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Old 12-05-2008, 01:28 PM   #1
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New Roofrack for Wranglers

Just a heads-up: Body Armor is coming out with a roofrack to fit JK's and TJ's --- no drilling and it looks pretty sturdy.
I have no affiliation with the company but I've been looking for a roofrack for my JK Sahara for a while and haven't liked what's out there yet....

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Body Armor 4x4 introduces the new Roof Rack system. Features include:
* Base rack in constructed of 2” .095 wall tube
* Simple no drill installation, ease of assembly requires only simple hand tools
* Front and rear light bars standard
* Black textured powder coat finish
* Cargo basket in made of .120 wall aluminum tubing for maximum strength while retaining light weight
* Exclusive pedestal design makes for ease of installation and removal of cargo basket
* Laser cut Body Armor 4x4 front shield
* Notched rear for ease of loading cargo while also containing the load
* Base rack pricing:
* TJ Unlimited: PN TJ-6124: MSRP $511.95
* TJ: PN TJ-6125: MSRP $478.95
* JK Unlimited PN JK-6124 MSRP $624.94
* JK 2 door: PN JK-6125: MSRP: $574.95
* Cargo basket with pedestal feet: PN 5124: MSRP $499.94

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Old 12-08-2008, 03:42 PM   #2
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They sent me some pics:




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Old 12-15-2008, 02:33 PM   #3
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Thats freakin sharp looking! I dont even need a rack but it looks too cool not to have one haha! Thanks for the info!
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:29 PM   #4
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Can you remove the "T-Top" sections of the hard top (JK) with this roof rack on?
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:58 PM   #5
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Can you remove the "T-Top" sections of the hard top (JK) with this roof rack on?
I'm pretty sure that's the whole idea; I'm still waiting for a real release and updated info.
I was in the market for a roofrack --- and then the economy took a dump... ...and then I had an incident on the ice and my rear bumper suffered the consequences...
So now I'm not sure what (if any) new farkle comes next.
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:48 PM   #6
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Any update on this? Release date? I've been looking for a while and can't find even a basic roof rack for the freedom top...
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:49 PM   #7
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I have a Garvin Roof Rack but this looks alot more BEEFY. Mine takes 4 bolts to pivot up to remove top ,this looks like you may need specific bumper to make work. But REALLY like the way it looks.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:54 PM   #8
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Any idea how the basket by be able to be rmoved/hinged to allow for the removal of the softop?
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:58 AM   #9
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Sweet!

Not up on their website yet that I can see. Anybody have a link? When will it become available if not already? I've been looking for a roof rack. This one looks good. Wouldn't mind seeing posts from owners also.
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:23 AM   #10
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The rep told me that they'd be rolling out the new products in January or February; I don't know any more about them than what's on the original pdf flyer.

The new one from MBRP is slick and allows for a snorkel.
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I don't think they have one for a 2-door though.
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Hi Hilldweller,

I followed your link. That one bolts to the hard top. I would mostly use the rack with the soft top so the Body Armor looks more suitable. Bolting to the plastic hard top can't be too sturdy for the load. Must limit the capacity.

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Hi Hilldweller,

I followed your link. That one bolts to the hard top. I would mostly use the rack with the soft top so the Body Armor looks more suitable. Bolting to the plastic hard top can't be too sturdy for the load. Must limit the capacity.

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It passes through the hardtop and bolts to the tub. It's uber secure; I'd get this if I had a 4-door.
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It passes through the hardtop and bolts to the tub. It's uber secure; I'd get this if I had a 4-door.
But, like jk said, then you are limited to only having the rack when the hardtop is on. When I put a rack on, I want to use it year round, with either top.
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But, like jk said, then you are limited to only having the rack when the hardtop is on. When I put a rack on, I want to use it year round, with either top.
Yeah, there's that.
Not all products are for all end-users.
I just have a hardtop and only take the entire top off on day-trips. For any expedition travel, top is on and only the Freedom Panels would come off as weather permits.
I'd like a rack for lights, firewood, fuel, and maybe even for sittin' on and photographing wildlife...
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:50 AM   #15
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That notch on the back looks kind of useful, but at the same time.... how will that effect me strapping a snowboard or surfboard up there?
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:29 PM   #16
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Do you need a custom rear bumper for this?
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:09 PM   #17
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Can you get the Body Armor one without the cut-outs in the metal fabrication that scream BODY ARMOR 4X4 on the front? ....kinda takes the extreme over the top IMHO.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:45 PM   #18
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thats a sweet jeep is that a 4 inch lift with 35s anyone know
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Anyone know what wheels those are?
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I'm interested in a roof rack.. have read and talked with many people. Many racks are built for the sunny desert where there is no humidity.... on the East coast, we have rain, snow, salt, high humidity....and most racks are not sealed well and rust from the inside.... since this rack looks extremely well built, are the tubes open or other issues one should be aware of? I like the beefy look of this rack... however I would like the roof rack to be longer. I like to camp a lot and would like to pitch a tent up on the rack itself (esp during heavy rains). But the rack seems a bit short, do you know if they have an add on basket or a longer basket available?
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:02 AM   #21
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No idea...

But Baja Rack now has something for JK's too. I'm going to check their product out closer.

I'm still rackless.
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I'm interested in a roof rack.. have read and talked with many people. Many racks are built for the sunny desert where there is no humidity.... on the East coast, we have rain, snow, salt, high humidity....and most racks are not sealed well and rust from the inside.... since this rack looks extremely well built, are the tubes open or other issues one should be aware of? I like the beefy look of this rack... however I would like the roof rack to be longer. I like to camp a lot and would like to pitch a tent up on the rack itself (esp during heavy rains). But the rack seems a bit short, do you know if they have an add on basket or a longer basket available?
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I pulled the trigger on the Kargo Master Congo Cage rack system. There is some noise but I can't imagine a rack system without any noise. I am happy with it. Some major factors helping me to decide were: The weight limit on the Congo Cage was 500 lbs. The Body Armor rack was significantly less. The Congo Cage bolts up to a stock jeep without any modifications. The Body Armor appears to need an after market rear bumper to bolt in. Congo Cage advertised adapters for putting up Yakima bars. I have a lot of Yakima appliances for Kayaking and just added a skiing appliance. Went skiing in Vermont over the last week and the rack performed well with six pairs of skis up there. Can't wait until Kayaking season in the northeast.

I may eventually get one of the cargo baskets available for the rack system.
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My friend has a Kongo Kage and mitigated the wind noise quite a bit wit some heavy twine/cable thing.
He's also recently installed a Thule spoiler that helps even more.

not sure how well it will show in the photos...


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What is that blue tent cube on the kong kage? looks interesting.
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What is that blue tent cube on the kong kage? looks interesting.
From the looks it's a pop up sleeper.
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What is that blue tent cube on the kong kage? looks interesting.
Maggiolina from Autohome; very handy tent.
He got it used in Switzerland for $500.
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Maggiolina from Autohome; very handy tent.
He got it used in Switzerland for $500.
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Uber dude, uber.

That has possibilities.
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Uber dude, uber.

That has possibilities.
His latest trick is to mount it on a trailer; I haven't seen the results yet. He's still working on it.
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Yeah, but the only problem is it will only fit the hardtop model, not the rag top. I spied it early on. I am still looking for a solid looking one for a four door soft top JK.
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Yeah, but the only problem is it will only fit the hardtop model, not the rag top. I spied it early on. I am still looking for a solid looking one for a four door soft top JK.
If you are talking about the Congo Cage, it will fit with either top installed. Right now I have it on with the hard top. I will be changing over to the soft top for the summer in a couple of months and will be using my rack system to haul my 4 kayaks.

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