The JK tailgate has 2 rubber isolators that were designed to apply pressure to the sidewall of your spare tire and help prevent it from jiggling around. Without them, the jiggling of your spare can and will cause damage to your tailgate. Click on the link below to see a short write-up on how to make your own spare tire isolator extensions and for cheap.
As most of you know, Cindy and I prefer to run our Jeeps with big tires and with as low of a stance as possible. Of course, in order to do this and with a minimal amount of rubbing, some trimming of the body is required… okay, a LOT of trimming!
While pushing the center line of your wheels further out will help you to run bigger tires and without rubbing issues, you do it at the expense of increasing your scrub radius and at the cost of putting more stress on your ball joints, wheel bearings and even tie-rod.
For those of you looking to add a bit more protection for the rear passengers in a 4-Door Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited, Rock Hard 4×4 has come up with a unique solution to add in additional support just behind the rear bench seat.
After taking on a considerable amount of damage to both passenger side doors on Moby a couple of years back, Cindy and decided to replace them with a set of Rugged Ridge half doors.