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Old 10-30-2010, 03:51 PM   #1
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Smittybilt tire carrier...

I just installed the smittybilt src tire carrier on my Tj, I know I know everybody hates them but I needed one my stock carrier cracked after backing into a tree by accident on the trail and carrying a 33 1250 wasn't helping so anyway I got it mounted and I used 2 bolts top and bottom on each side and then the 2 big ones under the bumper, I couldn't get to the ones on the inboard side of the bumper so I left them out, should I have any problems with this in your opinion would this be strong enough? thank you

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For a spare tire carrier, I wouldn't leave any bolts out. I'd figure out how to get those bolts installed. I couldn't get two bolts into my ORF tire carrier because of my '04 having the air evaporative cannister up inside the tub and blocking where the bolts went so I added two bolts in a place I could get to that would serve the same purpose. Leaving any bolts out on such a high stress component would not be a good idea.

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Old 10-30-2010, 06:31 PM   #3
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x2 Jerry knows best
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:49 PM   #4
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You may need to drop your gas tank a bit to install those bolts. I needed to to install my Tomken. Rokman has a video on their web site that will give you the basics. As Jerry said above DO NOT leave them out.
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:53 PM   #5
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anybody have any videos or instructions on how to drop the gas tank?
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:47 AM   #6
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X2 on leavin botls out.
I had a similar issue installing mine, I was able to get to it by just jackin up the body a bit. Good luck
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:08 PM   #7
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anybody have any videos or instructions on how to drop the gas tank?
See post #4 to answer your question.

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