I didn’t read the reviews here prior to my purchase but I’m glad I didn’t. Had I, I might have not purchased it. Perfect packaging, all hardware and instructions included. They could have been a little better with pictures but I’m very capable so I had no issues. Only thing I didn’t expect was the need to have the studs pressed into place but 4 wheel parts did it free of charge. I’m sure you can find a shop with a press. Don’t use an impact with a lug, you will strip the studs. Bolts do align with a little adjustment. This thing is awesome. Very sturdy and holds my 37” Grapplers on 20s. I installed the whole thing by myself but a helper would have sped it up a bit, but not required.
By *J* from Louisiana
Product didn't come with instructions, found them online to clarify a few things. Install was pretty smooth, had already extended the brake light harness. Sturdy and it opens and closes smoothly.
By Pete from Dallas, TX
Up-Date Previous Reviews
The issues with tool clearance at the hinge mounting points turned out to be the tools I used. I purchased a new #50 Torx "L Wrench" and it worked fine. So now everything looks great and works fine. If money is and issue this is a great product for the price! I do wish they had more bolt on accessories such a fuel can holders but maybe that will come in the future. There is still the issue with limited tire width I will promise not to post reviews until I am absolutely sure of the outcome in the future, my apology to Smittybilt!
By Mike D. from Valley Springs
Previous review stands but!
Today I completely removed the 1/4 shims and remounted the tire carrier and it seems better but again it will only expand enough to carry the stock width tire.
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