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post #241 of 386 Old 10-17-2010, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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So a friend gave me some ski racks earlier this summer but they arent really universal, so i just took some zip-ties and tightend them down. Hopefully they will hold, ill have to check them throught the winter.





*edit* In this picture, the zip-ties look loose, but they arent, its just cus the cross rail is arched and the rack isnt. They fit really snug. And i ended up putting two more zip-ties through each hole with the ends facing the other way.



Anyone ever hear of Mount Bohemia? Thats were i ski. If you live anywhere in the midwest and love skiing, i definetly recomend going. Check out there website, the hill is amazing.


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post #242 of 386 Old 10-17-2010, 03:27 PM
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Couldn't you bore that hole out a bit and then use u-bolts or a [ bolt (I couldn't think of the name) with a piece of flat against the bottom of the crossbar or vice versa? That's kinda what Thule does I think. The zipties will probably work no problems, but the bolt would offer a little more piece of mind. Also, your jeep looks great.
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post #243 of 386 Old 10-17-2010, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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That's a great idea! I've been struggling with what to do and that never even crossed my mind. I'm a bit worried that the zip-ties will get brittle in the cold. I'll have to see what I can find.
And thanks for the compliment!

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post #244 of 386 Old 10-17-2010, 03:58 PM
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Even though it would take some pretty extreme temps to break all the ties, skis aren't cheap. Not to mention the chance of sending them through someone's windshield. I got knocked out one time snowboarding so my friend drove us back in my bronco and forgot to close the racks. ( I don't really remember much of that afternoon) Somehow the boards never flew off, it was super lucky.
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post #245 of 386 Old 10-17-2010, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I agree. I'll see how these hold up while I look for other options

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post #246 of 386 Old 10-17-2010, 05:14 PM
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def bore it out. i've lost a wakeboard on the interstate before. not a good feeling. better safe than sorry

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post #247 of 386 Old 10-17-2010, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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How would I get a u-bolt in there?

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post #248 of 386 Old 10-17-2010, 08:31 PM
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Get a piece of flat steel stock from Lowes Hardware/ HomeDepot etc put it in a vice and bend/beat into a "U" shape with squared off corners. Make sure it is the width to match your rack and drill a hole straight through eacch side and bolt in place.

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post #249 of 386 Old 10-17-2010, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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I have to make it really tight though, cus it just rests on the racks.

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post #250 of 386 Old 10-20-2010, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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FEELER: If anyone is interested in buying this, give me an offer. I dont really want to sell it, but if the price is right, ill sell it. Ive got college next year to pay for.

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Just talked to American Track Truck today, and even though i cant affoard a set of tracks, i might be doing a photo-shoot later this winter

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post #252 of 386 Old 10-20-2010, 07:55 PM
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post #253 of 386 Old 10-21-2010, 02:34 AM
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FEELER: If anyone is interested in buying this, give me an offer. I dont really want to sell it, but if the price is right, ill sell it. Ive got college next year to pay for.
Whats this all about?

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post #254 of 386 Old 10-21-2010, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Nothing really, just want to see what it's worth. I don't really want to sell it, but you never know I guess.

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post #255 of 386 Old 11-07-2010, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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I just got some rubber floor mats for winter. I bought the Mopar ones that are custom fit and love them, they fit great and are really heavy duty.

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