I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com and this is my review of the Raxiom Backup Camera Spare Tire Mount Bracket, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. This bracket is for any of you who have the Raxiom navigation system with backup camera or the Raxiom backup camera kit and are looking for a clean and easy way to install that camera without the need to drill anything. Or if you have any other 3/4 inch backup camera and you're just looking for the cleanest, easiest way to install it without the need to drill anything. And something that gives you a really good viewing angle.
So, if you're looking for that type of installation and you have the budget for it, I highly recommend taking a look at this bracket. This bracket is made of steel and it's covered in a black powder-coat finish that's going to do a great job of resisting both rust and corrosion. There honestly isn't too much to this bracket, but it does solve a problem. Anytime you're installing a backup camera, the standard way to do that is to drill a hole, and there are a lot of different places to mount the camera but they all require drilling.
If you would rather have a really clean install without the need to drill, this is a nice option. It mounts your camera behind the spare tire and does it without the need to drill a hole, giving you a great vantage point. A couple of the other options for mounting your camera would be to drill a hole in the bumper or in a plastic hitch plug. The problem with those locations is if you put it in the hitch plug, every time you use the hitch you have to remove the plug, thereby removing your camera, or if you put it in the bumper you have a really low vantage point.
This gives you a nice, high vantage point which gives you the perfect viewing angle for a backup camera and again, it does it all without the need to drill. As long as you have a factory style spare tire mount, with two studs at the top and one at the bottom, this will work perfectly.
Installing the bracket could not be any easier. All you need to do is remove your spare tire, put your bracket on your spare tire mount, again this goes over the top two studs of your factory style spare tire mount. Install your camera, route your wiring, and put your tire back on. The whole process shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to install the bracket, but that doesn't count installing the camera and routing all the wiring. And you won't need any specialty tools, just something to remove your lug nuts to get your spare tire off.
Right off the bat, when you take a look at the price for this bracket, it might seem to be a little bit high. And when you pick the bracket up and hold it in your hands, it's not overbuilt. Then again, it doesn't need to be. All it's doing is holding your camera. So, when you take a look at the price tag, initially it might seem a little bit high. But when you consider the alternative to this, which is drilling a hole in your Jeep to match the camera, and the fact that there aren't a lot of other options for brackets out there like this at any price point, all of a sudden, in my opinion, it becomes worth the money.
So, whether you're installing the Raxiom navigation system with backup camera, the Raxiom backup camera system, or any other 3/4 inch backup camera and you're looking for a solution to mount that camera without the need to drill into your Jeep, and something that will give you the best possible vantage point, this is a really nice option if you have the budget for it.
So that's my review of the Raxiom Backup Camera Spare Tire Mount Bracket fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.