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Old April 3rd, 2007, 22:41
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Re: Tire Carrier Recommendations

must
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on
tailbone
system
now
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Old April 4th, 2007, 07:45
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Re: Tire Carrier Recommendations

I too have a TailBoner. I'm somewhat torn, though. Do I want to put the 245 on the tailgate and reduce visibility, or try to keep it jammed in the back? It would be nice to gain the extra cargo space, but I also like to see out the back window.

I also want to start carrying my manky old Hi-Lift, which doesn't have a home inside the Cherokee. (nor do I want to put the filthy thing in there) - I thought it'd be perfect on a tire carrier ... along with a water can that would be handy for overnighters.

Dunno, I'm kinda on the fence. What do you guys say?

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Old April 4th, 2007, 07:54
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Re: Tire Carrier Recommendations

Hey, what year is the pictured Jeep?


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Old April 4th, 2007, 09:13
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Re: Tire Carrier Recommendations

once you get the tire outside of the jeep youll love it... i had mine up top...and you could feel it now its on the back and was probably one of the greatest mods i've done... you could always get a camera in the back for reversing
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Old April 4th, 2007, 09:25
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Re: Tire Carrier Recommendations



Do you offer installation for those who are not mechanically inclined?
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Old April 4th, 2007, 13:10
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I too have a TailBoner. I'm somewhat torn, though. Do I want to put the 245 on the tailgate and reduce visibility, or try to keep it jammed in the back? It would be nice to gain the extra cargo space, but I also like to see out the back window.

I also want to start carrying my manky old Hi-Lift, which doesn't have a home inside the Cherokee. (nor do I want to put the filthy thing in there) - I thought it'd be perfect on a tire carrier ... along with a water can that would be handy for overnighters.

Dunno, I'm kinda on the fence. What do you guys say?

I always suggest getting that Hi-Lift under your back seat, with a little
tuning on the tunnel, it fits (shoe off) unless you've got one of those real
long units....While its a nice look on the carrier, it adds alot of stress to
the carrier, adds excess weight to an outter most point, not to mention if
you dont maintain your Hi-Lift, it can become pretty dangerous.....but thats
just my opinion.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 13:48
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Do you offer installation for those who are not mechanically inclined?

Pretty sure it's an '01.


As far as the install goes, we'll be working on directions with pic's you can
print off and follow along with as you install, much like our BackBone
directions on the site. I'm also attempting to have a 'tacky-template' made
which you would stick down to your bumper and use as a cutting/drilling
guide...then peel off when completed. Install over all is not that bad, but
then again it all depends on what you're installing the system on.

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Re: Tire Carrier Recommendations

is the hitch part of the unit? i can't tell where the tailbone starts/stops and the rest begins
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Old April 4th, 2007, 14:44
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is the hitch part of the unit? i can't tell where the tailbone starts/stops and the rest begins
All just kinda flows together............

No, there will be no hitch option, thats a 'Hidden Hitch', we wanted to see
how parts interacted, worked out fine.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 15:03
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Re: Tire Carrier Recommendations

Will a gas tank skid work as well?
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Old April 4th, 2007, 15:20
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X3
The tailgate clear the hinge okay?
no way it clears the hinge,

or at least the view i'm seeing, unless its 6" out from the face of the tailgate..
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Old April 4th, 2007, 16:39
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Re: Tire Carrier Recommendations

It clears. I know because it's mine . It is close, but it clears no problem. Awesome product for sure.


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Old April 4th, 2007, 16:56
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Re: Tire Carrier Recommendations

would that system support a 35 inch tire?
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Old April 4th, 2007, 17:40
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Re: Tire Carrier Recommendations

hows it mount? does it use L brackets that go into the frame like the Mopar nutstrips?
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Old April 4th, 2007, 18:35
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would that system support a 35 inch tire?
A 35" would be the max.

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