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Old 11-12-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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bestop rack

I am looking for a new way to carry my skis/snowboard on the jeep. I currently have the thule ski rack that goes off a bike rack that mounts on the spare tire but I don't like have all that weight hanging back there and the manual says it can only support 50 pounds.

I was looking at quadratec and found this bestop rack.
Bestop 41417-01 - HighRock 4X4™ Overhead Rack for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

Think that would work if I threw some ski racks on it?

I apologize if this doesn't show up right as I am doing it from my phone.

If the link doesn't work its called the highrock 4x4 overhead rack

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Old 11-12-2010, 12:51 PM   #2
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That rack is mainly designed to hold one of the HighRock rack baskets with light loads, not really for supporting something long over top of the Jeep. Not sure how much your ski's weigh or what type of wind resistance you'll encounter, but you might try looking at a full rack if your budget has room. That particular rack only mounts via two bolts on each side--the holes in your tub for the hard top bolts. Also to work with your soft top you need to cut part of the plastic strips on each side of the top.

But I'm sure you could do it as long as you tie the skis down towards near the window as well.

Just probably not recommended.

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Old 11-12-2010, 12:55 PM   #3
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Good to know. Thank you
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:54 PM   #4
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$15 from the local you-pull-it junkyard. Ford Explorer roof rack + stainless bolts & black UV-proof silicone, from the hardware store

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