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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-02-2005, 04:36 PM
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Roof Rack

I am looking at getting a folding rack, and their is atleast 6 diffrent types in the Quadratec catalog.

If you have one, what brand is it ?

Likes ? Dislikes ?

Lastly of course is the age old question, who is the least expensive supplyer ?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 07:18 PM
 
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Re: Roof Rack

I have the Kargo Master Congo Cage. I mainly use it to carry my canoe. I think it is the best of the bunch. Take a look at the capacity of the other units. Kargo Master is the only one rated for 500 lbs. It's very sturdy.

Also, I can leave the windshield and brake light brackets on and take the rest of the cage completely off. I do this in the winter when I put my hard top on. It only takes about a half hour to put back on. I haven't bought a rack yet, but I will probably go with their aluminum rack to make it a little less top heavy (tippy).

If you have a TJ then hawk Ebay or do a google search. TJ Congo Cages go on sale regulary. Be patient and save yourself about half of the cost. I have a CJ and it took about a year to find a used one. But I got it for $125.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-04-2005, 05:25 AM
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Re: Roof Rack

Thanks,
I have a TJ, I will check out E-bay.
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Re: Roof Rack

I have a Wilderness rack barely used. Will sell it for half new price + shipping from Indiana.
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Re: Roof Rack

A friend uses an Olympic "Dave's Rack" on his TJ and really likes it. He likes that it folds back to form a canopy that you can eat lunch under. I would seldom use that feature, but he loves it.
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Re: Roof Rack

Why ? Do you not like it ?
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I never use it. The Jeep won't fit in my garage with it on. I've put it on twice in 3 years for trips to Missouri and Virginia.
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Re: Roof Rack

I have a wilderness rack on mine as well. Course, mine is on a 97 ZJ. I have carried everything from the spare tire to a coffee table for the living room. I love it. It is the most lightweight, strongest, and least ugly. I say take upalittles offer -- you aren't going to touch one like it for anything close.

My dad had the wilderness rack on his 97 TJ. He loved it as well. Carried their sailboat on top.

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post #9 of (permalink) Old 01-06-2005, 05:04 PM
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Re: Roof Rack

Thanks for thr replys
Upalittle I belive I will wait and see if I can find someone local who has one on so I can check it out, thanks anyway.



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