a 35" they are $$$$

So far they have held up to my abuse pretty well..... Drop them to 10psi and they are great on the rocks...very little spin and all grab, they also shed mudd really well....so far I have about 15k on them and they are doing great...

The do not weigh a ton like most other 35's either.....
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"Dogzilla, really, did ya really ask that question??? It is fairly simple, I think it looks good, not to mention I have almost ripped it off while crawling in the rocks and a few trees..."

Sorry.....I forgot about the rocks and trees. I don't do much of that.
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Sometimes its a love, hate relationship between the rocks and trees..

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Stock carrier is on the rear gate. Not a bumper mounted tire carrier.

What is the gate carrier limits? I've heard 75-80lbs. But I don't know for fact.
I swear I saw a video at one point where they highlighted the capacity of the rear door hinges of the JK, and how they improved them over the TJ, giving them a weight rating of 200lbs. For the life of me, I can't find the link though, so I suggest using your best judgement based on your own research. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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