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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGS View Post
    Anything other than the tape to help keep things aligned or is there really no way around making the adjustments.

    Glad you posted this up. It’s on the short list of mods. BTW, 40s........you suck. Can you just keep one Jeep at a normal build please. First you went all DTD and 40s withrubicat and now you’re already talking 40s with jet.
    LOL - The tape helped a lot and as you can see in the video, I used a pry bar with blue tape wrapped around it to help lift the tailgate while tightening the bolts. This seemed to do the trick well.

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    informative and entertaining. With 40’s on the horizon I look forward to the next upgrade install video(s)


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    Great and informative video! Looks to be a very well put together product!! I’m excited to see those 40s


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    Quote Originally Posted by Labricon View Post
    informative and entertaining. With 40’s on the horizon I look forward to the next upgrade install video(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by longarmwj View Post
    Great and informative video! Looks to be a very well put together product!! I’m excited to see those 40s
    LOL!! While I would love to run 40's in the near future, I don't think that'll be happening especially being that we'll be getting a Gladiator. IF we're lucky, maybe before the year is up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    LOL!! While I would love to run 40's in the near future, I don't think that'll be happening especially being that we'll be getting a Gladiator. IF we're lucky, maybe before the year is up.
    Paging Dr Jim Mcgean... Cue the JL XD60 axles!!!

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    Another well done how-to video. Interesting that Jeep went with adhesive tape to seal the access panels to the hinge bolts...lighter and cheaper, but not easier. Do they sell replacement tape patches (I imagine they do)...

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    Awesome instructional video! I wish I went this route at times instead of the bulky and heavy bumper mounted carrier...

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    Looks really nice. I was suprised that you did not have any torque specs for the bolts on the outside of the tailgate. I changed my JK hinges to a Teraflex Reinforced and Adjustable Hinged Carrier to accommodate 315/70-17 tires. Made a heck of a difference in stiffness of the gate plus I couldnÂ’t get a tire that size mounted without some type of modifications. When I did mine, I too was surprised as another poster commented, that there was no paint under the hinges. I cleaned my body/gate up good to eliminate the very minor rust that was there, then spread a good bead of Lexel caulk (more expensive than silicone but it also has many benefits over silicone) on both the tailgate and body areas to insure no moisture could penetrate it in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RESURECTIONJK View Post
    Paging Dr Jim Mcgean... Cue the JL XD60 axles!!!
    LOL!! If only it were that easy

    Quote Originally Posted by Brute View Post
    Another well done how-to video. Interesting that Jeep went with adhesive tape to seal the access panels to the hinge bolts...lighter and cheaper, but not easier. Do they sell replacement tape patches (I imagine they do)...
    I would imagine you could get replacements but I ended up reusing mine. Where the one tore, I just applied some duct tape to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jsouder53 View Post
    Awesome instructional video! I wish I went this route at times instead of the bulky and heavy bumper mounted carrier...
    Having run big heavy rear bumper tire carriers in the past, I have to say that this is a much better solution or at least, for me anyway. Most aftermarket bumper tire carriers can weigh about 170-200 lbs. For me, I'd rather carry that in gear.

    Quote Originally Posted by LARSONEM View Post
    Looks really nice. I was suprised that you did not have any torque specs for the bolts on the outside of the tailgate. I changed my JK hinges to a Teraflex Reinforced and Adjustable Hinged Carrier to accommodate 315/70-17 tires. Made a heck of a difference in stiffness of the gate plus I couldnÂ’t get a tire that size mounted without some type of modifications. When I did mine, I too was surprised as another poster commented, that there was no paint under the hinges. I cleaned my body/gate up good to eliminate the very minor rust that was there, then spread a good bead of Lexel caulk (more expensive than silicone but it also has many benefits over silicone) on both the tailgate and body areas to insure no moisture could penetrate it in the future.
    LOL!! These are tailgate bolts and good-n-tite is all they really need. I only give torque specs where it's critical or for components that really need it like suspension or driveline parts.

    The skin on the JL tailgate is aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Most aftermarket bumper tire carriers can weigh about 170-200 lbs. For me, I'd rather carry that in gear.
    I 100% agree... One day I’ll get around to replacing it. I love all the extras you can add to it, but it’s not worth it in the end...

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