2021 Bronco Rough Country Spare Tire Relocation Bracket

2021 Bronco Rough Country Spare Tire Relocation Bracket

Jonathan Bowen

We decided to try out the Rough Country spare relocation bracket as it is under $100 and made in the USA! Overall pleased with it especially for the money. Here is a quick install write up.

 First remove your spare and move around to the inside of the gate. You will see a trim panel on the right edge. Remove this with a trim tool, from the inside edge. The outside edge has sliding retainers so you don't want to pry straight out on the outside. Inside, you will see the pass through harness. Undo the two connections, and squeeze the retainers to allow the wiring to go fully outside the vehicle.

Unbolt the 8 13mm head bolts holding the stock bracket in place and set aside for now.

I didn't like how the bracket had no padding on the paint so I added some moisture tape to the contact points. Not the prettiest way, but quick and easy and I needed to get it back together.

Install the bracket using the OEM bolts you removed. Now replace the factory bracket, paying attention to the wires. Undo the outermost clip to give the harness some slack, and make sure it is passing through the RC notch, not the factory notch, where they meet.

Bolt the bracket on using the provided hardware, using a 13mm or 1/2 wrench in back to hold the nuts. Pass the wires thru and reconnect connectors and trim panel as they were removed!