Remove the spare tire and disconnect the third tail light.
Remove the OEM tire carrier and the plastic hinge covers. Slip a wood shim(s) between the bumper and the tailgate. Only then remove the factory hinges with a 13 mm socket from the tailgate and a T50 torx from the body.
Wipe off any dirt from the body that has accumulated behind the old hinges and tire mount. Apply thread lock and using the stock T50 bolts mount the HD Carrier to the body. Remove the rubber bump stop closest to the hinge with a gentle tug.
Close the carrier and make sure all the bolt holes align, then use the supplied new 13 mm M8 bolts in the old hinge holes. Volume 18/6