Owners of the 2007 and Newer Jeep Wrangler JK who add larger tires and wheels to their vehicles will find that mounting an oversize spare on the stock tire carrier presents a problem. Different wheel offsets space the tire away from the factory rubber stops mounted on the tailgate, which causes annoying rattles and additional stress on the tire carrier.
Daystar?s replacement Tailgate Bump Stops kill the rattles permanently. Constructed of Daystar?s unique EVS foam, the Tailgate Bump Stops are a direct replacement for the factory pieces. The Daystar stops thread into the factory locations on the tailgate and are designed to accommodate all tire and wheel packages; simply trim them to fit snugly against the new spare tire. Daystar?s Tailgate Bump Stops require no tools and install in moments. Available in black, the bump stops are sold in pairs (enough for one vehicle). They are an inexpensive solution to a highly annoying problem!
Wanted to use them on the stock carrier with 35"s until I could get an after market tire carrier. Took a while to twist them into the hole but finally got them in. When I was mounting the tire on the carrier (which was mounted on an AEV Pintler wheel), the bump stops tore in two.
Didn't change the vibration of the spare tire.
The price was right and the shipping turnaround was quick. (I'll definitely use 4wd.com again.) However, this product was a dud, having 2 main flaws: 1. The plastic plug is too big for the hole in the tailgate. Because it's quite hard and spiral shaped (vs just smooth like the factory bumpstop), it's not easily shaved to fit. 2. The foam is flimsy. If for some reason you do decide to gamble on this product, be careful to trim it short enough. Otherwise, if you jam your spare up against it, it'll bend and tear in an instant.
Complete trash... The soft foam doesn't apply enough pressure to keep them stable on the carrier, won't thread in, junk... Installed on 2010 jk Sahara ...
Like the previous reviewer stated, I also could not get the treads on the product to insert into the tailgate, and the cheap foam actually broke off. I'm very disappointed with this purchase. That said…You really do get what you pay for.
It was extremely difficult to install a the thread pattern was way too large. They also were too small to stop the tire from moving at all. Thus, not eliminating the rattle at all. I have a 35 inch tire and it is advertised that it would help even with that sized tire.
what is the length of these bump stops
Asked by danny from on
Hi danny, These Daystar Tailgate Bump Stops are 5" overall length, and are cut to fit. Thanks for your inquiry.
Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from on
Smittybilt G.E.A.R. Tailgate Covers
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