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    Hey now, that's pretty clean! Thanks for posting it up and happy belated birthday

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    WOOT! This came in the mail today...

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    I financed to take advantage of an additional $1000 discount. Had to hold the account for 6 months. All in all I paid about $100 in interest before paying it off.

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    So although I've had lots of parts for my JL that have been put on hold due to time constraints and cold weather, I have also been hampered by the availability of replacement parts for my beadlocks. When mounting the Coops to the XD229 Machetes the first four went well, but the the fifth and final wheel had some problems. Several of the threaded inserts were not fully seated and were raised above the mounting surface. Some were even broken...

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    I contacted Marcus at River City Offroad (my point of purchase) who reached out to Wheel Pros for replacement inserts. Well, I lost track of time, a few weeks went by and the inserts never arrived. An email to Marcus resulted in him procuring a full replacement wheel shipped directly from Wheel Pros. Unfortunately the replacement wheel came with an insert so damaged, I couldn't even thread a bolt into it.

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    I hit the insert with some heat to break the red threadlocker and backed it out with an extractor. Comparing it to another insert it looked as if it was broken off during the manufacturing process. Another email to Marcus, and I ended up with a bag of replacement threaded inserts by the end of the week.

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    Here is a picture of the broken insert that I pulled out of the rim (left), an older insert that I had in a drawer (middle), and a replacement insert that was sent from Wheel Pros (note that the replacements came with red threadlocker already applied).

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubletapdaddy View Post
    So although I've had lots of parts for my JL that have been put on hold due to time constraints and cold weather, I have also been hampered by the availability of replacement parts for my beadlocks. When mounting the Coops to the XD229 Machetes the first four went well, but the the fifth and final wheel had some problems. Several of the threaded inserts were not fully seated and were raised above the mounting surface. Some were even broken...



    I contacted Marcus at River City Offroad (my point of purchase) who reached out to Wheel Pros for replacement inserts. Well, I lost track of time, a few weeks went by and the inserts never arrived. An email to Marcus resulted in him procuring a full replacement wheel shipped directly from Wheel Pros. Unfortunately the replacement wheel came with an insert so damaged, I couldn't even thread a bolt into it.



    I hit the insert with some heat to break the red threadlocker and backed it out with an extractor. Comparing it to another insert it looked as if it was broken off during the manufacturing process. Another email to Marcus, and I ended up with a bag of replacement threaded inserts by the end of the week.



    Here is a picture of the broken insert that I pulled out of the rim (left), an older insert that I had in a drawer (middle), and a replacement insert that was sent from Wheel Pros (note that the replacements came with red threadlocker already applied).
    What a pain. At least the weather is nice today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    What a pain. At least the weather is nice today.
    Lol. It's funny, 36 does feel like a heatwave right now. Anyways, buttoned up all five beadlocks and installed the EVO MFG JL HD HINGED TIRE CARRIER.

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    Although installation was deceptively simple, it took a bit more time than I had anticipated.

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    You can pick up those inserts at fastenal too.


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    Tire carrier looks sweet,on my wish wist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJL View Post
    You can pick up those inserts at fastenal too.
    That's good to know, thanks. Had I thought of that, then I would have just fixed the first wheel myself rather than waiting for replacement inserts.

    Quote Originally Posted by tchmotorsports View Post
    Tire carrier looks sweet,on my wish wist.
    I'm really satisfied with the looks and the function also. The hardest part about it was the cringing that I had to endure while pulling the rear passenger panel off. It's held on with all sorts of different fasteners just waiting to break. It was below freezing outside and about 40 degrees in the garage when I pulled it, so I took it for a lengthy drive with the heat blasting to warm up the interior of the Jeep and let my kerosene heater warm up the garage for a couple of hours to ensure nothing was too brittle before I pulled it. Panel clips cause me more anxiety than shelf roads. LOL.

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    Although I do like the look of EVO camera/CHMSL relocation bracket, the T-9 TORX screws that need to be taken off to remove the bracket assembly (including the CHMSL & camera) anytime the spare is removed are a major pain in the ass. Those suckers are super tiny.

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    Does anybody know if the Dual Threaded Lug Bolts included in the Mopar Center High Mounted Stop Light Relocation Kit (p/n 82215349) will work with XD229 Machetes?

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