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post #1 of 7 Old 01-09-2011, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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TJ Roof Racks

I have a 04 TJ and have been carrying my mountain bike on the back with a rack that mounts over the tire. About 2 months ago a got rear ended, nothing serious, just a bump really. The other vehicle did not fair too well. My biggest worry was what would have happened to my mountian bike if it was back there (recently got my dream bike and it wasn't cheap). So started looking for roof racks...... does anyone have one?, any that you would suggest? Can you really put down the soft top with it installed?? Any information would be helpful

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-09-2011, 01:10 PM
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Kargo Master is pretty good. Stupid strong, and looks good. My only beef with it is the coating they put on it, but I quess it's been reformulated or something.

Hold onto something... Quick!!!
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-09-2011, 01:18 PM
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I would never mount a mountain bike on the roof of a Jeep.

Why? I wanted a couple wrestle their bikes on top of a Subaru. They had all the nicest Yakima & RockyMounts rail mount stuff too. I went into the store, came out about 10 minutes later, and they were still screwing with the bikes. Takes me 10 seconds to secure my bike on my hitch mount.

If I get rear ended, oh well...thats what car insurance is for.
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-09-2011, 01:25 PM
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Sent you a pm. I have one that came with the jeep I bought 2 weeks ago. THis rack came on my jeep and I dont need it. THought Id sell it to buy a hitch. The Four towers retail $159 and the 58" cross bars $70

I am looking to get $135 TYD

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post #5 of 7 Old 01-09-2011, 01:25 PM
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Do you have a garage or carport? Don't get a roof rack.
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-09-2011, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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so I put my bike on top of my wife's car all the time.. only takes a couple of minutes..... but just remember car insurance does not cover your bike it is home owners!! my deductible is a bit higher than my car's
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-09-2011, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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have a garage..... and have never forgot when I have had my bike on top of other vheicles.... I am really looking for the summer type one with the soft top on
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