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Thread: JL JOURNAL : EVO Tire Carrier Installation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampart22 View Post
    Hey Eddie,
    Got a question:

    So I purchased the mopar upgraded hinge and tailgate with purchase of the Jeep and although Iím not especially happy with it Iím stuck with it until I can fund either the EVO like yours or go into a bumper mount solution.

    Either way, the side rubber tire stabilizers are not long enough for the 37í tires with KMC bead locks. And no, the longer ones from mopar with the kit donít fit either. What did you install on yours. You mentioned bolting one in with an anchor. I find Iím about 1-2 inches short. Yep story of my life....


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    I used these https://amzn.to/2NmWrCa

    Hope that helps you out.

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    Thank you sir! Iíll check them out


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    Bumping and old thread, but I installed the Evo Carrier. Install was somewhat easy with Eddies walkthrough. However, I noticed the hinges sit lower and now there is a gap where the hinges enter the body that would allow water to creep in. I temporarily fixed by using a rubber piece to block out the rain. My question is, did i misalign something or overtorue maybe? I didnt remember seeing this on my initial install, but after i retorqued the hinge bolts. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_Meany View Post
    Bumping and old thread, but I installed the Evo Carrier. Install was somewhat easy with Eddies walkthrough. However, I noticed the hinges sit lower and now there is a gap where the hinges enter the body that would allow water to creep in. I temporarily fixed by using a rubber piece to block out the rain. My question is, did i misalign something or overtorue maybe? I didnt remember seeing this on my initial install, but after i retorqued the hinge bolts. Thanks!
    Are you talking about where the hinges pass through the quarter panel? If so, that sounds about right and no water will be able to get into the cab of your Jeep. Any water that may get in will just fall through the bottom. This is why there were those pieces of tape like things blocking the bolts - it's to help prevent dust from getting inside the cab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Are you talking about where the hinges pass through the quarter panel? If so, that sounds about right and no water will be able to get into the cab of your Jeep. Any water that may get in will just fall through the bottom. This is why there were those pieces of tape like things blocking the bolts - it's to help prevent dust from getting inside the cab.
    Yes. Exactly that spot. Ok. So IF water does creep in it will drain through the bottom. Good to hear. I just didn't want to have a small pond sloshin' around back there over time.

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    Yes, there are visible drain holes through the bottom. As long as your tape remained intact, or you replaced it with something else like Gorilla Tape you should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubletapdaddy View Post
    Yes, there are visible drain holes through the bottom. As long as your tape remained intact, or you replaced it with something else like Gorilla Tape you should be fine.
    Ehh top tape was intact, bottom tape? Not so much but I did use gorilla tape to reseal it. Thanks for the info!


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    Aluminum duct work sealing tape works well and easy to remove if needed


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    Also relocating the 3rd brake light seemed to be a good ideaIMG_5227.JPGIMG_5237.JPGIMG_5236.JPG


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