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Unread 02-03-2014, 09:17 AM   #1
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rook rack preferences?

looking to get a roof rack for my 02 overland. any preferences or ideas on where to start? I don't necessarily need lights on it, and looking to say somewhat cheap, maybe around 400 at the most. haven't done much shopping around yet but wanted to know what other wj owners have or like.

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What's a Rook Rack?


Anyway, $400 is a very large budget. I would hope you get lights on it. Or maybe you could get a light bar. You could def find someone to make you a one of a kind custom fab'd rack for 4 bills. Check your local Craigslist. Good luck!!
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Unread 02-03-2014, 06:15 PM   #6
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Rola. Its cheap and quality.
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Rola. Its cheap and quality.
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Rola is the best for the price in my opinion. It's durable, on the cheaper side and it still leaves you with money to add front and rear lights to the rack!
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I had a Surco on my XJ. Carried my 100 lb. spare tire on it and really increased my cargo capacity.
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Unread 02-04-2014, 01:21 PM   #9
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Rola roof rack, model 59504.

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Rola roof rack, model 59504.

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Yes. I prefer the one piece, the two piece needs welded or it rattles.
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I like my my Highland Uventure from Reese. It's slightly shorter than the rola but for half the price I won't complain.
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I like my my Highland Uventure from Reese. It's slightly shorter than the rola but for half the price I won't complain.
I like the Reese but they tend to rust around bolts I highly recommend using some sort of silicon sealant where it connects.
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I like the Reese but they tend to rust around bolts I highly recommend using some sort of silicon sealant where it connects.
I definitely did. They're sending the racks with rubber sleeves that fit tight over the bolts now. We'll see how it holds up. For $74 I figured it was worth a shot.

On reason I liked it is the rear of the rack is shaped perfectly to mount some auxiliary lights.
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I like the looks of the GC's with the roof racks, and they can hold an axe and shovel which is a benefit. I also like them with 4 lights. However, from a cargo standpoint, the inside of the GC's seem to have a lot of room as it is. I am guessing the main purpose of the roof rack is for a larger spare tire that won't fit in the stock tire bay, but then, as a spare the stock tire should work to get out of a bind. I think the disadvantages I see is if you need to remove the rack to carry a kayak on the stock rack, decrease in MPG, and when the rack starts to rust, you will get rust stains on the paint. I was considering one myself.
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I definitely did. They're sending the racks with rubber sleeves that fit tight over the bolts now. We'll see how it holds up. For $74 I figured it was worth a shot.

On reason I liked it is the rear of the rack is shaped perfectly to mount some auxiliary lights.
I think some large "heat shrink" tubing would be a good option.
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