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    JL EVO tire carrier gap

    I helped a friend of mine install his EVO carrier today, and where the mounts go through the body, it leaves large gaps. Am I missing something, or is this the way EVO intended it to be.

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    It seems like a lot of water and debris will get into those gaps


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    Did you watch Eddie and Cindy’s video? Lol

    That’s the way it’s “supposed” to be.


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    Out here in SoCal it is not really a problem, but I could understand the concern back where you live.

    That is how the one I did came out as well.

    Maybe try fitting something in from the back side to plug it up?

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    I did. And as well as it’s designed, I was hoping there was something more. He’s going to tape it closed for now. I’ll see what I can come up with.


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    No need to tape it up. Pour some water in there, you'll see it drain right out of the bottom. Only problem would be if he didn't replace the two pieces of "painted" tape on the inside of the tub, or at least secure the inner tub access holes with Gorilla Tape, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doubletapdaddy View Post
    No need to tape it up. Pour some water in there, you'll see a drain right out the bottom. Only problem would be if he didn't replace the two pieces of "painted" tape on the inside of the tub, or at least secure the inner tub access holes with Gorilla Tape, etc.
    Thank you! I’ll double check in the tape. I wasn’t there for that stage, just the finish.


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    He did replace it. So sounds like he’s good to go


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    After installing mine, those gaps freaked me out too. Lol.

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    Why wouldn’t evo extend the hinge mounting surface to cover the opening. Regardless if it drains that is just a poor design. It wouldn’t add that much cost to make the base of the hinge bigger to cover the opening.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 14ACES View Post
    Why wouldn’t evo extend the hinge mounting surface to cover the opening. Regardless if it drains that is just a poor design. It wouldn’t add that much cost to make the base of the hinge bigger to cover the opening.


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    I agree, it’s still a bad ass carrier, but a couple plastic filler plugs or a larger base plate would have really finished it off nicely.


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