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post #1 of 9 Old 03-20-2015, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Jeep Wrangler JK Roof Rack by FR

Hey everyone,

It's been on the market for a bit now, but I can't say enough good things about the JK rack from Front Runner. Have you checked it out yet?

http://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com...jk-5-door.html

Ultra durable (I swear this thing's indestructible), super light, but mega strong. Had no problem getting it installed either (even with my bumper). Been almost a year since I've had mine and there's hardly a scratch. Love this thing.

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no offense but for that price I would just buy a trailer and save my back from lifting heavy objects to the top of my Jeep.

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no offense but for that price I would just buy a trailer and save my back from lifting heavy objects to the top of my Jeep.
Yeah, considering dude joined solely to post his 'review' of a specific product, I'm gonna go out on a limb and suggest that he's somehow connected with it.
Especially when you look at his wording.
He's had it over a year, 'can't say enough good things about it', but can't seem to say anything that isn't generic enough to be written in an ad for it.
I imagine he didn't want to claim he's connected to the product because he'd have to pay for it.
Let everyone else pay for YOUR opportunity to advertise YOUR product in front of thousands of people.
But like you said, it's WAY over-priced. Especially considering there's a LOT of better options for less money.

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I like this rack. A big group of overlanders were passing through here and I checked one out in person. Seems well built and some serious thought went into it. The price is what has me looking at it and not actually owning it though...
We tried pulling a trailer and it hasn't really worked well. Too many tight squeezes, lots of backing up, and one more thing to get hung up on the rocks. Luckily there aren't many trees so having something on the roof isn't a big deal.
No offense... just curious. I've been to Florida and whenever I see a Jeep from there I wonder what people do with them? From what I saw it is flat and sandy.
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I'm way to short to be packing heavy shiat on the top of my jeep. They could give me one and i'd still never use it.

I think this thing is finally coming together. Still Needed: drive shafts, frame mount rails...then done son! For a while...
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Suggest Stub kill this thread or OP buys a fucking vendor star.

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I bought one of these racks. It's the biggest piece of shit I could ever dream of, and I dreamt of a dinosaur getting eaten by a Godzilla-sized penguin, so I'm not short on imagination. First off, it's made of plastic. Plastic! I think they assembled it in the plumbing aisle of Home Depot and dropped it off at my house. Whatever material they're calling out is BS. Secondly, it didn't come with any hardware, and the instructions recommended lumber nails to install the rack into the hardtop. No thanks, not nailing a rack into the hardtop. Finally I got to install it and I was trying to move a mattress home. Lo and behold, because it doesn't have sufficient air damming, my Jeep lifted off the ground and flew into an overpass. Yep, into it. Straight shot. All that in addition to the expense.

So, in summary:
Plastic, not stainless steel, not even stained steel, but plastic construction.
Lumber nails do not work for installation.
Flew into an overpass.
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I bought one of these racks. It's the biggest piece of shit I could ever dream of, and I dreamt of a dinosaur getting eaten by a Godzilla-sized penguin, so I'm not short on imagination. First off, it's made of plastic. Plastic! I think they assembled it in the plumbing aisle of Home Depot and dropped it off at my house. Whatever material they're calling out is BS. Secondly, it didn't come with any hardware, and the instructions recommended lumber nails to install the rack into the hardtop. No thanks, not nailing a rack into the hardtop. Finally I got to install it and I was trying to move a mattress home. Lo and behold, because it doesn't have sufficient air damming, my Jeep lifted off the ground and flew into an overpass. Yep, into it. Straight shot. All that in addition to the expense.

So, in summary:
Plastic, not stainless steel, not even stained steel, but plastic construction.
Lumber nails do not work for installation.
Flew into an overpass.
Maybe this will draw the OP out of the woodwork?
I hate when that happens.

I think this thing is finally coming together. Still Needed: drive shafts, frame mount rails...then done son! For a while...
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If you want to contact me via PM to plead your case... that you are not affiliated with this company, then I will at least apprehensively consider opening it back up. But right now I don't feel comfortable keeping this thread open. Or if you are indeed affiliated, then PM me with any questions regarding premium membership status. Thank you.

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