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Unread 05-07-2014, 11:57 AM   #61
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Loosen the 4 bolts that attach the latch mechanism to the tire swing rail. Use 2 levers to push the latch towards the bumper while re-tightening the bolts.

If that doesn't work, I suggest you call Smitybilt.

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Hi, my first post on this forum for the typical call for help.

I am a happy new Jeep wrangler JK Mountain owner and I got it fitted with the front and rear smittybilt Atlas.

The latch is a pain in the *** and after just 10-15 times I cant simply open it with my bare hands. The lever won't move the mechanism enough to disengage the latch and open.

I have to use an iron bar to probe into the space and push the mechanism down in order to open the whole thing and access the car tailgate.

I know somebody hinted about that in this very thread. Could someone please tell me how can I adjust the latch mechanism so I can again open it by simply pulling the lever up as it should be?

The whole product is awesome and super sturdy, but the latch, to my newbie eyes, is crap.


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Unread 05-08-2014, 07:39 AM   #62
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Thanks a bunch! I just did that and it works. The weakest point in an otherwise nice product.

Thanks again, bud.
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Unread 09-20-2014, 07:48 PM   #63
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Forgive me for necroposting but I am eyeballing this bumper combo and had a quick question for which I haven't been able to find an answer yet.

You mention that multiple wheel bolt patterns are accommodated, is 8 on 6.5 one of them? If not does it look like there's room to drill for said pattern?

Thanks a bunch.
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Unread Yesterday, 07:18 PM   #64
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I have this bumper...just in the process of sorting it out to fit.....I laid my wheel PCD gauge over the holes and there appears to be two patterns....a "Y" in 5x5 and an "inverted Y" in 5 x 5.5. I'm not sure an 8 x 6.5 would fit.....I have the parts on my bench at home, I'll take a happy snap for you tonight with and without the wheel PCD gauge so you can see for yourself.
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Unread Today, 03:34 AM   #65
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OK...heres the pics.....





5 x 5" PCD



5 x 5.5" PCD



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I think your best bet would be to make a round plate to hold the 8 x 6.5" PCD studs, and then drill it to suit the 5 x 5" PCD holes and bolt it to the carrier.
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