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post #1 of 4 Old 01-30-2018, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Gobi racks issues

Has anyone ever heard of issues with their racks hitting a hard top? Last April I placed it on the slantback softtop I used and last November I placed the hardtop with what I thought was no issues with it being laced on. However I heard this weird sound so I check it out inside the top. Lots of moisture unlike Iíve ever had with this rig. So I take a look at the top of it and see what appears to be the lower inner sections of the rack where it is carving out a section of the top where the ladders would attach to.

Anybody heard of this before??
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-30-2018, 04:48 PM
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That doesn't look like it's installed correctly or is not the correct rack for the vehicle. When properly installed it should not make contact with either the hard or soft tops. What I'm seeing in that pic are the mounts for the rear ladders resting directly on the hard top which should not be the case at all. See pic below from when I had a Gobi on my Jeep.

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It looks like you might have this style rack. The first question I have is do you have the rear support bar in place that allows the rack to pivot back. Hard to tell in the pictures you posted, but it doesn't look like it. If that is installed, then the likely culprit is the rack you have is designed for use with the slant back top and you're using with a full hard top. When you changed to the hard top you should have removed the bracket(s) that the ladders attached to. It's been a few years since I've had a Gobi but if memory serves me right, that bracket the ladders attach to is a separate piece to allow for adjustment due to little variances in each jeep.



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Yours is the full length mode where mine is the jk45 specifically for the slant back. The design is slightly different. I sent them an email with the pics and hope to hear back from them. I was told that I could use the hardtop with this but remove the ladders. I've never placed anything on top either to change the shape...
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-30-2018, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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It was. I talked to Paul from Gobi a little while ago and he pointed out that the section carving into the hardtop was to be removed when I took off the ladders also. So I did and it appear as though I'm not completely through the top on the drivers side and can fix it in the spring. Tard award for me!!

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