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Unread 11-09-2013, 11:38 AM   #16
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How many people does it take to get it up there?
All relative to how big a person you are and how strong. I'm 6'3" and 260. I had no problem getting a 33" on a steel wheel up there. Now if you 5'1" and 110 maybe need a couple people.



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Unread 11-09-2013, 01:15 PM   #17
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I say 2 weeks before it gets stolen.
A really good idea though.

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Thats what I was thinking you would need some type of lock system. I dont think you could easily come up with anything that would keep it from theft.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 03:28 PM   #18
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Careful with those straps like that, we had our roof rails rip out with a similar setup like that. The tension pulling inward like that, not ideal.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 03:55 PM   #19
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I see it an overland, where are the cross rails. I would at least have the rear one behind the tire. To stop it sliding rearward.
Also, sitting on the roof like that, it will wear the paint away in quick order and rust will start.

Not to mention all the rattle noises on ever bump from the stuff in the spare well.

Get a proper roof mount, do it right.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 08:05 PM   #20
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How many people does it take to get it up there?
Lol, not that heavy. I just picked it up and rolled it up the top portion of the door and laid it down. I'm 6'2" but not exactly muscular.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 08:06 PM   #21
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I say 2 weeks before it gets stolen.
A really good idea though.

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That would suck so bad! Well, I don't spend anytime at all in bad neighborhoods, so I'll take you up on that bet!
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Unread 11-09-2013, 08:07 PM   #22
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All relative to how big a person you are and how strong. I'm 6'3" and 260. I had no problem getting a 33" on a steel wheel up there. Now if you 5'1" and 110 maybe need a couple people.

Any chance you will gift me that Surco rack???
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Unread 11-09-2013, 08:08 PM   #23
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Careful with those straps like that, we had our roof rails rip out with a similar setup like that. The tension pulling inward like that, not ideal.
That would definitely suck! I did notice that the rails do move a bit when I applied tension so I didn't go too tight.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 08:09 PM   #24
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I see it an overland, where are the cross rails. I would at least have the rear one behind the tire. To stop it sliding rearward.
Also, sitting on the roof like that, it will wear the paint away in quick order and rust will start.

Not to mention all the rattle noises on ever bump from the stuff in the spare well.

Get a proper roof mount, do it right.
For some stupid reason mine doesn't have them. I've been looking into getting some anyways. Just one more thing that I need these days. No rattling from anything in the rear, everything is packed in there pretty tight.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 08:34 PM   #25
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Any chance you will gift me that Surco rack???

LOL It's been gone for over a year now. I made this to replace it.



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Unread 11-09-2013, 08:45 PM   #26
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I made a mounting bracket for my roof basket, but found it to much of a pain to get it up there and you could feel the extra weight up there on turns. So I got a hitch carrier made and use the spare tire spot to hold all my tools and recovery gear.

Here was my original roof mount bracket. It used a threaded rod with a 3/4 nut welded on top and a factory metal holddown plate.



And here is how it sits now..

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Unread 11-09-2013, 08:59 PM   #27
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Hopefully you don't have to slam on the brakes. I watched the very same set up turn really bad. the guy had to slam on the brakes, tire sled out from under the straps and went through the rear window of the the car in front.

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Unread 11-09-2013, 09:11 PM   #28
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Hopefully you don't have to slam on the brakes. I watched the very same set up turn really bad. the guy had to slam on the brakes, tire sled out from under the straps and went through the rear window of the the car in front.

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That sounds like a bad deal
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Unread 11-10-2013, 06:12 AM   #29
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I did this when I used to have a ZJ. Master makes a cable lock that I ran through the tire and the rack rails. I had mine sitting on the rails. The tire would hop like crazy sometimes. You can't put enough tension on it to keep it really secure without putting pressure on the rails or roof. That being said, a cable lock might keep it from turning into a projectile.
I love the look. I have an '04 Overland and would like to do the same. I am saving to get a rack with a mount before I do, though. Of course I'm also saving for a lift, tires...hmmmm...it may be a while.
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Unread 11-10-2013, 08:09 AM   #30
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I just strapped mine to two of the cross rails through the spokes. Been up there for about a month now and hasn't loosened up or moved around at all.
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