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WVU Mountainman 06-22-2013 07:44 AM

Creaky tailgate when hitting bumps.
 
My tailgate creaks and cracks when going over bumps. I have a 31x10.50 spare in the rear with an aluminum rim. Any ideas how to stop this other than getting a number mounted spare carrier?

WVU Mountainman 06-22-2013 11:54 AM

Bump

KaiserJeep 06-22-2013 12:13 PM

I have a tailgate-mounted 33x12.5 spare (extra room created by 1.25" JKS BL) and my tailgate creaked too. What I did was create a special 2" receiver insert for the rear Olympic A/T rock slider bumper, that supports the tire when the tailgate is closed.

Thoag 06-22-2013 12:51 PM

Mine does the same thing it's the pins the pins are aluminum and the bracket is steel them two metals don't get along just oil it

WVU Mountainman 06-22-2013 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Thoag (Post 3888655)
Mine does the same thing it's the pins the pins are aluminum and the bracket is steel them two metals don't get along just oil it

I've tried wd40 , 3in1 oil, and kroil to no avail. What oil did u use

Thoag 06-22-2013 01:12 PM

PB blaster it only works for like a 6 weeks but it worked for me

WVU Mountainman 06-22-2013 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thoag (Post 3888706)
PB blaster it only works for like a 6 weeks but it worked for me

Thx ill try it

theCollector 06-22-2013 03:13 PM

White lithium grease might work better. They have in squeeze tubes or spray depending on what access you have.

n00g7 06-22-2013 03:27 PM

lol... turn the radio up.

OhSixTJ 06-22-2013 05:08 PM

I have noise but I think mines coming from the spare rubbing on something. It goes and comes.

Thoag 06-22-2013 10:31 PM

Idk try everything

BigDeaner 06-22-2013 10:52 PM

Tire carrier and a swag offroad tailgate conversion kit. Not inexpensive, but what I'm planning for my now difficult to open tailgate.


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