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Old 08-29-2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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Question Similar rack to MBRP rear bolt on

Hi all
Looking for a similar, more affordable and more simply designed bolt on roof rack with 2" powder coated tubing for 2013 JK 4 door.

Only the rear section, not the front.

Any ideas or places I can have one fabbed? (Central PA)

All my other accessories are 2" powder coated black steel tubing.

I'd like to have a bolt on for a few purposes.

The necessity of constantly removing/attaching the hard-top using a winch system on the garage ceiling will be much easier to seat the ratchet straps on the rack rather than threading them under the roof (and then balancing it is a pita)
Will this hold the roof from the ceiling of the garage? Would the MBRP?
I know they're rated for static and dynamic loads but what about their ability to actually support the weight of the hard-top in a lift?
I'm guessing it's JUST FINE, but just putting that out there.


The continuity of the 2" tubing for everything on the Jeep will aesthetically look better.
Rampage Nerf Steps
RR Windshield Light bar w/lowering kit
Smitty front bumper Light bar (on Rough Country Hybrid bumper w lights)


$1000 shipped for a MBRP is too salty for me, although it is 1 BAD RACK!

As far as I know only 1 rack offers 2" tubing and is bolt on for the JK 4 door hard-top.... MBRP

Please let me know if anyone has any leads or ideas.
Thanks

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Old 08-29-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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Nobody? Anybody?

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Old 08-30-2013, 10:21 AM   #3
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I have the MBRP rack, and to be honest you are probably not going to find anything much cheaper in the size tubing and attachment style you are looking for. Auto anything.com comes priced around 950 with free shipping, and you can get a 15% discount for Labor Day. After having the rack for a few months now with a lot of use I can honestly say the design and manufacturing quality are extremely well done and the price is on par with that quality. If you are buying the rack for mainly cosmetic reasons it might not be worth it, but if you plan to haul stuff it will outlast you jeep.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:40 AM   #4
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Thanks for your input, I'm beginning to realize I will probably be purchasing the MPRB in the near future.
Did you install and if so how difficult was it to use the templates and such?

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Old 08-30-2013, 11:56 AM   #5
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I went to a local body shop and they installed it for a $100. They used windshield bedding compound to seal it and I am very happy. I could have done the install myself with 2 people but the price to have it done for me was to good to pass up, and they had it done in less than a day.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:04 PM   #6
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I have the mprb rack on my jeep ... installed it myself (with helping hands).. it takes two people to install but the install is fairly easy .. it is a little intimidating to drill the holes .. test fit and use the templates and take your time .. it is a very nice rack... someday I will get a basket .. currently use it to haul small boat.
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I'm going to a metal fabrication specialty shop on Monday.
They said they can make a rack to my liking and dimensions/ design.
And at probably 1/2 the price.
We'll see. Report back after I meet them.
Any ideas or improvements you guys have on the mbrp?
Will post pix and design specs.

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