Has anyone tried to build a custom roof basket before? I've seen a few threads around about using steel conduit to be the frame. Any one have experience with this? I already have Yakima Cross Bars but the Yakima (and all other after market baskets I've seen) are so shallow that it puts the off road lights a foot or so back from the windshield!!
I'm thinking it might be better to have where the base of the frame comes out past the basket to be able to support 4 lights right at the edge or something like that.
I have the defender rack which mounts to the factory roof rails. I like the fact the it is lower profile than the Yakima or other baskets because it doesn't need cross bars to be mounted to the roof. I don't notice any significant difference in wind noise (it's not like the box shape of the KK is aerodynamic to begin with)
2008 KK sport 4x4
1998 XJ sport 4x4 (sold)
What is the part number for your rack? I looked online but only found one for an 03-06
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