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Unread 02-13-2012, 11:51 AM   #76
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How are the Duratracs wearing? Any regrets? Feedback after 8 months? Thinking of going with these on my 2007 GC CRD with 18" wheels. Im thinking 70 aspect ratio and may do a budget boost to fit them.
Duratrac are great so far, no regrets at all. I am running them at 45psi, which seems to give the best on road handling for them. Gas mileage has dropped to 11-15MPG but I expected that, plus I added the roof rack and extra weight with the accessories. I would definitely recommend them.

The Rock Rails are Mopar, I would recommend them as well.

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Unread 02-13-2012, 11:54 AM   #77
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That is a great looking setup. I have been looking into those mopar wheels and they look way better mounted up and on a jeep than on the websites. Nice work.
Thanks man, yeah you never know how they are going to turn out once they are mounted. I really like the way they came out.
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Unread 02-13-2012, 09:58 PM   #78
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I must say, I like your choice on the Duratracs! Ive got a set myself with a Rocky Road lift and I love them. Also, I have designed an external spare carrier and will post pics soon. Anyone else interested? I can build a quality carrier thay looks great and pivots out of the way of the tailgate with spring tension for about 250.00. Plus getting rid of the spare ads a lot of room in the back.
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Unread 02-14-2012, 11:31 AM   #79
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I must say, I like your choice on the Duratracs! Ive got a set myself with a Rocky Road lift and I love them. Also, I have designed an external spare carrier and will post pics soon. Anyone else interested? I can build a quality carrier thay looks great and pivots out of the way of the tailgate with spring tension for about 250.00. Plus getting rid of the spare ads a lot of room in the back.
Your Jeep looks great! I got an external spare tire holder from tiregate.com, it cost $995 so if you can build it for $250, thats awesome. Here are some pics of it and a rack I got from Garvin.







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Unread 02-14-2012, 11:40 AM   #80
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I must say, I like your choice on the Duratracs! Ive got a set myself with a Rocky Road lift and I love them. Also, I have designed an external spare carrier and will post pics soon. Anyone else interested? I can build a quality carrier thay looks great and pivots out of the way of the tailgate with spring tension for about 250.00. Plus getting rid of the spare ads a lot of room in the back.
I'm interested I love the look of rear spare carrier the only thing is that it makes your back up camera Obsolete. Post pics!
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Unread 02-14-2012, 12:18 PM   #81
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I'm interested I love the look of rear spare carrier the only thing is that it makes your back up camera Obsolete. Post pics!
I had to turn off the sensors with mine but I can still use the back up camera when I donít have the gas cans mounted. The tire partially blocks the view, but it is still useable when parking, etc...
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Unread 02-14-2012, 12:20 PM   #82
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I had to turn off the sensors with mine but I can still use the back up camera when I don’t have the gas cans mounted. The tire partially blocks the view, but it is still useable when parking, etc...
Awesome if it's partially useful then I'm down! Golden one show us what you did, is it in the middle or to the side like wahoos? Thanks!
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Unread 04-28-2012, 08:55 PM   #83
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Wahoo- your jeep is sick. Do you rescue people with that thing?! Ha. What's in the black tank on the rack? Looks sweet man.
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Unread 04-29-2012, 01:15 AM   #84
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Wahoo- your jeep is sick. Do you rescue people with that thing?! Ha. What's in the black tank on the rack? Looks sweet man.
Thanks, no rescues yet, haha. Its an onboard CO2 Air system for inflating your tires or running air tools.
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Unread 04-29-2012, 07:44 AM   #85
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Your Jeep looks great! I got an external spare tire holder from tiregate.com, it cost $995 so if you can build it for $250, thats awesome. Here are some pics of it and a rack I got from Garvin.







Great pics. I really like what you've done. Now the only thing you need is a bully bar for the front of the Jeep!

Couple questions... How does the roof rack affect the panoramic view from the interior? (I know, it's trivial)

Also, with the tire mounted on back, how does the rear camera and sensor react when backing up? Did you disable the parking assist system?
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Unread 04-29-2012, 07:53 AM   #86
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Wow, that is one tricked out Jeep. Is that the Rocky Road roof rack? What's the wind noise like at highway speeds?

Does that tire carrier only connect to the receiver hitch, or are there other points of contact as well?

Very cool setup. I'm also looking forward to seeing what you do to the front end!
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Bully bars are junk! Expensive hollow metal that will crunch under barely any pressure. It wouldnt work with his rig since he actually has some nice upgrades for off road. Quoting the pictures is also annoying. Makes the thread too long.



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Wow, that is one tricked out Jeep. Is that the Rocky Road roof rack? What's the wind noise like at highway speeds?

Does that tire carrier only connect to the receiver hitch, or are there other points of contact as well?
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Your Jeep looks great! I got an external spare tire holder from tiregate.com, it cost $995 so if you can build it for $250, thats awesome. Here are some pics of it and a rack I got from Garvin.
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Great pics. I really like what you've done. Now the only thing you need is a bully bar for the front of the Jeep!

Couple questions... How does the roof rack affect the panoramic view from the interior? (I know, it's trivial)

Also, with the tire mounted on back, how does the rear camera and sensor react when backing up? Did you disable the parking assist system?
thanks man. When the rack is unloaded it doesnt block the view too much, but fully loaded it obviously does.

I have to disable the parking assist. Without the gas cans I can still use the camera, the tire does block some of the view. With the cans, its useless.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 04:40 PM   #89
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Wow, that is one tricked out Jeep. Is that the Rocky Road roof rack? What's the wind noise like at highway speeds?

Does that tire carrier only connect to the receiver hitch, or are there other points of contact as well?

Very cool setup. I'm also looking forward to seeing what you do to the front end!
Thanks man. Its a Garvin Rack, here is a link to their website. Not much wind noise, but there is some.

http://www.wildernessracks.com/


The tire carrier just connects only to the hitch, its amazing stable for just having that one point.

Rocky Road is working on a set up for the front, I'm waiting to see what they come up with.
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Bully bars are junk! Expensive hollow metal that will crunch under barely any pressure. It wouldnt work with his rig since he actually has some nice upgrades for off road. Quoting the pictures is also annoying. Makes the thread too long.
Agreed! I'm waiting to see what Rocky Road comes up with, they are working on a winch set up. There really isnt anything out there right now that I know of for the front of the WK2.
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