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Old 06-19-2014, 01:59 PM   #1
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I replaced my 16" wheels with 17" the spare tire rubber hold off cups do not fit the new tireproperly and they just crush over sideways shojld they be replaced with a correct one if so from where or can i trim this to fit have you simply taken yours off alltogether if so did you cover the holes left in your tailgate?

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Old 06-19-2014, 02:22 PM   #2
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They are known as spare time bump stops. Daystar makes replacement, trim to fit bump stops. Some people have used auto supply store vacuum hose cut to fit. Others have added a golf ball to the stock bump stops to extend it. Another person added PVC pipe to their stock bump stops.

We tried the vacuum hose and it didn't stand up to the task very well. I think I am going to try the Daystars next...

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Old 06-19-2014, 03:14 PM   #3
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What would happen if you took them out completely and bolted up tight
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:49 PM   #4
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That's not a good option. With out the bump stops, all the support is put on the center of the tailgate where the tire carrier is bolted. When u go over bumps or any kind of rough terrain the bump stops mitigate the tire from wobbling aggressively on the carrier and damaging the tailgate and/or hinges by putting support on the outer part of the spare to minimize the wobbling and shaking on the carrier.
You can go to parts store and get a rubber hose similar to a fuel line hose only larger diameter, put it in the center hole of the bump stops and trim in to the proper length that will allow the tire to be snug against the bumpstops when you tighten the spare to the carrier.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:35 PM   #5
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For the record my bump stops are too long And I think replacements would have to be cut at an angle to fit the tire
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:30 PM   #6
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I recently got the Daystar replacements, and they seem to be doing the job nicely. They're easy to install and are nice and snug against my spare.
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:52 PM   #7
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Are they rubber or the less firm foam ones? Who did you order from? Thanks
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:25 PM   #8
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I went through jeep4x4center.com. They're a firm, but cuttable foam. I have 33x12.50 Duratracs on 15x8 Level 8 Trackers with -30 offset, so the difference between the stock and my new set-up was significant. I kept the Daystars at their regular length when I installed them, and it feels very sturdy.
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:37 PM   #9
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Washer hose works great! Get it at lowes
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:34 PM   #10
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I found hose similar to washer hose and put rubber leg tips on the end. Just trim it to the length you need. The tips fit snugly into the bump stop. Couldn't be happier and it cost me $4.89.
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I went to Home Depot and found these. Couple bucks each and they do the job for my 315 duratracs. Its in the plumbing section. Its a plastic reducer. I don't remember the exact hole size but you will know what it is when you see it.
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