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Old January 5th, 2009, 04:32 PM
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SG tire carrier and SD roof rack...

I couldn't find anything about this in the archives so...

I have the opportunity to buy a used Safari Guard tire carrier with Jerry Can holders and a high lift bracket at a good price... my quandary is that I'm planning on installing a Safety Devices (or replica) roof rack (or at least the ladder) as soon as I can find one and don't want the tire carrier to get in the way.

Does any one know if there will be any issues?

Thanks...
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Old January 5th, 2009, 06:25 PM
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From what I understand, there are issues with using that and the SG tire carrier...

I am sure that with a good welder, you could modify the SG tire carrier to work.

Worst case, you buy it, install it and resell it to me in a few years.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 07:03 PM
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From what I understand, there are issues with using that and the SG tire carrier...

I am sure that with a good welder, you could modify the SG tire carrier to work.
I thought I'd heard that but couldn't find anything to confirm so thank you...


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Worst case, you buy it, install it and resell it to me in a few years.
LOL I may take you up on that...
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Old July 5th, 2009, 06:39 PM
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So I finally got around to installing my SD rack (thanks ECR!!!) and no, the SD rack and the SG carrier do not play well together. I heard a rumor that someone had altered their SG carrier to work? Any information on what was done? More importantly... I'm not skilled enough to do such an alteration so I need a reference for who I might go to in Colorado that could help me with this.


p.s. the rack is awesome! and the chicken coop flooring is fantastic too.... watched fireworks with the kids sitting on the roof for the 4th
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So I finally got around to installing my SD rack (thanks ECR!!!) and no, the SD rack and the SG carrier do not play well together.
I warned you.


The tire on the SG carrier is up and to the Right a little and that makes it hit the SD ladder before you can get it open. You'd need to move the tire location to make them work together, or cut the "ladder" section of the ladder off the RH side.
We have a 110 soft top we are putting a SG tire carrier on in a week or so and we can mock it up to see what would need to be done if you like.
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Old July 6th, 2009, 02:49 PM
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The tire on the SG carrier is up and to the Right a little and that makes it hit the SD ladder before you can get it open. You'd need to move the tire location to make them work together, or cut the "ladder" section of the ladder off the RH side.
We have a 110 soft top we are putting a SG tire carrier on in a week or so and we can mock it up to see what would need to be done if you like.
LOL... should have known

yes... that would be helpful.

Of course I had it hitting the left had side first not the right so maybe my problem is different for some reason? I was able to adjust it to the right enough that it no longer would hit the left hand ladder but then the door attachment would no longer reach. I never tried it with a tire on so maybe I've got a problem on the right side too.

Oh and I'm still hoping for a referral to someone who could do this for me in Colorado...
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Andrew's truck has been in many magazines, and he knows a lot about Defenders. He is a member here, and on Expedition Portal. He had his truck modified to run the SD roof rack with the SG tire carrier. Ask him questions at:

andrew(at)iwcei.com

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