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TDW 01-17-2010 08:43 PM

need to raise my 3rd brake light.
 
I have a 33X10.50 on my spare. It fits and the rear bumper holds it snug. I am putting new bumpers on it soon so I think I will need to space the bump stops out to hold it in place better. I also want to raise the brake light about an inch and a half so you can see it better over the tire. Any ideas on what I should use to do this. Will I need longer screws? If so does anyone know what size?

JIMBOX 01-17-2010 08:58 PM

:cool: I've got a Hankook Dynapro on my stock spare mount and it's 33.6" in Dia.

My 3rd brake light still shows--OK

Now you need A set of tailgate "extended" bumpstops by Daystar and they're $14.99 from 4wdparts pt#DAYKJ09144BK and they are adjustable, they fit in the same holes that the stock ones "DID"

They're pretty neat !!

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

1SGWBB 01-17-2010 09:22 PM

Use pvc pipe and new bolts from hardware store total cost about 5.00

Bigstonz 01-17-2010 09:42 PM

I've got 1" diameter 1" length PVC spacers for the brake light. 1 roll of electrcal tape behind each tire bumper spacer.....wth a 3.75 BS 33x10.5

tequila1pint 01-18-2010 04:26 PM

The bump stops on the tailgate can be shaven down a little and as for the brakelight, just use some nylon spacers that you can get from Lowes in the hardware area. Shaving the bumpstops: FREE, nylon spacers $1.50.

JIMBOX 01-18-2010 04:42 PM

:cool: Yea, shaving them is free, but extending them 1" is tougher to do and look professional

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

TDW 01-19-2010 11:22 AM

jimbox. When I search that part # it says those are for 07 and up wraglers. Will the work on 97-06?

JIMBOX 01-19-2010 11:35 AM

:) Yo TDW, I don't know, because it was a big change 06/07


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Originally Posted by TDW (Post 526511)
jimbox. When I search that part # it says those are for 07 and up wraglers. Will the work on 97-06?

I get my stuff from 4wdparts, so give SHANE a call at 1-877-474-4621 and He should get you a good price and the right pt#

good luck

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

TDW 01-19-2010 02:11 PM

I got the brake light up! used some old pvc my dad has in his garage. The pvc was 1 and 1/2 inches high and one inch in diameter. Looks good. my only complaint is all the old man had was some white pvc pipe. I think I am liking the idea of electrical tape for the bump stops. My wheels are 3.65" back spacing. I wonder if the electrical tape will space it out enough.

gerb04 01-23-2010 10:55 AM

Does anybody have any pictures that they can post of their modified(extended) spare tire bumpstops?

Bobthegod 01-23-2010 11:02 AM

Forget the third brake light. Remove it and go with the LED's that fill the empty holes in your spare. Not only are they bright but if you have an aluminum wheel they light up the whole rim.....looks awesome.

Bobthegod 01-23-2010 11:07 AM

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Here's a photo of them.

JIMBOX 01-23-2010 11:57 AM

:eek: I've got a couple pics of those Daystar tailgate bumpstops

These are adjustable, so I cut an 1" off each one and that REALLY holds the tire firmly, no vibration, (which is the main weld breaker)

My rims have 41/2" backspace, but these bumperstops can be adjusted for any backspace--PRIMO

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

APPSTATEwrangler 01-23-2010 12:47 PM

are those rear bumpstops really necessary, cause i just took mine off when i had to put my 32's on?????

JIMBOX 01-23-2010 02:28 PM

:confused: You don't need them if you want your tailgate hinge welds breaking !!


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Originally Posted by APPSTATEwrangler (Post 529258)
are those rear bumpstops really necessary, cause i just took mine off when i had to put my 32's on?????

The rubber bumperstops keep your tire from bouncing/vibrating and help preserve the hinges

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

Neil F. 01-23-2010 05:21 PM

Hockey pucks are perfect for moving them out 1" That's what I used. I forgot what the bolt thread is but it's metric. I got longer ones at Pep Boys.

APPSTATEwrangler 01-24-2010 01:12 AM

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Originally Posted by JIMBOX (Post 529315)
The rubber bumperstops keep your tire from bouncing/vibrating and help preserve the hinges

yeah i never thought about why they were there when i took them off. I just kinda took them off when i realized my tires were not gonna go on the mount. ill put them back on asap i guess:banghead:

gerb04 01-24-2010 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Neil F. (Post 529397)
Hockey pucks are perfect for moving them out 1" That's what I used. I forgot what the bolt thread is but it's metric. I got longer ones at Pep Boys.

That's a good idea!

gerb04 01-24-2010 10:54 AM

Does anybody have pictures of bumpstop mods on a TJ? Did anybody mod all five bumpstops? I was thinking of just doing two or three.

JIMBOX 01-24-2010 11:02 AM

:eek: 5 bumpstops ????


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Originally Posted by gerb04 (Post 529804)
Does anybody have pictures of bumpstop mods on a TJ? Did anybody mod all five bumpstops? I was thinking of just doing two or three.

What are you talking about ???

:) JIMBO

RLSahara 01-24-2010 11:44 AM

We have a 33x12.50 tire on the back of my sons TJ and the third brake shows quite well...

gerb04 01-24-2010 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by JIMBOX (Post 529806)
:eek: 5 bumpstops ????




What are you talking about ???

:) JIMBO

I have five little rubber nubs that the spare tire is suppose to rest on, well I think that's what they are for?

JIMBOX 01-24-2010 03:03 PM

:eek: OK, thanks, I was trying to compare it to my JK Rubi's two (2) bumpstops, (picture), so I didn't understand, Now I do--Thanx

:):) JIMBO

gerb04 01-24-2010 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by JIMBOX (Post 529972)
:eek: OK, thanks, I was trying to compare it to my JK Rubi's two (2) bumpstops, (picture), so I didn't understand, Now I do--Thanx

:):) JIMBO

are those daystar bumpstops just screw in? I wonder if I could make them work on mine.:confused:

JIMBOX 01-24-2010 03:20 PM

:) Yup, they have an oversize rubber SCREW, same as the stockers and they press/screw right in


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Originally Posted by gerb04 (Post 529976)
are those daystar bumpstops just screw in? I wonder if I could make them work on mine.:confused:

I cut 1" off of mine and they really "stiffen" the tire mount

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

gerb04 01-24-2010 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JIMBOX (Post 529981)
:) Yup, they have an oversize rubber SCREW, same as the stockers and they press/screw right in




I cut 1" off of mine and they really "stiffen" the tire mount

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

do you know the screw size, diameter, so i could compare to mine?

JIMBOX 01-24-2010 03:47 PM

:confused: Well, it could get confusing


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Originally Posted by gerb04 (Post 529987)
do you know the screw size, diameter, so i could compare to mine?

The bumperstop holes in my tailgate are 1/2" holes and the stock stop, has a 5/8" tapered rubber plug, that snaps into the hole

These new Daystars, have a Tapered 5/8" rubber spiral plug and it more or less SNAPS into the hole, rather than screw

There's no real stresses on this attachment, because when the spare is tightened it PRESSES the bumpstop tight against the tailgate and they are dense rubber, not flimsy hollow ones like the stockers !!

Mine is tight enough so that even with a moderate grip, I can't budge either one with the spare tire installed !!

:D:D JIMBO

gerb04 01-24-2010 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JIMBOX (Post 529993)
:confused: Well, it could get confusing




The bumperstop holes in my tailgate are 1/2" holes and the stock stop, has a 5/8" tapered rubber plug, that snaps into the hole

These new Daystars, have a Tapered 5/8" rubber spiral plug and it more or less SNAPS into the hole, rather than screw

There's no real stresses on this attachment, because when the spare is tightened it PRESSES the bumpstop tight against the tailgate and they are dense rubber, not flimsy hollow ones like the stockers !!

Mine is tight enough so that even with a moderate grip, I can't budge either one with the spare tire installed !!

:D:D JIMBO

yeah, you're right! i'll take mine off after dinner and do some measuring. Thanks!!:D

gerb04 01-25-2010 09:50 AM

I'm gonna stick with the hockey pucks. I found cheap ones at Dicks Sporting Goods.

JIMBOX 01-25-2010 10:11 AM

:eek: Now that I know what kind of bumpstops you have on your TJ, those hockypucks make sense !!

I don't know how you'll attach them to the gate, though and you shouldn't use just bolts without countersinking them, so they won't "WEAR" the tire sidewall

Good luck

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO


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