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Old 11-27-2012, 07:37 PM   #11551
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Any suggestions on how to remove a lock nut from my spare on the back? I wanna remove the spare but don't have a key to that nut from the P/O...Autozone said find a socket that just barely doesn't fit and pound it in there...I'm a bit hesitant...it doesn't stick out far enough for a vice grip and I doubt it's on very tight..one of the others was finger loose...HELP!!!
Did this last night, mine where 10 star internal lug nuts. so a bolt wouldn't fit since they need a 12 star since bolts have a 6 point head. So I took a long 13mm bolt and grinded the head to a square since 4 sides will fit in a 10 star. Then just used a pipe wrench on the long bolt and all 3 came off.

I did have to pb blast them and it took a lot of force to break the rust! I'm just going to buy 3 normal lugs since I don't have to worry about theft around here.

I'm making my own heavy duty tire carrier to hold a 33x12.5 so ill post that when finished.

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:12 PM   #11552
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since I don't have to worry about theft around here.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:21 PM   #11553
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Got let out of school early due to snow fall. Then drove up and down my buddys dirt road in 4HI, and learned a few things about the offroad handling in 4HI.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:30 PM   #11554
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Track bar and steering stabilizer is done
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:52 PM   #11555
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Locked attached garage and only go out on weekends once in awhile, should be ok
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:14 PM   #11556
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:14 PM   #11557
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Made sweet, sweet love to it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:07 PM   #11558
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Made a new rear bumper, I personally like how it turned out
Hey is that the swag offroad tailgate conversion of so how do you like it, and difficulty level to install
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:13 PM   #11559
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Any suggestions on how to remove a lock nut from my spare on the back? I wanna remove the spare but don't have a key to that nut from the P/O...Autozone said find a socket that just barely doesn't fit and pound it in there...I'm a bit hesitant...it doesn't stick out far enough for a vice grip and I doubt it's on very tight..one of the others was finger loose...HELP!!!
I had locking lugs on mine with no key when I bought my new wheels, turns out that Goodyear has a special socket that will remove any locking lug nut, Gorilla included. It's basically a set of sockets with spiraled teeth in them. Give em a call, they made it look easy.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:23 PM   #11560
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Hey is that the swag offroad tailgate conversion of so how do you like it, and difficulty level to install
Yes sir that's the one. Install is really simple, granted I had to do it 2 times because I got the aluminum panel powder coated. Install took probably an hour or so.. And I love it, very useful for me. Plus I like the clean look.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:34 AM   #11561
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What do I have to do to but a 5x5 bolt pattern wheel on the rear tire carrier? With a 32" tire and 17" wheel
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:44 AM   #11562
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What do I have to do to but a 5x5 bolt pattern wheel on the rear tire carrier? With a 32" tire and 17" wheel
Come up with a way to cut off and move the lugs to fit it? I guess... But why bother since that wheel won't work on the jeep anyway?

Or did I miss something ?
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:48 AM   #11563
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I had locking lugs on mine with no key when I bought my new wheels, turns out that Goodyear has a special socket that will remove any locking lug nut, Gorilla included. It's basically a set of sockets with spiraled teeth in them. Give em a call, they made it look easy.
Sweet. Thank y'all for the ideas...hoping to get at it later today!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:56 AM   #11564
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What do I have to do to but a 5x5 bolt pattern wheel on the rear tire carrier? With a 32" tire and 17" wheel
Wheel spacer adapters
http://www.quadratec.com/products/92807_009.htm

Or remove the studs and re-drill the backing plate
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:58 AM   #11565
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I didn't suggest that because it seams like he only wants to change the spare tire carrier? I may be confused tho and misreading.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:02 AM   #11566
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I didn't suggest that because it seams like he only wants to change the spare tire carrier? I may be confused tho and misreading.
Just looked at his threads
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/new-...lp-200011.html
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:29 AM   #11567
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Well at least that explains it. I thought it was a silly idea but now I see why.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:38 AM   #11568
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What do I have to do to but a 5x5 bolt pattern wheel on the rear tire carrier? With a 32" tire and 17" wheel
Get a new bumper with a swing out tire carrier. Some of them have different bolt patterns for the lugs and bolts.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:56 PM   #11569
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Haven't figured out how I'm going to do the wiring yet but I got four of these mounted today.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:13 PM   #11570
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What do I have to do to but a 5x5 bolt pattern wheel on the rear tire carrier? With a 32" tire and 17" wheel
I'm getting wheel adapters for the four wheels but don't want to but another pair to put the spare on I wanted to know if there was an easy way to put a 5x5 wheel on the stock carrier with out spending more money and I don't need a new bumper with a swing away
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:18 PM   #11571
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You could rotate your pattern and drill new holes.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:15 PM   #11572
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Get a new bumper with a swing out tire carrier. Some of them have different bolt patterns for the lugs and bolts.
It's ether 4.5 or 5. There are adapters to make them work.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:17 PM   #11573
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Haven't figured out how I'm going to do the wiring yet but I got four of these mounted today.
Nice lights make sure you check state laws. Here in Cali if over 42" they need to be covered and if below that they can only turn on after the high beams are on.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:25 PM   #11574
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Installed the cb unit
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:31 PM   #11575
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Well that was easy....

So when I bought this Jeep, the steering was... well, scary. I didn't even want my wife to drive it. I'm not really a mechanic, but I can fix anything. So I had a friend come over and look under there while I moved the steering wheel and stuff... he determined that I had a bad Tie rod end and needed a new pitman arm. So I ordered both pieces online. I got the pitman puller at the local Autozone. ... then I went to work... I got a big pipe wrench to take that big ass nut off the pitman arm... but as I turned it... the thing was finger loose (Yea- no shit!!!) So instead of taking it off, I tightened the nut with that big ass wrench.

Problem Solved.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:42 PM   #11576
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@ DKLASSEN ...Hey bro, I can't QUITE tell but from the pic it LOOKS like your winch line is feeding off the top of the winch then through the fairlead. A buddy of mine had his done this way on his XRC 10 COMP (mine now). What happened was the tension against the line caused it to fray and ---Snapped the line. Maybe try feeding it the other way so it spools off the bottom to avoid that happening to you. Hope that helps you avoid getting hopelessly stuck when trying to get unstuck.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:22 PM   #11577
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Yes sir that's the one. Install is really simple, granted I had to do it 2 times because I got the aluminum panel powder coated. Install took probably an hour or so.. And I love it, very useful for me. Plus I like the clean look.
Well it looks great brother I plan on doing it myself, thanks
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:25 PM   #11578
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I fixed my rear fender flare today. First I plastic dipped the front half due to the chipped paint. Then I did a Frankenstein stitch to mend the tear in the flare. Worked very using small wire ties. Nice and strong and adds a bit of character.




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I like it, looks tough...........
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:34 AM   #11580
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Had to fix this...



Then while I had the exhaust apart, I put my Banks stainless header on (it's been sitting on the shelf for about 3 years)!
Also did spark plugs, a coil rail and new belt.

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