17.Assembling the tire carrier to the bumper is easy. It simply mounts to the carrier post on the new bumper, and then the tire carrier post support bracket, carrier lock pin, wear sleeve, and lanyard cable are installed. The kit includes metal shims that allow for carrier height adjustment. The third brake-light assembly is then modified so it can be mounted on the carrier. The last step to the install is to bolt on the spare tire-mounting bracket and the spare tire and follow the instructions to drill out the bracket so there is preload on the tire when mounted. This step is left up to the buyer because of the many different wheel/tire configurations.