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Scottlikert 08-03-2013 07:30 PM

Spare tire bumbers
Somehow I'm missing the purpose or advantage of spare tire bumpers. It seems to only ad an additional step to access the cargo area. Can anyone shed some light?

JDeBlois 08-03-2013 11:14 PM

Weight. When you have oversize tires, the weight pulls down on the tailgate and ruins the hinges over time. Also a swing away can have mounts for Gerry cans, hi lift, shovel, racks, etc..

Also in a YJ, TJ, and JK if allows you to do the flip down tailgate mod! :)

skeeter 08-07-2013 02:40 AM

Yep. Even a stock size tire will eventually damage the hinges.

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