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Unread 01-27-2013, 01:45 PM   #901
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Gone use it for one of the small kayaks when I do not feel like towing the trailer. I really want to put a basket though.
I am also in the market for a basket, would help on those long fishing trips. I just cant justify paying $400 for thule or yakima cross bars. I have seen some cheaper setups on amazon, but I dont know how strong they are. Do you think your setup would be stable enough for a heavy basket?

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Unread 01-27-2013, 01:51 PM   #902
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I think so. I want to drive around town some and see if the bolts hold with the loctite as there is not much to thread into. If I thru bolt it it will be dead solid.

Go to www.discountramps.com and there are baskets there that are pretty cheap. I am looking at the big rage.
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Unread 01-27-2013, 03:33 PM   #903
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I used U-bolts to attach my homebrew crossbars (galvanized pipes with end caps). Here is a thread from LOST that details how I made them for under $100. I kept an eye on Craigslist and on the For Sale section of the forums, and got a nice roof basket for only $50. The setup works great. I carried 4 heavy Rubbermaid tubs full of gear on the roof from NH to PA and it never shifted at all. No need for $400 Thule/Yakima crossbars and a $400 basket.

http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB...p?f=59&t=72548
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Unread 01-27-2013, 10:26 PM   #904
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I know at REI the Yakima Load Warrior is 268.00 new and the Mega Load Warrior is like 368.00 ; don't remember what Thule Moab costs. I have the Load Warrior with an extension which would sets you back another 150, but gives 40% more room. I didn't pay that, since I sell them both. Check for deals usually Yakima and Thule run 25% deals. Having the roof rails on your Jeep is a big plus it will save about $90. Just remember the roof rails can probably handle up 150lbs. So take the weight of the from that which is about 40-45lbs that's what you can carry up there. IF you decide to use some heating pipe I would stick using the Yakima rail grab, since Yakima uses the round bars.

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Unread 01-27-2013, 11:07 PM   #905
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U-bolts and pipe is a GREAT IDEA! Totally stealing that one!
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Unread 01-29-2013, 11:41 AM   #906
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U-bolts and pipe is a GREAT IDEA! Totally stealing that one!
Do what I did and use square section tubing and square u-bolts and it will fit much better on the square factory side rails than round tubing does. Also less chance of denting the side rails by over tightening the clamps when it's a square on square fit vs round on square.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 04:08 PM   #907
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Do what I did and use square section tubing and square u-bolts and it will fit much better on the square factory side rails than round tubing does. Also less chance of denting the side rails by over tightening the clamps when it's a square on square fit vs round on square.
That sounds good, Wearyman. If I were making them again, I think I would try that. My hardware store didn't have the square bars and u-bolts, so I went with round ones. No denting and no complaints so far, though.
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Unread 01-30-2013, 11:56 PM   #908
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Today I gave her a bath. There was so much mud on and under her from the last 2 days I now have mud splatter from driving on my driveway. Next time I'm going to a car wash and muddying up THEIR concrete instead. LoL
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Unread 01-31-2013, 08:52 PM   #909
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Today I gave her a bath. There was so much mud on and under her from the last 2 days I now have mud splatter from driving on my driveway. Next time I'm going to a car wash and muddying up THEIR concrete instead. LoL
Lol! After my last mud adventure I went through the car wash 3 times and couldn't get all the mud out from underneath! I ended up going to one of those coin-op wash bays so I could blast away at the caked-on mud. I still didn't get it all. I was under my KK just yesterday during the unseasonable warm day we had to pull off that bottom front air dam and found MORE mud still caked in there from 4 months ago!
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Unread 02-02-2013, 07:35 PM   #910
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bumper and Oem skids

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Installed one of the bumpers I got from AttheHelm and they are worth their weight in gold(to me), now its a ****ing JEEP

threw in OEM skids while i HAd it up.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 12:00 AM   #911
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Look awesome, Tubguy. Gonna keep it black, or what?
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Unread 02-03-2013, 09:35 AM   #912
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That looks a awesome, 27tubguy. It almost makes me sort of wish I'd hit a deer so I would need a new bumper... But not really, because I wouldn't want to tempt fate. :-) [knocking on wood]
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Unread 02-03-2013, 12:32 PM   #913
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color

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Look awesome, Tubguy. Gonna keep it black, or what?
not sure, im looking for some silver undergaurd paint
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Unread 02-03-2013, 12:34 PM   #914
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this is a bumper

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That looks a awesome, 27tubguy. It almost makes me sort of wish I'd hit a deer so I would need a new bumper... But not really, because I wouldn't want to tempt fate. :-) [knocking on wood]
the stock bumper isnt a bumper at all, just a flimsy piece of plastic, this is a bumper angle iron and steel.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 09:17 PM   #915
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[IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]

Installed one of the bumpers I got from AttheHelm and they are worth their weight in gold(to me), now its a ****ing JEEP

threw in OEM skids while i HAd it up.
Looks awesome!

I was wondering about how much more does your front end weigh? Did you think you would need to put stronger springs in the front to reduce sagging later on?
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