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Old 01-10-2013, 07:46 PM   #31
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With the adjustable mounting bracket will the tire get any closer to the rear door? Would like to find a way to keep it as close as possible.

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With the adjustable mounting bracket will the tire get any closer to the rear door? Would like to find a way to keep it as close as possible.
Correct, the adjustable tire mount from TF allows you to slide the whole setup closer until it hits the rubber bumpers.

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Ok, thanks. I was under the impression that the adjustment was verticle on the mount.
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Ok, thanks. I was under the impression that the adjustment was verticle on the mount.
It has adjustments for both. Vertical and in/out.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:32 PM   #35
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Are there two different versions of this?
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:43 PM   #36
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There are two options. One is just the hinge and you re-use the factory carrier and the other is the hinge and the adjustable carrier together. The adjustable carrier will allow you to move the wheel up and in and is much stronger than the stock carrier. Picture one shows the hinge only and picture two shows the hinge with the adjustable carrier. The third is the final product with everything including the 3rd brake light bracket that comes with the adjustable carrier.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:44 AM   #37
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Kssting, thanks for the pictures, clears it up for me at least. Are u running 35s in this shot? Looks almost like stock tire location, I like it!!
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:23 AM   #39
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The tire is a Duratrac (325/65/18 )that measures right at 34". One of the reason's I like the carrier so much is it does look stock.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:03 AM   #40
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I really needed a solution for a larger spare and have never liked the stock mount. I did just the spare mount and will upgrade to the hinge as funds are available. One thing TF doesn't say until you open the box is that you need a spacer while running a 12.5 tire on the stock wheel. Because of the spacer, the brake light mount doesn't work so a $8 2'' LED form autozone makes up for the missing 3rd brake light.

This kit is great because it does give the stock styling but with added strength!

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How did everyone press the lug studs into the bracket?? I can't seem to get mine to go in with the alternate method they provide in their video.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:16 PM   #42
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Make sure the inner diameter of whatever you are using as a spacer is large enough to clear the flange on the stud since it is slightly larger than the threaded portion and adding a little grease on the threads of the stud will also help tremendously. I tried using my air impact wrench but I found that it was easier to use a large 1/2 breaker bar with the 19 socket to pull the studs in.
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Make sure the inner diameter of whatever you are using as a spacer is large enough to clear the flange on the stud since it is slightly larger than the threaded portion and adding a little grease on the threads of the stud will also help tremendously. I tried using my air impact wrench but I found that it was easier to use a large 1/2 breaker bar with the 19 socket to pull the studs in.
Did you try to press these in while it was mounted to tire carrier? Or how did you find it easiest??
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:30 PM   #44
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I did use the carrier since it was already mounted to the tailgate and it made it a lot easier than trying to hold the bracket.
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I did use the carrier since it was already mounted to the tailgate and it made it a lot easier than trying to hold the bracket.
I will give that a shot tomorrow. Everything has been easy up to this point.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:56 AM   #46
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Make sure the inner diameter of whatever you are using as a spacer is large enough to clear the flange on the stud since it is slightly larger than the threaded portion and adding a little grease on the threads of the stud will also help tremendously. I tried using my air impact wrench but I found that it was easier to use a large 1/2 breaker bar with the 19 socket to pull the studs in.
Also, did you use a lug nut to tighten or just a regular nut??
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I used a lug nut. Good luck
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I passed a rat tail file through the holes a few times before trying to pull the studs through. They don't have to be quite so tight fitting.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:21 AM   #49
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Thanks Rooster on this great post !
After reading all of the comments here, I went to Krowl Off Road and I almost choked when I saw the price on this kit
There I found the install video with some guy from Teraflex (who really thinks that he is very funny ) and this video was very helpful to me :
a. determining that this looks like very good product
b. seeing that install is not that difficult.

After initial price shock, I can see the value of buying this kit.
1. Something that appears as very well made product.
2. Something that gives you flexibility of using any rear bumper.
3. Something that gives you flexibility of using any tire size in range from 32 to 37.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:38 AM   #50
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I used a lug nut. Good luck
Your advise worked for two of them. The one I started had a spacer too small and was stuck so I decided to see if I could tighten or loosen and now the spacer is part of the threads on lug bolt and just spinning. Only option now is too get another bracket and three bolts from TF or cut the bolt off and get another from TF. I should never touch anything on the Jeep!!
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:49 AM   #51
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You can cut it off and run over to Napa since they should have a new wheel stud that will work. Just take the bracket so they can measure the other studs. I managed to break a stud on my trailer last summer and Napa had a large selection in stock.

Aren't these projects fun?
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:15 AM   #52
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You can cut it off and run over to Napa since they should have a new wheel stud that will work. Just take the bracket so they can measure the other studs. I managed to break a stud on my trailer last summer and Napa had a large selection in stock.

Aren't these projects fun?
No, they aren't fun. This is why I always pay someone, but this one is so simple with no hiccups but one bolt. I'm an idiot for letting my dad help and not getting clarification before starting the lugs. I may even pay someone to put on my grab handles. That's how little confidence I have in myself!!
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DallasJKU so you make a mistake, everyone else does too in life and we learn by those and not give up. Everyone here has made some kind of mistake putting different items on there jeeps and learning and doing it better. Don't give up so easy and gain some confidence in your self-you can do it.
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This is a very nice kit as a whole kit to work with. Another thought that if ever someone runs into you with a new bumper with tire carrier on it, then the cost will be a lot more than if just having a regular bumper and this unit.

It nice to have two people do this project, just makes it go nicer. Also when lifting a 35 up there to adjust everything.
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DallasJKU so you make a mistake, everyone else does too in life and we learn by those and not give up. Everyone here has made some kind of mistake putting different items on there jeeps and learning and doing it better. Don't give up so easy and gain some confidence in your self-you can do it.
I just don't the ability or tools to fix my stupidity. I just need to leave it to the pros!!
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Well, talked to TF and of course they don't sell the bracket separately. Sucks!!! So now I have to cut the bolt off and use the bolt they are sending me and hopefully, I can pull it through without spinning. If it does, I will have to figure out a way to get it to come through and then weld it. Or I can just use my stock carrier and hope for the best.
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I just installed one of these last night. Did both the spare carrier and the hinge plate at the same time. (2 hours for total install time.) Fortunately I have a small hydraulic press to push the three lugs into the tire mounting plate.

For those of you that don't have a hydraulic press, most mechanics can do this for a few bucks and in about 10 minutes. This is one of those things that is worth paying for if you don't have the ability to press the studs in correctly.

BTW, this setup was well worth the money. I'm glad I have a near stock look, the tire hugs close to the body, and now I am free to get any bumper that I want and not be concerned about matching a good tire carrier too.


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Old 01-23-2013, 11:17 AM   #58
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I installed mine a few weeks ago but I must have missed it but what was I supposed to do to fill the rubber bumper that the bracket now covers. I probably shouldn't have but I just covered it with electrical tape before putting the bracket on the door.
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There are two options. One is just the hinge and you re-use the factory carrier and the other is the hinge and the adjustable carrier together. The adjustable carrier will allow you to move the wheel up and in and is much stronger than the stock carrier. Picture one shows the hinge only and picture two shows the hinge with the adjustable carrier. The third is the final product with everything including the 3rd brake light bracket that comes with the adjustable carrier.
Nicely done there!

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