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Unread 04-13-2014, 09:55 AM   #1
crankwalk
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Installed my Kargo Master rack 2dr JK

I bought a new Wrangler about 3 weeks ago and the first course of action was to get a kayak on it. Racks are expensive but but other cheaper alternatives have their limitations like not being able to put the top up,windows up, clamp to the body etc.

So a friend sends me a link on CL for a Kargomaster rack with Yakima bars for $85 that is complete with every nut and bolt. Thats a savings of about $500 I was about to drop!



Long story short, it was for a 4 door so I ordered the 2 door bars from Kargo Master for $90 bucks. Of course they didn't fit. They were the right length but the OD of the pipe didn't slip into the hoops. Bad machining. (I hope they will take retunrs on Monday) So I took my 4 door pipes to a motorcycle shop and they cut and welded the 4 door bars down to the right length. Finally everything went on.

A little spray paint and and elbow grease and I have about $200 bucks in the full setup. Can't wait to hit the river.






Next to a coworkers stock Sahara:


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Unread 04-16-2014, 10:57 AM   #2
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I've been looking for a rack system for hauling 2 kayaks. What are your thoughts on the rack so far, ease of top removal, wind noise with top on / off? Keep us updated on your experience.
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Unread 04-17-2014, 09:10 AM   #3
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Its going to do 2 kayaks well. Taking the top off would e a pain with 1 person. even with 2 people mayabe a 20 minute ordeal. So I'm just rolling the windows down and calling it a day. Wind noise is definitely increased but wrapping the fron bar with bungee cords got rid of the howl and its more like normal wind noise just a little louder.
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Unread 04-18-2014, 01:40 PM   #4
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Where did you get the rack? I looked aon there web site and only found commercial racks.
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Unread 04-18-2014, 02:55 PM   #5
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You can buy it from Quadratec. I got mine from craigslist.
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Unread 04-18-2014, 03:31 PM   #6
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Looks awesome!
Does it seem like the pivots/hinges will stand up over time? (mud,rain,salt,etc) Are they greasable? I'm curious because all of the hardware and fittings on my Jeep love to rust, and I'm hardly ever at the beach:-(
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Unread 04-19-2014, 09:50 AM   #7
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I used black silicone everywhere on the fittings and lube the hinges with pbblaster. Should be just fine!
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Unread 04-24-2014, 12:16 PM   #8
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I've got the Kargomaster on my jeep, I can take it off/put it on by myself but it's kind of a pain, so I usually just go doorless. It would be a lot easier to do if they had put threaded studs on the rack and you just put a nut on it. I'm thinking of going topless more often this summer, mostly for the ladies sake
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