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Unread 11-19-2007, 11:02 AM   #1
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Letís See Your Rack Ė Roof Rack Shopping Need IdeasÖ PLEASE

Moderator: Itís been a while since I last posted on the forum so if this in the wrong spot please let me know or move it.

I went up north this weekend and had to tote my dadís trailer behind me. While we were up there my dad asked me why I havenít looked into installing a roof rack on my jeep. Good question. So now here I am looking at roof racks.

Please post some pictures or at least tell me what you have and why you do or donít like it. I would plan on leaving it on so taking my soft top up and down needs to be necessary. Now if itís not too difficult to remove and re-install, I have no problem storing it in my garage or basement for the times that I donít need it.

Itís main use would be for all of the times that I need to haul something up north or from mom and dadís over to my house. Even to haul some plywood or other long objects home from the home improvement store. I basically need my old truck back, but wife just bought a Saturn Outlook so Iím out of luck for another 5 years.

So lets see your racks or at least point me in the right direction.

Thanks for all of your help,
-Matt

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Unread 11-19-2007, 11:10 AM   #2
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Do you have a hard top? If so, Thule and Yakima have rack systems for the hard top
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Unread 11-19-2007, 11:17 AM   #3
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Smittybilt LJ Modular Rack. Awesome!! Notice how the support bars go on the OUTSIDE so you just remove the center bars with the hand knobs (no tools needed) and you can put or remove the soft or hardtop



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Unread 11-19-2007, 11:21 AM   #4
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I really like the Kargo master Kongo cage. Holds up to 500lb. Mounts to existing holes in tub so you don't have to drill into anything, and it is hinged in back, to put up or take down soft top. Works over hard top too. Goes for $269 new.
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Unread 11-19-2007, 11:56 AM   #5
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Sorry I didn't specify that I have a soft top.
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Unread 11-19-2007, 03:02 PM   #6
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunbee/...7603098793377/

Olympic "Dave's Rack"... Very easy to put the top up and down, holds 500 pounds, and converts to a shelter!!!

The only downside is that there aren't any accesories like the Garvin rack. BUT, I just ran down to Lowes, bought some steel, and made light, hi lift, and shovel mounts... pics to follow...

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Unread 11-19-2007, 03:12 PM   #7
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Personally I'd rather attach an RV roll-up canopy to the side of a fixed rack, than unload my rack in the sunshine, flip it over upside down, and then tie a sheet to it.

I dunno about you - but in this part of the world if you really want the shelter, you probably don't want to over exert yourself while setting it up
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Unread 11-19-2007, 04:04 PM   #8
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X2 on the Kongo cage It takes less then 5 min to put on or take off. I use some long Lynch pins on the rear brackets and the 2 bolts on the front brackets. Its very sturdy. You can get some different accessories too.
down side is the front brackets that bolt on the w/s hinges didn't fit real well, I needed to alter to fit. I did drill a hole in the back corners and bolt thru for strengh (it might be because I have an LJ) but it works well w/ both tops My $.02
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Unread 11-19-2007, 04:07 PM   #9
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But that Smitty rack sure looks nice too
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Unread 11-19-2007, 05:10 PM   #10
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I have the Kargo Master With the Congo Cage. I'm really happy with it.You do have to drill a hole above each tail light for the rear hinge bracket installation.
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Unread 11-19-2007, 08:30 PM   #11
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I've had the Kargo Master rack on a past TJ. It held up well to use and the weather and was very sturdy. Pretty easy install, you only have to drill two small holes.
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Unread 11-19-2007, 10:10 PM   #12
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I have the kargo master and really like it. very sturdy.
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Unread 11-19-2007, 10:25 PM   #13
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I am trying to hijack but 90SaharaJeep, could you please post up a photo of the rear mounting point of your rack setup?

Thanks,

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Unread 11-19-2007, 10:44 PM   #14
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see my sig - Kargomaster. great rack.
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Unread 11-20-2007, 02:53 AM   #15
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Ive always been a fan of the Garvin Wilderness racks. Expensive but quality
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