Very nice looking kits.
The weight rating implies the same value for the long versions, regardless the number of legs. What's up with that?
How much do the kits weigh?
...and, that's one hell of a personal story.
Hi, yes it was a wild medical ride but amazingly all good now.
You're right about nice looking. I did not want a roof rack that looked more like building scaffold. With 6 models of rack I believe that a customer is able to get the look they want. It's each to their own but I've had customers who really love the Super X look. They know it's a great rack but it's the look that wins over. Others love the Super Spoiler and still others the Bikini. I couldn't tell you how many comments I've had about how good Sharpwrax looks "in the metal" and especially how the design integrates into the overall Wrangler form.
Load ratings are a tricky thing. I did have detailed ratings for static and dynamic loads for each rack on the Oz site. These were based on engineering testing here in Oz and real life experience. I was happy but it all became a bit complex when I started the USA venture.
I think you're referring to the JKU Max. I just checked and must have missed that one in my clean up! Thank you.
Common sense isn't, as most of us know, is not necessarily common. I always loaded my racks spreading the weight and tying it down securely with heavy peripheral gear using FOURTREKS
mounts which are fantastic. I have punished all of the rack models and so have many of my customers. See the review from Stephen customer 0001 HERE
The Sharpwrax design is very strong. The legs are only part of the equation. A JKU MAX can easily handle a dynamic RTT and so could the Super Spoiler and Super Max etc BUT if I had the $ the longer "super" racks are the most suitable as you can carry more gear... and IF you and your parrtner happened to weigh 150kg each
I would get the Super Max or Super X due to its 6 pillar and X wing design.
If you look closely at the pillars particularly the bottom end, the tube is curved inward to the body. This takes time BUT it is considerably stronger in part as it allows a broader weld surface to the mount plate. Make sense? Forgive the detail but I'm doing my best. Another significant factor in why our racks can carry load well is up top in the join design. The acetal quad bolted joins are really good and have many advantages which are summarized on the FAQ page.
In summary I have frequently wheeled and travelled 100's of miles on rough tracks with common sense loading carrying a serious amount of gear. Some pics on the web site especially in my 5" lifted JK. It's not just the rack though. It's also suspension and lift that impacts on safe load capacity... and how you drive!
me if you need further clarification.