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Unread 11-08-2013, 08:42 PM   #1
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Strapped spare tire to roof, awesome storage space now!

Had an epiphany today... Just throw the spare tire on the roof and strap it to the rails and use the empty hole to store goodies that I don't want just sitting out in my cargo area. Voila! I wasn't expecting to be able to fit all of the stuff that I normally carry in the back down there but it all fit! Haven't driven yet with the tire up top but I'm not really expecting to notice it. I'm not concerned with gas mileage or I would not have bought this vehicle in the first place.







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Unread 11-08-2013, 09:14 PM   #2
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Hmm.. I just put my crap in a milk crate and... ta-da.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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It would just put my weight up top which would affect the chance of rolling but for everyday driving that will work fine. You would have to be on some crazy trails for it to affect you
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Unread 11-08-2013, 10:33 PM   #4
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Yeah I'm sitting stock so no crazy trails for me.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 10:45 PM   #5
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Ya it would take some crazy lift to throw it off. What type of jeep do you have? I have a TJ with 2" of lift on 32" tires. Im thinking of getting a roof rack and putting the spair up top. Until I got money saved up for a rear bumper with carrier that can still tow.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 10:54 PM   #6
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Never mind I see this is in the WJ forum now. I only keep track of the wranglers XJs and ZJs. Im looking for a family car now due to my GF being pregnant I have had my eye on the Patriot for a while now. A Cherokee would be nice to I just hate how they switched the headlights. :/ The grands still look good though.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 10:59 PM   #7
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Yeah '02 WJ Overland. Love this thing! Maybe take a look at one of these for the family. This is my family rig.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 11:08 PM   #8
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They look nice I might have to look into them more. She wont go for an XJ. What do you get for gas? It does not matter much because we have a 2007 impala that gets good gas mileage im just curious. What would be a good winter rig?
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Unread 11-08-2013, 11:16 PM   #9
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This is light years ahead of an XJ. I have both and my XJ only gets driven every couple months just to keep it running basically. I have a heavy foot (love the power from the 4.7 HO) so I get about 14 city/20 hwy.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 11:24 PM   #10
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This is light years ahead of an XJ. I have both and my XJ only gets driven every couple months just to keep it running basically. I have a heavy foot (love the power from the 4.7 HO) so I get about 14 city/20 hwy.
Thats not to bad I just love the look and customizing you can do with the XJs. I never looked into it how customizable are the WJs? I would not do it up much just enough to put some personality into it.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 11:29 PM   #11
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Yeah I agree, I love the classic look of the XJ. I went with the WJ because it is the last Grand Cherokee with solid axles front and rear and the Quadradrive 4x4 is super capable stock. Vari-lok limited slips front and rear. Vehicle is very comfortable and roomy, and is very inexpensive to purchase. I agree about wanting to personalize it to make it unique to you. I plan on doing so myself once funds allow. Check the Stickies in the WJ forum for threads on modifications.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 11:39 PM   #12
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Yeah I agree, I love the classic look of the XJ. I went with the WJ because it is the last Grand Cherokee with solid axles front and rear and the Quadradrive 4x4 is super capable stock. Vari-lok limited slips front and rear. Vehicle is very comfortable and roomy, and is very inexpensive to purchase. I agree about wanting to personalize it to make it unique to you. I plan on doing so myself once funds allow. Check the Stickies in the WJ forum for threads on modifications.
I will be sure to do that! I googled some images and WJs can look sick sadly I would feel as I could not lift it much until the kid was like 8. Maybe 2 or 3 inches until then. I almost had my mind set on something brand brand new but they dont make them like they used to.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 11:40 PM   #13
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Yeah exactly, they do NOT make them like they used to and especially when you can pick one of these up for under $8k easy!
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Unread 11-09-2013, 11:17 AM   #14
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How many people does it take to get it up there?
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Unread 11-09-2013, 11:28 AM   #15
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I say 2 weeks before it gets stolen.
A really good idea though.

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