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Old 06-23-2010, 08:22 PM   #1
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Roof Racks for JK 4 Door

Anyone using roof racks on 4door hardtop. Looking at something to put kayak on. If factory I could use my Mopar bucks. Also, anyone have a multi purpose receiver with the additional 2" receiver on top. I tried one by could not put it in all the way because the top hits the spare tire. Looking at pulling the boat and putting a cargo carrier above the hitch

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Old 06-24-2010, 12:23 AM   #2
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Hmmmm....I haven't tried my dual receiver yet. Never even paid no nevermind to the spare. I'm driving from Mass. to Florida starting tomorrow with a covered utility trailer in tow. I have my bikes in the trailer. Originally I bought the duplex hitch for my Caravan but haven't used it yet on the Jeep. I ended up purchasing a rack to put my kayaks on and when I want to go kayaking and biking in the same trip I can do that now without the duplex hitch. Originally I towed the kayaks behind on a kayak trailer. Found that setup too cumbersome to deal with having to find a place that would fit both the jeep and the trailer after putting the kayaks in.

Anyway my rack is a Kargo Master Congo Cage. I have a couple of disappointments with it that I haven't address with the manufacturer yet. I thought they claimed that the soft top could be put up and down by tilting the rack back and putting it on the "kick stands" that they supplied for the purpose. I tried doing that and the top would not get past the rack with the rack in the tilted back position. The other problem I have is that the rack has scratched my paint on the jeep near the front windshield mount for the rack. Whenever I loosen the mount to either tilt it or remove it I have to place cardboard between the paint and the rack to prevent it from scratching the paint. So it seems that the fit wasn't very good. I tried bending it but with a load capacity of 500 lbs, and it being built like a brick $hi+ house it won't budge. I even tried extending the length with a pipe to get some leverage while it was off and that didn't work either. It is solid. I have 4 kayaks up there right now and my trip to Florida is imminent. I'll let you know how it goes. Maybe when I arrive in Florida or possibly when I get back to Mass. Maybe some pictures too.

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Old 06-24-2010, 08:26 AM   #3
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Checkinto the MBRP JK rack, it'll handle over 750 lbs and makes taking the top off --EASY-either with a hoist or two people and provides "handles" on each side for removal/install, but

it goes with the top !!





Checkitout mbrpinc.com

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Old 06-24-2010, 02:19 PM   #5
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jim box

you have been talking up mrrb. rack for awhile now, I think it may be the best looking and convenient one out there. How is your roof holding up, what is the heaviest load you have actully carried and do you think it will hold up here in the salt belt? tks for your help.
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Heh Heh, yea and I've been thanked by the MBRP admin, but I ain't getting paid, I'm just happy with the rack and impressed with the strength


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you have been talking up mrrb. rack for awhile now, I think it may be the best looking and convenient one out there. How is your roof holding up, what is the heaviest load you have actully carried and do you think it will hold up here in the salt belt? tks for your help.
I've had it installed for 15 months and there are no hardtop cracks/damage/noise/ wear, I've carried my boat/tents/expandable ladder and various tool bags, probably 250/300 lbs total

There have been NO LEAKS, now if I left it out in the rain for a couple weeks it might be different

This pic from last May, I had tents/tools/ladder/collapseable shower/accessories and that was a load up the Sierras past Donner Lake, oh, that was about 2 hrs up to 7000 ft and my auto didn't overheat (aux cooler)



It was also the last time I've packed it, for a trek, I've used it in the Nevada neighborhood for transfering tables and chairs and some bikes

MBRP has added options to the basic (mine) rack-ie--extension to the front windshield bracket/ light bar/ basket, but I don't know what the cost is

While looking for something else at Quadratec-I saw that they are carrying this rack-supposedly in stock !!

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this is not my write up but I also did this same thing. Works great for mt 12' kayak. I also bought the thule bars to hold the kayak on its side.. hope this helps.. Roof Rack Write up on Hard Top
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^^ that's a nice setup...
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:18 PM   #9
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tks jimox didn't think you worked for them comes through your really happy with it.
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:38 PM   #10
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Has anyone tried the Thule gutter mounts
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I think the Gobi looks pretty sweet. I like not having to drill anything.
Its definitely on my short list.


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Has anyone tried the Thule gutter mounts
The gutter will support maybe 40 lbs. A few sets of skis. Not meant to support the weight of kayaks. That was the first system I looked into when I was looking at the jeep. I just hauled 4 plastic kayaks...2 - 12 footers, 1 - 10 footer and a 16 footer from Mass to Florida using the Yakima bar attachment on a Congo Cage rack. The system was totally solid. No noise, or squeaking, just solid. I'm not totally satisfied with this rack but one thing I can say is that it is well constructed. The fit on my jeep stinks....scratches on my drivers side wind-shield post paint job by the rack.....not happy with that because the bar comes down not in the right spot...on the paint basically. Difficult on/off because of it's weight and I was not able to put my top down with the rack on. But definitely a solid chunk of metal pipes to support a heavy load on top of the jeep.
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I just installed a roofrack by GaragePro from JC Whitney, got it with a 20% discount for $271 plus shipping which raised it to about $377. Holds up to 350 lbs and I have two 13 ft touring kayaks that fit perfectly side by side on top. It comes with 4 cross bars that the kayaks sit on which are easily removed with round screw knobs.
The bad news is it rattles on very bumpy roads like the mountains I drive on in Denver area. Also I went from 22mpg on highway to 19. Plus the wind noise since the frame is 2" black piping. I was told to take it apart and put silicone on the fittings where the rattling noises are coming from.
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I think the Gobi looks pretty sweet. I like not having to drill anything.
Its definitely on my short list.


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The Gobi racks look good, but I could not find any price or ordering information on their site.
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I think the Gobi looks pretty sweet. I like not having to drill anything.
Its definitely on my short list.


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The Gobi racks look good, but I could not find any price or ordering information on their site.

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