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Old 04-08-2005, 11:28 AM   #1
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Default The newest addition

Here is my newest addition to "Subicon". It is rather mundane I guess, but I think this cargo rack is going to get lots of use, now that Axal (new dog) is taking up the entire back seat.

I hated the factory brackets that came with it, they added an extra inch to the height of the thing. Add that to the fact that it needed to mount on top of the cross bars and it looks terrible and was way up in the air. So I decided to under hang it from the bars. I used SS bolts, neo washers and locking nuts with nylon spacers to hang it down closer to the roof. I could go another 1/2 inch before getting close to the sun roof. It turned out to be a pain to do, but I think the result is much better looking, less noisey, and it lets me use the original cross bars for stackers, etc. if needed.

What I need now is a better fairing, this one is pretty small.

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Old 04-08-2005, 12:08 PM   #2
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Here is my newest addition to "Subicon". It is rather mundane I guess, but I think this cargo rack is going to get lots of use, now that Axal (new dog) is taking up the entire back seat.

I hated the factory brackets that came with it, they added an extra inch to the height of the thing. Add that to the fact that it needed to mount on top of the cross bars and it looks terrible and was way up in the air. So I decided to under hang it from the bars. I used SS bolts, neo washers and locking nuts with nylon spacers to hang it down closer to the roof. I could go another 1/2 inch before getting close to the sun roof. It turned out to be a pain to do, but I think the result is much better looking, less noisey, and it lets me use the original cross bars for stackers, etc. if needed.

What I need now is a better fairing, this one is pretty small.

Perry

Looks good!
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Old 04-08-2005, 01:56 PM   #3
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You know Bajas are equipped with a bed, right?
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Old 04-08-2005, 03:04 PM   #4
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LOL....I guess hes fillin up the whole bed and then some. You must carry alot of crap!
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Old 04-08-2005, 11:41 PM   #5
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Mines bigger...



the one with out the middle piece,



and winter attire

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Old 04-09-2005, 08:55 AM   #6
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LOL....I guess hes fillin up the whole bed and then some. You must carry alot of crap!
It's amazing how fast the bed fills up when you are carrying bikes and skis and paddling gear, etc. Also, don't forget the cooler full of beer and that big bag of dog food! ;-)
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Old 04-09-2005, 08:58 AM   #7
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[quote=holland_patrick]Mines bigger...

I feel so puny now!
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Old 04-09-2005, 09:25 AM   #8
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I'm sorry, but that thing is plain ugly.
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Old 04-09-2005, 09:41 AM   #9
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Mines bigger...



the one with out the middle piece,



and winter attire

Mine's bigger! Show off!
Keep it under 90, folks!
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Old 04-09-2005, 10:30 AM   #10
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Well that was on the jeep before and the extra middle piece made a nice fit. But on the Baja it was just too long. Now the bars on the jeep were thiner and were held together witha bungee cord thought the middle i know this because when i loaded her down they would flex but then return to almost normal I used the normal mount on mine but i did get mine 4 years ago. As you can see they hold up nicely.
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Old 04-09-2005, 10:32 AM   #11
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I like the Yak Rak. LL Bean has a cargo bag for the roof. We thought about those for trips to Grammy's house.
Coffins scare me but they sure are useful.
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Old 04-09-2005, 04:19 PM   #12
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I'm sorry, but that thing is plain ugly.
Yes, too true, but it grows on you. Sometimes functionality rules the day. As I said, it looks a lot better being slung down lower to the roof.
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