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Old 09-10-2019, 02:46 PM   #31
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I probably carry too much but I have either needed a lot of it for either myself or someone I have wheeled with. I also always carry my battery impact guns whenever I wheel with spare batteries and at least one charger that stays at camp. I have also been known to carry the 4.5" battery angle grinder and yes, it has been used.

I do carry a few common spares, belt, u joints, fluids, air line splices.

I have a Smittybilt security box I carry everything in, it's securely bolted down, can't be opened unless the tailgate is open and it's lockable.

I would highly recommend using ratchet straps instead of bungie cords to secure your tools in the back. Having seen first hand what goes flying in a flop. Having destroyed a front axle innards in said flop, the need for the larger sockets and wrenches, 12pt 13mm socket, etc is real.
bungees are replaced with straps when I load up for trips. Daily use sees the bungees. Although, I've been known to leave the straps after a trip if I get lazy.

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Old 09-10-2019, 06:23 PM   #32
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I would not have it were it not for the $40 cost; they are quite expensive new. I like the 'every day' stuff in one box that can be tied down. I run around with the top down a lot and don't worry about it with my everyday box.



I don't keep my recovery bag and Power Tank in the Jeep unless I'm on a trip.



I did initially run an Aries box in the rear (I found it on FB market place for $200), but I did not like it and could no longer carry the dog back there, so I sold it.



I get how some love a trunk;I'm just not one who does.


My only issue with any case back there. When you cover it, it makes the thieves more curious, plus itís still not very secure.

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Anyone determined to get in could. I do not think removing the back seat would compromise anymore with the back seat in. If you want me to take pics of any part of mine let me know. It is not the right answer for everyone. Because I run topless in the summer it is nice to have a trunk that keeps what ever I put in there out of sight and locked up. Extra benefit is to have all my gear locked in if I should ever have a trail mishap. I would not spend the money on one if it hadn't come with my Jeep. Now, I would purchase in a heartbeat. I installed a heavy barn still mat on the top deck that give the lid a bunch of weight and provides a nice non-slip surface when hauling gear on top.


I agree, I just cannot get past spending $500. Quadratec has this model that may be an option.
https://www.quadratec.com/products/1...RoCn8cQAvD_BwE
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My only issue with any case back there. When you cover it, it makes the thieves more curious, plus it’s still not very secure.
my intention is not security. it is more about describing the tools and gear for trail rides and how i carry them.
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my intention is not security. it is more about describing the tools and gear for trail rides and how i carry them.


Please donít feel I was implying anything about your set up. I was only saying I am also looking for some security as well.
Someone in the Market parking lot was selfish enough to steal my billet Jeep tow hitch cover. So thatís why I wonít leave anything of value, visible or not in my Jeep.
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No offense taken.

I get how security is a concern with open Jeeps. I've been lucky thus far.
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