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post #1 of 5 Old 07-12-2010, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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When I have a tire on my Shittybilt XRC tire carrier... and hit a bump... it sounds like its going to rip the tub off my JK!!! I have tightened it so tight that I can barely open it.
Has anyone experienced this? Fixed it?


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post #2 of 5 Old 07-12-2010, 03:29 PM
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I got one, I haven't had a problem with mine yet, (knock on wood), does it move around when it's opened, you know sounds like the bushings are gone in it.

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The sides of the rear bumper are hitting the tub. Look under the tub by the rear bumper for marks. A 1 inch body lift will get the tub away from the bumper.

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-13-2010, 06:39 PM
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Just great! Smittybilts bumper ad should include a warning "due to the extreme flex of our rear steel* bumper a 1inch body lift may be required so that the ends of the bumper won't beat the shit out of your tub when hitting a bump". I have a fear of anything that has a Smittybilt or Rugged Ridge sticker on it. Maybe you can take the bumper to a local welder and have some braces welded to the inside to stop the flex.

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Contact Ray at Smittybilt. He's been helpful with the issues I've had.

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