(approx) 1 Hour
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Hey guys, today I'm here with the DV8 Off-Road TC-6 Easy Open Tire Carrier, fitting all 2007 to 2018 JK Wranglers with the RS-10 or RS-11 DV8 Rear Bumper already installed. So, upgrading your tires is great for performance on your Wrangler, however, adding all that extra weight on your stock tire carrier can really damage it, make it sag, and bend, or even break over time, making it not function like it used to. So, adding all of that weight to a bumper-mounted tire carrier like this one is going to evenly distribute all of that weight on a solid mounting point, making for a really solid setup. So this carrier by DV8 will be a great option for the RS-10 or RS-11 rear bumper owners looking to build off of it and mount up to a 37-inch tire. So there are a ton of options when it comes to tire carriers when pairing one with your rear bumper. You can go for a tub-mounted tire carrier, but if you wanted a solid mounting point like I was talking about, this DV8 Off-Road TC-6 Tire Carrier is gonna be specifically made for this, and a great option. So at the moment, this will be just north of $350 on the page right now and will be the only option specifically for the RS-10 and RS-11 rear bumpers. So there are other options when it comes to rear bumpers and tire carriers on the site right now, like the DV8 RS-1 as well as the RS-2, but those are gonna be at a very similar price point to this. However, those will be a lot more basic than this unique design that you have going on with this bumper and this tire carrier here. So another benefit with getting this tire carrier while you already have this rear bumper is that you can buy them separately. You don't have to buy them in a package at a higher price point. You can get the bumper first and save the tire carrier for whenever you wanna upgrade later down the road. This will even come with a 3-year limited warranty to keep a little bit of peace of mind in your investment. Now, install is gonna be a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. I would like to mention that you will need a 1 1/2-inch socket. That's not something that a lot of people have laying around in your toolbox, so keep that in mind when jumping into the install. But if you do have that, then it shouldn't take you any longer than an hour to get this installed. So speaking of the install, let's jump into that now. The tools that I used for my install were an impact wrench, an adjustable wrench, a 1/2-inch and 3/8-inch drive ratchet, an 18-millimeter, 16-millimeter, and 13-millimeter open-ended wrench, an assortment of extensions, a flat-head screwdriver, a 1 1/2 -inch socket, a 19-millimeter, 18-millimeter, and 13-millimeter deep socket, and a 16-millimeter and a 13-millimeter shallow socket. So our first step is to get our tire off. I'm using a 19-millimeter deep socket for that. So our next step is to remove the eight bolts that are holding on our tire carrier. If you have your third brake light attached, you do need to disconnect that. Ours is already disconnected. So I'm gonna use a 13-millimeter socket to get off all of these bolts. Now make sure with this last bolt that you have a hand on your tire carrier, because this is where it comes off. So compared to the stock tire carrier, you could tell that we have a lot more going on with this DV8 one. So this one is gonna be a lot more durable. It's gonna be able to hold a lot more weight, and that's because it is on a solid mounting point on your rear bumper. Now compared to your stock tire carrier, it can't hold that much weight, because it's mounted to your tailgate and I would not recommend anything over a 34-inch tire, a 35 is a little bit too much. It can make the tailgate sag and not function properly. With this, you have all of that weight there on your rear bumper and you can hold up to a 37-inch tire. So, this is gonna be a lot more durable like I just said. It's made of 3/16th-inch plated steel with a two-stage black textured powder coat finish on it. So this is going to give you an off-road look as well as protect the steel down here from any rust or corrosion. This also has a number of different benefits. First off, I really like how this is set up. It's designed differently than the standard simple tire carrier that's mounted to the rear bumper with the simple tubing as well as the simple latch system. So this definitely will catch an eye and I like that it matches very well with the DV8 RS-10 or RS-11 rear bumper that you pair this with. So, this will also have a number of different benefits. You will have full adjustability up and down, as well as in and out. So, whatever tire size you have, you can adjust to that or whatever personal preference on where you want your tire to sit, you can definitely adjust that. You also have a couple of other mounting points where you could mount up other accessories like a trail jack mount or a jerry can holder, and that's not something that you see that often with rear bumper-mounted tire carriers. This will also be a single action tire carrier, which I really like. All you have to do is open up your tailgate, and you have access to your cargo area. This will connect to your tailgate, not put any weight on it, but it will pivot with it. So instead of opening up your tire carrier and then opening up your tailgate, you just have one action, one fluid action, and it will be very fluid because you have ball bearings in that pivot point. That's something that I definitely recommend when you're looking for tire carriers because that's going to ensure a long lifespan. Now, enough about this. Let's bolt it up to our Jeep. So our first step of installing our new tire carrier is to install our foam material on the back of the plate. That's gonna be mounted up to the tailgate where our stock carrier was at. So we're just gonna pull this backing off. And we're gonna stick that on. Make sure that it's lined up with all of the holes and if it's not perfect that's okay. We are going to stick bolts through there anyway. That will move the foam out of the way. So this is going to provide a gasket on our tailgate, so it's gonna prevent this metal from hitting that, which I do really like because it preserves the paint. If you ever wanna take this off, you don't have to worry about any scratches on your tailgate. So now we can mount this up using our factory hardware, making sure that this U-shaped mount is up at the top, and then we have this clamp, or this bracket right here. This is where our heim joint will go to connect our carrier to the actual mount. And then this is where our positive stop will be. So I'm just going to thread all of these in, then we can tighten them down at the end when everything is adjusted. So now we can tighten all of those down with the same 13-millimeter socket. So on your DV8 RS-10 or RS-11 rear bumper, you will have this little cap here. This is covering up the hole that we will be inserting the spindle in, so I'm just taking a flat-head screwdriver and popping that off. Very easy to pop that off. And now we can insert our spindle with the tapered side facing down. You will have this indented side up top here, and that's where we are going to place our ball bearings. So once that is sitting in there we can go grab our washer and nut and attach that. So what we can do now to secure our spindle down is to attach our large washer and our large nylon locknut. This will be a 1 1/2-inch nut, so you do need an adjustable wrench or if you have a 1 1/2-inch wrench, then you will need that. So, going to place the washer on first and then our nylon locknut. It is kind of tucked in the back here. It will depend on the bumper that you have. This is the RS-10 bumper, so this will be a little tucked away. So our next step before we attach our tire carrier is to grease up our bearing. So we want to pack a ton of grease in here for a long lifespan. So I just have some standard grease. Going to grab a decent amount of grease and pack these tight. So you wanna make sure that it is packed in there. And you can just go around the bearing. All right. So after our bearing is all packed, we can place that on the spindle there, and then we can pack our other bearing, put on the tire carrier, and place our other bearing on top of that. So I'm kind of going around the sides and pushing that down in there. And you are gonna get that spillage on the side. That's okay. It's okay for these to be extra greased. So after our bearing's on there, we can...so, we can install our [inaudible 00:11:02]. So now we can attach our top bearing and drop that in there. So once that's seated in there, we can take our rubber washer. Put that in there, make sure everything's seated properly. Then you can take your washer and your large nylon lock nut and tighten that down. Now we'll be using the same socket. So using a 1 1/2-inch socket, we can tighten that down, make sure everything sits evenly...and flat, and then we can put our cap on there. So similar to the cap that was on our bumper right here, we can just press this one on to cover up that nut. This is all gonna also going to protect your bearings. Here goes. Now, we can insert our U-block for the striker with our provided hardware. You wanna attach your flat washers. So we can take a 13-millimeter socket and 13-millimeter wrench and just tighten those down. So we're gonna do next is attach the actual bar that will be hitting our striker here. This is just going to prevent the tire carrier from actually hitting your tailgate. So what you wanna do is line that up with where it's going to be located, and then we're just going to keep this here and stick it through. It seems to be that this is at the lowest point, so it just makes it easy for us. Then you're gonna grab your lock washer, flat washer, and nut. Flat washer first, then your lock washer, then your nut. All right. Now for the second one. Same thing goes for the other one, flat washer, lock washer, and then your nut. Lock washer is gonna put tension on the nut to keep it on there. All right. So as a final test, we're just gonna see...lines up perfectly. So we can take a 16-millimeter socket and a 16-millimeter wrench and tighten those up. What we're gonna do next is attach our heim joint. So we do have to put this together. We have one side that's gonna be attached to our tailgate. We are going to thread that on and we'll be able to adjust this in just a minute. And then we have the side that's gonna be attached to our tire carrier. We'll thread that on as well. So this is going to basically connect your tailgate and your tire carrier, making it a single action, one fluid motion. So making sure the tire carrier is pressed up all the way against the tailgate, you can adjust the heim joints to that. If you have to adjust them, you just turn them in or out of that sleeve. So it looks like everything is lining up. We are going to take our provided hardware and bolt that in. And then after everything is bolted in, we can test it out and adjust it if needed, making sure that everything is working correctly. [inaudible 00:15:41] through, we can take our washer, lock washer, and nut, and thread those on. So before we tighten that down, we can test out how it works. Cool. So everything looks all good. So we can tighten those down with an 18-millimeter socket and 18-millimeter wrench. Now these should be torqued to 20 foot-pounds, which is roughly hand tight. So what I'm doing, since this is in a restricted spot, I'm just taking a deep socket 18-millimeter and an extension, and going at it from the bottom. And then on top, I have a shallow socket 18-millimeter, and a ratchet. And you're just going to do the best to tighten that down. You don't have a lot of range of motion up here. So now we're ready to bolt up our mount so we can bolt up our spare tire. Now I would recommend, depending on what size tire you have, to measure. Like I said before, this is all adjustable, so you will want to measure out your tire and see where you want to place it. So we are mounting up our stock tire on this, so I just did a notch lower and measured it out. So you wanna make sure that the opening is at the bottom, and then you can go ahead and mount this up. So you're gonna take your flat washer, lock washer, and nut. Thread that onto the back. Now if you do put this at a certain place and you don't like where you tire sits, you can go ahead and adjust it. So once those are most of the way threaded down, we can go ahead and tighten them down with an 18-millimeter socket and 18-millimeter wrench. So now for our last step before we can mount up our spare tire, we do have to attach the mount with these studs on it. Now, this is also adjustable, however far you want your tire to poke out or pull in, you can adjust that. But I do recommend to bolt up the top first just to hold that in place while you can bolt in the sides. So, it's gonna be the same hardware for the other mount. You have your flat washer, lock washer, and nut there. If you did have a specific backspacing on your wheel and tire set up, I would recommend to measure everything out. So before we can actually bolt in the two side bolts, we do have to tighten down the top bolt, just because you won't be able to access it with those bolts there. So I'm using an 18-millimeter deep socket and an extension on the bottom, and then I'm using an 18-millimeter wrench on the top. So now with that tightened down, we can bolt in those side bolts. So, same thing goes. Flat washer, lock washer, nut. Now you can take an 18-millimeter socket and that wrench and tighten that down. So our last step is to mount up our spare tire. Now if you do fit this on there and it is bumping the back of the tire carrier, or if it's not sitting as far out as you want it to, you can go ahead and adjust it. But ours is sitting just fine, so we can thread on the lug nuts that came with the kit. Now you can take a 19-millimeter deep socket and tighten those down. That's gonna wrap it up for my review and install on the DV8 Off-Road TC-6 Easy Open Tire Carrier, fitting all 2007 to 2018 JK Wranglers with the RS-10 or RS-11 DV8 rear bumpers. For more videos like this, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Secure Tire Carriage. The DV8 Offroad TC-6 Easy Open Tire Carrier for RS-10 & RS-11 Bumpers are the perfect alternative for RS 11 and RS 10 rear bumpers on all Wrangler JK Models. The carrier spans from the Jeep's rear tailgate to its bumper, giving it the capability to comfortably accommodate even the largest tires. Its mounting points provide for multiple utilities such as fuel cans and hi-lift jacks.
Advanced Convenience. In addition to providing multiple mount points that accommodate other items like fuel containers, the TC-6's design provides easy access. In contrast to the traditional two step opening process, this easy-open carrier releases with the tailgate to give unhindered access.
Tough Construction. The DV8 TC-6 carrier is precisely cut from high grade 3/16” steel plates for superior rigidity and strength. The carrier is then finished with a unique 2-stage high-grade black textured powder coating to protect it from the outside elements such as corrosion and rust.
Installation. The TC-6 tire carrier is CNC laser-cut to provide a precise fit. The carrier provides for a quick and easy bolt-on installation that requires no mechanical skills or tools.
Warranty. DV8 assures that the carrier is free of any defect from material and workmanship and covers the piece with a 3-year limited warranty.
Application. The DV8 Offroad TC-6 Easy Open Tire Carrier is designed to be compatible with all 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models equipped with an RS-10 or RS-11 Bumper.
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(approx) 1 Hour
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