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Old 09-23-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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Roof racks

Has anyone figured out how to mount roof racks on the three piece hard top on the 2dr Wrangler yet?

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Old 09-23-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
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Was there some reason why you couldn't? There are a ton of roof rack threads, and I don't recall ever seeing one saying that you couldn't mount one on a hardtop 2-door.

I could be wrong.

At any rate, there are numerous mounting options. Some you have to drill the roof or the body; others mount to brackets near the windshield and rear bumpers, such as the Kargomaster Congo Cage.

Peruse these at your leisure:

OP in this one's got a 2-door: Roof rack comparrison

A bunch that mount w/soft tops, which means you can probably use em with hard tops, as well, since most soft-top friendly racks allow you to swing em out of the way to raise/lower the top: Talk To me about Roof Racks

Buncha other random threads and links:
Off Camber Fabrications JK Roof Rack System
Show Me Your Rack
Cargo Rack
Gobi Racks

Kargomaster site here: Safari Jeeps

Garvin Wilderness Racks
Jeep BodyArmor4x4, Toyota FJ, Jeep JK Front Bumpters
WILD BOAR PRODUCTS: Cargo Racks & Accessories for your Jeep Wrangler
Jeep Roof Racks - Jeep Exterior Parts & Accessories - by 4 Wheel Drive

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Old 09-23-2012, 03:52 PM   #3
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Five minutes of research.

Five.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:11 AM   #4
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Five minutes of research.

Five.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:55 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info but not really looking for a roll bar looking roof rack, ...and I did do a search but I guess is wasn't thorough enough for some folks...
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:59 PM   #6
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Gary, You might find what your looking for here....They have a ton of stuff for roof racks.

Discount Truck & Car Racks from ORS Racks Direct: Yakima Racks - Thule Racks - Roof Racks Bike Racks Kayak Canoe Surfboard Snowboard Ski Carriers I put "Jeep" in their search box and all kinds of systems came up...
Have you looked thru the images on the Google Search ? I used "Jeep Roof Racks", you might find something you like the looks of.
I need a rack too ,but I don't want to mount it to the plastic hard top if I can help it.
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I just ordered artificial rain brackets for my roof rack. They are made by Yakima. I plan to drill straight thru the hardtop tho. I will be sure to do a write up after I install it Columbus Day. Here is a preliminary list of what's bought

-Thule 300 foot kit(made for cars with rain gutters)
-58" load bars
-Yakima top loader artificial rain gutters( these come in a 2 pack $35 Thule is a pack for $70)
-outdoor silicone sealing caulk

I am planning on putting the front bar towards the back half of the freedom panels(yes they will hold for highway speeds) and then I will drill the artificial rain gutters into the back piece. I actually found the foot Kit in my moms basement when I was cleaning it out. They are from her bronco II but I think saabs run them. I bought the bars and my ski racks on Craigslist tho. So far I'm into it $70 and I've bought the rain gutters, bars a ski rack and a snowboard rack. I'll also do a garden hose test to show that it doesn't leak.

I'll have a write up with plenty of pictures for everyone after my installation Columbus Day weekend
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I just had a Thule cargo box set up on my 2DR w/Freedom top in preparation for the upcoming ski season. I went thru rackattack.com & had it installed at the Portland OR store. Great experience.
Consists on the following Thule parts: 54" track top + 460 Podium feet + associated fit kit + 611 Boxter + 58" load bars.
Fits my 191cm skis w/room to spare. I've read it can fit up to 205cm skis on the Thule website.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:57 PM   #9
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Forgot to mention the 54" trak top was split to fit the Freedom top. 4 bolts forward, 6 aft.
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I just had a Thule cargo box set up on my 2DR w/Freedom top in preparation for the upcoming ski season. I went thru rackattack.com & had it installed at the Portland OR store. Great experience.
Consists on the following Thule parts: 54" track top + 460 Podium feet + associated fit kit + 611 Boxter + 58" load bars.
Fits my 191cm skis w/room to spare. I've read it can fit up to 205cm skis on the Thule website.
Very nice set-up i just have done the same , very elegant and versatile for any use

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