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Old 11-21-2015, 03:44 PM
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Wider New Spare Tire Blocking Antenna Mount

Just got new 285/75R-17 tires mounted on my stock 17"x7.5" rims yesterday but now the Rugged Ridge antenna mount (bolted to the spare tire carrier) is blocked by the tire width. http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/image...326654187_.jpg

Do I need a spacer or a longer bump stop to push the spare tire out?

Edit - I just found this photo. I assume this will fix my issue? http://s37.photobucket.com/user/skul...5311c.jpg.html

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Old 11-22-2015, 12:46 PM   #2
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That extended tire snubber in your second link is only helpful when the tire's wheel has a reduced amount of backspacing which pushes the tire out further away from the tailgate. That isn't your issue, your tire's inside sidewall is too close to the tailgate, apparently you're still using the factory tire which has a lot of backspacing which positions the now wider tire too close to the tailgate.

Where your antenna mount is concerned, that's not an easy problem to fix. The fix is to either extend the mount out further or install wheels with less backspacing. Extended the mount out further can cause problems for the tailgate by giving the now heavier-bigger tire and wheel more leverage against the tail gate.

Personally, I'd move the antenna mount from behind the spare tire to a different location. That might require some creative thinking since there aren't as many choices as there are for a TJ. Too bad Teraflex doesn't make a tail light mount for the JK like they do for the TJ.

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Jerry offers wise advice. Do not try pushing the spare tire out away from the tailgate--that's a bad idea. Instead, just relocate your antenna. Yes, this will involve buying a new antenna mount (which will be cheap) and re-routing your cable accordingly, but it is definitely the smarter thing to do.

Get a new bracket that pokes out of your hood and you'll be good to go:



If you don't like to have a large loop of cable hanging down, you might also buy a new cable with the flat connector on the bottom, like this:

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This was my solution to the antenna mounting problem.
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