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Hi, guys. So, today we're checking out the Barricade Spare Tire Extension Bracket, fitting all 1997 to 2018 TJ and JK Wranglers. So, if you've upgraded to larger wheels and tires, or you're looking to do so, but you don't necessarily want to upgrade your whole spare tire carrier, and you need a little bit more room to work with with that oversized tire, this is gonna be a great solution and a very affordable solution at that. Now, a lot of the time when you upgrade to larger wheels and tires, depending on the wheel or depending on the size of the tire, it can come in contact with your rear bumper or with the tailgate. But when moving over to this option and adding this to your factory spare tire carrier, this is gonna move the tire up 2.5 inches and out 1.5 inches. Now, that is going to allow for better fitment and a lot more room to work with when you have an oversized spare on your tailgate.Now, with that being said, this is also going to be very durable made of a steel plated construction. This is gonna have a nice texture black powder coat finish to protect that steel underneath. And it's gonna be incredibly easy to install on your Wrangler. Now, I would like to call out the fact that again, this is for a TJ as well as a JK, they do have different bolt patterns. The higher mounting point is gonna be for the JK, that's a 5 by 5 bolt pattern and the lower mount is gonna be for a TJ, which is a 5 by 4.5. So, I would keep that in mind if you are looking to purchase this or you're looking to install this on your Jeep.Now, with that being said, again, this is going to be very affordable especially for a solution that's going to accommodate a larger spare on the back of your Jeep at roughly $40. Now, when taking a look at some of the more expensive options, usually that comes to upgrading your spare tire carrier as a whole, which can be very expensive. There are other choices that will achieve the same goal as this, but they may mount on the backside of the spare tire carrier instead of the front on the studs like this one does. And then there are gonna be some other choices that are very similar to this option. However, they may be spaced a little bit differently. So, instead of 2.5 inches up and 1.5 inches out, it may be a different measurement or it may just be a different material. So, it kind of comes down to your personal preference and the material and the overall design as far as what you're looking to get out of an extension bracket. However, if you're looking to keep it simple, if you're just looking for some better fitment for that oversized spare at a very affordable price point, then this is gonna be it.As far as install is concerned I'm gonna give this a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. Again, this is incredibly easy to install. It's very user-friendly. So, this is gonna probably take you about 30 minutes to get installed on your Jeep with some very basic hand tools. So, speaking of that install, let's jump into that now. The tools that I used for my install were an impact wrench, an 18-millimeter and 19-millimeter socket, a ratchet and a 19-millimeter ratcheting wrench.So, the first step to our install is to take off our spare tire, so you will need a 19-millimeter socket and an impact wrench or ratchet for this but it will depend on your lug nut. So, if you do need a key, a spline key, in order to get your lug nuts off, you'll need that as well. What we can do now is take our extension bracket and we can line up the holes in the back with our tire carrier. Now, the top location of the top mounting location is gonna be for a JK, the bottom mounting location is gonna be for a TJ. The bolt pattern on the wheel is a little bit different, JK is a 5 by 5, the TJ is going to be a 5 by 4.5.So, once that is on there, what we're gonna do is take our provided hardware, just the provided washers and put those on each of the studs. Then we can take our provided nylon lock nuts and thread those onto the studs as well. Now, using a 19-millimeter socket or a 19-millimeter ratcheting wrench, I'm gonna be using a ratcheting wrench, we can just tighten those down. Then we can repeat that for the other two bolts. What we can do next is take our provided bolt that's supposed to be threaded into the front of this plate, and we can thread it in our provided bolt pattern. Again, if you're gonna be using this on a JK, you want to use the top mounting location, on a TJ it is gonna be a little bit more inward, and we're gonna use the bottom mounting location. So, we're gonna thread this in from the back of the bracket and this is gonna act as our stud. So, after they are all the way through and hand-threaded on, we can take an 18-millimeter socket and we can tighten them up. All right, after that's done, we can reinstall our tire.So, once your tire is all mounted up, then you're all set to go. So, that's gonna wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe for more videos and products just like this. And always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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