Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum > Fantastic gear storage option

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: Fantastic gear storage option Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

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:
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.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
01-12-2015 10:22 PM
n3tfury That's not a lot, and I realize you can mod it. I just don't care for the plastic.
01-12-2015 10:20 PM
Highlandman
Quote:
Originally Posted by n3tfury View Post
Springtail is a nice table, but I still don't trust the plastic inserts. No way it holds as much weight as the ebay solution.
It's rated for 30lbs with the plastic inserts. You can always reinforce the table by screwing it directly into the tailgate. 30lbs is alot of weight for a small table like that. Its like all things jeep. You can always modify and improve.
01-12-2015 10:00 PM
n3tfury Springtail is a nice table, but I still don't trust the plastic inserts. No way it holds as much weight as the ebay solution.
01-12-2015 09:38 PM
Highlandman
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ashcan View Post
Great minds think alike. I bought my Springtail tray before Christmas, and finally got around to installing it today. Took me about an hour start to finish, and I was taking my sweet time. I'm impressed how well it went together, and how sturdy it is. The quality is way past what I expected. Now if I can just work up the ambition to tackle my front bumper.

Thank you Ashcan! I already did the bumper mods and Teraflex Hinge. Hope you enjoy the table as much as I do.
01-12-2015 09:34 PM
Ashcan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Highlandman View Post
I just installed the Springtale Solutions Tailgate Table. Great Table. The installation instructions were straight forward and helpful. I also watched the install video on you tube which was a good visual representation of the install. I reviewed quite a few tables before I decided on Springtail's table. I plan on installing some other pouches on the back on the table besides the ones included in the combo package and using a cutting board as a table top.

Great product and i would recommend it!
Great minds think alike. I bought my Springtail tray before Christmas, and finally got around to installing it today. Took me about an hour start to finish, and I was taking my sweet time. I'm impressed how well it went together, and how sturdy it is. The quality is way past what I expected. Now if I can just work up the ambition to tackle my front bumper.

01-11-2015 04:09 PM
VaderJK12 No regrets here with the ebay purchase. The Springtail is great since you don't have to drill but with the ebay product, I have a custom tailgate table
01-11-2015 02:20 PM
Highlandman
Springtail Jeep Tailgate Table

I just installed the Springtale Solutions Tailgate Table. Great Table. The installation instructions were straight forward and helpful. I also watched the install video on you tube which was a good visual representation of the install. I reviewed quite a few tables before I decided on Springtail's table. I plan on installing some other pouches on the back on the table besides the ones included in the combo package and using a cutting board as a table top.

Great product and i would recommend it!

Attachment 1799129
01-02-2015 01:23 PM
ak1586
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenb1023 View Post
I would like to see a side by side comparison of the two products. One thing I like about the eBay unit is that it has a clean appearance for the wire tray where as the Springtail unit leaves the wire loom exposed for about three inches since the plastic cover is removed for the mounting plate. Now on the other hand Springtail is a member here so that is one up for him. I will need to take a closer look at Darkfire's set up at our next club meet.
With Springtail, Doc is quick with responses and has great customer support for anyone questioning Springtail backing their quality product. Certainly a Springtail supporter here!
01-02-2015 12:38 AM
Bluedog225 Subscribed
01-01-2015 09:32 AM
Darkfire
Quote:
Originally Posted by RayJames View Post
E tool is a good thing to have . Using one you already own is great.. I prefer full size tools when off roading - Full size ax, shovel and mattock. But they take up space and seldom if ever are needed. Finding good tools is getting harder . I have looked at Menards, Lowes, Northern Tool, Ace hardware and am not pleased. Fortunately I have some farm and home type stores that do have some nice selections of axes and shovels.
Check out the Krazy beaver shovel at krazybeavertools.com great shovel eats thru anything breaks down into 3 pieces and there's a new adapter to go from short to full length. Talk to Jason tell him Fred with New Mexico Jeep Group sent you.
12-31-2014 09:08 PM
RayJames
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skalve85 View Post
I ordered mine today, I had to wait to get conformation on a custom package that he did not have listed on eBay.

I'm wondering about the rear tailgate. I researched the quickfist and they seem like a good piece of gear. Also I was looking into Axes and it led me to the Fiskars X15. I'm thinking of using my old Etool because it has the molle built into the case. I have plenty of Molle gear but are there better or any tools you guys have experience with?

Thanks
E tool is a good thing to have . Using one you already own is great..

I prefer full size tools when off roading - Full size ax, shovel and mattock. But they take up space and seldom if ever are needed. Finding good tools is getting harder . I have looked at Menards, Lowes, Northern Tool, Ace hardware and am not pleased. Fortunately I have some farm and home type stores that do have some nice selections of axes and shovels.
12-31-2014 10:58 AM
kenb1023
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmcmahon79 View Post
I also wish i had seen the springtail before also. I love the ebay unit but the springtail seems to be a touch biggger and quality is a touch better.
I am just a bit leery about the plastic inserts to hold the screws. Not a big fan of plastic to hold any weight.
12-30-2014 07:53 PM
Rack Ops
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenb1023 View Post
Are you referring to the holes you had to drill?

Yes
12-29-2014 08:26 PM
bmcmahon79 I also wish i had seen the springtail before also. I love the ebay unit but the springtail seems to be a touch biggger and quality is a touch better.
12-29-2014 08:24 PM
bmcmahon79 i removed a smittybilt fabric molle panel and installed the ebay unit. I just used some jb weld on the holes drilled for the fabric unit and got the $4 touch up paint from autozone over that. Looks good as new.
12-29-2014 06:19 PM
kenb1023
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rack Ops View Post
Looking back, it may not have been the best idea to do something that wasn't completely reversible
Are you referring to the holes you had to drill?
12-29-2014 06:18 PM
kenb1023 I would like to see a side by side comparison of the two products. One thing I like about the eBay unit is that it has a clean appearance for the wire tray where as the Springtail unit leaves the wire loom exposed for about three inches since the plastic cover is removed for the mounting plate. Now on the other hand Springtail is a member here so that is one up for him. I will need to take a closer look at Darkfire's set up at our next club meet.
12-29-2014 04:28 PM
Rack Ops Looking back, it may not have been the best idea to do something that wasn't completely reversible
12-29-2014 11:53 AM
kenb1023
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rack Ops View Post
I am perfectly happy with the quality of alan's product, but in retrospect I probably would have bought the Springtail kit if I knew what I know now.
Why is that?
12-28-2014 10:42 AM
Rack Ops I never did update my post, but I did get the table installed. I had to get a new drill bit set to do it, but once I got the holes drilled, everything went on fine. I am perfectly happy with the quality of alan's product, but in retrospect I probably would have bought the Springtail kit if I knew what I know now.
12-28-2014 08:36 AM
Springtail
Quote:
Originally Posted by scipio337 View Post
No offense to Springtail, but their rear folding tray/molle panel is $208 (plus $18 shipping for my zip) vs. $115 shipped for alanjk427 design. That's almost 100% more.
No offense taken....with the exception that your statement is misleading. The Springtail price that you quoted is for the combo set up that includes to Rip Away Molle pouches.

The current price for the Springtail folding tray is $165.00. So if you account for shipping there is actually about a $65-$70 difference between us and the economy ebay solution. While the two have similar appearance,there is a significant difference in quality of hardware, product finish, function and ease of installation.

If those differences mean something to you....we have what you need. If not, the eBay product is perfect for you.


Doc
12-27-2014 09:30 PM
scipio337 No offense to Springtail, but their rear folding tray/molle panel is $208 (plus $18 shipping for my zip) vs. $115 shipped for alanjk427 design. That's almost 100% more.
12-27-2014 01:05 PM
ak1586 I installed a Springtail MPAC JK MOLLE storage system and couldn't be happier. I followed the instructions for install and it was very smooth and quick. I may choose to anchor it into the tailgate door directly instead of the clips given to put into the black bar along the tailgate but for now it's holding up just fine! It was a perfect fit for a quick diaper change table when out on the road for my wife and me as you can see in one of the pictures!
11-25-2014 07:22 PM
RGO Tempted just to go all out and get everything! The overhead rack would be nice for my cb mount
11-24-2014 07:06 AM
bobp Added the overhead rack for the rear.

11-18-2014 06:48 PM
Springtail No....5 bolts and the rack come out (2 of the bolts you have to take out for the hardtop anyway). The rack will need to be readjusted for the height difference (with or without the top there is about 1/4 inch) and then put back in. About 10 minute process each side.

I find that it is an opportune time to hose the mud off the racks.

Doc
11-18-2014 06:28 PM
RGO It looks like we have to unbolt the hardtop and slide the side racks in between the body and top?
11-18-2014 08:41 AM
Springtail That is our product, I can help you out.

Essentially, the Springtail MPAC JK side racks are a bolt in (no drilling needed) rack that fits over the unused area along and above the wheel wells. The Side Rack is composed of formed and laser cut 11 gauge steel

They have been around for some time but have recently been updated to have a cubby in the upper area. The cubby was designed with Ammo box storage in mind but the Expedition folks have embraced it for Marine battery storage for running ARB Fridges. Cubby Dimensions are 6.9 in wide x 13 inches long x 3.5 inches deep

The racks are adjustable to height for switching from hard to soft top and can handle some pretty heavy loads. I have continuously tested them up to 80 pounds...they will likely take more (obviously common sense should apply here). Installation takes about 1 hour and requires only basic hand tools. There is no drilling required; the MPAC system utilizes factory mounting points and factory hardware.

Here is my set up...





A little teaser.....upcoming JKU pet cargo Barrier



Doc
11-17-2014 09:31 PM
PineappleBrains
Quote:
Originally Posted by socal_hemihead View Post
Cool little upgrade for your Jeep to increase storage. Very well engineered and simple install. Now I just need some ammo boxes and straps to hold them in place!

These storage mounts take up that odd space over the wheel wells and make it functional. You can mount ammo boxes into the top for a cool storage bin, or strap Molle bags (or anything else) to the sides of the rack.
Looks pretty awesome! Could you provide some more info on these please?
11-17-2014 10:18 AM
socal_hemihead
Springtail Solutions MPAC

Cool little upgrade for your Jeep to increase storage. Very well engineered and simple install. Now I just need some ammo boxes and straps to hold them in place!

These storage mounts take up that odd space over the wheel wells and make it functional. You can mount ammo boxes into the top for a cool storage bin, or strap Molle bags (or anything else) to the sides of the rack.



This thread has more than 30 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

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


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:09 AM.



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