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post #1 of 19 Old 05-27-2009, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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roof rack question?

I always thought they were cool, but never paid much attention to them because of the cost. But does anyone have a roof rack installed with a hardtop? Pics maybe? Also is it a major PITA to remove the top with the rack on?

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MBRP Has a real nice roof rack. And it looks like it would make it easer to take the top off by holding it on the side rails. one person on each side
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I have a Defender roof rack i love it but it is a pain to take the roof off with it but its all good here is a pic.
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On the website, I could only find a rack that says for 4dr unlimited only cause I like that one. It seems big enough to be usful, but small enough to not be obtrusive. But it only hooks to the top huh? so when the top comes off the rack comes off?


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On the website, I could only find a rack that says for 4dr unlimited only cause I like that one. It seems big enough to be usful, but small enough to not be obtrusive. But it only hooks to the top huh? so when the top comes off the rack comes off?
The MBRB or whatever the company is called attaches at the hardtopo sides and can hold several hundred pounds like most of the better racks on the market. They have a pic with a few big fellas standing up on it. Downside is the hardtop comes off, then so does the rack.

I have and really like the Ranger GOBI rack on my 2dr, my softtop is on but I'm switching out again this weekend maybe just because I haven't had the HT on with this rack yet. I'll snap some pics. If you'd like some pics of the GOBI with the softtop let me know. GOBI also makes a "stealth" rack and I should be receiving my stealth bar soon, decided I'd like to have both.
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I run a Kargo Master Congo Cage, and very easy to remove tops. Unloaded, it howls like a bad ass beer can. Loaded, all is studly.

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The MBRB or whatever the company is called attaches at the hardtopo sides and can hold several hundred pounds like most of the better racks on the market. They have a pic with a few big fellas standing up on it. Downside is the hardtop comes off, then so does the rack.

I have and really like the Ranger GOBI rack on my 2dr, my softtop is on but I'm switching out again this weekend maybe just because I haven't had the HT on with this rack yet. I'll snap some pics. If you'd like some pics of the GOBI with the softtop let me know. GOBI also makes a "stealth" rack and I should be receiving my stealth bar soon, decided I'd like to have both.

I came across those GOBI racks the other day. I'm in to that "stealth" rack, ya if you have some pics that would cool

I also came across some that are on support arms that lift up. I don't know if the extra 200 or so you pay for it is worth it, but its a cool feature. JKracks I believe.


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I have the Garvin Expedition
Did alittle work on it to calm the wind noise.Put a plastic front on it and aluminum plate on underside Helped CONSIDERABLY dont have to YELL with top down . Just take 4 bolts out to pivot up to get top down or take 6 out to just top rack off .
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^ thats pretty sweet. As for the noise, does the railing just flex alot with all the wind resistance?

I think you might have had it in the water too much, your decals are running right off the hood! j/k

Looks nice, thanks


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^ thats pretty sweet. As for the noise, does the railing just flex alot with all the wind resistance?

I think you might have had it in the water too much, your decals are running right off the hood! j/k

Looks nice, thanks
Tried a couple of different things this is the best so far.
The howling of the wind rushingthrough the rails ,with top down you could'nt haer the tires whine The extra flex isn't really noticeable ,
As for the decals ,We think it's so SWEET it melts

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Haha I like that, when I tell my wife that I would melt for the same reason, she thinks I lie Lol j/k... thanks for the input!


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Mine is on the right. Its a WildBoar rack. easy to remove freedom panels or entire roof.

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Could you please tell me where you got that rack and what model # it is. I tried finding it online but never saw the one for the JK. It's excactly what I need for my road trip mext month.

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I got back from 1,200 miles trip with my Gobi Rack. It was all I had hoped for and more. I have been checking out Racks for over 6 months. I always have my Autohome roof top tent on the vehicles and it has to be strong. The Gobi Rack was the culmination of a search for the strongest, quietest and attractive looking rack. My major worry was the lateral support when Off highway driving (off roading). The side to side movement is zero.
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MBRP said that the 2 door model of their roof rack will be out in the next couple of weeks. I for one am waiting on it. If it's anything like the 4dr model its a sweet deal.

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The MBRP JK 4dr, rack, will support over 500 lbs and makes taking the hardtop off easy, (like handles)

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MBRP said that the 2 door model of their roof rack will be out in the next couple of weeks. I for one am waiting on it. If it's anything like the 4dr model its a sweet deal.
2 door racks are in the early stages of development as we speak... I should have some CAD drawings to post next week to give you guys an idea of what we are working on.

As JIMBOX has posted, our rack is extremely durable, and rugged. We have had over 1100lbs on it stationary without issue, and the interior braces really keep it looking clean while maximizing strength.

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I run a Kargo Master Congo Cage, and very easy to remove tops. Unloaded, it howls like a bad ass beer can. Loaded, all is studly.
Mule'Con have you found a way to quiet it down a bit? I just did some interstate driving in windy conditions and couldn't hear my 3 year old behind me. Normally that isn't a bad thing But I would like to get that to quiet down. Any other options besides loading it?

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Here's a shot of the Gobi Stealth...



And here's one of the rack in action...


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