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,
2003 TJ Sport
4L, 5 spd. manual
3.73 gears four wheel disc
32 x 11.50 Cooper Discoverer STT
2" RE Budget Boost, Spidertrax Wheel Spacers
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
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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Dana30 ARB Locker Dana 44 LSD 4.88's
4" Explorer Pro Comp lift
1 1/4 JKS BL Brown Dog 1" MML
RE monos Nasty's Disco's
15"x 8" soft 8's w/ 35"x12.5'' MT Baja MTZ
A to Z sliders. Nth degree oil pan skid
Rokmen gas skid steering skid Warn dif plate
Superwinch EPi 9000
Currie HD Tie rod
BESRK rear bumper w/swing out
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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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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