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    JK Evo Tire Carrier Fitment Question

    I installed a EVO Tire Carrier on my JK. I have a gap at the top of the passenger side that allows water to get past the tailgate seal. Unsure how to adjust. Anyone run into something like this? I emailed EVO waiting to hear back. IMG_6125.jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by joegsx View Post
    I installed a EVO Tire Carrier on my JK. I have a gap at the top of the passenger side that allows water to get past the tailgate seal. Unsure how to adjust. Anyone run into something like this? I emailed EVO waiting to hear back. IMG_6125.jpg


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    Mounting bracket hinge plate on the inside needs different shims or is installed to far back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joegsx View Post
    I installed a EVO Tire Carrier on my JK. I have a gap at the top of the passenger side that allows water to get past the tailgate seal. Unsure how to adjust. Anyone run into something like this? I emailed EVO waiting to hear back. IMG_6125.jpg


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    We just installed this on my coworkers jeep a couple of weeks ago and it was the same. I think most people stack some washers on the upper bolts that used to be in the hinge. That should push the panel back toward the seal more. Only issue is it's a pain to get in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MericaMade View Post
    Mounting bracket hinge plate on the inside needs different shims or is installed to far back.

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    I believe your thinking of a JL. Having done this a couple weeks ago this doesn't sound like a JK description. Maybe I'm just reading it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bierpower View Post
    I believe your thinking of a JL. Having done this a couple weeks ago this doesn't sound like a JK description. Maybe I'm just reading it wrong.

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    You're right I am thinking of the JL. Good catch!

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    Yup and it didn’t sit flush against the tailgate no matter how I adjusted it. If I tightened down all the bolts it pulled and deformed the inner sheet metal. I ended up pulling and selling it and going back to my old TF carrier. Eventually I just deleted the spare for the time being. But I was highly unimpressed with the fitment of it.

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    Mine fits the same way but water doesn’t come in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear_JKU View Post
    Mine fits the same way but water doesn’t come in.


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    Same with mine

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    Mine fit the same and I stacked some washers using some masking tape to hold in place while I put the bolt through. No leaks and carrier is really stable w heavy wheel and 37” tire and hitting fast bumps.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SWTrailJKU View Post
    Yup and it didn’t sit flush against the tailgate no matter how I adjusted it. If I tightened down all the bolts it pulled and deformed the inner sheet metal. I ended up pulling and selling it and going back to my old TF carrier. Eventually I just deleted the spare for the time being. But I was highly unimpressed with the fitment of it.
    same. i was not impressed with the fitment of the Evo carrier and got rid of it.

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