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Old 08-05-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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Question about Aluminess Shovel/Axe mount

Does the expedition mounting kit allow you to open the rear passenger door all the way or does it limit it?


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Old 08-05-2012, 04:56 PM   #2
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Re: Question about Aluminess Shovel/Axe mount

On my rig it allows me to open the door a little wider than straight out -- which is sufficient for me. It looks like I could open the door another three inches if the shovel and and mounting kit were removed.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
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Re: Question about Aluminess Shovel/Axe mount

Having one installed tomorrow. Report back on the results.
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Re: Question about Aluminess Shovel/Axe mount

Mine is now installed and it will open up slightly past 90 but I usually pin it there so no issues on my setup.

They have a new mount out that stacks them front to back instead of sided by side.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:36 PM   #5
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Re: Question about Aluminess Shovel/Axe mount

Thanks! Kenny at Aluminess sent me this photo of their new configuration. One lock to rule them all.

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Re: Question about Aluminess Shovel/Axe mount

Looks like you could mount it further back and even get better clearance.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:59 PM   #7
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Re: Question about Aluminess Shovel/Axe mount

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Looks like you could mount it further back and even get better clearance.
I like that one. As long as it didn't smack the tail light I just might install one.
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Re: Question about Aluminess Shovel/Axe mount

If you travel washboard roads (and I know Tapatio does) watch out for this problem.

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Re: Question about Aluminess Shovel/Axe mount

Thanks for the heads up Charlie. I went to the local auto parts store and bought some door edge guard strips. Cheap and perfect a fit.

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