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Hi guys, so today we're checking out the Barricade Extreme HD Rear Bumper and Tier Carrier, fitting all 2018 and newer JL Wranglers. So if you are upgrading to larger wheels and tires and you're looking for a bumper and tire carrier combo that's gonna support your oversized tire, and you're also looking for a little bit of protection and functionality in the meantime, this option by Barricade is gonna be a great choice to take a look into. So this bumper and tire carrier combo is going to come with a number of different features that are gonna be beneficial to you both on road in daily driving and while taking your Jeep off road.Now starting off with the bumper, this is gonna have too, all the D ring mounts for recovery. So if you do take your Jeep off road often, you're gonna ensure that this is going to have a solid recovery point for you and your friends to get you out of that sticky situation. Now this will also be great for anybody who is looking to upgrade to a 2-inch hitch receiver. If you didn't get one from the factory and you're looking for a bumper mounted option, this is going to come with one. So if you wanna use it as a recovery point, or you're looking for one for hitch mounted accessories or small towing, this is going to include that and be frame mounted so you can ensure that that is also going to be a solid system.Now speaking of solid systems, this option is going to come with that bumper mounted tire carrier and be able to support up to a 37-inch tire. Now what I really like about that is not only is it giving you options to grow, if you start off with a 33, 35 and grow up to a 37. This is going to allow that and it's also going to be adjustable so you can customize where you want your tire to sit, how far in or out you want it to sit, and really set this up to your personal preference.So as far as pricing is concerned this rear bumper and tire carrier combo is gonna come in at roughly $1,000. Now this is not only gonna give you a solid mounting system for an oversized tire, it's gonna give you a lot of protection when it comes to the bumper. It is gonna be a little bit bigger than some other choices that are a little bit more compact. And it's going to come with everything that you need in order to make it a no fuss install. Now some other choices on the page that may be a little bit more expensive may just have some extra features or some extra bells and whistles like a single action carrier instead of this dual action one. And what I mean by that is that you will have to open up the carrier first and then open up your tailgate. Some of the single action ones will actually mount to or bolt to the tailgate. So all you have to do is open up the tailgate to access the cargo area instead of having two motions like this one, or they'll come up with light mounting options or accessory mounting options or even lights included in the kit.Now with that being said, if again, you're looking for something that's a little bit more basic, straightforward and you're not really interested in all of those extra bells and whistles that those other bumpers have to offer, you're looking to save a couple bucks while getting a fully functional system, this is going to be a great choice. Now as far as install is concerned. Like I said this is very straightforward. I am however gonna give it a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It's not because it's that difficult, it's because it takes a decent amount of time to get this thing installed. There are a lot of details in this kit in order to get this thing on your Wrangler. So you're gonna need some pretty basic hand tools and probably about two or three hours' worth of your time. So speaking of that install, let's jump into that now.The tools that I'm gonna use for my install is a warn impact wrench, a ball peen hammer, a dead blow, a wrench set ranging from 19-millimeter down to 10-millimeter, 1/4-inch drive, 3/8-inch drive ratchet, a tape measure, a pair of pliers, a 35-millimeter actual socket, a 21, 18, 16, 13, and 8-millimeter socket, two extensions, the provided Allen key, 6-millimeter and 4-millimeter Allen socket, a T25 and T8 torque socket, a Phillips head screwdriver, a punch and a trim removal tool.So our first step to this install is to take off our spare tire that's just gonna give us some more room to work with. But first we have to take off our back up camera cover. So I'm gonna take a T40 torques and just unlock that then we can pull back on that and remove it. So next we're gonna remove our spare tire the three lug nuts that are on the back. Now we have a key for our lug nuts, however you'd be using a 22-millimeter socket.What we're gonna do next is head underneath the jeep and remove the two side trim pieces. I'm gonna use an 8-millimeter socket and my electric ratchet and we're gonna remove the three bolts that are holding it in. Once all of the screws are removed, we can wiggle out this trim piece so we can access the bolts behind it. Next we're gonna start to remove the bolts on our bracket so I like to remove this bracket separately from the bumper because it makes it a little bit easier to take off the bumper once it's completely disconnected. So I'm going to start by removing these two bolts here using a 16-millimeter socket.Now there should be two bolts on the inside of this bracket here that's attached to the frame rail. We only have one in, so I'm going to use that same 16-millimeter socket and remove that bolt. Now we can remove this bracket. So now we can remove the two nuts that are holding on this main bracket here to our bumper. So the bottom one, you'll be able to access with that same 16-millimeter deep socket, but the top one you may need a wrench just because it's behind this body mount here. So once you loosen it up, you should be able to just thread it off by hand, which makes it a little bit easier.So now that those are removed, the last thing that we have to do on the driver side is just unplug our license plate light. So the license plate light wiring harness is gonna be right above this body mount here, all we have to do is make sure that that pin is pulled out, press down and release. If you have to, remove it from the actual body of the Wrangler in order to access it a little better. So now we can repeat that same process on the other side.So now that everything's disconnected, what we can do is remove our rear bumper. So now that I took you guys through the uninstall of the bumper, now we have to take off our tire carrier, we're gonna head inside the tailgate and disconnect our wiring harnesses for the backup camera as well as our third brake light. And then we can go ahead and take off the carrier itself. So what we can do is take off this plastic piece now this is going to just be held in by some clips. Over at the side here you'll have your wiring harness, this is going to allow you to kind of pull up on it. You can use a soft pry tool in order to get that off. However, if you just pull up on this corner piece and then just pull back, you should be able to pop it right off. And we can put this aside. What we can do now is disconnect these top two wiring harnesses. So I am just going to press on this and pull back. Sometimes it may be a little bit easier to actually take this clip out because it can be hard to disconnect while it's attached. Same thing for the other one, I'm just using a pry tool or trim removal tool for that. I'm gonna pop up this red clip here, release that locking tab, press down and pull back. Now we can close this up. And then we can pull those harnesses through by just taking this grommet out and wiggling this through the tailgate.Now at this point, all we have to do is remove the 8 13-millimeter bolts that are holding in our carrier. I'm gonna use a 13-millimeter deep socket and my impact wrench to do that. So now that our factory rear bumper and our factory tire carrier are off the Jeep I wanted to put it next to our new barricade option. Tell you guys a little bit more about it and some of the similarities and differences between the two, and why upgrading to a tire carrier and bumper like this is going to be beneficial for you and your Wrangler.Now starting off with the bumper construction, as you can see, our factory bumper is made of a plastic material. Now that is not really going to give you the best protection when you're going off road, and it's not going to really achieve that off-road look that you may be looking for or that heavy duty look. Now this is going to come with two reflectors on the back. That is beneficial as far as safety goes. However, that cut out in the middle is really not going to allow a larger wheel and tire to be mounted up on the spare, especially with the factory carrier. Now this is overall gonna be great for a sock application. However, when we're moving over to a bumper like this option by Barricade, this is going to be a big step up in construction and functionality.Now starting off with the actual construction, this is made of a heavy-duty steel material. So if you are off road, if you do take a hit with the rear end of your Wrangler, this is gonna be able to protect your Wrangler and it's also gonna be able to take the blow instead of the body of your Jeep. Now this is also in comparison to our factory bumper, we're gonna have a larger cutout. It's a lot wider and a little bit deeper so it will be able to accommodate a larger wheel and tire as far as the diameter is concerned on the bumper itself. Now this is also gonna come with two welded D ring mounts and will come with D rings so you can use these as a recovery point. It's great if you're taking your Jeep off road and you're with a friend or even if you're not with a friend and get into a sticky situation, you can rely on this back bumper to get you out of that situation considering that this is going to have two welded mounts there as a safe and efficient recovery point.And not to mention this is going to come with everything that you need in order to swap over your license plate and the license plate lights, it does come with that so you are able to stay legal while you're driving around on the street. Now moving away from the actual bumper setup and on to the tire carrier. This is where you're getting a lot of functionality in this rear bumper and tire carrier combo. Now our factory carrier is going to be made of a plastic material and it also is going to have some aluminum in it that is going to give it a little bit of extra strength. Now that again is good for stock applications. I wouldn't really recommend anything over a 33-inch tire being mounted on this system just because of the construction. And this is also going to be mounted up on the tailgate. And if you do mount up a larger tire it can cause the tailgate to sag and wear out over time, because of the hinges that are really not made for a 35, 37, or any larger tire even a 33 over time can start to wear that out. And this tire carrier is not really going to do it in the long term.Now we're moving over to this option by Barricade. This is gonna be mounted on the bumper. So since the bumper is mounted on the frame, this is essentially going to be a frame mounted system. So that is going to be able to carry a lot of weight and it's also going to allow a larger tire in order to be installed as far as the diameter is concerned. So if you want to hold up to a 37-inch tire, you definitely will be able to do that on this system. Now I would like to mention that this is going to be a dual action system. Some other tire carriers that are attached to the bumper and the tailgate, you'll be able to have a single action system that you'll be able to open up the tailgate in one motion. With this it is going to come with a latch, and it is going to be mounted up on the spindle. I personally think that it's a no fuss design when it comes to that and you can just swing it out of the way and have full access to your tailgate.Now this is also going to come with all of the mounts, everything to swap over the factory third brake light, the factory backup camera, and really everything that you need as far as the extended wiring harnesses go and the mounts themselves. Now again, I would like to mention that this is gonna be able to hold up to a 37-inch tire and it will be adjustable. So you can adjust for the offset of your wheel. So you will be able to mount up multiple wheels on this system. And this is also going to adjust for the height so you can move the carrier up and down and you can really customize the system on where you want your tire to sit. And overall in comparison to the factory carrier, that is a huge step up. So what do you say we go ahead and put this together and get this on our Jeep?So before we can install our bumper on our Jeep, we do need to set up the bumper a little bit. We're gonna install our spindle first. This is going to go into the passenger side of the bumper. And it's gonna pass up and through then we can take our provided bolts, lock washers and flat washers and thread that into the spindle. Once those are hand threaded in, what we can do is take an 18-millimeter socket and tighten them up. After those are on there, we can grab our plate, put that over the top. This is gonna sit around the spindle and it's gonna have a stopper here to make sure that the tire carrier when open doesn't spring out too far, we can take our provided button head bolts and flat washers and thread those into the threads on the top of the bumper. Then we can take a 6-millimeter Allen socket or Allen key, there is one provided in the kit and we can tighten those up.So then we can move to the other side of the bumper and finish up assembly over there. So over here, we're gonna have our mount for our handle latch, this is going to make sure that the carrier stays closed. So before we attach that there is a plate just like we have on the other side. Just gonna make them match a little bit better. And we can take the same hardware, our own head hardware, we can spread that into the bumper. Tighten that up with the 6-millimeter Allen. Now we're gonna install our latch.Now this will have a little bit of adjustability. If we need to adjust it in the future we can, but I do wanna get it attached on the bumper before we go ahead and install it, it makes it a little bit easier. So you're gonna need your provided bolts, two flat washers and a nylon lock nut. And then with a 16-millimeter socket and 17-millimeter wrench we can tighten those up. And if we need to adjust as needed, we can on the car.So on the passenger side of the Jeep, you're gonna have two mounting locations on the side but you're not going to have any on the bottom like we do over on the driver side where the tow hook is usually mounted. So in the box you are provided with a nutsert, we're gonna put this inside of the frame and it's gonna line up with the two holes in the bottom of the frame here. So that'll give us a good mounting location for the passenger side of our bumper. Now we can grab a friend and go ahead and mount up the bumper.So we can take our provided hardware This is gonna be the larger bolt, flat washer and lock washer, we can thread that into the frame and on the passenger side we can also thread it into our provided bracket. So after we have the bolts in on this side, we can do the same thing on the other side.So now we can take a 21-millimeter socket and tighten these up. I recommend tightening up the bottom ones first and then the side. And then you can repeat that process on the other side. Next we can mount up our hitch. Now we do have a plate that is going to sit on the back of the frame and then our hitch is gonna sit on the front. Now this is just a support plate back here. And I'm going to take our long hardware with the two flat washers, lock washer and the nut. I'm gonna pass up through the frame and just sit that there so it has something to hang on while we mount up our hitch.So I'm not poking them all the way through. I just kind of have them sitting in the frame there. Then what we can do, let's grab our hitch, line that up with the front. That'll leave it in place for a second so we can secure it down with the flat washer, lock washer and nut. Then we can repeat that for the middle bolts, there's gonna be four of those longer bolts going through the frame. And we're gonna have two shorter ones down at the bottom here to support the bottom part of our hitch and the hitch plate. I'm gonna do the bottom ones before we tighten anything up. Again, this is gonna be the shorter hardware, but it's gonna be the same style hardware, flex head bolt, two flat washers, lock washer and nut.All right now once all of our hardware is in there, and it's all pretty much hand threaded on, what we can do is take an 18-millimeter wrench and an 18-millimeter socket, and we can tighten those up. So at this point, now that the bumper is installed, we're ready to set up our tire carrier to be installed on our spindle here. Now with this, you're gonna get a couple of roller bearings. We're gonna have the larger roller bearing and the larger race on the bottom here. Then we can install the top roller bearing and top race on the top of our spindle or on the top of our carrier. I have this upside down right now. But we can do that after the carrier is attached, we wanna get the bottom on first.Now what I'm gonna do before we pack that bearing is set this race into place. Now this is not just going to fit in, this needs to be stuck in here. Now I have a punch here, I'm going to lightly tap the outside and set the race into place inside our carrier here. You wanna make sure to be very careful, you can also use an extension around the outside that's a little bit more rounded and won't do any damage to this. If you are using a punch, just be very careful, you don't wanna scratch the inner surface here.So that is sitting flush. At this point, what we're gonna do is pack the bearing with grease, we wanna make sure that this is completely packed to ensure a long lifespan out of the roller bearing, then we can add the larger washer on the bottom and then our little rubber cap here. Now I'm also at this point just going to pack the top one with grease as well. This is gonna be the smaller roller bearing, they're gonna come in sealed packages like this. So the race is actually gonna be installed or just sitting over the roller bearing out of the packaging. What I'm gonna do is just lay this over here, we can put some gloves on and pack those both so we can install them on our tire carrier. I'm just gonna pump some out into my hand. And then I'm gonna take the smaller one first. And you kind of just want to press it in. We wanna make sure that it's completely packed in there. So this is a little bit of a process. It is a little bit messy, but it's going to preserve the lifespan of your tire carrier.There's a little crease in here, that's where the bearings roll on that inner part and that's where we need all of that grease. You can even turn the bearing, making sure that they're completely covered. Once you see grease kind of like splurging out, it's when you kind of know that it is packed correctly. Do the same thing for the other one. So once that is packed pretty good, we can drop that into place, that's gonna roll in that race and we can attach our washer. Then we can place our seal in you might have to take a hammer and tap this into place. Now we can sit our carrier onto the spindle, and then install the top part of the bearings. Now at this point, we need to tap this race into place, that's where the smaller punch comes in handy. Once that's sitting flush, we can take our bearing, put that around the spindle and make sure that that sits into place. It might be a little bit off at first, just because the carrier does lean.Now before we put the nut onto the spindle and tighten everything up, what I wanna do is level this out. So I'm just gonna grab the handle, we don't necessarily have to install the bolts on it, but I am just going to put it on there and ratchet up, so we know where this is gonna sit. The carrier is level on the bumper, then we can attach our hardware. So at this point, now we can attach our washer which is on there and then we can grab our castle nut and thread that on to the spindle. And I'm gonna take a 35-millimeter axle socket and then we can tighten that up. Now you wanna make sure that you don't tighten it too much, because you won't be able to move the carrier in and out.So once that is on there, you may have to back it off just a hair because we have to get our cotter pin and our setscrew in there. So we can lay our cotter pin in and grab our setscrew and a provided Allen key for that and spread that into place. After that's all attached, we can take our little cap here and we can pop that into place. It might not fit right away, but you can grab a dead blow and tap it into place.So after we've done that, what we can do is secure our handle down. These are gonna be the two hex head bolts, two flat washers, and a nylon lock nut. And they're gonna be roughly the same width as the carrier. We'll be able to tighten those up with a 16-millimeter socket and 17-millimeter wrench. So what we can do next is attach our mount for our tire. Now I would recommend, depending on your wheel size, to measure this out to make sure that it is going to fit correctly depending on your tire size diameter, but you would just want to measure from the center cap to the edge of the tire and make sure that the center here to the edge of the bumper is going to clear.Then we can take our provided hardware, which is the longer bolts, the two flat washers and a nylon lock nut and then we can attach that through our tire carrier at the top and the bottom here. So before we go ahead and tighten these up, I did wanna measure to make sure that our tire is gonna fit. I'm measuring up a 35-inch tire, so I'm just gonna measure from the center to the bottom about 17 and a half inches. You just wanna make sure that there's enough room in the bottom that the tire is going to clear the bumper whenever we close up our carrier.So right here is where center cob is gonna sit, it looks like we'll have room at the bottom. If you actually want to lower this a notch, you can if you don't want it sitting up too high, if you want it to come down and sit a little bit more snug you can do that. It really just depends, it's kind of trial and error when it comes to this and customizing it to your setup. So at this point, what I'm gonna do is tighten these up with an 18-millimeter socket and a 19-millimeter wrench on the nut side. Mostly using a small extension, just to clear.Now this is where you'll want to measure the backspacing of the wheel or the offset of the wheel. So you're gonna measure from the mounting point or the mounting surface to the back of the tire, you wanna make sure that that's able to clear. So after you've measured how far your tire can sit outward, what I'm gonna do is take the same hardware, and we can secure that down.So I would like to mention again, where this is gonna sit really does depend on your wheel entire kit. So you may need to push it in a little bit more and to have it sit flush, or you may need to pull it out all the way. So again, I'm gonna tighten these up, 18-millimeter socket, 19-millimeter wrench and then we're gonna have a little set bolt that's gonna thread into the bottom, that's just gonna bump up against the mount. I'm just gonna give that a quick tighten with that 18-millimeter socket. And it's not really supposed to go in all the way, it's supposed to just make sure that that's not going anywhere.Now that we have most of our tire carrier put together we do have to swap over our factory third brake light and our factory backup camera. So we will have to break down our factory tire carrier in order to do that. For this I'm gonna start off at the top using a T25 torque socket, I'm gonna remove all of the bolts that are holding up the top of the third brake light bracket to the actual carrier.So while I still have that T25 torques in hand, what we're can do is remove the two torques bolts that are holding in the studs. So when you first disassemble this, you may need a dead blow just to pop the studs out of place. And that will disassemble everything because the studs are attached to this bracket here that has our backup camera on it. Just pop these out of that channel there. You can put our carrier over on the side. So now we can remove our backup camera from our mount here. There's gonna be three tiny torque screws on here. I'm gonna use a T8 torque socket in order to remove those.Once those are removed, we can pull the camera out, press down and pull back the camera to the side. You can unhook the clip here on the mount and then just use that pry tool that I used earlier. And then we can move on to removing our third brake light. So this is already kind of taken apart considering we took these screws out. They are kind of small so you might stick in there, but this is just gonna pop out of place. Then this harness will pop out of place. Then what we can do is remove the two T25 torques that are holding in our third brake light. And once those are out, we'll be able to access the harness, and we can unplug it there. So we will be reusing this part of the harness, we do have extension wires in order to extend those wires. But now we can get rid of our factory components and swap them over into our new tire carrier.Now what we can do is take our backup camera and the mount that comes in the kit, we can press that in place, it's gonna kind of stay in place. But we can take our hardware which is incredibly small, I would like to mention that. So it may be a little bit tricky to get it on here at first, we're gonna have two flat washers, a lock washer and a nut. Now what I would recommend is to put the bolt in upside down, makes it a little bit easier as far as gravity is concerned, when dealing with this small hardware. If you don't wanna do that you could even flip the mount on its face and secure it the other way.So I'm just using a small Phillips head just to help me get these threaded. Again, it can be a little bit tricky considering that the hardware is so small. So while we're still on the table and now that we're done with our backup camera, we do still need to mount up our third brake light. So that's what I'm gonna do now. So our third brake light bracket is split into two pieces, this bottom piece with the two mounting locations, that's gonna go on to the top of our carrier.Now the one that has the couple of mounting locations or the four holes up at the top, that's where we're gonna attach our third brake light. So I'm actually gonna separate these, we're gonna conjoin them in just a second, and then get it installed on our Wrangler. But before that happens, we need to go ahead and put this together.So the pins on the third brake light are going to align with two of those mounting locations, then we can just take the factory hardware, and we can throw that into place, take that same T25 torques that we used to remove them and lightly tighten them up. This is plastic, and it is pulling it into metal. So I would like to mention that this is not supposed to be overtightened because the plastic can break.So once that's secure, what we can do is put these together. And this is how it's gonna face so you wanna make sure that the bulkhead is at the front here. There are two button head or Allen head bolts so we can put those through, two flat washers and the nylon lock nut.Now with the carrier being adjustable, this will also be adjustable. So if you have a larger tire, you can have it up all the way, if you have a smaller tire and you want it to sit a little bit closer to the tire you can have it down. We're just gonna set it like right in the middle and then we can adjust it if need be. So I'm going to take a 10-millimeter wrench and a 4-millimeter Allen socket, and we can tighten those up.So now we can go ahead and head over to our Jeep so we can mount these on to our carrier. So what we can do at this point is mount up our third brake light. Now you're gonna have a hex head bolt, flat washer and lock washer and that's gonna thread into the top, there is a threaded hole on either side here. Once those are hand threaded in, we can take a 16-millimeter socket and we can start to tighten those up.All right, so after our mount for our third brake light is on and after our mount for our backup camera is on, what we can do is take our extension wiring harness and plug those in. So I have plugged in our factory harness to our extension harness here. And then these will plug in to our factory components. So I'm gonna plug in our third brake light first, set that gray locking tab, then what we can do is plug in our backup camera. Now this may be a little bit tricky. So I'm gonna take this and we're gonna go through this mount and we're gonna have to go through this mount location here.So maybe a little bit of a fishing game, but we should be able to get it through and we can grab the mount put that through and plug it in. So at this point, we're gonna have a lot of excess wire. What I'm gonna do is put this part through our tailgate because that's gonna still go to the same place and we are going to have some wire loom to cover this up, and we're going to be able to kind of clean up the wiring. But I like to have the carrier all the way out to make sure that that is where it's gonna be once it's all the way out so we're not stressing out our wires, pulling on our wires or damaging our wires.So before we do that, we are going to mount up our license plate light and get those wires into the same loom, sowe can clean everything up at the same time. So you're gonna have two options for a license plate relocation bracket. One of the options is gonna be a plate like this that's gonna be on the other side in the factory location. This is also going to be available, one that bolts up to this side of the carrier.Now because the wires are running this way and the wiring harness is long enough to reach over to the driver side in order to get it into the factory wiring harness, I'm gonna mount up this one. However, if you are mounting up the driver side license plate bracket, it'll install the same way, right underneath the latch mounting bracket.So I'm gonna take the captured Allen head bolt, flat washer and lock washer. I'm gonna pull it forward just a bit to make sure that it's not completely up against the carrier, put those in with a 4-milimeter Allen and tighten those up with that 4-millimeter Allen socket.So in the kit, you are supplied with a light bolt. So you're gonna have to take that washer and nut off of the bolt there and the wire. We're gonna do one at a time, to make it a little bit easier. Then you can take your license plate, put the wires through the license plate mount or the license plate mounting location. Then through the license plate mount. We can get that in place. Then we can grab our flat washer and our nut, and we can thread that onto the back of our license plate light bolt. Do the same thing for the other one.Now that both those are on there, I'm just gonna take a 10-millimeter wrench and just tighten that nut down a little bit. Make sure that these aren't going anywhere. And now we can grab our wire loom and put these all together and get it tucked underneath our bumper. And then we can plug these in or wire these into our factory wiring harness for our license plate light. So we can take our provided wire loom, start to get that in place. So I'm just using a flathead to help me pry this open because since it is brand new, it's a little bit difficult.So what we can do at this point is secure our wire loom to our spare tire carrier. And we are provided with little zip tie 3M attachments in the kit. So what I'm gonna do, is push this through and then we can just peel it back and stick this in place.Now we are supplied with actually a bunch so we can just continue along, make sure that this stays in place while we open and close our carrier. Now what I would recommend to do is to go behind the bumper, or underneath the bumper, and zip tie a little bit as far as the excess wire is concerned or the excess wire loom. And you can just take a couple of standard zip ties and make sure that those are all cleaned up. But now that we have all of our wires situated on our spare tire carrier, what we can do is wire in our license plate lights.So what we can do now is wire in our license plate light. So I have two leads, positive and negative coming off of my factory harness. What you can do is either splice into this directly like we did up here, you can add a lead and add a quick disconnect down here. Or you can use a vampire clip like this. So what I'm gonna do is show you this method. So you're gonna have two positives and two negatives on both of the lights. So I'm gonna start off with the negative. I'm just going to put this wire around that first channel there, then we can grab two of the negative wires and we can put that into that channel on the other side. And then we can grab a pair of pliers and clamp that middle metal piece down to connect all three of the wires. Once they are in there and secure, we can clip this down and do the same thing with the positive one. So we'll need to get that other clip, you can take this wire and put it inside that outside channel with the two positive wires off of the license plate light. Put that into the open part of the channel. Then we can clamp it down with a set of pliers and close up that clip. We can tuck up the excess and our license plate lights are wired in.So before we wrap this carrier up, we do need to attach our bumper guards here. This is essentially just going to allow the tire to just kind of sit on here. Instead of there being a little bit of a gap here between the carrier and the tire. This is just gonna kind of stop it from rattling, if it does have any rattling and these will be adjustable, you can adjust them all the way out or all the way in if you don't even need them. Now I'm gonna be using the longer hardware, two flat washers and nylon lock nut. This is just gonna go through the carrier and secure down on the other side. Then we can take an 18-millimeter socket and wrench and tighten that up. And then we can repeat that for the other mount.So now with the tailgate open, we just need to replug in our third brake light and our backup camera harness, pop up these back into place on the tailgate. Then we can attach our cover, let's give it a little push, then we can close up our tailgate. Now we can close up our carrier, and we can put on our D rings. So we can add our cover for our backup camera. And then we are ready to mount up our tire. So that is going to wrap it up for my review and install. 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