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post #91 of 215 Old 02-04-2010, 02:15 AM
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sorry, these are the best pics i could pull of it. i dont have my jeep right now or else i'd go snap a few for you.












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post #92 of 215 Old 02-04-2010, 07:49 AM
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Damn, im having a hard time finding a decent rack from an old XJ.. anyone know how the newer XJ racks look like? And, what about a rack from ZJ or WJ?
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post #93 of 215 Old 02-04-2010, 08:57 AM
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Damn, im having a hard time finding a decent rack from an old XJ.. anyone know how the newer XJ racks look like? And, what about a rack from ZJ or WJ?
I'll get you a few detailed XJ pictures when I head out to the barn today

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post #94 of 215 Old 02-04-2010, 10:36 AM
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I'll get you a few detailed XJ pictures when I head out to the barn today
Great! Then i'll wait before i decide what to do
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post #95 of 215 Old 02-04-2010, 11:20 AM
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i didnt like the ZJ racks that i saw, they seemed more flimsy and bulky.

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post #96 of 215 Old 02-04-2010, 11:32 AM
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The reason I got mine was for a snowboard rack. XJs used a few different racks. The one I got was, in my opinion, the best looking version. There are 2 rails that you bolt to the top, and the crossbars mount to that. You can take the crossbars off by unscrewing the knobs that hold them on. I trust that more than a button you push to slide/remove the crossbars.

Oh and I'll look for other pics later, I'm on my iPod now.
Your rack looks great and really low profile.I would prefer though the push button ones though...

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post #97 of 215 Old 02-04-2010, 11:48 AM
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thanks!

all of the ones with push buttons that i saw were harder to adjust/remove the crossbars. that and with the button, the rails have notches where the crossbars can go. with the screw you simply unscrew it and slide it back and forth wherever you want, then crank the screw back down.

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post #98 of 215 Old 02-04-2010, 05:04 PM
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Great! Then i'll wait before i decide what to do
Don't mind the dust, its been sitting awhile This is on a 99 XJ Sport.




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post #99 of 215 Old 06-26-2010, 06:44 PM
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Thanks for the advise. I picked up a rack from a junkyard for $10.80, sanded and painted and mounted and I love it.
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post #100 of 215 Old 11-28-2010, 01:54 PM
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i just got my xj rack mounted on my TJ today. I have a set of thule holders for my snowboard but they dont fit over the oval crossbars on the xj rack. I might try to convince them to wrap around the bars.

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post #101 of 215 Old 11-28-2010, 02:18 PM
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I stole the roof rack from the parts XJ i have sitting in my garage. I had to shorten the rails about a foot, but it was a pretty simple mod. I'll post some pictures when I get home from work.

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post #102 of 215 Old 12-23-2010, 09:30 AM
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Damn, something else I want to do to my Jeep! Thanks guys for giving me more ideas on how to spend my money and free time. My wife is already jealous and says I love my Jeep more than her and my daughter. Those racks look great!

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post #103 of 215 Old 12-25-2010, 12:54 PM
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bump looking to do this to my jeep would like to see the xterra pics and also i have thule snowboard rack which rack would it fit best over? ford or an xj rack? looking to do this asap
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post #104 of 215 Old 12-25-2010, 10:53 PM
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Good Looking racks...

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post #105 of 215 Old 12-26-2010, 09:13 PM
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I picked up an Explorer roof rack today, just like yours. You mentioned that you cut 12" from the original rack length. However, I would like to know the distance from the first ridge line in front of the hard top (the one line that is parallel to the ground) to the first bolt hole. Just curious since yours lined up perfectly well once you installed the flat aluminum piece.

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