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    Jeep TJ Wrangler roof racks?

    Anyone got a good recommendation? When towing a trailer, I can't use my through-the-spare mounted one, and of course a hitch one isn't an option, since I am using it to tow said trailer

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    Hopefully, you get some responses. I've always been interested in having one for one of my TJs. I've always been wary due to the fact that it might be a pain to get the top down.
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    Kargo Master Congo Cage available at www.quadratec.com or any other Jeep parts source. They are hinged to flip back for hard or soft top removal/replacement and accept Thule or Yakima crossbars and all mounts for skis, bikes, kayaks, etc.

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    How was the install on that one? Any drilling required?
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    I personally don't have one on my TJ, but from the ones I've seen they appear to attach with the supplied mounting brackets to holes already in the Jeep. The rears go behind the tail lights IIRC and the front attaches to the existing windshield hinge. You can contact a specialist at Quadratec that can answer for sure.

    http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Installation/16343.pdf Here's the installation instructions, it appears you do need to drill two holes in the rear.

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    Here's my Jeep rack solution.
    Kongo Gage.... love it, rock solid!
    Requires drilling two holes hidden behind tail lights.
    Easy to assemble. Hinges back easily to lower top.

    In the photo you can see I have the Kongo Cage installed and put a Yakima rack on it and a Yakima small basket for wet stuff when I go Canoeing. I have Canoe mounts on the driver's side of the jeep and not in the picture is my bike rack. I now have one Yakima Bike rack installed on the passenger's side of the Jeep. I then took a used fairing I bought off ebay and cut it to fit and zip tied it down to the Kongo Cage to help keep down wind noise.

    All in All it works great... just don't forget to take your bike off the top if you pull into the garage like I did just last weekend and destroyed my bike.
    If you want to see my new solution to keep me from driving my new bike into the garage, then check out this thread https://forums.mtbr.com/cars-bike-racks/mountain-bike-jeep-rack-options-350884.html I started just last week. I'm getting a Swing Away Tire Carrier for the back of the Jeep and I'm going to fit a Bike rack back behind the spare tire like you see in the photos.

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    Scots what did you use to attach the yakima(if they are) cross bars to the kongo cage? Would there be any clearance problems if you ran a full length bike mount tray or rocket box with the hump on the kongo rack?
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    The towers are the same as those made for Nissan Crew Cabs... can't remember what they're called.

    The hump in the Kongo Cage has not caused me any issue and helps the rack to keep a lower profil to the Jeep's top.

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    You'll pretty much have to get a cage as shown above. I forget the brand I had as it's been several years since I sold my Jeep but it was a no drill install (mounted to frame based supports in the rear and windshield hinges up front) and it allowed you to raise/lower the top without flipping the rack back (done by replacing the two screws on the bent support bar with quick release ones). Overall I was happy with it and it was sturdy enough to survive clipping a garbage truck at ~30 mph.

    I miss my Jeep now :-(

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    I have the congo cage, and it's mighty sturdy. I've used it as a make shift ladder to get to the roof of my house before. Install takes about 30 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhSchitt
    I have the congo cage, and it's mighty sturdy. I've used it as a make shift ladder to get to the roof of my house before. Install takes about 30 minutes.
    What does it take to take your top down with congo cage on?
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