(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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The Mopar Oversize Spare Tire Carrier is for those of you that have a 2018 and up JL that are looking to mount a larger than factory spare tire on the factory spare tire mount on the tailgate, but just don't have the room for that tire. The tire is hitting the bumper and you need to move the mount up a little bit. That's what this is designed for. However, this is also designed only to work with the Mopar tailgate reinforcement kit. So, you cannot just install this on your Jeep by itself. It has to be installed with that Mopar tailgate reinforcement kit.And in all honesty, you're going to want to use those two pieces together. If you need this kit in order to fit a larger tire on the spare tire carrier, you're also going to have a lot more weight, and you're going to wanna reinforce the tailgate itself, as well as the hinge mechanism. So, those two pieces are going to work together and you're going to want to install both of them, because you can have a bunch of different issues when you install a big heavy spare tire that we'll talk about in just a second.So, this kit is going to be a very easy kit to install. So, I'm gonna go with a two out of three wrenches for this installation. Pretty much bolts right into place, there's a little bit of plastic trimming that you have to do, but not gonna be a big deal for most of you, and this can be done in your driveway. We'll show you exactly how to do that in just a second. So getting back to what I just mentioned, there are going to be a few different issues that you can run into when you put a big heavy spare tire in the factory location. One is that you can have clearance issues with the bumper, which this will take care of. You can also have some clearance issues with actually just getting the tire mounted if the tire is wider, you have a little bit less backspacing, the tire just won't sit on the tire carrier properly. This also takes care of that problem.The other issues of the additional weight, which can wear on the hinges and the tailgate itself, they are not fixed by this piece, but they are fixed by that reinforcement kit that you need to have in order to install that. So, if you installed both of these parts, you'll take care of all of the issues of mounting a big heavy spare tire on the tailgate. So, what you're gonna get in this kit are these two brackets, and these are what really move your factory spare tire mount up just a little bit. You can see here are the factory holes, here are your new holes, so everything just goes up a little bit.And that's going to give you that additional clearance for up to a 37-inch tire, so that tire is not going to hit on that bumper. You're also going to get a bunch of shims here, and here. And those shims are going to allow you to space the tire carrier in or out a little bit, to allow your tire and wheel combination to fit, regardless of the size, the width and the backspacing you're running.These rubber bumpers are also designed to go on the tailgate and take up any space between the tailgate itself and the tire. You want that tire to be nice and tight up against something, so it's not just torquing around on those three lug nuts. That's what these are for. And again, these are designed to be trimmed, designed to be cut down so you can get a nice tight fit and that tire isn't going to move at all.So, overall, this is a very nice kit. It's very well put together, it's very well designed, the fit and finish is great. And it is designed to work specifically with that tailgate reinforcement kit. So, if you install both those pieces, you do have a really strong package for carrying up to a 37-inch tire in the factory location. I mentioned before that this kit is a little bit pricey. This comes in right around $275 for the pieces that you see in front of me. And yes, it is a very simplistic kit. However, it is going to do the job that it's designed to do, it is going to give you that additional space to mount that bigger tire, and when working in conjunction with that tailgate reinforcement kit, it really is a complete package.So, if you really like having everything from Mopar, all of those factory style pieces that are going to bolt right onto your Jeep, or if you're just somebody who's a little bit of an early adopter and there aren't a lot of other options out there yet, this is going to be a very well-built choice, but it is going to be a little bit pricey. Now, a member of the install team will show you how to get this installed.Tools used for this installation are as follows. We have a ratchet or an impact driver, a 13-millimeter socket, a cutting tool, and a bungee cord. Let's begin the installation of our Mopar tire carrier bracket by removing our factory tire carrier. Now to do this, I'm gonna go ahead and open up our glass, so I can use a bungee cord to hold it up out of the place, because it's a little difficult to disconnect the rear view camera and third brake light from our tire carrier.We're gonna use a 13-millimeter socket and take out our eight bolts securing our tire carrier to our tailgate. Now, let's get started. Now, for the installation of our new bracket, we're gonna go ahead and use our original hardware. As you can see, we are already equipped with the heavy-duty hinge bracket, and that comes with this small spacer. So we're gonna have to make sure we put that back in and we're gonna use the hardware that came with it. Now, the hardware that came with the kit is the same exact length as the hardware we just removed due to this bracket install that was previously installed.Now, before we install our lower bracket, we do have to do a little bit of trimming to our vents back here on our tailgate. Now, it's very simple. We just have to knock these two tabs out here. This way, we clearance for our new bracket. Now, you can do this with a pair of cutters, but I'm gonna go ahead and do this with my utility knife and we're just gonna knock them right off.Now that we have those two plastic tabs removed, we're gonna go ahead and get our new lower bracket on in the same fashion as the top one. We're gonna use our original hardware. We're gonna line up the holes, remembering to still use our shim from the old kit. Now, we're gonna finish up by putting the shims on. Now, these are marked top and bottom. What this will do is now push your tire carrier out from your vehicle for running a wider tire. Now, what this bracket does is it lifts your tire carrier up and out for when you're running a larger diameter and width tire. Let's go ahead and slide them over the studs.Now, when installing these shims, you're gonna notice on this side the word bottom and top are facing out. Now, when putting them on the opposite side, you want them flipped around so the words are actually facing in, that way it follows the contour of our tire carrier. Now, let's go ahead and get the rest of this installed and get our tire carrier back on, and we can wrap this all up. Next, we're gonna go ahead, slide our tire carrier back over our new studs. Then we're going to take our flange head bolts and washers and secure it down. Now, using our same 13-millimeter socket, we're gonna go ahead and tighten these down.Now we have one final part to exchange on this, and it's the rubber bump stops that are on our tailgate. We're gonna need slightly longer ones now. These are very simple. Just give them a little tug, and they should pop right out. We're gonna go ahead and swap them out with our new larger Mopar ones that come with the kit. Just insert it and give it a spin. Now, that's all it takes to get our new Mopar tire carrier brackets installed on our JL Jeep Wrangler. For more parts and videos like these, make sure you come visit us at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Specs & Installation
Designed for Oversized Tires. The Mopar Oversize Spare Tire Carrier Mounting Bracket Kit lets you modify your JL's factory spare tire carrier to accommodate up to a 37-inch spare tire. The kit comes with spacers for easy adjustments to fit the tire being carried. The Mopar Oversize Spare Tire Carrier Mounting Bracket Kit requires the Mopar Tailgate Reinforcement System 82215356AB for installation and use.
Heavy-Duty Construction. Mopar precision-machined these brackets and shims from high-grade materials to ensure strength to carry the weight of the oversized tire and wheel. The components are protected with a durable, corrosion-resistant black finish.
Bolt-On Installation. The Mopar Oversize Spare Tire Carrier Mounting Bracket Kit uses an all-bolt-on installation to simplify the installation process. Fitment can be adjusted by adding or removing shims until the spare wheel and tire are properly mounted.
24-Months Limited Warranty. The Mopar Oversize Spare Tire Carrier Mounting Bracket Kit is warranted to be free of defects in materials or workmanship. Exclusions will apply.
Application. The Mopar Oversize Spare Tire Carrier Mounting Bracket Kit is designed to fit 2018-2020 Jeep Wrangler JL models equipped with the factory tire carrier and the Mopar Tailgate Reinforcement System - 82215356AB.
Fitment: 2018 2019 2020
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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