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Unread 08-05-2016, 11:08 AM
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I purchased the spare camera parts and rigged it to my bumper since i don't run my tailgate much. Would be easy to mount in a bumper as it is all quick disconnect. I have the tire gate and it works but I already backed into a tree with it on. It rattles and as stated you reduce towing capacity and raise your hitch even higher. If Aev makes a bumper I think the tire carrier needs to disconnect easily or it will not work for guys running campers. I'm thinking to get a rhino pioneer rack and put the spare on the topper.
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Unread 08-05-2016, 12:29 PM
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I purchased the spare camera parts and rigged it to my bumper since i don't run my tailgate much. Would be easy to mount in a bumper as it is all quick disconnect. I have the tire gate and it works but I already backed into a tree with it on. It rattles and as stated you reduce towing capacity and raise your hitch even higher. If Aev makes a bumper I think the tire carrier needs to disconnect easily or it will not work for guys running campers. I'm thinking to get a rhino pioneer rack and put the spare on the topper.
Pete
So does the camera still have the guide lines when backing up after you relocated it? Are they accurate?
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Yes it has the lines as it is factory parts. Not dead accurate but close. If I did it again i would make a bracket and center it and have it protrude out more to have a better hitch view
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I swear i read in an ARB manual that they recommend full size spares on their lockers...but I must have been dreaming.
Holy thread resurrection but I found where I heard this:
http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/tr...ker-operation/

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-Despite being “open” when unlocked, ARB advises against using a smaller spare, as it could accelerate shim wear or potentially weld the cross-shaft to the gears. When possible it is best to lock the axle or put the smaller spare on the axle with no Air Locker, if you have one.
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Unread 06-13-2017, 03:18 AM
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This is something on our to-do list, however there are a lot of challenges to overcome, especially for a vehicle that doesn't come standard with a spare tire mount similar to a JK mount.
Chris, thanks for the info. I feel like this should be one of th highest priorities, instead of new products, to actually offer better parts for vehicles that you already build. I feel like the rear bumper is something A LOT of people need as you can see here. And of course with all the other nice AEV parts on the truck we would all like to get a rear AEV bumper that looks OWM, retains the b/u sensors and relocates/keeps the rear b/u cam along with working with the factory hitch and also having a swing out tire carrier.

So many people buy the RAM over the Jeep to be able to haul things, but then are left without a spare tire, which is not good. So we really really need a rear bumper for the RAM with these features!

So please give this the priority over other things that might not be needed that bad!

Thanks!
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Unread 06-13-2017, 05:11 PM
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Here is another tie down option.

http://www.dieselpowerproducts.com/p...-tie-down.aspx

http://www.dieselpowerproducts.com/p...-fastener.aspx
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Unread 06-14-2017, 06:13 AM
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the tire gate products as well. I have one and a side benefit is I can see out the tailgate now and the little cars behind me.
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