Soon after installing a heavy 37″ spare on the factory tire carrier of our Jeep JL Wrangler, Cindy and I had a myriad of people declare that we were for sure, going to jack up our tailgate. Of course, they said they saw it on social media and so it had to be true. I literally had guys trolling me about it on YouTube and demanded that I admit, we would bend or break our tailgate in 6 months or less. It was just nuts! Well, 8 months after the fact – I’m happy to say that our tailgate was still holding up just fine and without any bending or breaking of any kind. However, I’d be lying if I said this setup was a perfect solution. As some of you know, we spend an enormous amount of time bombing across the desert and hard hits would in fact cause the tailgate to move just enough, to make an annoying knocking sound. Needless to say, this was something we wanted to address and did so, with an EVO Tire Carrier. In this episode of the JL JOURNAL, you get to see to install, one on your Jeep JL Wrangler. Thanks for watching and we hope you find our video to be helpful.
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What You’ll Need
• 13, 15, 22mm Socket & Wrench (deep sockets will be helpful)
• 5/8, 13/16, 7/8″ Socket & Wrench
• 3/16″ Allen Wrench
• Ratchet Extension
• Torx T-8, T-25, T-40, T-55
• Dead Blow Hammer
• Flathead Screwdriver
• Trim Pry Tool
• Pry Bar
• Flat Razor
• Blue Painters Tape
Please let me know if you have any questions.