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Old 01-31-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
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Kargo Master Congo Cage

The PO had the Congo Cage put on to haul his kayaks (and kept the cross bars). The safari rack is a bit pricey. Anyone have any suggestions? Limited to what I can wrench, as I am welderless, and would probably set the garage on fire if I had one.

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Old 01-31-2011, 10:08 PM   #2
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Jeep stuff is so pricey . The Congo rack is I think like 300? Unless you can weld you're not gunna find much cheaper . Do yourself a favor and look used on CL. I bought a garvin trail rack for 300

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Old 01-31-2011, 10:11 PM   #3
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not clear on your post - do you just want lateral cross bars, width cross bars, or a whole basket? thule lateral bars can be had on CL pretty cheap, also lotsa used baskets floating around on CL...but if you want a new basket if you keep an eye out you might get a new smittybuilt for less than 250.

if you mean he kept the bars that go front-back, they're 60/bar direct from cargomaster. Or I'm sure you can find straight pipe, and have at it w/ a sawzall and drill and make it work with bolts.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:07 PM   #4
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Sorry for the confusion, currently have the Congo Cage, and that's it, no basket or rails. I guess a better question might be has anyone placed another brand of basket up top with the Congo Cage. My general goal is to be able to haul things (beach chairs, cooler, general hardware store runs) so some sort of basic would be preferred.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:24 PM   #5
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OK. that's my set up. I have thule cross bars with a smittybuilt safari basket cage sitting on top of my on top of my congo rack. they work fine.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:19 AM   #6
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Here is a picture of my Kongo Bars w/Yakima cross bars and Yakima rollers and beds.

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Old 04-14-2011, 11:26 PM   #7
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thanks for posting that- the rear mounts for the jk are different than the TJ, which have shorter rear support posts and brackets which bolt to the sheet metal behind the tail light assembly; which of course will be problematic if/when I wanted to go to flat tail lights. Plus being bolted to sheet metal it's not super strong, IMO.

Seeing your post makes me think I can either fab or order the extended bumper brackets used on the jk.

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Old 04-23-2011, 09:56 PM   #8
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I've been considering a setup like this to haul my kayaks. Have you run this at all with the soft top? I'm just curious how well the tilt feature would work.
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I am completely against setting the garage on fire and want it to be documented that that I disagree. Oh ya, Subscribed. :-)
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:36 AM   #10
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I've been considering a setup like this to haul my kayaks. Have you run this at all with the soft top? I'm just curious how well the tilt feature would work.
well, don't know what model jeep you're rocking, but from personal experience it works fine on TJs.
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well, don't know what model jeep you're rocking, but from personal experience it works fine on TJs.
Sorry, 2dr JK. Anyone have a quick-disconnect for the rack? Seems like removing bolts, etc. is going to slow down the top up/down on the side of the highway as the rain or sun rolls.
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well, it would definitely slow you down. I suppose if you keep a ratchet handy it wouldn't be too bad. Do the JKs have torxes in the front window hinge like a TJ?
any way you slice it any roof rack will impede putting up a soft top. at least with a JK you could slip those freedom top panels in under the roof rack rails w/o having to disco the rack.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:37 PM   #13
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I have seen a post from someone else with the Congo Cage. They found nuts you could turn by hand, not sure of the right term for them. This simplified tilting the cage,
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I only have the Freedom top at this point. I will be purchasing the Trektop NX when avail. That appears to be the best option, and I will not have to tilt the rack to put up the soft top. In addition, there is plenty of room available to remove the hardtop without moving the rack.

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