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How to Install a Teraflex Spare Tire Extension Bracket on your 1997-2013 Jeep Wrangler

Installation Time

5 minutes

Tools Required
  • Basic Hand Tools Required
Extreme Terrain
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1. Remove factory spare tire. Keep the factory spare tire lug nuts for use on spare tire extension bracket.

2. Install the supplied bolts and lock washers into the spare tire extension bracket in the proper location (see photo at right to identify your vehicle and location).

3. Install the spare tire extension bracket on factory studs in tailgate bracket using the lock nuts and flat washers provided.

4. Tighten nuts to secure spare tire extension bracket in place.

5. Replace spare tire onto spare tire extension bracket studs, securing with original lug nuts. NOTE: This bracket is not recommended for tires larger than 33 inches. If larger tires are placed on the bracket, damage to the factory spare tire tailgate bracket, vehicle tailgate, and/or hinges will occur. NOTE: Placing a larger tire on the rear of the vehicle may block the third brake light. It is the responsibility of the installer to ensure that the visibility of the third brake light remains unblocked. If needed, a TJ Brake Light Extension may be purchased from TeraFlex, Part #1902020