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Old 01-08-2020, 08:36 PM
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Rear plate relocation mod

I currently have the TeraFlex license plate relocation bracket holding my plate. I like the set up when in place but hate having to unbolt my plate to unbolt the bracket to remove the spare to rotate the tires.

I am hoping to figure out a pin system that will hold the bracket to the threaded nuts (the nuts that hold the tire on and then then bracket bolts to) so as to make a quick disconnect set up. I was thinking of some of those brake disc retainer things (you know the ones we all remove if adding after market wheel and/or spacers) and a a spring system to keep tension, then drilling the threaded nuts and the bracket retainer bolts for a pin.

Thoughts?
Oh, where can I buy those retainer things?
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Check out the GP Factor plate relocation kit. Itís a bit on the pricey side, but you do get a plate light with it and itís pretty well made. Works well and the plate stays bolted in place when you remove the bracket.


https://www.quadratec.com/p/gp-facto...SABEgLaUPD_BwE

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Check out the GP Factor plate relocation kit. Itís a bit on the pricey side, but you do get a plate light with it and itís pretty well made. Works well and the plate stays bolted in place when you remove the bracket.


https://www.quadratec.com/p/gp-facto...SABEgLaUPD_BwE
I saw that one. I sent them an email asking if they sold just the bracket w/o the light wiring.
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Be nice if they did. Some donít need it. I also switched and used the TF long lugnuts. The GP ones work fine, but theyíre about an inch longer. The TF ones pull the plate in closer. Still clears my spare by about 1/2Ē.
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$30 plus a trip to the hardware store to find a thumbscrew.

https://www.amazon.com/u-Box-License.../dp/B07JGB1YX9

I put this on my wife's Jeep but I'll be buying the one above for mine (this was about $40 through Amazon but no longer available there, this is the manufacturer):

https://tuffstuff4x4.com/collections...it-w-light-tab
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Check out the GP Factor plate relocation kit. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but you do get a plate light with it and it’s pretty well made. Works well and the plate stays bolted in place when you remove the bracket.

https://www.quadratec.com/p/gp-facto...SABEgLaUPD_BwE
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I saw that one. I sent them an email asking if they sold just the bracket w/o the light wiring.
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Be nice if they did. Some don’t need it. I also switched and used the TF long lugnuts. The GP ones work fine, but they’re about an inch longer. The TF ones pull the plate in closer. Still clears my spare by about 1/2”.
They replied... $99 (special order) for just the bracket and special "bolts."
I let them know Q-Tec sells the kit for $99 w/ the light kit and I can get the forum discount w/ free shipping.
Maybe they will deal a bit more... I doubt it.
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They replied... $99 (special order) for just the bracket and special "bolts."
I let them know Q-Tec sells the kit for $99 w/ the light kit and I can get the forum discount w/ free shipping.
Maybe they will deal a bit more... I doubt it.

No dealing... they said there was a price increase and Q-tec would certainly be increasing price soon.
I am thinking... I already have a stainless plate behind the license plate so I could make it more rigid and have a place for the plate light to mount, so if I make the plate 12' x 8" instead of the current 12" x 7" I should be able to drill it and run the TeraFlex bolts directly to the TeraFlex lugnut adapters. I think I can get a 1/8" thick 12" x 8" aluminum plate for $20-ish thru Amazon or Ebay. Cheaper than a new bracket and lighter than the stainless by a long shot; also will hold the bed-liner paint better.

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