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Old May 16th, 2006, 08:51 PM
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Aftermarket tire carrier/ stock roof rack compatibility

I have a Shrockworks rear tire carrier with jerry can holders, and I was wondering how compatible the stock roof rack is with it. It looks like the carrier should get in the way of the rack ladders. So is the Shrockworks tire carrier compatible with the stock roof rack? If not, has anyone modded the roof rack to make it compatible with the tire carrier? Lastly, if the shrockworks tire carrier is not compatible, does anyone know of any after market tire carriers that are compatible?
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Old May 17th, 2006, 09:04 AM
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Do you have a pic of the carrier on the truck?
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Old May 17th, 2006, 10:56 AM
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Natahniel;

My truck did not come with a roof rack originally. I purchased a roof rack from a friend of the guy I bought my truck from. (Thanks again Dave Marchand, I still owe you!!) Rather than mount the rear ladder, I made SS brackets that mount onto the rear gutter rail. I am happy to e-mail you a photo of what I did so you can see them. I could even send you my CADD file I used for the machine shop that made them for me. I know it is somewhere. You may like the brackets or may not. Just an option for you. Let me know and I will be happy to send photos.

tsmith@smithpackett.com

In anticpation of the comments that will surely follow, yes they are gusseted and have proved to be plenty strong. I tend to load the rack up fairly heavily and they have held up so far.

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Old May 17th, 2006, 11:42 AM
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I appreciate the input and the offer, but I should have specified, I have a soft top
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Old May 17th, 2006, 01:08 PM
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THe Rockware tire carrier will work, but I ordered mine in Feburary in anticipation of my 2 week trip to Mexico and it still may not be ready in time. But they are super good to deal with. Also the Safari Gard one will work if you cut out the bottem to rungs on the passenger side fo the ladder or extend the actual tire mount out to clear the ladders.
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Old May 17th, 2006, 01:37 PM
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Joe, which Rockware design did you end up ordering?
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Old May 17th, 2006, 05:43 PM
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troy-can you send me a photo of that set up and the cadd file.i was thinkking of something like that. did you by david m's rack?or david do you still have your old rack that was for sale awhile back?
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Old May 17th, 2006, 09:05 PM
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I went with the two jerry can holder, with Antenna mount, two clevis points, hi-lift mount.
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I went with the two jerry can holder, with Antenna mount, two clevis points, hi-lift mount.
Cool, is it the full bumper style, or the attached to rear cross member style?
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Old May 18th, 2006, 02:08 PM
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THey only make the full bumper version. They say that they had problems with the weight of the tire and jerry cans ripping apart the cross member so they won't do those anymore.
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