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post #1 of 3 Old 07-22-2013, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Frontrunner Slimline rack

I've been researching racks for my 2013 JKU. Was going to get a Garvin Wilderness rack because that's what I had on my old XJ, but then I happened to park next to a guy with an AEV rack today. Now I'm thinking AEV vs Frontrunner, leaning toward the latter. I doubt I'll ever take the hard top off, so mounting to the bars isn't a concern.

Here's my question: The Frontrunner site appears to show a rail-mounted full rack on a JKU, but the only racks listed in the JKU section have front supports that mount at the bottom of the windshield. I'm basically looking for something like this:

I think I've been looking at racks for too long. Is anyone using a rail-mounted full-size Slimline?

EDIT: This site answers my question, I think. You can get tracks that mount to the hard top. The rack apparently supports up to 660 lbs. Anyone care to share an opinion about the Frontrunner vs AEV?

Last edited by BlackToe; 07-22-2013 at 12:37 AM. Reason: I think I answered my own question
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-12-2014, 06:14 PM
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I only have experience with Front Runner. But I can tell you that over the years and all the different things I have done to it, I have never been let down or had a problem.

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post #3 of 3 Old 09-12-2014, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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I ended up going with the AEV and have been very happy with it. I love the T-channel mounting system, and not having a cage means no wind noise.
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