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Old 01-05-2017, 05:21 PM
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Rear Bumper Tire Carrier Installation

I have 03 TJ on BFJ 33x12.5x15. So I just received a new rear bumper with tire carrier. Instructions state that I need to drop the gas tank and drill in 4 new holes in face of bumper. This will equate to (8) total bolts in the face of the bumper and 2 on the underside. My issue is that I don't want to go thru hassle of dropping the gas tank. I'm hoping the 4 factory on the face of bumper and 2 underneath will be enough. I will not be towing anything, possibly just a cargo rack at times. I'll eventually add gas/water cans to the whole mix. Does anyone have any input or insight if they think it's okay to eliminate adding in (4) new holes? thanks

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Dropping the tank is really not that difficult. I would install the middle 4 just so you can have that piece of mind. You may not be towing anything, but a quick pull for someone out of the ditch or yourself could have interesting results...

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I would suggest installing all of them, but if you opt not to, i suggest you ad bumper to frame tie ins. They are not that expensive, and will substantially ad to the strength.
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I would drill and install the bolts as designed. The frame tie-ins are a good idea too. You just have to lower the tank a little to access the holes you drilled to install the bolts or nuts. Easy with a floor jack. With the weight of the tire and accessories you want it mounted solid.
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I actually just did the same thing you are doing. I thought about not installing the inner set of bolts as well. I decided to go ahead and install them, it was not too bad. I had to remove the 4 screws holding the fuel filler neck, then used a floor jack to drop tank just enough to access the bolt holes without disconnecting anything else. After complete I was glad I did it.
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Only way I would say its feasible to eliminate the bolts is if you were to weld the bumper to the rear frame section. Install them.
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Duly noted everyone...thanks for the input. I'll install them.
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I actually just did the same thing you are doing. I thought about not installing the inner set of bolts as well. I decided to go ahead and install them, it was not too bad. I had to remove the 4 screws holding the fuel filler neck, then used a floor jack to drop tank just enough to access the bolt holes without disconnecting anything else. After complete I was glad I did it.
did you have to de-pressurize the tank?
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Even if you are not installing our rear bumper or our fuel tank skid plate, our fuel skid video will help you see how easy it is to drop your tank.

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did you have to de-pressurize the tank?
Ive never had an issue just unscrewing the cap, unplugging the electrical, then dropping the (7?) bolts that hold it up, I can have my tank out in about 10 min.
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did you have to de-pressurize the tank?
I did not, only removed the gas cap... just keep an eye on your connections as you lower the fuel tank, they will get a little tight, but I didn't have to disconnect anything.

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