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Old 04-22-2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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SmittyBuilt. Rear bumper tire carrier

I have had this bumper/tire carrier for two yearsI'm pretty sure it's SmittyBuilt. I Turned a corner today and the tire swings out. I looked close and found there was a factory plastic shim that was screwed on the bottom to keep the swing from bouncing up and out of the latch/catch. And now lookin even closer I can see that from the right to left it seems to angle upwards ( not level). Anyone else have this crap and a similar issue.
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:55 PM   #2
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Oh and before ya start bashing me. It was a gift from my wife and she probably saw the price tag and is not well informed on high end jeep stuff.

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Old 04-22-2011, 03:59 PM   #3
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I have the same one. I took a pair of channel locks on the back stop closest to the tailgate and bend it down to catch better and it works great.
As far as the angle from side to side. Loosen the bolts that atach it to the pivot and make sure it is leveled out and then retighten
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:09 PM   #4
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Thanks. I will try that. But first I'll have to make a new shim. The plastic one broke in half Gonna make one out of steel and weld it on
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Oh and before ya start bashing me. It was a gift from my wife and she probably saw the price tag and is not well informed on high end jeep stuff.
Nice, you are excused then.
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Thank you Jerry if I ripped it off and bought a "better" one it would break her heart. So im gonna go with what I got. For now...
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Thank you Jerry if I ripped it off and bought a "better" one it would break her heart. So im gonna go with what I got. For now...
Good decision, at least she is buying you Jeep parts which means you have an awesome wife. I predict a long and happy marriage for you two!
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She surprised me with a 4" lift and 4.56 gears. So. She did just fine in my book. And she is all good with jeepin. She's a keeper

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