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Ok, SHROCKWORKS - Rear Bumper install by MC

The no bull directions. You can handle this one by yourself I am sure. I did.

Ok,

1st, Make sure you have all the parts.

Then, park and block and remove the wires for the license plate light and trailer harness if equipped.

Next, remove all the bolts that hold it in, (As pictured) You will put back and leave loose the one I am pointing to in this picture.
SHROCKWORKS was thinking enough to have it so the bumper will slide onto this bolt so you do not need to hold it up.


You see these two buggers? They are on the frame above the tire, If you have the tire rack remove them before you loose them.
Pictured after removed.


Now, take em, clean em and install them on the edge of the bumper as pictured here, Makes it look clean and adds a sealed look,
plus, when you ditch your X and make it stock again, you'll know where they are.

I am showing one installed in this picture so you can tell where it goes, No need to modify it at all. Just center it.


The Bumper installed and in action.


More tips,

Check the bolt that holds the tire rack before you lube it up. Mine required some air tool trimming of the powder coat to let bolt pass through. You want a tight fit so trim easy.

The thing with the chain that lowers and raises the spare tire is easily removed, so take it off! Two bolts.

Don't worry too much about the alignment of the tire carrier latch until you get the weight of the tire on it. Then align it, (align it how it will be used), picture of Latch with a lock on it.


The hole where the pin goes through the hitch is kind of a tight clearance, my Hitch lock did not work. But I found that a Master Lock Swivel Hitch pin lock worked. Pictured here:


And no this fancy lettering does not come with the tire rack!


I suggest ordering yours with an Ant mount and a Hi Lift mount. You WILL use them someday.
When mounting the hi Lift, use rubber washers of suitable size to keep tension on the wing nuts, and keep from having a metal to metal rub. I used my Glad hand washers, (Used ones) I hear the plumbing dept has similar washers used for toilets.
I also took the top Bolt, ground down the threads flat with a cut off tool and then drilled a hole into it and found a lock that would fit.
This makes it a LOCKING Hi Lift Jack holder for those with sticky fingers.


I also bought a Larin Hi Lift Jack, Really a Larin Because it's cheapo and no one really wants it. But it does the same tricks. $32 Tractor Supply.
Notice in picture of lock how Larin secures Handle to jack with that clip?
Then I use a Tent type Bungee to extra secure.
I was not too hip on the placement of the Trailer plug bracket, you see two holes to the left? That's where they want it. I wanted it closer to the hitch so it don't yank on tight right turns. So I moved it. I also shaved off some Trim on the plug and turned it up side down to fit better.


The gain in clearance required me to make a 6" Male to female plug extender and buy a 6" drop hitch. I store the jack foot under the seat with spare keys to all my locks on it. Pictured here.


And here is my special low buck Shrockworks tire rack tire lock.
Problem was, No 5 lock set available from McGuard. So I keep what I have.
Then I get an idea, I saw a trailer coupler lock at Wal Mart for like $7.


I drill a hole in one of the spare blanks the size of the lock pin. Paint it and put the lock through.
As you can see here, much better than a wheel lock, you can't grab this, and it only will spin, not turn off.


Here is the back side as locked. Once you put the rubber washers on, it's tight, and it's well protected from weather by
the wheel, and there is no way anyone is going to want to fight it with the tire rack locked closed. I think i have got something here!
Can be used for other things I am sure! Now I'm all LOCKED and all SHROCKED!


I went out and put on some new wheels. So I have both sets, Stock and aftermarket. Here are pics with same lock on Mag wheel. Notice how recessed the special lock is now? And I have the McGuard locks for stock wheels holding spare on. NY criminal proof, they go to easier customer.



Now, don't be afraid to order that Bumper, self install! You can do it with one hand! Plus, I gave you all these tips that I did not get. So you will be much more prepared than I! Remember, you see it here and only here! @ THENEWX.ORG!

You can do It yourself and save Cash!
MC
 

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