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Old 01-11-2013, 10:43 AM   #1
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Spare Tire Bump Stops Too Short...

So out of curiosity, what are you guys doing when you change out your rims and now the spare tire doesn't rest on the rubber bumpers? Mine are at least an inch away now...

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I'd like to know also

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:53 AM   #3
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Add a spacer behind the bumpers to bring them back out to the tire.
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What kind of spacer? Rubber? Where would you get them? Thx..
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:03 AM   #5
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Make them. Use another bumper, cut it down to size needed.
Or cut down hockey pucks, wood, etc.
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Same thing here. Once I have some time I'll make some spacers, think out of wood. Should do the trick and hopefully reduce rattle on the tail gate a bit too (let's call it a temporary fix till I have money for a nice tire carrier )
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As indicated above, there are various items that can be used. Hockey pucks behind the stock bumpers were the perfect thickness. I got longer hex head bolts with the right thread from Pep Boys.
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There's a guy on the web (don't remember where) that made spacers out of pieces of 1 1/2" PVC pipe, then just spray painted them black. Just mount your tire, measure the distance to your current bumper, then add about a 1/4". Cut the pipe to that length and paint. Obviously you'll have to get longer bolts.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:48 AM   #9
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Thanks guys. I did think about getting another set of bump stops...I was just wondering if someone out there was making some sort of cut to length rubber or other material for the job...seems it must happen pretty often with so many people changing out their tires/rims....

IIRC, I think I did see a set of rubber spacers for JK's, but nothing for TJ's. Anyone want to go into business with me making them?
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Hockey pucks and longer bolts is what I used also. Hockey pucks are 1" thick hard rubber, and can be trimmed with a hacksaw for the spacers around the door hinges and bottom gate. Worked perfect for my old 33x12.5" tire mounted on a after market black steel rim, 15x8 3.75 backspace. The bolts on the 3rd brake where also long enough. I just spaced it up with some bolts and washers.

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Old 01-11-2013, 12:41 PM   #11
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yep... used hockey pucks worked good for me too.
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I just replaced my rear bumper with a tire carrier. I used the hockey puck method until I replaced the bumper so I have a complete set of hockey pucks, (predrilled) and longer bolts, and also PVC extenders and longer bolts for the 3rd brake light that I don't need anymore. If anyone is interested let me know, I am just looking for my money back out of them.
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I just replaced my rear bumper with a tire carrier. I used the hockey puck method until I replaced the bumper so I have a complete set of hockey pucks, (predrilled) and longer bolts, and also PVC extenders and longer bolts for the 3rd brake light that I don't need anymore. If anyone is interested let me know, I am just looking for my money back out of them.
What are you looking to get for them. I'm interested?
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Just get another set of spare tire bumpers from the Jeep dealer, & cut the top curved part off, insert them between the tailgate and the OE bumpers. You'll also need 1" longer bolts which you can get from Lowes, Home Depot, etc. Take one of the bolts inside with you & just find the same thread bolt that is 1" longer. Looks factory since they are the same shape as what they're being mounted under, it's an easy thing to do.
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There's a guy on the web (don't remember where) that made spacers out of pieces of 1 1/2" PVC pipe, then just spray painted them black. Just mount your tire, measure the distance to your current bumper, then add about a 1/4". Cut the pipe to that length and paint. Obviously you'll have to get longer bolts.
I used 1 1/2" PVC pipe cut to size

Longer bolts

Cut a slot to tighten them

Painted them black

And installed

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I used wood. I traced the outline, and cut them on with a jigsaw and painted them black. 3/4" worked great for my wheels.
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what bolts are you guys uning?
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what bolts are you guys uning?
Your answer is in the second photo in post #15 above.
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Unfortunately most pic's unless attached are blocked on Gov pc's so all I see are red x's
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I bought them from Lowes in a 4 pack for like 2 dollars or so
I also had to get 1 slightly longer to reach the threads in the body.(my Jeep has 5 bumpers for the tire)
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I bought them from Lowes in a 4 pack for like 2 dollars or so
I also had to get 1 slightly longer to reach the threads in the body.(my Jeep has 5 bumpers for the tire)
Awesome, thanks for the info, I got 5 pucks (my tj also has 5 spacers) and need to get this done.
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Awesome, thanks for the info, I got 5 pucks (my tj also has 5 spacers) and need to get this done.
no problem
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I also did mine with PVC pipe. I had seen a couple guys on here who did it and it's working just fine for me.
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x2 on hockey pucks.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:36 PM   #25
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Cool deal, thanks all! I'll probably go with the spare set of bumpers and cut em to fit...found a few sets on ebay cheap enough...
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There are shops out there that have rubber in various sizes available and if you wish you could buy a chunk slightly larger and drill out the center hole as well as shape it to match, a trip to the hardware store for a longer bolt and your all set. I had to make additional frame to body spacers for the resto rod Corvettes I was helping build out here in California and there was shop in San Bernardino sold be 2"x2" block strips 2 ft long. I used my belt sander to shorten them to fit.
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I bought a set of 5 OE bumpers on Ebay for .99 . I cut them to length with a hack saw installed new bolts and you cant hardly tell its not one soild bumper. I did learn that they changed the number of snubbers over the years . my 99 had 5 , my 05 has 3
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huh never thought to use pvc pipe thats a really great idea... i just took a second set of spacers and cut them and kept stacking until i got the desired length
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Whenever I install my '13 JK sahara wheels/tires(255/70/18 ) on my '03 TJ Sahara, I will post pics. Not sure exactly what I will use, PVC or a hockey puck. I guess it just depends on the gap. But thanks for all the advice. Lots of great tips on this thread. I love this forum!
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Sell some extenders

I used the hockey pucks for mine. I cut them to shape with a band saw, and smoothed them out with a drum sander. I put holes in the center with a drill press. They work perfectly. Thing is, I ordered too many pucks. If anyone wants me to make them a set, send me a PM.

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