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Old 03-01-2020, 07:52 PM   #1
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Eseries Aluminess Tire Carrier install

Searched the web pretty good. Anyone have a video on how to install.
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Old 03-01-2020, 11:48 PM   #2
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Remove the bumper. Put on the tire carrier and spacer plate. Pull the hinge pin, replace with the replacement including the top strap for the carrier.

Call aluminess. They will walk you through it. They have instructions online.
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Old 03-02-2020, 11:29 AM   #3
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My wife installed mine in less than an hour. Start by knocking the driver's side upper hinge pin out, it's easier to do before the upright of the carrier is in your way, an air chisel will do it in about 30 seconds. Install the top strap and the new hinge pin bolt, but keep them loose. Loosen the passenger side of the bumper, then remove the nuts from the driver's side. This allows you to pull the bumper away from the frame just enough to get the tire carrier sandwiched in there, without having to juggle the bumper and carrier. Once you get the nuts started on the driver's side, remove the nuts from the passenger side, pull the bumper away a little, sandwich the spacer plate between the bumper and frame, then reinstall the passenger side nuts, loosely. Now connect the top strap to the carrier loosely. Now go back through and tighten all the nuts.
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Thanks for the advice
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Old 03-09-2020, 07:27 PM   #5
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My wife installed mine in less than an hour. Start by knocking the driver's side upper hinge pin out, it's easier to do before the upright of the carrier is in your way, an air chisel will do it in about 30 seconds. Install the top strap and the new hinge pin bolt, but keep them loose. Loosen the passenger side of the bumper, then remove the nuts from the driver's side. This allows you to pull the bumper away from the frame just enough to get the tire carrier sandwiched in there, without having to juggle the bumper and carrier. Once you get the nuts started on the driver's side, remove the nuts from the passenger side, pull the bumper away a little, sandwich the spacer plate between the bumper and frame, then reinstall the passenger side nuts, loosely. Now connect the top strap to the carrier loosely. Now go back through and tighten all the nuts.

Good call on having your wife do it. Mine complained a little bit but she did a good job
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Yeah, my wife plays a big role in most automotive repairs around here these days. I hate to admit it sometimes, but as mechanically inclined as I am, I'm just not as able bodied as I used to be, having to use a walker on most days... and I'm only 30-something! She helped change the I-beam pivot bushings and balljoints a few weeks ago too!

Did you get it mounted okay?
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Yeah, my wife plays a big role in most automotive repairs around here these days. I hate to admit it sometimes, but as mechanically inclined as I am, I'm just not as able bodied as I used to be, having to use a walker on most days... and I'm only 30-something! She helped change the I-beam pivot bushings and balljoints a few weeks ago too!

Did you get it mounted okay?


Yes! Thanks for all the pointers. The pin was the biggest pain in the butt. Wish they added some detailed pictures to the instructions. Click image for larger version

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Yeah, my wife plays a big role in most automotive repairs around here these days. I hate to admit it sometimes, but as mechanically inclined as I am, I'm just not as able bodied as I used to be, having to use a walker on most days... and I'm only 30-something! She helped change the I-beam pivot bushings and balljoints a few weeks ago too!

Did you get it mounted okay?
I need a wife like that......
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Yes! Thanks for all the pointers. The pin was the biggest pain in the butt. Wish they added some detailed pictures to the instructions. Attachment 32211Attachment 32210
Call me crazy, but these photos look like they were taken in SLO near Broad....
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Call me crazy, but these photos look like they were taken in SLO near Broad....


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