Originally Posted by alivenkickin28
there ya go its done..... lol
Actually it is!
Just came back in from the back yard. OK, here goes...
I'd say it's an easy bolt on. There's a minor difference but it shouldn't be enough to matter.
I laid mine over the existing nut-serts but they have screws in them so I didn't actually bolt it down. It did sit flat enough to get a good idea of what's going on.
I took a chair around the Jeep and inspected the lineup of all the holes with a light.
Number and location of holes front to rear is the same on both and the rack holes are slightly slotted anyway.
Side to side, the distance between the left and right rows on the 93 measure at about 1/4 inch narrower than the 98 5.9 holes! May have to do with the sunroof being available on later years or something (sunroofs weren't available on the early ZJs were they?) or for all I know it could be a minor quality control issue.
So, from what I see that 1/4" difference is meaningless.
I flexed the rack around as much as possible (since it wasn't bolted down) and it appears you can easily get that 1/4 inch you need out of the normal play in the slider "blocks" and/or a slight flex of the crossbar.
Or, if you look at pic 770 below, a view of the inside of the 5.9 rack channel with a ruler over it, you could eliminate most of the difference by drilling the holes a size or two larger than they are. Pics aren't that great, the sun wasn't cooperating.
Top front view
View of 5.9 channel w/ ruler
Hope that helps - John