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OK....time to get the cover onto my TJ. As you can see,
the front bumper is far from stock. As I said before, it was this and the
rear tire carrier that could present a problem, if any. Enough
talk....time to see how it is going to fit.
Contrary to the suggestion in the information sheet, I started by putting the front edge of the cover in place beneath my bumper. I did this simply because it was easier to do so as the hood is not as high as the top and so it is easier to work the cover up onto the vehicle.
The cover does not use pockets for the side mirrors. It is
large enough to accommodate the mirrors. In a way, this is a good thing
since if one were using mirror relocators, the new mirror position may not match
up properly. This way, it is a guaranteed fit.
The cover completely covers the body and had no issues with my
rocker guard sliders. If desired, the cover can be pulled down over the
tires. I gave it a try and the cover extended down enough to cover
about 1/2 of my tire. Of course, the lift height and tire size will
determine just how much of the tire can be covered.
Here you go....you can see how far the cover will extend down to cover the
tires. However, I really don't think I'll be using it to cover my tires.
That was not my intended purpose for the cover.
A photo from the rear of the vehicle. My 12.5"x35" spare tire is fully covered. In fact, you can just barely see my aluminum gas tank skid. The elastic hanging down can either be used to secure the rear edge of the cover to something on the vehicle or it be be removed.
So there you have it. A very well covered Jeep Wrangler TJ ready for the punishing Arizona sun and the occasional thunderstorm we get during the summer monsoon season. As I mentioned earlier, Empire Covers has a half dozen models available for the Wrangle body style. You can find a cover that will fit your budget. They even have one designed just to cover the windshield and windows. If you need a truck cover or SUV cover, they have them too. They got your truck, car, and auto covered, literally!