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Unread 08-29-2005, 08:20 PM   #1
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tire on the roof

i have been seeing alot of full sized tires on the roof of other GC i see on the road. is there a reason to put it in a basket insted of just keeping it under the cover in the back?

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Unread 08-29-2005, 08:28 PM   #2
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Cool factor.

Additionally, some folks use that space on the WJ's for sub woofers.
If the Jeep is lifted, and they are running larger tires, they may not fit in the stock storage position (ZJ or WJ).

But mostly the cool factor

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Unread 08-29-2005, 08:31 PM   #3
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ah yeah i agree it does look pretty cool thanks for the responce man
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Unread 08-29-2005, 08:36 PM   #4
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I do it for the room!! I'm too cool to be cool!!

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downright frosty!

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downright frosty!

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I haul too much crap in the rear to keep a spare there.
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Unread 08-29-2005, 09:40 PM   #8
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*IDEA* tire on roof

just running this by you guys to see what you think. People are asking about putting their full size spare on the roof. I know you can buy a cross member that mounts to the roof rack already, and you put your two existing cross members together and then it ties down to this new metal cross member and you can lock it...

BUT what if you bought another cross member, a factory one, off ebay maybe, just like your existing ones (so that you have 3...I'm assuming that is possible) You then can put the three together and put a hole in the middle one to tie down the tire and lock it in place and all.

The reason for this thinking is that it is expensive to buy the metal cross member that is made just for this, and I looked on ebay and you can buy additional crossmembers for real cheap.

Let me know what you think and if it would work!!
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I think that if you drilled a hole in the crossmember it would weaken it too much, better to get two and a couple plate bolted together to clamp the cross members without drilling hole that would weaken them.
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just running this by you guys to see what you think. People are asking about putting their full size spare on the roof. I know you can buy a cross member that mounts to the roof rack already, and you put your two existing cross members together and then it ties down to this new metal cross member and you can lock it...

BUT what if you bought another cross member, a factory one, off ebay maybe, just like your existing ones (so that you have 3...I'm assuming that is possible) You then can put the three together and put a hole in the middle one to tie down the tire and lock it in place and all.

The reason for this thinking is that it is expensive to buy the metal cross member that is made just for this, and I looked on ebay and you can buy additional crossmembers for real cheap.

Let me know what you think and if it would work!!
The crossmembers on my stock roof rack only come about halfway up the tire....
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Unread 08-29-2005, 10:26 PM   #11
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I think that if you drilled a hole in the crossmember it would weaken it too much, better to get two and a couple plate bolted together to clamp the cross members without drilling hole that would weaken them.
I used to just scoot the two just far enough apart so that they were still almost (Each) near the wheel. Then I would just ratchet them down with two straps diagonally. It stayed up there many times at 40-50mph on fire trails....not to mention 80 on the highway.
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I just did it so I could locate my rig easier at the mall. My power antenna is stuck down so I couldn't just put a little colored ball on the top. I had no choice but to buy KOR roof rack.




It clears out a lot of room in the back and allows me to put more stuff I think I need in the back of the ZJ.
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Unread 08-29-2005, 11:15 PM   #13
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yea.. cool factor.
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Unread 08-29-2005, 11:50 PM   #14
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i'm w/ woody mines on the roof cuz i need the space
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Unread 08-29-2005, 11:57 PM   #15
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yea i just have mine sitting on the crossmembers and have 4 tie downs..one to each corner of the roof works great.. i've actually hit large low branches pretty hard w/ the tires and it didnt budge
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