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Unread 01-02-2011, 11:24 PM   #1
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Wj Rola Roof Rack Tire Mounting..

Want to mount a tire on a Rola Roof rack..but as far as I can tell you have to make your own. Anyone want to make me one for some money? or have a suggestion?

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Unread 01-03-2011, 07:51 AM   #2
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I personally hate my spare on my roof. I'll ne making my rear tire carrier soon. You can tell with the added weight up top. I would try something else.. And I'm freaking tall. I can't get in parking garages.
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Unread 01-03-2011, 09:27 AM   #3
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I had mine on the roof for about 2 months prior to me purchasing a hitch mounted tire carrier. The roof really kills your MPG, not that JEEPS are good anyway, but like spitnail said you can feel the weight of the vehicle shift for the worse as your center of gravity is higher.
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When i get mine lifted i will prob. just throw spare in the back till i can get rear tire carrier,dont get me wrong i do love the looks of tire up top but mine is DD and it would kill mpg's and prob. a lot of wind noise but biggest reason is i want to still park in my garage,I want to get a roof rack too but i'm gonna wait to see how much clearence i will have before buying one.
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I had mine on the roof for about 2 months prior to me purchasing a hitch mounted tire carrier. The roof really kills your MPG, not that JEEPS are good anyway, but like spitnail said you can feel the weight of the vehicle shift for the worse as your center of gravity is higher.
What hitch mount did you get?
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I have 35's, and my wife uses the WJ as her daily driver. There is no way she could ever get a 35 off of the roof, so it goes in the back of the Jeep.

Bad mileage, inconvenient to load/unload from the rack, and it will make you top heavy when wheeling.
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What hitch mount did you get?
I bought the hitchgate brand hitch mounted tire carrier. Here are my pics on photobucket of when I bought it. They are crazy expensive but I found a used one in CA when I lived in TX and shipped to Del Rio was 200. It was a steel.
http://s645.photobucket.com/albums/u...e/Jeep%20pics/

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I have 35's, and my wife uses the WJ as her daily driver. There is no way she could ever get a 35 off of the roof, so it goes in the back of the Jeep.

Bad mileage, inconvenient to load/unload from the rack, and it will make you top heavy when wheeling.

Agreed. My wife uses the JEEP during the winter as it's are reliable vehicle and for her to try and lift a tire off the roof wouldn't happen. I wouldn't want her stranded on the side of the road especially with it being cold and having to take care of my 15 month old son.
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