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Old 07-21-2011, 05:22 AM   #1
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trouble finding the right trail rack

I have the Body Armor rear bumper and tire carrier, w/ the hi-lift jack mount and the Jerry cans. I'm trying to find a cargo/trail rack that will sit above the spare, but I'm not having any luck. I've looked at these:
Garvin Industries 34000 - Garvin Industries Trail Rack for 87-06 Jeep® Wrangler YJ, TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
Warrior Products 834 - Warrior Products Adventure Rack for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
Rugged Ridge 76844 - Rugged Ridge Easy Load Trail Rack for 87-02 Jeep® Wrangler YJ & TJ - Quadratec

which all look okay, but they won't work with my big beefy swing arm of the spare carrier. I really like to design of the Tomken Rocky Rack: Tomken Machine TMC0130RCJ - Tomken Rocky Rack for Swing Out Tire Carrier for 76-06 Jeep® CJ, Wrangler YJ & TJ - Quadratec , but of course it is designed specifically for the Tomken bumper. Does anyone know of a rack similar to this design that will work with my Body Armor? Or is it looking like I'm going to have to design/build my own?

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Old 07-21-2011, 07:29 AM   #2
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I went with a tow receiver hitch model for this very reason.

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I went with a tow receiver hitch model for this very reason.
That was my original plan, but I'm afraid I'll lose a lot of cargo space due to the spare tire sticking out so far from the rear bumper. There is approx. 20" from the hitch receiver to the end of the tire. I know I could put a 12" extension in between, but I'm not sure if that would be enough.








Ospreyguy, do you know if I would still be able to use a receiver mounted type of cargo rack with this situation?





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That was my original plan, but I'm afraid I'll lose a lot of cargo space due to the spare tire sticking out so far from the rear bumper. There is approx. 20" from the hitch receiver to the end of the tire. I know I could put a 12" extension in between, but I'm not sure if that would be enough.







Ospreyguy, do you know if I would still be able to use a receiver mounted type of cargo rack with this situation?


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That is a lot of space... The only concern i would have is the weight and the length of the extension. The longer the extension (the further away the fulcrum) the less effort is needed to move your load. it may be okay but I just don't know.

If you have a little spare cash or some time and a welder you could always go the roof rack way...
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