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Old 01-05-2012, 02:02 PM   #2226
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Hey Joe, for some interesting storage options to spend money on... http://www.springtailsolutions.com/
I want, so bad, to do a cargo rack on mine. The issue... there is no ****ing way the vehicle will fit in my garage once you consider the lift and tires going on ahead of the potential rack.

Thanks for the link.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:07 PM   #2227
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I want, so bad, to do a cargo rack on mine. The issue... there is no ****ing way the vehicle will fit in my garage once you consider the lift and tires going on ahead of the potential rack.

Thanks for the link.
Most of their stuff is internal. Their bag system really is the tits. I have the side rack in my FJ and it is a well built product.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:11 PM   #2228
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Most of their stuff is internal. Their bag system really is the tits. I have the side rack in my FJ and it is a well built product.
I'll keep that in mind. I won't be doing much alteration internally for a while, I imagine. Right now, I occasionally have to cart around the girlfriend's daughter... so removing the back seat and including some form of hard mounted storage is out of the question. Believe-you-me, I never intended on keeping the rear seat in this thing, but I have to until we purchase her a new car.

That's why a cargo rack is my best option... save for the whole garage height issue.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:13 PM   #2229
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Or a spare tire mount rack.

I also use one of those cheapy rear hitch mount racks... it was $49 at Tractor Supply.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:15 PM   #2230
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In a perfect world the spare would be mounted on top of the cargo rack...

...sadly, I am tire carrier shopping as well.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:18 PM   #2231
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My reading indicated they are a giant waste of time and money... that the factory spot is good, it's another thing to open/close, and all the aftermarket ones will eventually rattle/fall apart.

I am gonna get this eventually-

http://www.gr8tops.com/index.php?opt...ash&Itemid=113
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:23 PM   #2232
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The stock carrier on the JK can hold some weight, but once you have the weight of a 35" tire (or larger) you run the risk of popping the welds and placing too much stress on the hinges. The additional weight of aftermarket tires of that magnitude wasn't considered when reinforcing the rear gate. Given such, you can either replace/upgrade the carrier itself (OR-FAB offers a nifty carrier) or replace the carrier and bumper with the typical all-in-one job.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:37 PM   #2233
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Yes, I know that's what I linked above (TJ only currently).

Cheaper and simpler than the OR Fab Design.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:40 PM   #2234
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Yes, I know that's what I linked above (TJ only currently).

Cheaper and simpler than the OR Fab Design.
I clicked through the link (and site) a bit... are there pictures of the actual construction? I may have missed it if there is detail on it.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:43 PM   #2235
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:45 PM   #2236
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That's pretty cool. I think I may have seen something similar for the JK, my memory is fuzzy on it though.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:57 PM   #2237
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That would be cool. I just don't want to have to open two things to get into the back of my jeep, and since I already have an aftermarket bumper with a hitch it's a waste to get one with a tire carrier for $500+
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:01 PM   #2238
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That would be cool. I just don't want to have to open two things to get into the back of my jeep, and since I already have an aftermarket bumper with a hitch it's a waste to get one with a tire carrier for $500+
Understandable. I can't say that I would care about opening two things... I just don't want my gate/spare to fall off while I am driving. I don't want to have to buy a new piece when I upgrade tire sizes from 35" to 37" to so forth.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:03 PM   #2239
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Yeah, the one I posted has different mounting positions for different tires.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #2240
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i like my carrier, but if i had it to do again i would buy my psc bumper sans the tire carrier and get this style. i really like the can carrier location.

https://www.google.com/search?ix=hea...HqfO2gX6_KiPAg
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:12 PM   #2241
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Yeah, the one I posted has different mounting positions for different tires.
Again, going off of fuzzy memory, the JK reinforcement kits that I have seen have a limit to the size. Regardless, the idea of mounting a 40" or a 42" tire to the gate (even with reinforcement) seems like you would be asking for something bad to happen.

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i like my carrier, but if i had it to do again i would buy my psc bumper sans the tire carrier and get this style. i really like the can carrier location.

https://www.google.com/search?ix=hea...HqfO2gX6_KiPAg
From the photos I have seen, my biggest qualm with the OR-FAB carrier is how far the carrier sticks out. I say this is my biggest qualm because I would rather not have anything back there and have the spare on a cargo rack.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:22 PM   #2242
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From the photos I have seen, my biggest qualm with the OR-FAB carrier is how far the carrier sticks out. I say this is my biggest qualm because I would rather not have anything back there and have the spare on a cargo rack.
Agreed, that thing would likely drag with some of the wheeling I have done.


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Again, going off of fuzzy memory, the JK reinforcement kits that I have seen have a limit to the size. Regardless, the idea of mounting a 40" or a 42" tire to the gate (even with reinforcement) seems like you would be asking for something bad to happen.
I am not gonna go find it, but the guy that built the TJ one I linked had pics of him, 6'6" 240 lbs, standing on top of the spare tire.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:28 PM   #2243
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I am not gonna go find it, but the guy that built the TJ one I linked had pics of him, 6'6" 240 lbs, standing on top of the spare tire.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:27 PM   #2244
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Collecting dust.

My mod plans for later this month are in jeopardy due to my apartment being broke into over Christmas (I was on vacation). There was some financial outlay due to it, plus a move (to a new place) given the general lack of security and feeling of anal thievery.

I hate spending money as it is... but to front a few grand from my mod budget to cover the unforeseen move, well, it simply delays my tire and lift purchase.
holy crap! There is nothing worse than surprise expenses... i get annoyed enough when i have to spend money on things that break like water heaters and washers and dryers. I would be so pissed if it was a result of a-holes breaking into my house.
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Indeed, Higgins.
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Couple of cruiser pics

Some shot with HDR program on my epic touch











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Ooof. That's purdy.
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Those go for crazy $$$
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Couple of cruiser pics

Some shot with HDR program on my epic touch

Were these things at a junkyard?

That is a nice 60 though.
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