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bcmaxx
10-24-2009, 04:27 PM
Wondering what you guys are running for rear xj tire carriers? movin from 33-35's and the stock carrier isnt going to cut it. The 33 was questionable on there. I was thinking a detours tailbone with the side moved to the passenger side, or an aj's or jcr full bumper with carrier. Rockhard seems to be priced outta my reach. Thanks for any input

BuckNaked
10-24-2009, 06:05 PM
theres a really good one I know of some people call it the roof:party0010:
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dh_4_ever
10-24-2009, 07:39 PM
roof is the cheapest till you can afford a better quality one.. I built mine, because I could, but yeah, roof is good!

Lazybaka
10-25-2009, 11:23 AM
I prefer the roof, it's nice to be able to see out the back window.

Trooper
10-25-2009, 11:42 AM
I would rather put make a in trunk mount for the tire then put in on the roof. Thats allot of weight up high. Its ok for mild wheeling and street.

bcmaxx
10-25-2009, 01:00 PM
roof is out of the question, I removed the factory roof rack, kept getting caught on trees and stuff,plus the weight thing. Cargo area is also a no go, have tools,recovery stuff and sub back there. And I dont like going out spareless. I'm thining the tailbone setup will be the ticket. http://www.detoursusa.com/tailbone.php . I should be able to tie in tube flares later. I have the backbone so I know the product will be well built

BuckNaked
10-25-2009, 03:12 PM
I would rather put make a in trunk mount for the tire then put in on the roof. Thats allot of weight up high. Its ok for mild wheeling and street.

:dontknow: ok for mild wheeling and street:dontknow: a tippy rig is gonna tip with a tire on the roof or not, a stable rig aint gonna tip from a tire, only reason i dont like the roof myself is just cause of branches n shit but itsa tire the branch will break
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Lazybaka
10-25-2009, 08:19 PM
..you know that tilting your head while you dive has no effect on the vehicle right ;) consider most of the "lite" 4x4s come in around 3k+ kg your 100kg tire in the roof doesn't mean much

bcmaxx
10-25-2009, 09:47 PM
yes it does

dh_4_ever
10-26-2009, 12:44 AM
i had it on the roof. it sucks a bit, but save up, suck it up, and buy the real deal if you need it on the rear

Lazybaka
10-26-2009, 08:34 AM
yes it does


prove it

bcmaxx
10-26-2009, 02:22 PM
By having the tire up high on the roof you are raising the overall center of gravity,meaning it may be more unstable in tippy situations.

Lazybaka
10-26-2009, 03:38 PM
so how much do you raise the center of gravity and decrease the rollover hight with a tire on the roof when applied to 3000kg ?

Tinker
10-26-2009, 05:59 PM
so how much do you raise the center of gravity and decrease the rollover hight with a tire on the roof when applied to 3000kg ?

Enough to make the difference in flopping or not. I've had someone hold my truck up to not flop, if I had a tire on my roof (kinda stupid fer a yj I admit) It would have been on it's side fer sure.

Trailjunkie
10-26-2009, 06:10 PM
put it on the back. its the only way to go.