Originally Posted by mda0303
I did a test fit to see how bad it was.. I was alittle surprised with how off it was. Im thinking more of a 1/2" to 3/4". Im not sure if im over-exaggerating or not.
I ran a 35" ProComp Xtreme M/T on the factory tailgate carrier for 2 years, then 35" Duratracs for a year with 4.5" BS and factory bumper. On the other hand my 35" Pitbulls will not fit with 4.5"BS as they are one of very few 35s that actually measure 35".
If you put 1/4" of washers on the carrier studs, then put the tire on the carrier with the tail gate open a bit. Once bolted up close the tailgate and see what happens. The tire will snug up on the back plastic bumper and keep it tight. This also keeps the stress off the tailgate.
2008 Black and Khaki Sahara Unlimited. Auto, Tow pkg, Dual Tops, MyGig, Trax-Lok rear diff. 3.5" Rock Krawler fr springs, rear TeraFlex 2.5 BB, 35x12.50x17 Pitbull Rockers on Blackrock Viper Alloys, Flex-o-lite trans cooler, Mr Grille billet grille inserts, AEV Prem Bumper ETC.. AND a Locked and Lifted Honda Foreman for when the trails get real tight