Originally Posted by m25red
Did you find a different bump stop that did work?
No. I only tried the Daystars. I looked at stuffing some heater hose in the existing bump stops but with that much of a span I don't think the compression offered by the heater hose as a bump-stop is very effective.
I simply have the spare sitting on an inverted hitch as shown in the post #12 above http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/tai...ml#post3798189
The spare "slides" over the inverted hitch rather snugly with a thin layer of wheel bearing grease on the bottom of the tire. The hitch is oriented toward the outside half of the spare so it's pressing it back toward the gate in it's current position.
Trying to get to items in the back of the Jeep without getting grease on you takes some concentration since that hitch sticks out and up.
The only advantage to my current setup is that once you hoist the 100lb spare up onto that hitch it's much easier to get it on the carrier because it's held up for you. Trying to lift and hold while I fit a 100lb spare on a 3-lug carrier with bump stops trying to push it off would probably result in a hernia for my aging body.