I'm thinking of building a box to go in between my lights and the tire...just to keep stuff in on trips...I'll make it so its easily removable if I want...but I could use the extra space, especially in the summer, my G/F and I go camping and we use the back for a bed, always moving stuff from the back to the front
how do you sleep in the back with your girl? I can't comfortably sleep in the back of my ZJ (rear seats removed and layed flat) don't ask how i know this, but someone forgot to bring the tent, the slept under, i slept inside. Two people? are you both little people?
3.5 inch lift
(all the steering goodies/upgrades)
Crager soft 8-32x10.5x15 AT
Kevinsoffroad Radiator support/tow hooks
I used a roof rack (basket type) from Cabela's that is made by Valley. It comes with an extender that fits in the center and seems quite solid. Itis mounted on a 2000 XJ using four of the factory crossbars. If interested I'll try to send or post a picture.
I wouldn't recommend putting the spare tire on the roof. A rear tire carrier would be a much better approach.
Why you shouldn't:
More difficult to get to if you need to use it.
Lowers mpg by a few miles.
Creates an even more top heavy center of gravity.
Its not hard to get to..I open the pass door,step up, unlock the lock, throw it down, never had a problem...
I drive a 5.2 gas guzzler...a few miles of worse gas mileage more than compensates for the room in the back
I'm never really in a position as to where that tire screws up my balance, so, its ok for me...never had a problem...
And ya Paddingtonbear, She aint very big...like 5'5 110lbs? And I'm 5'8 140, so..no problem sleeping...I can stretch my feet out easy and not hit my head