Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Evo tire carrier mounting strategies- what's the best?

  1. #1
    Knows a Thing or Two zimm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Posts
    976

    Evo tire carrier mounting strategies- what's the best?

    I've read all the threads so far on the carrier install as well as Evo's instructions, and there are multiple ways of doing this. I'm doing the install this week, solo, so I'm hoping for the best advice for a trouble/rattle free install.

    The first step is mount the upper driver's bracket- got that. But then Evo wants me to hold the carrier up to the jeep with all 4 brackets on, and adjust the joints so the mounts all lay nice against the body, then drill and bolt. I've also read about guys who did a 1/2" "preload" of putting the passenger brackets higher so when the tire is on, it sags level. Others have mounted the two uppers first, then the lowers.

    What's the best way? I got a table from home depot and with some wood blocks, I'll be able to have it resting really close to the correct height to mount on the jeep. I'll use some wedges or floor jacks on the bottom of the table cross-bars to get it just right.

    Everything is primed and painted. Yes I did rotate the joints vertically after I took the picture.

    Rock skins go on tomorrow.

    IMG_7963.jpg

    IMG_7962.jpg
    2015 JKU Rubicon

  2. #2
    Been Around the Block TheGrendel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Austin
    Posts
    273
    following because i will be doing this soon as well.

  3. #3
    Addict Ddays's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Darlington, Pa
    Posts
    5,593
    Hinrichs gave me this suggestion for mounting. I did not follow this method as mine was already installed, but if I were doing another one this is how I'd do it:

    "Dont think its right, but what I found out for me personally, was to get the drivers side upper started which is easy, then get the passenger sides both lined up and mounted. Make it open and close well, then latch the driver side upper, and slide in the lower mount into place then mark it. I had a problem with both of my installs where after it was drilled and all, the lower drivers side mount was a little high or low making it very hard to open and close."

  4. #4
    Knows a Thing or Two zimm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Posts
    976
    That actually makes a lot of sense to me. Thanks.
    2015 JKU Rubicon

Similar Threads

  1. Evo pro series tire carrier VS. Evo swing out body carrier?
    By CinciRubi17 in forum Off Road Evolution
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-12-2017, 05:44 PM
  2. Rotopax mounting, stock tire carrier.
    By notnalc68 in forum Jeep JK Wrangler
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-01-2017, 02:16 PM
  3. LOD Destroyer Shorty with Tire Carrier vs. EVO Hinge Tire Carrier
    By NotInStock in forum General Off-Road Tech
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-21-2017, 12:01 PM
  4. EVO Tire carrier/Rotopax mounting solution
    By Ddays in forum Jeep JK Wrangler
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-05-2016, 02:29 PM
  5. replacement Stock Bumper/Stock Tire Carrier/Smitty Built Over Size Tire Carrier
    By Sola_Christos in forum FOR SALE (Active Members ONLY)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-13-2014, 02:38 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us
“wayoflife” is a moniker that I’ve been using for 20 years now and I chose it because I think it does a great job of explaining, in simple terms, the passion I have for Jeeps and the Jeep way of life. This is a lifestyle that transcends age, gender and race as the only thing you need to be a part of it is a love for the outdoors, a desire to explore, a yearning to take on a challenge and a will to conquer it. Over the years, Cindy and I have attempted to capture the essence of this lifestyle through photographs and videos and share it with others around the world. And, this is how WAYALIFE was born.
Join us
WATCH OUR VIDEOS