Finally put my Safari Straps on - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 04-04-2011, 09:47 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
ZOMB1E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 483
Finally put my Safari Straps on

It's been cold >30 here for awhile now and I've been waiting to take my top off to install my Safari Straps. I probably could have installed the straps without removal of the top, but we had some nice weather today so what the hell.

When I bought these I had a hard time deciding if I wanted the extended rear window straps or the standard length. I wanted to mount my Hi-lift on the rear bars by the tailgate and thought the extended would interfere. Hopefully it doesn't. I didn't buy the full kit with straps over the top because sometimes I like to stand up in my jeep don't judge.

Installation took about 30 min including the time it took for me to find the soft top tailgate bar in my basement. I'm really impressed with the quality of the straps, the steel buckles, and steel rings. As an added bonus I didn't get the pink logo on straps, but rather a newer white logo.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2011-04-04_17-28-03_531.jpg
Views:	169
Size:	224.2 KB
ID:	44192   Click image for larger version

Name:	2011-04-04_17-28-33_618.jpg
Views:	161
Size:	225.7 KB
ID:	44193  

Click image for larger version

Name:	2011-04-04_17-26-58_962.jpg
Views:	147
Size:	225.1 KB
ID:	44194   Click image for larger version

Name:	2011-04-04_17-27-46_46.jpg
Views:	176
Size:	226.9 KB
ID:	44195  


__________________

ZOMB1E is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-04-2011, 09:50 PM   #2
Mmm.. How deep is that?

WF Supporting Member
 
01WranglerGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Andalusia Alabama
Posts: 210
Really like the look!

01WranglerGuy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-04-2011, 09:58 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
ZOMB1E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 483
Thanks!
__________________

ZOMB1E is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-04-2011, 10:13 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 128
Do you use a softtop too and would you have to take these off entirely to switch back to a softtop?
MCoppage is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-04-2011, 10:19 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
redz1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 278
Quote:
Originally Posted by MCoppage View Post
Do you use a softtop too and would you have to take these off entirely to switch back to a softtop?
They fit under the soft top.

I wanted to get the full set because they look bad ass and then figured I don't want to lose the sunshine.
redz1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-04-2011, 10:24 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
ZOMB1E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 483
I haven't had my soft top on since fall, but all you should have to do is remove the clips from the tailgate bar if you have the soft top up. I've seen pics where someone reattached the strap clips to the bar over the soft top when it was folded back.
__________________

ZOMB1E is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-04-2011, 10:46 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
RatherBNarizona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Arizona
Posts: 12,283
looks good!
RatherBNarizona is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-05-2011, 12:47 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: long island
Posts: 123
Send a message via AIM to Capjac04
where do i get these? i searched on quadratec for safari straps but couldnt find any, is that the actual name for them?
__________________
bros
Capjac04 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-05-2011, 01:35 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
ZOMB1E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 483
Safaristraps.com
__________________

ZOMB1E is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-05-2011, 07:44 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
seelye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: chesapeake va
Posts: 686
looks awesome,,been checking these out also,,nice looking ride man!!
__________________
2011 sahara unlimited bright white
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/my-...ara-88641.html
Just
Everyday
Excited
People
seelye is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-05-2011, 09:22 AM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: League City (Houston) TX
Posts: 916
I looked at those and the Smittybilt CRES..ended up going with Smittybilt even though I swore I would never buy another Smittybilt product. Although it does actually fit properly!!! My reasoning is that the Smittybilt gives a bit more rooms since the net comes over the roll bar and not between the bars. Every inch counts with a 120 pound Rottie back there.
clear lake jeepn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-05-2011, 12:03 PM   #12
The Bad Guy

WF Supporting Member
 
daggo66's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ exile living in Baltimore
Posts: 22,175
Safari Straps can actually keep that Rottie inside though. The other major advantage is that they can stay on with the top up. It keeps wet noses off your plastic windows!
__________________
Tom

"I've got two things in this world, my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one."
daggo66 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-05-2011, 12:43 PM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: League City (Houston) TX
Posts: 916
What windows???
clear lake jeepn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-06-2011, 09:08 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 146
God that is sexy.

Another thing on the shopping list.
chrisojk is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-06-2011, 09:17 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
Wheelinyz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 188
That looks sick!
Wheelinyz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-06-2011, 09:21 PM   #16
Marine Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
tysalem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 5,399
Looks great ZOMB1E. Just curious... what wheels are you running. I really like
__________________
So it's been, and shall be weighed: though many are born, few are "made". Faithful Always, they shall remain, dogs to loose when war is waged.
tysalem is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-06-2011, 09:36 PM   #17
M_
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,009
Images: 1
The c Res stays up with the top up on mine just not into the tub rails works the same though, I love it! But yours looks sweet too! I really can't wait to pick up an unlimited! That's a sweet jeep! Where did you get your tire cover?!?
M_ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-06-2011, 10:04 PM   #18
Jeeper
 
ZOMB1E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 483
Thanks guys

Quote:
Originally Posted by tysalem View Post
Looks great ZOMB1E. Just curious... what wheels are you running. I really like
American Eagle series 185 16x8
Eagle Alloy Wheels

Quote:
Originally Posted by M_McQuade View Post
The c Res stays up with the top up on mine just not into the tub rails works the same though, I love it! But yours looks sweet too! I really can't wait to pick up an unlimited! That's a sweet jeep! Where did you get your tire cover?!?
All things Jeep! All Things Jeep - Jeep Skull/Crossbones Tire Cover, JPFreek Logo
That's only a stock 32 on the back. I have a full sized spare that I throw in the cargo area when I head up north. I prefer the look of a spare on the tailgate even if it's not the right size. Hopefully it's still easy to get my 35 in there with the nets!
__________________

ZOMB1E is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-06-2011, 10:11 PM   #19
M_
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,009
Images: 1
Thanks for the info I'm going to check that out definitely! Real nice rig, bro! How much lift did you need for 35's and how is the gearing with them on there compared to stock?
M_ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-06-2011, 10:30 PM   #20
Jeeper
 
ZOMB1E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 483
Quote:
Originally Posted by M_McQuade View Post
Thanks for the info I'm going to check that out definitely! Real nice rig, bro! How much lift did you need for 35's and how is the gearing with them on there compared to stock?
Went with a 3" Zone kit. I've only had the front fender rub once on a trail and I was disconnected.

I had the stock gears swapped out a few weeks after I got the new shoes. Didn't really have much power to begin with, and it felt like I was pulling a loaded trailer. I never did wheel it with the stock gears and 35's, so I have no experience there.

__________________

ZOMB1E is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Safari Straps jb3rry JK General Discussion Forum 13 11-17-2010 09:12 AM
TJ Safari Snorkel $85 ParaCAD Classifieds Archive 4 11-07-2010 03:53 PM
Got pulled over because of my Safari Straps daggo66 General Jeep Discussion 9 08-01-2010 10:27 AM
Finally, a new safer standardized approach for tow and snatch straps Jerry Bransford TJ Tech Forum 12 03-03-2010 08:57 PM
Straps?? Where do they go? Libertylover TJ Tech Forum 8 06-16-2006 04:07 AM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:50 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC