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    JL tire carrier bolts

    Recently I ordered a Teraflex tire carrier for my 2018 JL that reused the 8 factory bolts to hold the new carrier in place. Teraflex states that the factory bolts be torqued to 25 ft lbs, so as I was installing my Teraflex tire carrier I was tightening the bolts down and SNAP goes one bolt. That should’ve been a sign that I stop but I didn’t and snap goes another bolt. I never got a chance to even torque these bolts down and now I am stuck with 2 half bolts stuck in my tail gate and I can’t use my tire carrier.

    I contacted Jeep, notified them of the issue and they told me to contact a dealership to get it repaired under warranty. The dealership told me I could not have this covered under warranty since I was changing my tire carrier to an aftermarket carrier even though I was using factory bolts. I then contacted Teraflex and they couldn’t help me either.

    Has anyone else had this happen where the bolts snap this easily? Has anyone ever been successful at having Jeep cover these issues? I am still under 30k miles.
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    I didn't realize teraflex was still around. Best of luck either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyd629 View Post
    Recently I ordered a Teraflex tire carrier for my 2018 JL that reused the 8 factory bolts to hold the new carrier in place. Teraflex states that the factory bolts be torqued to 25 ft lbs, so as I was installing my Teraflex tire carrier I was tightening the bolts down and SNAP goes one bolt. That should’ve been a sign that I stop but I didn’t and snap goes another bolt. I never got a chance to even torque these bolts down and now I am stuck with 2 half bolts stuck in my tail gate and I can’t use my tire carrier.

    I contacted Jeep, notified them of the issue and they told me to contact a dealership to get it repaired under warranty. The dealership told me I could not have this covered under warranty since I was changing my tire carrier to an aftermarket carrier even though I was using factory bolts. I then contacted Teraflex and they couldn’t help me either.

    Has anyone else had this happen where the bolts snap this easily? Has anyone ever been successful at having Jeep cover these issues? I am still under 30k miles.
    Welcome to JL Wrangler. My bolts were fine and I was able to torque them down. You just need to get you a good set of bolt extractors


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    Were you using a torque wrench or calibrated hand? Factory torque is 22 ft lbs so 25 shouldn’t have snapped them.


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    Or cheap Chinese junk bolts.


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    [QUOTE=heavyd629;65682]Recently I ordered a Teraflex tire carrier for my 2018 JL that reused the 8 factory bolts to hold the new carrier in place.
    Quote Originally Posted by DavidDJL69 View Post
    Or cheap Chinese junk bolts.


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    I think he reused the factory bolts
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncb View Post
    Were you using a torque wrench or calibrated hand? Factory torque is 22 ft lbs so 25 shouldn’t have snapped them.


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    I barely started to torque the bolts down and I had initially set the torque wrench to 15 ft lbs which the bolts snapped before I even hit 15.

    The install did call for the factory bolts to be reused.
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    Why would you think that Jeep cover you snapping bolts off during an install of an aftermarket accessory under warranty?..


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    Quote Originally Posted by ncb View Post
    Were you using a torque wrench or calibrated hand? Factory torque is 22 ft lbs so 25 shouldn’t have snapped them.


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    A torque wrench


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    JL tire carrier bolts

    Quote Originally Posted by heavyd629 View Post
    I barely started to torque the bolts down and I had initially set the torque wrench to 15 ft lbs which the bolts snapped before I even hit 15.

    The install did call for the factory bolts to be reused.
    If your worried, I would apply red loctite and get those bolts snug and give it another 1/8 turn. Theres 8 of them so you should be fine


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