How to Install the Tuff Stuff® Single-Action Rear JK Bumper / Tire Carrier

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  • Remove the current stock tire carrier.
  • Disconnect the 3rd tail light assembly.
  • Remove the four frame bolts (2 each side).
  • Remove two additional bolts under the door.
  • Remove the four bolts connecting the hitch assembly (if installed).
  • Insert L plates into the frame for mounting.
  • Line up bumper and attach two bolts to hold it in place.
  • Insert under bumper bolts near the hitch to pull bumper into place.
  • Insert two bolts on either side going through the L plates and the frame.
  • Insert long bolts into both sides (frame through).
  • As you tighten bolts above the hitch the bumper will level out and holes will line up.
  • Attach door plate on the back door of the jeep. Add rubber stopper in center hole before completing the installation.
  • Prep (grease) upper and lower sets of bearings for the tire carrier hinge.
  • Secure door hing with supplied large washer castle nut and pin.
  • Cap with the supplied dust cap and secure with small screw in the side.
  • Begin heim joint installation. Adjust several times to make sure no binding occurs. The joints need to be fairly level to maintain alignment.
  • Door should now swing feely with no binding.
  • Install tire carrier bracket on to the swing arm.
  • Install tire carrier holder in bracket and adjust as needed.
  • Note: factory wheels will not fit properly as the rims are far too recessed to properly hold the tire.
  • Insert and adjust bumper stop into swing arm and line up rubber bump stop already installed on the mounting plate.
  • Install your shackles and you’re good to go.

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