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Old 12-30-2018, 12:35 PM
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I have Quadratec wheels on my JK with the same backspacing as AEV's wheels. When mounted on the tailgate, the spare sticks out enough that the rubber bumpers don't touch it, thus they do not provide any support. Does anyone know where to get longer bumpers or a hack to extend them?

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Old 12-30-2018, 03:11 PM
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just take a couple of golf balls and stick in the end of the rubber bumpers. A couple pieces of heater hose cut to length and shoved in the ends of the bumpers works also. I like the golf balls better tho lol.
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I'm working down a similar solution. My issue is the nubs broke off why nubbers since I change them with changing wheels (stock vs AEV). I drilled the center of the nubbers out (pokey part was already broken) and put a hockey puck between the nubber and the MorRydetire carrier. Hockey pucks are cheap and then you just use a small rubber well nut on each side to secure the whole assembly to the jeep.
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Or get the longer Daystar spare tire bumpers.
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Old 12-31-2018, 09:54 AM
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Or get the longer Daystar spare tire bumpers.
lots of bad reviews on those. I read enough bad ones that I did not want to take a chance.
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:14 AM
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Really? I've never heard anything bad about them and I've had them for years. It's a very simple product, what is the issue with them?
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Really? I've never heard anything bad about them and I've had them for years. It's a very simple product, what is the issue with them?
The complaints I have read about is people report they fall apart.
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I had the daystars for about a day before they broke. They are cheap foam, I went with the rubber radiator house pushed over the factory pieces. No issues and been using that for about two years now.
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Originally Posted by Aresone View Post
I had the daystars for about a day before they broke. They are cheap foam, I went with the rubber radiator house pushed over the factory pieces. No issues and been using that for about two years now.
What size did you buy?
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Dang! Maybe Daystar changed the construction? I've had mine since 2011.
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