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02/02/2019 9:52 am  
Posted by: nmb

Are you against a tailgate pad for shuttling bikes? I’ve had the same Dakine one for 2.5 years on my Ranger and it’s still kicking. I left it on all winter last year and this year (oof) and it’s still holding up great with our heavily salted roads.  They are some other really good ones out there too, but the Dakine ones have the downtube straps and can be found on sale pretty often.  

No so much against it, but just don't need it.  I've got a hitch rack that I like, and if I need to put a third bike in for a short distance I just fold up the tonneau and throw it in the bed.  Putting a third bike on the roof would only be an occasional occurrence, like a family trip taking 3 bikes when luggage and other gear is in the bed under the cover.


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07/02/2019 6:13 pm  

No drastic changes, but swapped some Tundra 18s with my snow tires and new box. Not sure if it's the wheels/tires or what, but before adding the box I was getting 19.5mpg, now I'm at 17-18 with the box, which I'm still good with.

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09/02/2019 8:00 am  

I added a massive box to my Tiguan and my mpg’s dropped hard. 


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09/02/2019 12:22 pm  

Cut the mirrors off to balance it a bit


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10/02/2019 11:47 am  

Roof boxes and large racks are known to do that. Is the tire size the same? If so, it’s definitely just the box.

I went up 1” in tire size on my jeep, corrected the odometer gear to match & verified w/ gps, and I’ve lost about 1mpg.


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10/02/2019 12:04 pm  

Come on people. If you cared about MPG you wouldn't be driving the agricultural machinery you already drive.


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10/02/2019 1:07 pm  

I’m not complaining at all, just noting my experience in response to his post. But you are right, if I was looking for a vehicle that got good gas mileage, I certainly wouldn’t be driving an old Jeep. Personally, I look at it like this… I get to drive my favorite vehicle every day, so if I pay a little more in gas than I did with my Subaru (which still wasn’t great) it’s a small fee for getting to enjoy the drive. Plus, I do all of my own work on this rig, and parts are cheap and plentiful, so the overall cost is probably cheaper in the end. There is not a whole lot of driving you can do in Juneau, anyway.

You are also right about the agricultural machinery comment… this flat tappet pushrod motor may as well literally be out of a tractor.


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30/04/2019 8:54 am  

dang


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30/04/2019 9:17 am  

The gear tunnel is rad.  Overall, they have a slick, little package there.


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03/03/2020 9:22 am  

Rig complete.  Struggled with which roof box to get because all of the reviews said with the Yak rocketbox 11 or skybox 12 the tailgate would not open all the way with a 4runner.  I installed the Yak Timerline fasteners with core cross bars at reference and then the rocketbox 11 and tailgate opens with room.  Stoked to have it done.

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09/08/2020 3:48 am  

Pulled all rear seats from the land cruiser & cleaned. Reorganized my gear/tools utilizing the rear cubbies & storage on backs of seat covers with “hella pockets.” Pretty much can get rid of the tuff tote I was previously using for said gear, most of which is now hidden.

Can easily lay down straight without touching either end, and plenty of vertical space for comfy seats if I want. This thing is sweet.

I may build a low sleeper platform that’s removable, and want to make bug screens for the rear slider windows. Unfortunately can’t enter Canada right now, but at least we can take the ferry to Haines where they have some overland camping 🤷‍♂️


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