Spare Tire Bumper Extension

 

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The Mod:

Extend the spare tire bumpers to support non-stock wheels/tires.

What it does:

When using a wheel with non-stock backspacing the tire will probably not touch the bumpers. This mod extends the bumpers so the tire once again rests on the bumpers.

Photos:

Here's one of the spare tire bumpers. It needs to be extended for my new wheel and tire combination:

I used a heater hose that has an outside diameter of 1 inch to make the extension:

First, I measured the difference between the stock wheel/tire combination and the new wheel/tire combination. My difference was 1/2 inch:

I then inserted the hose into the bumper as far as it would go:

I then measured one extra inch and cut:

I then made six cuts about 1/2 inch deep around the end and put the spare in place. I made sure the slits spread out evenly when tightening the spare in place:

I also purchased a new bumper and installed it at the bottom of the tire. Here's the bumper:

Picked a location above the lip of the door:

Start drilling with a small drill bit:

Finished with a 9/16" drill bit and painted the edges red:

Insert the bumper. It doesn't stick well, but the tire will obviously hold it in place:

It also needs the rubber hose treatment:

In place:


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Last modified: December 21, 2009 05:54:53 PM