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Old 04-21-2011, 07:58 AM
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Universal Roof Rack?

Does anyone know of a universal rack that would work with a Jeep's hard top, soft top and no top?

A rack to hold things like snowboards, skis, surfboards or kayaks.

Thanks for the help.

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Old 04-25-2011, 08:33 AM
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Thanks for the help guys! Your Jeeps look great!

I'm actually looking for a soft rack that is easily removable.
Like foam pads and straps to hold things to the roof.

Something similar to this but specifically made for Wrangler soft, hard and no top.

http://www.surfboardsetc.com/moredetail/145410/Block_Wrap-Rax_Deluxe_Single_Soft_Rack.html?utm_source=google base&utm_medium=organic&utm_term=Block-Surf-Car-Bike-Racks

or

http://www.riversidecartop.com/ski-carrier-kit.cfm

Have you heard of anything like that?
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I can say from personal experience that the Kargo Master pictured above is going to be the best bang for oyur buck! I personally have it on my jeep and the basket is easy to remove leaving just the tube frame. The entire rack tilts up on two rear hinges so one can remove or add different top configurations. It is rated for 500lbs and it does hold it. I sufr fish off the top of it at the beach for added hieght to get over the breakers. I will post pictures of a step by step of how it tilts back (provided it doesn't rain tomorrow). It halls the kayaks, tents, etc with no problem. I recently added a pop up camper awning to the side so now I have a pull out awning on my roof rack too. Worth every penny in my book, and not a lot of wind noise.
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i am going to look at a used one after work today. i think that is the best option, a tilting rack
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If oyu end up and get it and need some guidance I have step by step photos of my install for it. I will try to get a step by step thread posted in the next few days of it, otherwise PM me and I'll send you the pics.
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i am not going to get it, i think. it doesn't tilt and is a two person install so i would need another person every time i wanted to put the top on or off.

its very nice and hte price is great, 250 bucks, but i need to be able to flip the basket to take off this heavy hard top. if you guys know any one in the navy or is heading your way and passing through here, have them pick it up for you. a soft top person would be set up nice with this as the top can be folded with the rack on. the guy who is selling it has a 90 soft top

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