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Yesterday 09:43 PM
marslim
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Originally Posted by JK Coaster View Post
Whether or not to get out of your vehicle and trim back vegetation is a very good question. It can only be answered on a case by case basis with a good look around and some common sense. The two most important rules of land use are “Tread Lightly” and “Leave No Trace”. If we are on private property I would never do it. If in a National Park or other public park the rules probably prohibit it.

That said, on open public land we have all seen situations where sensible trimming is not going to hurt anyone and done right will improve the situation for those following. This is especially true if opening the blockage is such that others are encouraged to stay on the track and not to do an off trail go around, creating a new path (tracks) where one did not exist before. Often we see where BLM or other forestry personnel have been actively cutting, both to keep the trail open and to keep the vehicles on it.
I agree, we regularly carry chainsaws with us especially during spring/early summer and always clear what we can to keep the trail passable. Many quads will simply bypass around the obstacle creating a new trail, that is what we are trying to avoid. Maintain and use the trails that are available! But as mentioned it does depend where you are
Yesterday 06:57 PM
JK Coaster
Quote:
Originally Posted by Billett View Post
I'm fairly new to off roading anywhere other than my own land. Is this frowned upon? I usually go to Wharton and we just recently purchased our jeep and many of those trails are impossible to get through without scraping paint for a mile or more... I realize it's going to get scratched up, but if I can take a few minutes to prevent excess I would rather do that.
Whether or not to get out of your vehicle and trim back vegetation is a very good question. It can only be answered on a case by case basis with a good look around and some common sense. The two most important rules of land use are “Tread Lightly” and “Leave No Trace”. If we are on private property I would never do it. If in a National Park or other public park the rules probably prohibit it.

That said, on open public land we have all seen situations where sensible trimming is not going to hurt anyone and done right will improve the situation for those following. This is especially true if opening the blockage is such that others are encouraged to stay on the track and not to do an off trail go around, creating a new path (tracks) where one did not exist before. Often we see where BLM or other forestry personnel have been actively cutting, both to keep the trail open and to keep the vehicles on it.
Yesterday 04:32 PM
Springtail
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Originally Posted by RGO View Post
No drilling but there's metal screws..
We use special blind inserts to fit in the factory holes....no drilling needed, installation is painless and completely reversible.





Doc
Yesterday 08:49 AM
RGO
Quote:
Originally Posted by Requiemm View Post
I just installed my Springtail Solutions rear door folding tray/MOLLE panel. Very happy with no drilling for now but may drill to add more support for heavier items later. Total install time less than 20 minutes. No drilling! Tray Open: Tray Closed: Now I just need to get a good first aid kit for one bag and start building a survival kit for the other. Feel free to give suggestions... Now to get the side racks and more MOLLE bags. I think I have a problem...
No drilling but there's metal screws..
10-23-2014 08:20 PM
AlmostSleezy Thanks bud. That'll help alot!
10-22-2014 03:42 PM
bobp
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Originally Posted by AlmostSleezy View Post
I've got a QUESTION. I looked and didn't see anyone post this so here it goes. I want the " G.E.A.R. Overhead Console" but it says soft tops only. Anyone have one and think it's possible to modify to fit with a hardtop? I can maybe fab some pieces up at work buy was hoping someone tried. Absolutely love the look of . I have the rugged Ridge console thing above head and it's flimsy, and only holds my CDs.


Smittybilt Part 5666001 - G.E.A.R. Overhead Console - Fits 2007 to 2015 JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited - 4 Wheel Drive
Alan sells metal overhead molle racks for front and rear. Search ebay for molle jk.
10-22-2014 12:09 PM
okstatejk
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Originally Posted by Billett View Post
Thanks. Yeah I use a scratch remover and most of what I get buffs out also, but I'd still rather avoid the work. Guess I'll just suck it up and enjoy the battle scars for what they are: good memories.
Yeah I am still trying to figure out how to work the scratches out of the hard top, but worse case it will be the story of the time I scratched the hell out of my Jeep before I had made the first payment on it.
10-22-2014 11:09 AM
Billett
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Originally Posted by okstatejk View Post
I just got back from a trip where it was impossible not to get scratches. Miles of trail that was too narrow for the JK and getting out and trimming was impossible since there was so much that needed to be trimmed. Most buffed out but I am looking at vinyl wraps Traditional Snow Cloth
or the magnetic paint protectors. TrailSkinz | Skin it - Trail it - Protect it
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Originally Posted by scipio337 View Post
It probably depends on the owner. If it's public land (park, etc), I'd say it's a no go. If you're wheeling on private land, it would be up to the owner.
Thanks. Yeah I use a scratch remover and most of what I get buffs out also, but I'd still rather avoid the work. Guess I'll just suck it up and enjoy the battle scars for what they are: good memories.
10-22-2014 10:44 AM
AlmostSleezy I've got a QUESTION. I looked and didn't see anyone post this so here it goes. I want the " G.E.A.R. Overhead Console" but it says soft tops only. Anyone have one and think it's possible to modify to fit with a hardtop? I can maybe fab some pieces up at work buy was hoping someone tried. Absolutely love the look of . I have the rugged Ridge console thing above head and it's flimsy, and only holds my CDs.


http://www.4wd.com/Jeep-Interior-Par...view_Container
10-22-2014 09:43 AM
scipio337
Quote:
Originally Posted by Billett View Post
I'm fairly new to off roading anywhere other than my own land. Is this frowned upon? I usually go to Wharton and we just recently purchased our jeep and many of those trails are impossible to get through without scraping paint for a mile or more... I realize it's going to get scratched up, but if I can take a few minutes to prevent excess I would rather do that.
It probably depends on the owner. If it's public land (park, etc), I'd say it's a no go. If you're wheeling on private land, it would be up to the owner.
10-22-2014 09:33 AM
okstatejk
Quote:
Originally Posted by Billett View Post
I'm fairly new to off roading anywhere other than my own land. Is this frowned upon? I usually go to Wharton and we just recently purchased our jeep and many of those trails are impossible to get through without scraping paint for a mile or more... I realize it's going to get scratched up, but if I can take a few minutes to prevent excess I would rather do that.
I just got back from a trip where it was impossible not to get scratches. Miles of trail that was too narrow for the JK and getting out and trimming was impossible since there was so much that needed to be trimmed. Most buffed out but I am looking at vinyl wraps Traditional Snow Cloth
or the magnetic paint protectors. TrailSkinz | Skin it - Trail it - Protect it
10-22-2014 09:01 AM
Billett
Quote:
Originally Posted by JK Coaster View Post
Took all my bush trimming and trail ax tools and used quick fists to attach to the tailgate. The machete and folding knife are cable tied in because they can just slide out of their sheaths. The home depot hand trimmer just rests in the top right between the mole table and the tailgate without rattling.

Seems like a lot of stuff but pretty often in the southwest a little road widening is necessary to keep the pinstripes out of the paint. I got tired of rustling thru the gear bags.
I'm fairly new to off roading anywhere other than my own land. Is this frowned upon? I usually go to Wharton and we just recently purchased our jeep and many of those trails are impossible to get through without scraping paint for a mile or more... I realize it's going to get scratched up, but if I can take a few minutes to prevent excess I would rather do that.
10-22-2014 07:30 AM
scipio337
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Originally Posted by jeep_n_co View Post
You, good sir, are ready for the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse with that setup!
Nah, no tactical throwing tomahawk. It does look like a great brush clearing kit for trail rides, though.
10-21-2014 06:11 PM
jeep_n_co
Quote:
Originally Posted by JK Coaster View Post
Took all my bush trimming and trail ax tools and used quick fists to attach to the tailgate. The machete and folding knife are cable tied in because they can just slide out of their sheaths. The home depot hand trimmer just rests in the top right between the mole table and the tailgate without rattling.

Seems like a lot of stuff but pretty often in the southwest a little road widening is necessary to keep the pinstripes out of the paint. I got tired of rustling thru the gear bags.
You, good sir, are ready for the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse with that setup!
10-21-2014 05:57 PM
Requiemm
Another happy Springtail install...

I just installed my Springtail Solutions rear door folding tray/MOLLE panel. Very happy with no drilling for now but may drill to add more support for heavier items later.

Total install time less than 20 minutes. No drilling!

Tray Open:


Tray Closed:


Now I just need to get a good first aid kit for one bag and start building a survival kit for the other. Feel free to give suggestions...

Now to get the side racks and more MOLLE bags. I think I have a problem...
09-27-2014 06:18 PM
JK Coaster Took all my bush trimming and trail ax tools and used quick fists to attach to the tailgate. The machete and folding knife are cable tied in because they can just slide out of their sheaths. The home depot hand trimmer just rests in the top right between the mole table and the tailgate without rattling.

Seems like a lot of stuff but pretty often in the southwest a little road widening is necessary to keep the pinstripes out of the paint. I got tired of rustling thru the gear bags.
09-03-2014 09:03 AM
scipio337
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Originally Posted by ejl04 View Post
I made a couple modifications to the folding table. After the offroading/camping trips, I decided I needed a cutting board that was affixed to the table. That way, I can easily cut items for dinner or lunch without searching through my gear for the cutting board. It also frees up more space in the gear bag and gives a sturdier base for my JetBoil and small coleman stove.

The measurements of the tray are a little over 12x24. Thought I might need to custom order a black table, but I found one on Amazon in black that was 12x24x0.5. Perfect fit.

Drilled some holes, went to local hardward store, got all the items in black, and installed. I used thick plastic washers as spacers between the table and the rack so that I can still install molle packs or quickfists if need be. Used knobs on the inside so I can easily remove and clean.
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The other item I needed was light for camping. Had a couple old LED lights lying around that have a Velcro backing. Stuck the other adhesive side to the table backing and boom, light. Lights are kept in the rear storage area when not used.
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Great ideas! Thank you!
09-03-2014 07:35 AM
lee indy has anyone used his overhead stuff. front or rear?
09-02-2014 07:53 PM
ejl04 I made a couple modifications to the folding table. After the offroading/camping trips, I decided I needed a cutting board that was affixed to the table. That way, I can easily cut items for dinner or lunch without searching through my gear for the cutting board. It also frees up more space in the gear bag and gives a sturdier base for my JetBoil and small coleman stove.

The measurements of the tray are a little over 12x24. Thought I might need to custom order a black table, but I found one on Amazon in black that was 12x24x0.5. Perfect fit.

Drilled some holes, went to local hardward store, got all the items in black, and installed. I used thick plastic washers as spacers between the table and the rack so that I can still install molle packs or quickfists if need be. Used knobs on the inside so I can easily remove and clean.
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The other item I needed was light for camping. Had a couple old LED lights lying around that have a Velcro backing. Stuck the other adhesive side to the table backing and boom, light. Lights are kept in the rear storage area when not used.
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09-02-2014 07:41 PM
ejl04
Springtail Folding Tailgate table

Been looking for a folding table for my tailgate for a bit and I recently decided to go with the folding molle table from Springtail Solutions due to the high quality of their side panel that installed earlier this year. Other determining factors were the price, the table has more surface area than competitors, and the lack of drilling required.

Doc Frost is the owner of the company and he is fellow member here. Username is Springtail and he's quick to respond to questions.

Assembly is fairly easy and shouldn't take long at all. All the components come carefully wrapped in Styrofoam and the instructions are strait forward. There's also a video on youtube detailing the installation process.

Individual parts
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Paracord adjustment mechanism that allows you to control angle/height of tray when open. Extremely easy to install and adjust. Paracord reduces any rattling noises.
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Once you attach the back panel to the tray, you're ready to install on the Jeep. Again, there is no drilling. You remove the panel that covers the wires on the inside of the gate. It comes right off. You insert nylon nutserts/plugs into slots above the wires and a couple slots below. The nutserts are installed in this pic.
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The next step is to attach the backing to the tailgate with screws into the nutserts. Final item is to adjust paracord for to even out the table and you're done.
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Push the tray up and it locks into place. Pull the paracord handles to unlock it.
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I've had it for a month and done a bunch of offroading and road trips. No rattles at all and has been very handy when camping or eating lunch on the side of the trail. I used it last weekend when working on my bumper as a place to store tools and parts.

To be continued with a couple mod's
08-07-2014 06:07 PM
Rack Ops Going back and looking at other people's mounts, it looks like they are mounting farther to the right than I tried....I suspect that will be the correct location. I'll wait for confirmation though.

On the plus side, I got the side panels up. They are rock solid in their mount....I've also got almost 3 inches of storage behind them. Very happy with those...now I've just got to get the tailgate figured out.



08-07-2014 04:37 PM
Rack Ops Nothing ever can go smoothly for me.......

1st the good news. My tailgate table arrived today.

Now the bad news.....when I was drilling out the sheet metal, I appear to have hit "something" much more solid behind it.....maybe a rivet or something.

If I was drilling drywall in my house, I'd move over a half an inch or so and try again, but I'm not wanting to put any more holes into a new jeep than is absolutely necessary.....



Based on the location of my hole, any ideas on what I may have hit and how I can avoid it net time?
08-03-2014 08:00 PM
Bent jeep
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Originally Posted by wigginbalz View Post
After the 2.5" AEV lift with stock 32" wheels/tires. Thanks to all in this forum for there expertise especially kjeeper and espi.

sorry wrong thread
I'm not sure why.

But reading through this thread and then seeing this post made me laugh my ass off. Maybe I'm just slap happy.
08-03-2014 06:20 PM
Goatdog Yes. Pretty straightforward though
08-03-2014 06:17 PM
sincemyyouth Do you have to drill holes in the tailgate to use this tailgate storage product?
08-03-2014 06:03 PM
Rack Ops Been watching this thread since before I even got my JK last August.....Finally pulled the trigger on the full set. Looking forward to getting them in!
04-22-2014 06:59 PM
RGO anyone know if the K Rob table is going to be available again??
K-ROB Offroad Fabrications

The ebay page is sold out and i havnt gotten a PM back from him
04-22-2014 08:56 AM
quickster47 Could anyone who got the original two piece mounts for these side panels please give me the dimensions of the two pieces? I am considering making some for myself and if they turn out well I will make them available.

Carl
04-01-2014 11:30 PM
jkemt I also used self tapping screws and had no problems
04-01-2014 12:14 AM
verax Took the advice from another thread to get self tapping stainless steel screws. Did that, and no problems.
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