20. Use a fine-tip felt marker to mark the four drill locations through the existing holes in the Rear Inner Bracket, as shown in the preceding photo.
21. Remove the Rear Inner Bracket and drill the marked hole locations with a 5/16” drill bit. An angle-head drill may be necessary to access the hole locations. Use touch-up paint to protect the cut edges of the drilled holes from future rust.
22. Re-Install the Rear Inner Bracket using the supplied button head cap screws and nylon insert lock nuts. The back side where the nuts are located can be accessed from inside the Jeep and inside the taillight housing.
23. Go back over the entire assembly and tighten each screw and nut. Again be careful not to over-tighten any of the screws that thread into the installed nut-serts. Remove the protective masking tape that was applied in Step 3.
24. Repeat the procedure for the opposite side.
25. Remove the Crusher Flares from the Jeep to paint or powder coat, then re-install using the same procedures.
IMPORTANT: on STEEL Crusher Flares, it is important to properly seal all of the seams where metal pieces join without a weld. This includes both the outside and inside seam where the top plate meets the outer tube. The reason is to prevent moisture from entering these hard-to-reach places and causing rust, and to prevent moisture from subsequently leaking back out of these areas and bringing rust reside with it, on to your paint or powder coat finish. There are many products available to seal these areas, from rubberized undercoating products to silicone sealant. If powder-coating, make sure the sealing method is one that is tolerant of the high temperatures used in the powder coat baking process. Consult your professional painter or powder coater for best suggestions.
Congratulations, you have completed the installation of your Poison Spyder JK Crusher Flares!