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Unread 04-06-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
TastykakeWJ
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other roof racks!??!

Is there any other vehicle that comes with a roof rack that could closely fit thev wj?. I will modify just going to pick and pull tomorrow and could put an idea to use

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Unread 04-07-2013, 09:34 PM   #2
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Why put all the effort into modifying a rack when you can just pick one up new for relatively cheap. believe I paid 150 for my Rola, give or take

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Unread 04-07-2013, 10:16 PM   #3
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Why put all the effort into modifying a rack when you can just pick one up new for relatively cheap. believe I paid 150 for my Rola, give or take
Where's the rest of your Iceland bumper?
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Unread 04-08-2013, 10:21 PM   #4
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Where's the rest of your Iceland bumper?
In the garage I think at this point. Was running the Hammers at Johnson Valley that day and when disconnected and aired down the front tires like to eat the bumper. So I took it off for some eventual trimming.

Eventually I'll trim it haha. Only when I'm disconnected do I have any probs
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Unread 04-09-2013, 08:27 AM   #5
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Why put all the effort into modifying a rack when you can just pick one up new for relatively cheap. believe I paid 150 for my Rola, give or take
I agree -- the Rola is good, and is what I have.

If you have the fab skills to modify, then you can make your own complete from tubing, or get the Rola and make your own mount to remove the factory parts completely.

I just removed the cross-rails, as I didn't like the weaknesses they had - flexed too much for my liking, and they only have plastic tabs to hold them in place. I used unitstrut and ubolts to make my own cross rails, mouted to the existing front-to-back rails. It's nice and rugged now.

More details in my build thread.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...build-1473764/



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