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Old 01-19-2010, 11:18 PM
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Re: Rear cargo space bottom

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Of course I'd save the stock floor. Where else do you propose I put my spare since it won't fit underneath in the stock location?

Same thing I did with my spare, its sitting in my parents basement stored since I put my srt exhaust on. I have triple A plus, so no need for a spare. Plus with my 20" rims the spare would do no good anyways if I got a flat. The stock spare is a different diameter and i wouldnt mount it and F up my differential.
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:23 PM
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I don't know if anyone knows but the WJ had more volume than the WK does.. I think it lost close to four cubic feet... all because of the elevated cargo floor and locating the spare under the Jeep instead of a trap door. For the WK2 the spare goes back into a trap door

Yea, but the WK looks so much better. Im happy. I have no spare tire and if I ever do get a flat im calling triple A to tow it to my house. I have never had a flat tire yet, but I know they sell that can of fix-a-flat that works pretty good I hear. Carry a can of that around instead.
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Re: Rear cargo space bottom

Your mod looks good, but does look like a lot of work.

I'm not sure what your tire size is so this may be a moot point.
I know you look into the bolt cutting & hitch grinding.
Here is a write-up by another on that mod from another forum that may convince you to try it. http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=516836
If it does not work out you could always do the cargo mod with nothing lost.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:44 AM
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Yea, but the WK looks so much better. Im happy. I have no spare tire and if I ever do get a flat im calling triple A to tow it to my house. I have never had a flat tire yet, but I know they sell that can of fix-a-flat that works pretty good I hear. Carry a can of that around instead.
I can see calling AAA if I was around town or something for a tow to my house, but if I'm 1,000 miles away from my spare tire, or out on a trail? I'd rather just have my spare with me for a quick fix instead of having to wait for a AAA tow (which can take forever - back when I had AAA I waited 3 hours once), then find a tire shop to hopefully patch the flat, or hope that they have a 255/70/18 Bridgestone Dueler A/T (or some other 32" tire) in stock to get it replaced. And I've never had a flat in my life either, but it'd still be piece of mind out on the road to have it with me.

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Your mod looks good, but does look like a lot of work.

I'm not sure what your tire size is so this may be a moot point.
I know you look into the bolt cutting & hitch grinding.
Here is a write-up by another on that mod from another forum that may convince you to try it. http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=516836
If it does not work out you could always do the cargo mod with nothing lost.
I've tried to stuff my spare (255/70/18) up in the stock spot, and it'd I don't think I can trim the bolts back far enough to get it in there without deflating it - which would make it useless since I don't have on-board air.
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Re: Rear cargo space bottom

yea, your tires are 32.1" mine are 31.6
For sure that 1/2" will make a big difference.

I know it sucks having the spare eat up all the cargo space. I had that problem with my WJ.

I noticed the new 2011 WK2 is going to compact spare, wonder if that means smaller width only or smaller diameter also. I have "heard" we can drive our WK's short distances on smaller diameter tire.
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Same thing I did with my spare, its sitting in my parents basement stored since I put my srt exhaust on. I have triple A plus, so no need for a spare. Plus with my 20" rims the spare would do no good anyways if I got a flat. The stock spare is a different diameter and i wouldnt mount it and F up my differential.
How big are your 20's? Prob. .5'' bigger than the stock tires? A jeep would be fine driving around like that until fixed, thus the idea of not full size spares, those are tiny, but will work on whatever you put them on till the problem is fixed. My neighbor drove her ml350 around on a tiny spare for a week. damn cheap mercedes not giving you anything close to a full size spare.
I've gotten a flat with my 20's and the stock spare worked just fine.
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Well, my srt exhaust is on so putting the spare back is not an idea. Lol. I dont go on trails and im never more than 100 miles from home, so if I get a flat its triple A towed to my parents house where my stock tires are stored to put back on.
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The sub still needs to be relocated now that I have the extra clearance I wanted(The old plastic bottom went all the way up to the highest line you can see along that bottom ledge) Once done the wires and stuff will be hidden.
Would really love to see these pictures!
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