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Old October 12th, 2008, 10:24 PM
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I've seen the pics. I always wanted a nice full roof rack for the defender. I could really use the room. Thing is, with the soft top, how much of a PITA is it to take the top on and off? I wonder if it would fit in my garage?? Truck is stock. I'll be putting on a set of 285/75R16 BFG KM2's but other than that, the truck is stock. Anybody currently running this setup wanna chime in or take a measurement?
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Old October 12th, 2008, 11:13 PM
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I actually had the top off this weekend because the weather was nice. Taking it off is easy. I would add another minute of time needed to take the top off with the SD rack on. Putting the soft top back on is more of a hassle. Nothing major, but I did it myself in about 10 minutes, and thats taking my time walking about the truck and snapping everything down.

The secret is to put the metal rod into the front part of the soft top first. Then slip the top from the side between the rollcage and rack. get it about 50% over and then go to the other side of the truck and bring the rest over. tuck the front lip in and the rest should be easy.

I'm about 5'10 with a lifted truck and I don't have too much trouble. If you have someone to help you that would be a lot easier. If you had to do it in the rain you will want to kill yourself.
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Old October 13th, 2008, 12:36 PM
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Old October 13th, 2008, 01:33 PM
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pics of the top on or off? I may have the top off this Weds.
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Old October 13th, 2008, 07:42 PM
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either or. just of the truck with the rack....preferably with the top off if possible. Wednesday may be the last day for awhile around here!!
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Ok here are a couple of recent shots. Top off in the first image. top on in the next time. And the rest of for some other views. I wish I had more shots with the top off because it looks damn cool. Plus with the chicken coop flooring on the rack you get this weird checker light effect hitting you as you drive.
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Old October 14th, 2008, 07:35 AM
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DAn, Where were you?? aren't you from queens?? did you have the truck shipped somewhere?? Looks really sweet! I don't think it'll fit in my garage though...just looking at how much higher it is than the lights on the light bar...hmmm maybe I can knock out a couple rows of brick and make the garage bigger....the wife is sure to love that
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Yeah I live in Queens, but these shots were taken out in Utah and Colorado. I went to the National Rally this year. It was a hell of a drive. I doubt your truck will fit in your garage with 285/75s and a rack on. I don't know the size of your garage but all I know is I couldn't fit in my friends garage and he extended the height to about 8 feet. Im on 315/75s and im about 8 feet and some odd inches tall.

I think its now taller than it is long!
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Just to make sure I'm right, 285/75 are just about an inch wider than the stock tires but the same hieght... right???
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Just to make sure I'm right, 285/75 are just about an inch wider than the stock tires but the same hieght... right???
285/75 are an inch bigger in diameter and width i believe.. using a BFG AT tire as an example, i see data showing;

265/75/16 == 31.8x10.5
285/75/16 == 32.9x10.3

but I think the width is wrong there.. a 285 should be closer to 11.3 width.

All tires differ slightly on what they actually convert to..
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