Looking at a Wrangler unlimted - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-08-2009, 09:08 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3
Looking at a Wrangler unlimted

Gents, I'm in the market for another 4x4. ( have a Land Rover Disco II now). Had a Toyota LC 95, looking at the Toyota FJ, and looked at a used hummer. Then today due to a work associate telling me how much he liked his Jeep I went to drive one. I was impressed! I loved the way the 4 door jeep held the road at 80 mph. I love the top down idea!
One problem and one I need help with. I have a Thule roof rack system that has been used on the Land Cruiser and now the land rover. On it I mount a 18 foot kayak and a roof top tent. Question, can I mount a Thule roof rack foot on an after market roof rack like the body armor or wilderness one? It would not work for me if I could not use the roof systems with some mods to carry my outdoor stuff.
I looked at a wranger some years back but decided against it as it could not pull a trailer and felt like hell on the road. This new one with the 4 doors feels like a real SUV and I really liked it!

Thanks for any ideas or past experiance.

Dan

captdan is offline   Quote
Old 01-08-2009, 09:43 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lake Winola, PA
Posts: 264
i know a guy who mounts a arb tent on a roof rack on a 4 door.

__________________
07 Unlimited Rubi,Rock Krawler,RCV,Reid,RiverRaider,TenFactory,PolyPerfor mance,Yukon,Fox
BeerMonkeY is offline   Quote
Old 01-08-2009, 09:53 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
scottrock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St Augustine, FL
Posts: 236
Images: 1
There are several companies out there making full roof racks for the JK. Wild Boar, Garvin and Warrior Products are a few. I'm not a fan of the Warrior as it bolts to the body and I've seen pics of one JK with warped qtrs from overloading the basket. Maybe with corner armor, but not without, IMO. The Garvin is my favorite. One nice aspect is the rear mounts to the body mounts and tilts back to allow dropping the soft top without totally removing the rack. If I remember, the Wild Boar mounts similarly. The weight limit on the Warrior is also only 300lbs, so not sure how much your tent weighs...
scottrock is offline   Quote
Old 01-08-2009, 10:35 PM   #4
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3
thanks guys. One issue is that the kayak racks ( malones) and the tent bolt best to a thule cross bar like the set up I have now for the LR. Not sure if Thule makes a foot that will attach to a cargo rack or a large pipe like some of the aftermarket racks I've seen for the Jeep. Sure would hate to buy one only to find out I am stuck with no way to carry my outdoor stuff. But, I am sure something can be done and I bet others have accomplished this before me.... must have come across this issue before.
On the lighter side. I told my wife that I may have located my next car... she knows I love a drop top and a 4wd, and to have both in one care is amazing for sure.
captdan is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wrangler vs liberty PbFoot General Jeep Discussion 11 05-01-2008 02:01 PM
2008 Wrangler Purchase soupy1957 JK Pics Forum 23 11-22-2007 04:48 AM
First Wrangler - 3rd Jeep!!! tritonman WF New Member Check In 10 09-28-2007 08:27 AM
Wrangler X or Wrangler Saraha? battleb WF New Member Check In 9 04-21-2007 06:46 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:21 PM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC