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Old March 12th, 2012, 02:25 PM
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I finally bought a 97 D Defender....anyhow, I've never posted on this forum and I hope I am in the correct place....Has anyone out there bought the product on the link below and installed it? My defender has a rack with two ladders, and I am searching for a place other than the spare tire mount to attach a five gallon jerry can...

I saw this one, and looks interesting, I am concerned that 50lbs of fuel sloshing around attached to the rain gutter might not be such a good idea...Anyone used this??


http://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com...ACKET-p20.html


Any mounting suggestions or products would be appretiated. I am trying to avoid placing gas on the roof rack so the center of gravity isn't thrown off....

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Old March 12th, 2012, 03:34 PM
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that one is a much better option than roof rack due to weight. lower the better. I think that is a good choice. the only downside is it widens you a bit, which can restrict you and provide a vulnerabililty on tight trails. it's great for overlanding however.
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Old March 12th, 2012, 03:40 PM
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Welcome to the forums. I moved the thread to the Defender Technical Discussions forum. The Smaller Projects forum is for showcasing or discussing some modification or project you have done on your truck.
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Old March 12th, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Cgalpin, thanks for relocating the thread to the correct place....I'll figure out where to go in short order....


Overlander, thanks for responding to my posting, do you own/use this mount? I'd like some feedback on the design given that it seems to be a lot of weight on the rain gutter......or are the rain gutters tougher than they appear?

Thanks for your feedback and suggestions.
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Old March 12th, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Is your roof rack a Front Runner?
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Old March 12th, 2012, 04:30 PM
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No, I don't have that rack, but have considered it. If it's offered by Front Runner however, then it's no-nonsense Africa proven.
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Old March 12th, 2012, 04:34 PM
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Dennis, I don't think so, the previous owner installed it..... looks like the one below:


http://www.ebay.com/itm/NAS-DEFENDER...9a1fde&vxp=mtr

Eitherway, I don't want the gas up high..I wanna keep the center of gravity low.
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