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    Knows a Thing or Two Dopey84's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by boardsurfer View Post
    Love those EVO peanuts! There are still plenty of them in my basement.

    Bummer about the scuffs.
    Haha when I got my stinger the box was filled with these infamous peanuts I thought I got them all out before I installed it however I have found quite a few still dropping to the bottom after a good drive...


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    Knows a Thing or Two zimm's Avatar
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    I'm halfway there. I got the hinge installed at least. Of course I had to pull my entire CB coax from the radio all the way out through the tail gate to get it out of the ACE tailgate plate. Phew! Then it was a wrestling match to get the 9/16" bolts in place. After I hammered them in I realized I forgot the washers. Son of a bitch. I got them out with a punch, put the washers on, and got them seated. Then I fought the stupid spacer plates that hang on the hinge bolts and try to line it all up and get the bolts started. The first 10 attempts resulted in a spacer or bolt dropping out of place. Once it was finally bolted on, I realized I had the tire carrier set too low. So I took the carrier bolts out again, raised the mount, and redid the spacers and bolts. So all in all, it took me 2.5 hours so far, instead of what should have been a 30 min job. I also left a "pull wire" in place so I can pull the license plate light wire through the tail gate when I get it.

    I'll report back tomorrow after I get the tire on, license plate moved, and remove the bumper.



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    For those of you running this carrier: does it completely replace the factory tailgate hinges? I want to switch from my shitty carrier, but I had to cut the OEM hinges apart.

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    **Edit - Post directly above answered my question..
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    Knows a Thing or Two zimm's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKDream View Post
    For those of you running this carrier: does it completely replace the factory tailgate hinges? I want to switch from my shitty carrier, but I had to cut the OEM hinges apart.

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    **Edit - Post directly above answered my question..
    YES it does. Aside from my complaining, it's a super heavy duty piece. I've very happy with it so far. I also didn't need to drill out the door stop and use their adjustable bracket, I bolted the factory tail gate stop back in place and it works fine.
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    Knows a Thing or Two zimm's Avatar
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    Got it all done. The tail gate swings better than stock. I'm so happy with it. I'm still waiting on the ACE fascia and D-ring things. I zip tied the 7 pin connector above the frame since it would hang too low under. Not sure for a permanent solution. My 3' CB antenna is now too tall for my garage, so I ordered a 2' firestick with spring. That should fit. The back up lights are on the way, and the back up camera will go on after the fascia is installed. The factory hitch is 7" closer to the frame than the Ace bumper hitch, that should make a big difference with tongue weight.



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    Looks good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimm View Post
    Got it all done. The tail gate swings better than stock. I'm so happy with it. I'm still waiting on the ACE fascia and D-ring things. I zip tied the 7 pin connector above the frame since it would hang too low under. Not sure for a permanent solution. My 3' CB antenna is now too tall for my garage, so I ordered a 2' firestick with spring. That should fit. The back up lights are on the way, and the back up camera will go on after the fascia is installed. The factory hitch is 7" closer to the frame than the Ace bumper hitch, that should make a big difference with tongue weight.
    Nice work! Those spacers can be difficult. Dont feel bad, I took mine apart a few times to get things lined up properly and chasing down a squeek.
    Quote Originally Posted by mudmobeeler View Post
    Rare doesn't make it desirable. It's rare that I shit my pants, but when I do it's usually not desirable. Lol.



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