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Old 04-02-2014, 07:42 PM   #1
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Wrangler Unlimited Cargo Rack Options

I am having a difficult time finding cargo rack resources for mounting kayaks on my 2011 Wrangler Unlimited hard top. Looking for Thule/Yakima style mounts that will still allow me to remove the front roof sections. I have seen a few on jeeps on the road but haven't seen a manufacturer name.
Anyone have any experience with good quality cargo racks?
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:50 PM   #2
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Yakima has a kit for Hardtop jeeps that doesn't go over the freedom panels. I plan to add it for bike racks. You do have to drill holes in the top though.

It doesn't show on Yakimas website because it's a dealer only package. You can find it on Quadratecs website but my local bike shop is giving me a better price.

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Yakima has a kit for Hardtop jeeps that doesn't go over the freedom panels. I plan to add it for bike racks. You do have to drill holes in the top though.

It doesn't show on Yakimas website because it's a dealer only package. You can find it on Quadratecs website but my local bike shop is giving me a better price.
I put it on my freedom panels. As long as you keep it on the rear 30% of the panel it can't come close to creating enough force to remove a panel. Even mounted super far foreward it can't produce enough force to pop it. Mounting it farther back just makes it safer
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My Yakima system came in today. Was super easy to install.

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Thanks for the update

I did see that on the Qtrac website and am planning to purchase.
Thanks again.
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Would that rack be something you could attach to a winch for lifting the hard top, or is that too much force at the mounting holes?
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:46 PM   #7
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I mean hoist up there, but cannot edit it now
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Would that rack be something you could attach to a winch for lifting the hard top, or is that too much force at the mounting holes?
Given that the track spreads the load along its length, I personally can't imagine that would be a problem. I've used mine to hoist the top off but not to store it for any length of time. However, I also added flat aluminum bar stock below the roof as backer reinforcement for the rack attachment bolts out of concern for dynamic loads during transport, and that would obviously reinforce it for hoisting purposes too.
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How much weight will this support?
What have you put on the rack?

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How much weight will this support? What have you put on the rack?
Only thing I have hauled on it is my bikes. The rack will hold quite a bit it really comes down to how much weight you are comfortable putting on the roof.


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