Enterprise Rear Bumper, Tire Carrier, and Cargo Rack System
about the Rear "Rubicon" Bumper
carrier also mounts to the body above the passenger side tail
light. I know this will make some of you cringe...but think about
when you are mounting up those 35" 8 ply Boggers, along with
a cargo rack and a million other things in the jeep...you'll be
glad you have it. Simply assemble the poly bushing as shown, and
slide the bracket onto the carrier arm/bushing. Make sure the
carrier is closed. Mark the bolt holes, drill, and use the supplied
bolts into the body, and then through the bracket and bushing.
The body mount is designed to allow for differences such as corner
protectors, as the bracket and bushing have some play built in...but
it still doesn't rattle!
To open, place a touch of pressure on your
spare tire and lift up on the rearmost knob. It clicks to disengage
and the carrier opens with ease. The swing out tire carrier also
automatically latches in the open position. The other knob on
the carrier can be pulled outward as you swing the carrier closed
to disengage the spring-loaded lockout mechanism.
called a tire/utility carrier because you don't have to mount
a spare tire to it if you don't want to! The tire mount does
not even have to be ordered. If you'd rather, you can mount
the spare in the bed, on the roll bar, wherever you wish...and
you can mount a cargo rack in its place. Obviously, most of
us will use the spare tie mount, and here are its features:
Rather than using lugnuts, the mount uses a T handle that
has rubber grips on it. Simply place your spare on the mount,
and spin in the T handle until snug. A 2.5" shackle padlock
can be added for security. The tire mount will accommodate
all popular wheel bolt patterns.
The swing out carries a myriad
of other items as well...your Hi-Lift jack, for instance.
Hardware is available so that the jack mounts to the inside
of the carrier, and another 2.5" shackle padlock can
be used to lock the jack in. Note that mounting the jack
requires removing the jack foot.
Max-Ax mounts are also available.
Simply drilling a hole in the end of the axe allows use
of yet another padlock for keeping the axe from walking
away (my axe is mounted upside down as compared to Hanson's
usual mounting style. This was done to prevent water from
pooling in the axe sheath and corroding the axe head.)
Hanson also provides tabs for mounting
auxiliary reverse/utility lights. This is a relatively new feature,
but a valuable one! Finally, a license plate mounting kit is available,
along with a light. The plate can be mounted anywhere on the carrier...I
chose to cover one of the light tabs as I felt one 55W reverse
light provided enough backing illumination for me. Finally, high
atop the tire carrier is a CB antenna mount. Simply screw your
antenna to the mounting tab and you are set.