As one can expect, Jeep owners love to spend time outdoors with their toys more often than not. Consequently, you’ll need a safe and secure way to get these toys to your destination. Fortunately for the Jeep world, Rack Attack is here to help.
Our Wrangler Unlimited owner came to us looking for a solution to carry kayaks and bikes. He wasn’t comfortable with standard clip on racks and wanted something that could afford a larger bar spread to securely haul his boats. The particular Wrangler in question was also fitted with the hard fiberglass “Freedom Top”; a 3-piece roof system that features t-top type panels that can be removed to let the sun shine in without removing the whole top. This hard top also provides a perfect platform to permanently mount a set of Yakima 60″ Tracks with Bolts. To prevent interference with the t-top panels, the tracks had to be trimmed so they would only span the rear portion of the hard top.
Once the tracks were mounted with the supplied bolts, Yakima LP1 bases were installed. These bases allow Yakima Control Towers to be fastened down securely; and based on the overall span of the roof 58″ Yakima Crossbars were fit to the Control Towers. Finally, a 4 pack of Yakima SKS Lock Cores were installed to lock the towers down to the vehicle, deterring would be thieves.
To tally up the entire system installed on this Jeep you will have the following:
- Yakima 60″ Tracks with Bolts
- Yakima LP1
- Yakima Control Towers
- 58″ Yakima Crossbars
- 4 pack of Yakima SKS Lock Cores
This solves the problem of getting boats to the water… but the Jeep owner wants to have fun on dry land as well!
The Yakima SpareTime allows the user to carry up to 2 bikes utilizing the rear-mounted spare tire on the Jeep. While the SpareTime comes with it’s own locks to secure the rack to your vehicle and your bikes to the rack; we at Rack Attack appreciate the convenience of using only one key whenever possible. We kindly matched the Yakima SKS Lock Cores from the Control Towers to those in the SpareTime at no extra charge.
A detailed view of the Yakima SpareTime spare tire mounted bike carrier. This rack is extremely easy to install, remove, and use everyday on most vehicles with a rear mounted spare tire. Yakima includes their “SwitchBlade” anti-sway feature to prevent bikes from swinging front to back when accelerating or decelerating. And a handy feature for after the ride; integrated bottle openers finish this rack in style.
If you are interested in additional information custom install or any Roof Rack system, please feel free to consult one of our highly knowledgeable Rack Experts by calling (888)399RACK (7225). Otherwise you can email us with any questions….Well…as long as they are pertaining to Racks.
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