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Old 09-27-2012, 12:07 AM   #31
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you get what you pay for dude. i've seen some of the inexpensive bumper/carrier combos and the quality lacks regardless of what people say. guys have to bungee the latches closed to go wheel or they swing open on the trail...lol check things out in person for yourself and decide, unless price is the only factor for you.

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:38 AM   #32
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you get what you pay for dude. i've seen some of the inexpensive bumper/carrier combos and the quality lacks regardless of what people say. guys have to bungee the latches closed to go wheel or they swing open on the trail...lol check things out in person for yourself and decide, unless price is the only factor for you.
I couldn't agree more. No rattles, no needing to open the carrier first then the tail gate. I actually use the rear more now instead of just throwing mu stuff onto the passanger seat. A couple of times the carier didn't close right and ended up swinging open as I drove. No more of that.

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Ok i got two questions 1. "teraflex" do you offer discounts to forum members? 2. Do most think this will eliminate the rattle from the week spot welds?
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:31 AM   #34
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They only thing I do not like about this carrier is the way the 3rd break light mounts on. (I am buying it either way.. I love it) I found a pretty cool solution with Delta Tech 01-6581-50 - Delta Waterproof Lug Nut Light for Aftermarket Swing Spare Tire - Quadratec
Not sure if this would work..
Anyone think this would work?
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you can use the brake light extension bracket, but the kit comes with a new braket that mounts the light and license plate in front of the center of the wheel. I didn't use either and have my AEV CHMSL mounted up. The lug lights are cool too.
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you can use the brake light extension bracket, but the kit comes with a new braket that mounts the light and license plate in front of the center of the wheel. I didn't use either and have my AEV CHMSL mounted up. The lug lights are cool too.
The break light extension is not bad I guess I might go with that solution. I don't like the light mounted in front of the center of the wheel.. It looks weird in my opinion.
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daavid2....check out the AEV CHMSL. it will mount right up and show through the top hole on you savegre. i run the same wheels and its tits. its like $45 though. comes with a led light and the mounting bracket. the mount fits the 5x5 lug pattern and slips over the studs on the tire carrier.
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daavid2....check out the AEV CHMSL. it will mount right up and show through the top hole on you savegre. i run the same wheels and its tits. its like $45 though. comes with a led light and the mounting bracket. the mount fits the 5x5 lug pattern and slips over the studs on the tire carrier.
Oh man thats sweet. I will for sure go for this one..
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Glad you like it.
FYI. When you wire it up the wires get switched. I think there are two wires, maybe white and black. Clip these as high up as possible on the stock lamp. Then swap the wires to the led light. Black to white and white to black. My colors may be off but I know they get wired oppositie.
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Got mine installed last week and currently supporting my 38 just fine
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Am I the first guy to F this up? Pressing the 3rd one in and then I realized.....

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Got mine installed last week and currently supporting my 38 just fine
You have a 38" spare on the stock plastic carrier?! Yikes!
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Am I the first guy to F this up? Pressing the 3rd one in and then I realized.....
DOH!! That's rough!

You manage to get them back out and flip them around?
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DOH!! That's rough!

You manage to get them back out and flip them around?
I'm not sure they will back out. I ordered two of them (one for each JKU) and just set the one I screwed up aside for now. I'm using hers at the moment to finish my install and then I will mull over what to do about the one I screwed up.
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I'm not sure they will back out. I ordered two of them (one for each JKU) and just set the one I screwed up aside for now. I'm using hers at the moment to finish my install and then I will mull over what to do about the one I screwed up.
Yeah, I can't imagine trying to get them out with "normal" tools... I'm guessing a large mallet and a vise may be the only option?

Hell, it took me an hour just to get mine IN a few weeks back... was a total pain in the ass, actually. lol

Maybe give TF a call directly and see what they suggest?
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Can you elaborate on what it is that you did wrong exactly?
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Can you elaborate on what it is that you did wrong exactly?
I pressed the tire mounting bolts in backwards. They should have gone in the opposite of the picture.
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Am I the first guy to F this up? Pressing the 3rd one in and then I realized.....


I did that exact same thing tonight.

I was stoked to start putting my tire mount on.

In the commotion of figuring out the method to press the bolt on I somehow started mine in backwards as well. I realized I had them on backwards after I cranked all three of them all the way down!

I called up Teraflex and they're sending me three brand new press bolts out just in case the current three lose their tension in the plate. EDIT: Came back to single Teraflex out on this one. They are awesome! Customer support was very nice and asked no questions about sending another set of bolts out. The gentleman named Sterling simply confirmed the part number of what I needed and said "OK, I have your address. These should be there in a couple days." Superb customer service Teraflex!

I banged mine out with a couple of good raps from a hammer. No threads were damaged and the bolt end wasn't flattened at all. These things are heavy duty!

I put them back in correctly and my tire is now mounted up. Just position the mounting tube so the bolts are free to fall out when you whack them with a hammer. Like hang whatever bolt you're banging out over the side of a bench or table. The bolts pressed back in the proper way just fine and don't seem to be slipping at all.
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I did that exact same thing tonight.

I was stoked to start putting my tire mount on.

In the commotion of figuring out the method to press the bolt on I somehow started mine in backwards as well. I realized I had them on backwards after I cranked all three of them all the way down!

I called up Teraflex and they're sending me three brand new press bolts out just in case the current three lose their tension in the plate.

I banged mine out with a couple of good raps from a hammer. No threads were damaged and the bolt end wasn't flattened at all. These things are heavy duty!

I put them back in correctly and my tire is now mounted up. Just position the mounting tube so the bolts are free to fall out when you whack them with a hammer. Like hang whatever bolt you're banging out over the side of a bench or table. The bolts pressed back in the proper way just fine and don't seem to be slipping at all.
Nice to know I'm not the only one in the club!

Thanks for the advice on correcting it. I will try that tomorrow!
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You have a 38" spare on the stock plastic carrier?! Yikes!
Yup no issues all summer with stock carrier, I had homemade support plate I machined out. Not as petty as the TeraFlex one but got me by
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I got mine installed yesterday ..love it no rattles ..only thing that kind of concerns me is that when you take the rubber tire bump out i should of put something over the hole or in it to prevent water getting in there.i dont feel like taking it off to cover the hole ..should i be worried?
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I got mine installed yesterday ..love it no rattles ..only thing that kind of concerns me is that when you take the rubber tire bump out i should of put something over the hole or in it to prevent water getting in there.i dont feel like taking it off to cover the hole ..should i be worried?
I also forgot to cover the passenger side rubber bump hole. I'm going to trim down the original bump and stick it back in there to keep water out.
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Or a piece of duct tape or electrical tape over it until you fig out a better solution
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The weather is going to be near sixty this weekend .ill have to take it off and plug the hole .if i dont it going to bother me ..i was thinking duct tape or gorrila tape that should do it
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One general installation note that I took away from my experience installing the tire mount: folks with 35" tires can actually use the 33" settings when installing the lug bolts. I am running a factory rear bumper and the 35" setting for my 35" tire actually left room to go down one notch on the tire mount.

That's just something to think about since 35" tires don't routinely measure that actual size. I will move mine down in the future to gain an extra little bit of sight out of the back of my Jeep.
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One general installation note that I took away from my experience installing the tire mount: folks with 35" tires can actually use the 33" settings when installing the lug bolts. I am running a factory rear bumper and the 35" setting for my 35" tire actually left room to go down one notch on the tire mount.

That's just something to think about since 35" tires don't routinely measure that actual size. I will move mine down in the future to gain an extra little bit of sight out of the back of my Jeep.
Yeh i noticed no diffrence in height or with either .theres no reason why you couldnt throw a 35 on there
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Yeh i noticed no diffrence in height or with either .theres no reason why you couldnt throw a 35 on there
Huh?

No difference in height with either what?

No reason you couldn't throw a 35 on what?

I have 35s and I'm saying I could have actually fit it on the 33" setting. You can fit a 38" tire on the tire mount actually. Use the top stud mounting holes.
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You have a 38" spare on the stock plastic carrier?! Yikes!
Stock carrier is metal, not plastic. Seem to remember it being aluminum.
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Stock carrier is metal, not plastic. Seem to remember it being aluminum.
My old one (2010) was definitely plastic -- I know this because my old stock Sahara tire caused it to crack all along the top edge after just two years. I gotta drive over to my storage garage to see what my 2013 was. I'll be there tomorrow to check it out.

Appearances wise, they look identical, so I'm not so sure they changed it to some sort of metal... that would really surprise me.

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