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Old 11-23-2013, 06:04 AM   #1
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2dr Roof Rack options...?

I've been looking for a good roof rack system for a 2dr but don't really like what's on the main internet pages (quadratec, fortec, Morris, JC, Ect...) anyone running something different? Pics would be appreciated.

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Old 11-23-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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Gobi. Expensive but very solid and no drill install.
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:40 PM   #3
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Solid as a rock with a 90-100# kayak up top; haul it hundreds of miles at Interstate speeds no problem what-so-ever.

It's a "system" made up with Yakima Landing Pads, Control Towers, and Cross Bars. The Landing Pads are permanently secured with stainless hardware through the shell of the top and stay in place. If I remove the crossbars (with Control Towers attached) the Freedom Panels pop right off. And NO, it has not leaked a drop in over a year.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:15 PM   #4
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Solid as a rock with a 90-100# kayak up top; haul it hundreds of miles at Interstate speeds no problem what-so-ever.

It's a "system" made up with Yakima Landing Pads, Control Towers, and Cross Bars. The Landing Pads are permanently secured with stainless hardware through the shell of the top and stay in place. If I remove the crossbars (with Control Towers attached) the Freedom Panels pop right off. And NO, it has not leaked a drop in over a year.
I have this too. And the same setup. I like it a lot. I use mine for skiing and snowboarding
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Anything similar to the Gobi but cheaper?
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:10 AM   #6
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I have this too. And the same setup. I like it a lot. I use mine for skiing and snowboarding
Y'all are talking about the Yakima system, right? Was it easy to install? I think the only hesitation I would have is drilling my top.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:39 AM   #7
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Anything similar to the Gobi but cheaper?
The Kargo Master with Kongo Cage is a bit cheaper than the Gobi system. I'm happy with mine, my son has the same setup on his 2 door as well:




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Y'all are talking about the Yakima system, right? Was it easy to install? I think the only hesitation I would have is drilling my top.
No worries. Measure 3x (or 4x!), use a BRAND NEW SHARP DRILLBIT, and drill (cut) slowly, and you will end up with clean holes with no blow-out.

The Yakima hardware and parts are top grade and complete. It comes with a top quality silicone gasket, PLUS professional grade silicone sealant...tightened down correctly (not crushing the gasket) it does not leak.

I really like the fact that I can easily pop the crossbars off and store them and leave nothing but the small, unobtrusive Landing Pads in place.
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The Kargo Master with Kongo Cage is a bit cheaper than the Gobi system. I'm happy with mine, my son has the same setup on his 2 door as well:




I had a Kargo Master rack on my rag-top TJ; I was very satisfied with it. I too thought is was a good "value" considering what some of those things cost (cough, cough....Gobi....cough, cough) I just didn't want such a big "cage" on my new JK....but it's a rock solid investment if you choose to go that way.
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The Kargo Master with Kongo Cage is a bit cheaper than the Gobi system. I'm happy with mine, my son has the same setup on his 2 door as well:





Do you have to have a stock rear bumper????
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Do you have to have a stock rear bumper????
Honestly, I'm not sure.
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Does it mount to the bumper?
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:52 PM   #13
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Cool, thx guys. Talking to a buddy of mine, we may fabricate one for kicks...I'll keep ya posted if it goes down, should be interesting.

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