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03-31-2014 09:14 AM
tae73 That Vector rack is pretty nice would be better than having to add the rotopax to the hi-lift jack. I wonder how much weight the TF carrier can hold?
03-30-2014 04:37 PM
DallasJKU
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Originally Posted by TRAUMAhead View Post
Yep, they make locking handles. https://rotopax.com/LOX-T-Handle.html
Thanks for the link.
03-30-2014 02:03 PM
TRAUMAhead Yep, they make locking handles. https://rotopax.com/LOX-T-Handle.html
03-30-2014 11:52 AM
DallasJKU
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Originally Posted by TRAUMAhead View Post
I'm probably going to run Vector's Exo Rack for my Rotopax setup.

This looks like a great solution for the TF carrier. I need to research a little more, but would love to see even more that have use this option. Also, I would like to lock my Rotopax. With the Vector is that still possible??
02-25-2014 09:05 PM
WranglerJA
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Originally Posted by Darin View Post
Here is an picture before I installed it with the plastic pins
Those look better than mine but I had them already.
02-25-2014 04:49 PM
Darin
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Originally Posted by Darin View Post
Push fastener variable depth GM #881199
That is what the little baggie says
Here is an picture before I installed it with the plastic pins
02-25-2014 04:47 PM
Darin
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Originally Posted by GabrlJeep View Post
Do you have a Lowes pn for the ones you used?
Push fastener variable depth GM #881199
That is what the little baggie says
02-25-2014 09:15 AM
GabrlJeep
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Originally Posted by Darin View Post
No problem. When I posted that I hadn't actually done it yet but I have since. I didn't use GM part number ones. I actually just went down to Lowes and bought some there. They come in two packs so I bought two bags. Were only a few bucks per bag. The ones I bought look like this. I dont have the size off the top of my head but whatever fits.
Do you have a Lowes pn for the ones you used?
02-25-2014 08:40 AM
RubiNooby
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Originally Posted by Doctorsti View Post
I had a similar question of Teraflex so I called them and essentially the answer was crank down on the two bolts that allow the telescoping of the tire carrier portion until it bends the metal in enough to clamp down on the inner tube of metal. You will be tightening the bolts and bending metal a bit to get is tight. I made it really snug at first not wanting to deform anything and it was no where near tight enough. You really have to get on it. I think Dennis in the video even says to get all over it with the impact gun or something. Give them a call to confirm.
Thanks Doc, I'll give them a call to confirm and then crank those bolts right into submission.
02-25-2014 12:43 AM
Darin
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Originally Posted by WranglerJA View Post
Thanks
No problem. When I posted that I hadn't actually done it yet but I have since. I didn't use GM part number ones. I actually just went down to Lowes and bought some there. They come in two packs so I bought two bags. Were only a few bucks per bag. The ones I bought look like this. I dont have the size off the top of my head but whatever fits.
02-25-2014 12:29 AM
WranglerJA
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Originally Posted by Darin View Post
I saw someone else on another forum who did this with GM door panel clips. Thought it was a great idea
Thanks
02-24-2014 10:03 PM
Doctorsti
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Originally Posted by RubiNooby View Post
So I'm struggling with getting the spare snugged up against the hinge. I removed the left rubber bump stop and was able to get the tire within a quarter inch from the hinge. Unfortunately the tire/carrier still rotates left and right and isn't "snugged" up like I expected.

Should there be zero movement from the tire and carrier after final install? Makes me nervous as hell that the tire can roll an inch or so to each side. Do I need to have the factory rubber bump stops installed (I removed the left one because it was causing the tire to be cockeyed and unable to push against the hinge).

Any tips would be a great help.
I had a similar question of Teraflex so I called them and essentially the answer was crank down on the two bolts that allow the telescoping of the tire carrier portion until it bends the metal in enough to clamp down on the inner tube of metal. You will be tightening the bolts and bending metal a bit to get is tight. I made it really snug at first not wanting to deform anything and it was no where near tight enough. You really have to get on it. I think Dennis in the video even says to get all over it with the impact gun or something. Give them a call to confirm.
02-24-2014 09:58 PM
tlminh You need to tighten the 2 bolts on the bottom of the carrier. If you do that correctly, it should not rotate.

I wouldn't drive with the spare on if it's rotating. If it's loose enough to be rotating, it's loose enough to fall off
02-24-2014 06:31 PM
sideburn
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Originally Posted by RubiNooby View Post
So I'm struggling with getting the spare snugged up against the hinge. I removed the left rubber bump stop and was able to get the tire within a quarter inch from the hinge. Unfortunately the tire/carrier still rotates left and right and isn't "snugged" up like I expected. Should there be zero movement from the tire and carrier after final install? Makes me nervous as hell that the tire can roll an inch or so to each side. Do I need to have the factory rubber bump stops installed (I removed the left one because it was causing the tire to be cockeyed and unable to push against the hinge). Any tips would be a great help.
It should not rotate side to side at all. My Nittos hit the gate the rubber bump stop is squished but still connected. You could trim that if needed. Watch the TF video on YouTube closely to see how the install it. I followed their directions and it worked great.
02-24-2014 05:38 PM
RubiNooby So I'm struggling with getting the spare snugged up against the hinge. I removed the left rubber bump stop and was able to get the tire within a quarter inch from the hinge. Unfortunately the tire/carrier still rotates left and right and isn't "snugged" up like I expected.

Should there be zero movement from the tire and carrier after final install? Makes me nervous as hell that the tire can roll an inch or so to each side. Do I need to have the factory rubber bump stops installed (I removed the left one because it was causing the tire to be cockeyed and unable to push against the hinge).

Any tips would be a great help.
02-13-2014 01:31 AM
Darin I saw someone else on another forum who did this with GM door panel clips. Thought it was a great idea
02-12-2014 11:54 PM
NYEDC108 No I don't but by those suckers rusted fast so I took them off
Was wondering what I should do to stop rust if I went with another set
Powder coating?
Any suggestion from jk world?

If you need info on bolts pm me.

Ed
02-05-2014 04:02 PM
21jeep
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Originally Posted by NYEDC108 View Post
I wasn't adding anything to the back of my teraflex carrier but the three bolt holes were bothering me so I filled them with black oxide bolts and washers. I had to buy in bulk so if any body is interested I have two sets of three bolts and washers.

Attachment 347641



Attachment 347649
Do you still have black oxide bolts and washers available?
01-23-2014 06:03 PM
Morrepe The only reason I had them do it was because they were doing my gears and lift. So far those are great. They had never installed a TF carrier before. If the weather ever warms up, I'll take a crack at realigning. Thanks.
01-23-2014 12:47 PM
legitposter This is such an easy install, it scares me that shops can mess even this up. And I'm supposed to trust one when its ball joint time??
01-23-2014 12:08 PM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by Morrepe View Post
Anyone having issues with tailgate alignment? I had a shop install my TF carrier and there's a bit of a gap now between the top of tailgate and the rubber along the bottom of the rear window.
I agree with the previous poster. I would just loosen it up and realign it. Mine did not move one iota and I used a couple pieces of 2X4 that I cut and slid beneath the tailgate and the bumper and it did not move.
01-23-2014 11:33 AM
HunterTheBeagle
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Originally Posted by Morrepe View Post
Anyone having issues with tailgate alignment? I had a shop install my TF carrier and there's a bit of a gap now between the top of tailgate and the rubber along the bottom of the rear window.
My guess is they didn't jam something under it like the directions say when they installed it.
01-23-2014 11:21 AM
Morrepe Anyone having issues with tailgate alignment? I had a shop install my TF carrier and there's a bit of a gap now between the top of tailgate and the rubber along the bottom of the rear window.
01-23-2014 11:16 AM
kb7our
Scepter Fuel Can Mount Instead of Rotopax?

With a 34" spare (285/75R17) mounted to the carrier, might a Scepter can inside a holder/mount fit using the 3 accessory bolts to secure it where the Hi Lift mount bolts on? The Scepter holder may need to be spaced out a little from the tailgate so it opens fully without hitting the light but as another option to carry 5G of fuel I am thinking if I get the TF carrier one of the 5G Scepter holders available might just work in the space.
01-11-2014 03:00 PM
sideburn I love mine. I went with the middle holes for my Nitto Trail grapplers and it looks great. It is a bit stiffer to open but I like that.
01-11-2014 02:14 PM
FAP Doc, what's your impression of this kit now after a couple of months? I'm thinking of the same set-up. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Doctorsti View Post
Just talked to them and the slot is meant to be tight and with powder coat its a little too tight although a 4# sledge was able to make quick work of it with a couple taps. Scraped off some powder coat but they said that's expected.

Also the bend in the mount plate at the top if the cylinder weld is normal and will straighten out when the tire is mounted.

35" toto AT2 on 17" rugged ridge rim with studs in the "35 holes" is a good 1 1/2 to 2 inches above the cutout in the bumper. Wish I had gone with the "33" holes now.
11-28-2013 11:45 AM
Lowerumble You can also buy wheelstuds at any local auto parts store if you run into any problems.
11-28-2013 11:40 AM
WranglerJA
Rusty washers

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Originally Posted by TRAUMAhead View Post
Washed the Jeep a couple days ago, first time getting the tire carrier wet and there's already rust on the washers. Forgot to spray WD40 on them.
Same here!!!!!!! First wash and rust on washers and dripping down carrier hinge. Any long term solution besides WD40?
11-01-2013 03:48 PM
NYEDC108 I'm running 35's nittos and 20 rims!


Yes wheel stud. One the bottom one
11-01-2013 03:06 PM
TeraFlex Must be a slip on Dennis's because it is def. designed for a 37. We will make sure he gets his lashings for it.
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