(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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Ryan: The Barricade Spare Tire Delete with License Plate Mount is for anyone with a 2018 and up JL that are looking to get rid of that factory spare tire carrier on their tailgate and but want something to go in its place that's gonna make that area of the Jeep look a little bit more finished off. This is going to be a one out of three wrenches for the installation. It bolts right up to the factory location on the Jeep, no drilling, nothing crazy like that. Very, very easy install and we're gonna show you how to get it done in just a second.So if you are removing your factory spare tire holder because you're either going without a spare or maybe you installed a bumper mounted spare tire and you want to still finish off that area of the tailgate for when you have your bumper mounted carrier open, this is gonna be a nice choice for you. Or maybe you've gotten rid of your factory bumper, you have an aftermarket bumper that doesn't have a license plate holder on it and you've gotten rid of that spare tire as well, this is going to serve double duty, not only finishing off the look of your tailgate after you remove that spare tire mount but also giving you a spot to mount your license plate onto.Now one thing I will note about the license plate holder is that this does not include a light in the kit and in order to stay legal you are going to need a light on your license plate, so that's something that you're gonna have to pick up separately and add onto this kit. But overall, I feel like it's a very well built kit. It's very simple, not a lot that can go wrong with something like this, but the fit and finish, the edges, the powder coat, everything about it I like. And I like the price as well. This comes in or right around $60 which I think is very fair, especially because it doesn't include a light, it leaves a little bit of room there. Some of the other ones you'll find on the market are gonna be a little bit pricier and they will include a light. So if you're looking for a one-stop shop, maybe take a look at one of those. If you're more interested in piecing something together yourself so you can get exactly what you're looking for, this plus a light of your choice is going to work just as well. So as we said, this bolts right up to the tailgate very easily, one out of three wrenches. Let's show you how to do it.Man: Tools used for this installation are as follows. We have a small impact gun and a ratchet, a 13-millimeter socket and a panel pry tool. All, right, now let's get started. And first, well we're gonna have to get this out of the way. And as you can see I already have our spare tire off and out of the way and that's because I want to show you what we're actually removing.Now it's gonna be a few bolts on the outside here. There's gonna be about eight altogether to remove the tire carrier itself but first, we have to go inside our tailgate and disconnect our camera. So to do that, we're gonna go ahead and get our tailgate open and remove this panel that's on the inside. To do that, we're gonna use a panel removal tool but I'm gonna use a plastic one this way it doesn't damage the paint on the inside of my Jeep.Now with our plastic panel removal tool, gonna ahead and slowly pry until the clips release. Now I want to take my time, you don't want to go just yanking on this because if you break the panel, that's gonna be extra cost on parts later. Now we're gonna go ahead and unplug this connector and this connector here, this is for our third brake light and our rear backup camera. This connector is for our lock that is inside here, so we're gonna leave that one be. Once they're unplugged, just reach behind if you can and push the plug outwards. Now we can go ahead and close our tailgate.All right, now with your cables disconnected, you can go ahead and just pull the harness out of your door. Just tuck that off to the side. All right, with our harness tucked away, we can remove our entire tire carrier as one unit. Now we're just gonna remove the eight bolts that secure it to our tailgate. We're gonna do that using a 13-millimeter socket. Now with our 13-millimeter and I'm gonna use a small impact driver, you can use a regular ratchet to do this. Just save all this hardware because we're gonna reuse it. Now when removing your last bolt, make sure you keep a good grip on your tire carrier that it doesn't just fall off and hit you, land on your foot, land on the ground and break. Now we can just take that off and lay it off to the side.All right, now back here, inside of our tailgate, we're gonna take our panel removal tool and just pop our vents out. Just carefully pry down on the two spots at the top of our vent. You're gonna see the mark with these little squares. We're gonna pry down on the tabs and pop them out towards the outside of our vehicle. We're gonna do that on both vents. You're gonna push down on these tabs here at the top of our vents. You will see them, they will be marked out with the two square openings in the back.Well the last few things that we have to remove on our tailgate are our rubber bump stops and this rubber plug here on the end. Now those if you just grab them and give them a twist, they should pop right out with no problem. And this one you want to just go ahead, give it a tug, you should be good. Now we're gonna replace those new plugs that come in our kit. There's gonna be a small oval one that's gonna go on your passenger side of your tailgate. The two smaller ones are gonna go where our bump stops were. And our last one is gonna go right here where our camera hole was.Now using our original hardware, we're gonna go ahead and start attaching our new delete kit. Now I'm gonna put on the first layer using the four outer bolts that hold this in place. I'm gonna save the four inner bolts for the second piece that's gonna sandwich on top of this one. Carefully line that up with the holes in our tailgate and get our hardware started. It is always good practice to start your hardware by hand, this way you don't run into the risk of cross threading. Now with our 13-mil, we can go ahead and run those down.Now when doing this installation, if you're gonna use an electric impact or nut driver like I'm using today, I will highly recommend just running your bolts in until they seat themselves and just slightly snug themselves up. You don't want to go impacting this back on your tailgate because you run the risk of pulling the threads out of your tailgate and if you do that, it may not be fixable and it may result in needing to purchase a new tailgate for your Jeep. That can be pretty pricey and I would hate to see you have to do that. So go ahead, just run them down slightly snug and then go back with a ratchet and snug them up even tighter to set them in place.All right, now we'll get our last piece on and we're gonna use our remaining four factory bolts to tighten that down. Once again, starting by hand. All right, now with all of our hardware installed and I have it slightly snugged down with our impact, I'm gonna go ahead and finish tightening them up with our ratchet like I said earlier. Now all you have to do is go back inside, reinstall your inner panel and you're done. Thank you for visiting. For more parts and videos like these, make sure you visit us at extremeterrain.com.
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Fitment: 2018 2019 2020
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