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Old 10-11-2011, 06:55 PM
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JK Roof Racks

Does anyone know of a good roof rack for a JK? I don't want to do a lot of reasearch...I am looking for either permanent mount or gutter mount and netting to hold gear...as the dogs go inside the jeep. Any help would be appreciated. My email is [email protected]



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Does that attach to the hard top or roll cage
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MBRP JK Rack/Off Camber Rack (Quadratec)--

Mounts to the hardtop--supports over 700lbs







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Jimbo;

I love that rack system. I didn't see in the accesories the web netting you have. Does that come from Quadratec also?

Love that color combo, with the Black on Yellow...

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Did the hard top change from 2010 to the 2011 models? OffCamber doesn't seem to offer that (very, very cool) rack for 11s or 12s. HPH
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the top did change on the 2011. the rear windows got bigger. I know that the mprb rack listing in quadratec catalogue says its for 2007 -2011 but the web site says it only fits 2007-2010. any mprb boys lurking to clarify this?

I have been dreaming of one of those suckers but in the interim i picked up 4 yakima gutter mount towers for 29.00 on ebay. i wont be able to hold 700 lbs but i will be able to hold a bike or lash some gear in a basket.
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Nope, thanx-the Quadratec rack is a little different and has many options-front light bar/front extended rack/basket, but


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Jimbo;

I love that rack system. I didn't see in the accesories the web netting you have. Does that come from Quadratec also?

Love that color combo, with the Black on Yellow...

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No net--mine is a Raingler rack net, I've got quite a few Raingler nets of different sizes and they are/have been-unfailing !!

Checkout Quad Pt. No. series 12331-0001/0000/000X/0100/0003/0200

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the top did change on the 2011. the rear windows got bigger. I know that the mprb rack listing in quadratec catalogue says its for 2007 -2011 but the web site says it only fits 2007-2010. any mprb boys lurking to clarify this?

I have been dreaming of one of those suckers but in the interim i picked up 4 yakima gutter mount towers for 29.00 on ebay. i wont be able to hold 700 lbs but i will be able to hold a bike or lash some gear in a basket.
so are you going to drill in a couple artificial rain gutters on the rear of the hardtop for these?
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Jimbo, have you had ANY cracking at all in the hardtop around your drill points for your rack? this is my major concern for hardtop racks given the material the hardtop is made of.
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NOPE, I don't know if MBRP still has the photos of the Rack assembly, but


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Jimbo, have you had ANY cracking at all in the hardtop around your drill points for your rack? this is my major concern for hardtop racks given the material the hardtop is made of.
The actual hardtop is only used as a stabling point-the weight of the rack is supported by preformed stanchions on the inside and they bolt to the same mounting points as the hardtop-

I have lifted the top off, using the rack and also carried up to 300 lbs on top and there are no stress cracks or fissures-it's now over 2 years old-

Installing the rack, isn't easy, but it'd doable !

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ah so...i did not know that it was supported from the inside...which is probably why it is not yet offered in the >2011 models in this same configuration.
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so are you going to drill in a couple artificial rain gutters on the rear of the hardtop for these?
No i will just use the short ones on the hard top while staying clear of the freedom top gutters. That said i have not put them up yet since my soft top is still on. i figure its going to work well with skis this winter but i would never think of throwing my 17.5" canou up there, or logs like i used to do with my old cherokee yakima rack. Thats why i dream of the mprb since it transfers all the weight to the body.
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yeah, this is kind of my issue...i would need a soft top "rack" and a hard top rack -- unless i went for a gobi rack that can be used over both, but that may be a bit overkill. in the meantime, i am just using the hitch to transport everything...bikes, skis, luggage, howitzers...
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yea i had 2 bikes on my spare mounted rack a few times and it just seems like adding the extra 60 - 65 lbs to the spare is not a good long term stratagy especially off road. that tailgate flexes more than i like.
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Roof Rack

Found the one I like from GOBIJEEP.com. Pricy, but I will start saving.
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Found the one I like from GOBIJEEP.com. Pricy, but I will start saving.
How much did they quote you? I'm interested in that rack as well....

Anyone else out there had any experience with GOBI?
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That looks nice and simple, how much weigth would you say it is possiable to carry with that setup, or with a space case insted of the basket! have you had any issues with the gutters or???
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Jimbo, is one experienced fellow and loved by all here!!!!

But, from an Engineeing and design standpoint, I would not drill holes in the "Hardtop"
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Heh Heh, well I can understand your point of view, but


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Jimbo, is one experienced fellow and loved by all here!!!!

But, from an Engineeing and design standpoint, I would not drill holes in the "Hardtop"
After talking to MBRP (Canada) in 2008 and looking at their detaild RACK construction and the structural installation, the only after effect of the attach-holes on the sides, was a possible point of water entry, so

After 2 years, no leaks/cracks/shifting/or hairline fractures --

There is one other Rack mfg, I can't think of the name and they drill heavily on the TOP of the hardtop and secure the rack on the top sections of the roll cage and obviously that top will never come off---these were approved for off-country (Overlanding), trips in Sahara/Sudan/Brazil and Australia--so they weren't worried about the hardtops safety !

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How much did they quote you? I'm interested in that rack as well....

Anyone else out there had any experience with GOBI?
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How much did they quote you? I'm interested in that rack as well....

Anyone else out there had any experience with GOBI?
Just installed one on my 2012 Rubicon which is a JKU. Very nice rack and the fit was really top notch. Took about 8 weeks to get the rack but it was worth the wait. I'm experienced wrenching on cars and had all the tools for the install and it took my wife and I about 3 hours to install it including the ladder and wind deflector. No drilling required at all. Here is a pic installed.

I would also recommend EAD if you are purchasing the Gobi.

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Just installed one on my 2012 Rubicon which is a JKU. Very nice rack and the fit was really top notch. Took about 8 weeks to get the rack but it was worth the wait. I'm experienced wrenching on cars and had all the tools for the install and it took my wife and I about 3 hours to install it including the ladder and wind deflector. No drilling required at all. Here is a pic installed.

I would also recommend EAD if you are purchasing the Gobi.
Can you install that with a soft top and still take the top off without removing the rack?
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The Lange Rack

I am thinking about the LANGE rack to carry my canoe.
Looks to me to be easily removed when not required.
Would appreciate comments.
Has anybody used this??

110-200 The Lange Rack for TJ YJ CJ JEEPS [110-200] - $421.43 : Lange Originals, Home of Fine Jeep Wrangler and other automobile products, and the Hoist a top.
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Thanks Phil. The rack looks good on your Jeep
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Can you install that with a soft top and still take the top off without removing the rack?
Yes, with the optional quick disconnect kit. These are JK pics but it works the same for JKU, TJ, LJ and YJ.





You can slide the freedom panels out without the quick disco.
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Just installed one on my 2012 Rubicon which is a JKU. Very nice rack and the fit was really top notch. Took about 8 weeks to get the rack but it was worth the wait. I'm experienced wrenching on cars and had all the tools for the install and it took my wife and I about 3 hours to install it including the ladder and wind deflector. No drilling required at all. Here is a pic installed.

I would also recommend EAD if you are purchasing the Gobi.


that looks great phil! i have a JKUR ordered just like yours (at least exterior wise). can't wait!
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Just ordered this rack from EAD. Great to work with. It is now a race to see which gets delivered first, my Jeep or the Gobi Rack - as much as I like the rack, I would prefer the Jeep first.
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Just installed one on my 2012 Rubicon which is a JKU. Very nice rack and the fit was really top notch. Took about 8 weeks to get the rack but it was worth the wait. I'm experienced wrenching on cars and had all the tools for the install and it took my wife and I about 3 hours to install it including the ladder and wind deflector. No drilling required at all. Here is a pic installed.

I would also recommend EAD if you are purchasing the Gobi.

Nice Jeep have one just like it Nice Rack too. are you able to remove the front panels off with the rack installed? How about the gas cap any mechanical interfiearnce at all and most of all are you happy with it?
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Nice Jeep have one just like it Nice Rack too. are you able to remove the front panels off with the rack installed? How about the gas cap any mechanical interfiearnce at all and most of all are you happy with it?
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Due to this post and all "Jimbo's" posts with pic's of his Jeep/Rack, I have got to have one of these "Super-rack" systems!

I retire in 68-working days, and I want to head West for a tour of a few months "hitting trails", etc. Who knows, maybe I'll get to have a beer with Jimbo and see his Jeep/rack/trailer combo


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