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post #32251 of 44565 Old 05-13-2014, 12:41 AM
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I tend to agree, but I haven't yet come up with a mounting solution that doesn't leave the extinguisher blatantly out in the way and a potential projectile itself. Also I'm short, so I don't have much reach in the first place.


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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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post #32252 of 44565 Old 05-13-2014, 02:49 AM
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It was used for pulling things across pavement and from taut, with loads WELL below the weight rating. Most notably, it towed my 240SX home from about a mile away, where it became clear that the previous owner hadn't failed to seat the rings, he'd failed to use the right bearings. I kept it in the Jeep simply so it wouldn't take up space in the garage.

I have an ARB 17,000lb tow strap for offroad use. As yet I have yet to need to even unbundle it.
You should be using a recovery strap, not a tow strap.

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That reminds me of when I did mine. I felt pretty good about that job after I accomplished it.

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post #32253 of 44565 Old 05-13-2014, 06:34 AM
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You should be using a recovery strap, not a tow strap.
If it's rated for 17k, it's probably a recovery strap. Most "tow" straps I see are only rated for a few thousand pounds.
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post #32254 of 44565 Old 05-13-2014, 06:53 AM
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Bungee cord works best.
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post #32255 of 44565 Old 05-13-2014, 08:20 AM
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If it all fits, go for it. I just don't know what all you keep down there.
A lot..

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I keep my 54" jack, snatch block, some 3/4" d rings, a 7/8" d ring, 9" drop receiver with ball, 3/4" d ring receiver, a 6' strap and a 20' one, the winch controller, the hi lift bumper lift mate, some gloves and a shovel under my seats. The only thing that sucks is pulling any of it out and having to piece it back together.

And then between the rear seat and the tire (a 33 in the stock location), I've got a wheel chock, a portable jump starter, a tire iron and a first aid kit.

Pack ratting is where it's at.

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post #32256 of 44565 Old 05-13-2014, 08:24 AM
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My Laredo had my tow chain and folding chocks under the seats, with the factory toolkit, and occasionally my 18' jumper cables. But it was cramped as hell even with just that stuff.

The Orvis is getting its amplifier and crossovers under the driver-side rear seat, and keeping the factory toolkit where it goes. I do want to get a fire extinguisher, but I haven't determined where I'll put it just yet. I might put it under the seats, or I might put it in the tire cover's pouch.
I'm partial to mounting it in the rear cargo nook on the passenger side, unless you use that area for something else. I pulled the net material out and have always thought it looked super clean.

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Ignore the other crap.

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post #32257 of 44565 Old 05-13-2014, 08:32 AM
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You should be using a recovery strap, not a tow strap.



That reminds me of when I did mine. I felt pretty good about that job after I accomplished it.
"Tow strap" "Recovery strap" I just can't get past your pedantic semantics. Obviously if it's made by ARB and rated to 17,000lbs it's a recovery strap used for unsticking stuck XJs.

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kg6, I wouldn't be able to reach the extinguisher from that position. I am a very short dude.

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post #32258 of 44565 Old 05-13-2014, 09:01 AM
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I'm partial to mounting it in the rear cargo nook on the passenger side, unless you use that area for something else. I pulled the net material out and have always thought it looked super clean.

Ignore the other crap.
Quick question, where'd you pick up the Mag light mounts?

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Quick question, where'd you pick up the Mag light mounts?
Amazon bro! They have almost everything.

I prefer to have the fire extinguisher within arms reach. Doesn't do a lot of good if you have to run around to the back while there is a fire to get it. My Maglight is within reach as well in case a skull needs to be re decorated. Pretty sad that's all you have to protect yourself with here because the gun laws suck.
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post #32260 of 44565 Old 05-13-2014, 09:19 AM
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I've been planning to add a fire extinguisher to my Jeep, haven't decided on a mounting spot yet. Mag-lite is a 3D slid in between the front of the center console and the bottom of the dash (with a little added padding it fits very nicely and never slides out on its own).
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post #32261 of 44565 Old 05-13-2014, 10:45 AM
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Amazon bro! They have almost everything.

I prefer to have the fire extinguisher within arms reach. Doesn't do a lot of good if you have to run around to the back while there is a fire to get it. My Maglight is within reach as well in case a skull needs to be re decorated. Pretty sad that's all you have to protect yourself with here because the gun laws suck.
I thought about that, but then decided that if the jeep were ever on fire, I'm not going to attempt to put the fire out from the drivers seat. If my jeep were on fire, I wouldn't want to be hunched over in the passenger floorboard trying to get to my extinguisher, I would want to be completely outside the jeep, reaching in to get it.

And yes, maglites make good skull massagers. Mine is always close by.


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So is Mr. Ruger, but that's for another thread.

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Quick question, where'd you pick up the Mag light mounts?
Amazon or Granger. They make ones for the Mini's too.

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I believe that the 3 sets of D-cell clips I have cost me somewhere near $6.

They also make f-Ing sweet attachment points for a license plate on a roller fairlead.

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post #32263 of 44565 Old 05-13-2014, 11:07 AM
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"Tow strap" "Recovery strap" I just can't get past your pedantic semantics.
The only time I let sh*t slide is when I got the runs.

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post #32264 of 44565 Old 05-13-2014, 02:02 PM
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Driver seat, gets used all the time.



Schizo, maybe you need to invest in some long arms?

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post #32265 of 44565 Old 05-13-2014, 04:16 PM
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today I put in new engine mounts cuz the old ones were falling apart and I threw in a set of fresh plugs, engine mounts are pretty easy replace in the zjs

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