Advice needed about cargo area shelf

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I’m curious to know the downsides to the two options: Hooke v Fabtech

The Hooke is less expensive on Amazon, but I was initially more impressed with the looks of the Fabtech. Anyone who has either, anything you don’t like about it?





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Are there any options that will work with both a soft top and a hardtop?
 

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I’m curious to know the downsides to the two options: Hooke v Fabtech

The Hooke is less expensive on Amazon, but I was initially more impressed with the looks of the Fabtech. Anyone who has either, anything you don’t like about it?
I have the hooke and overall I'm impressed with the quality of the construction and ease of install. My personal preference would be to have it sit 1/2 - 3/4 inch higher so it will accommodate my current camping gear storage two high. But that's just current setup and could easily be changed. I would also like to see the rear facing portion to be cut down a bit to make putting larger items onto the shelf from the rear of the vehicle. The other super minor and easily fixable thing is I would like to have wing nuts or some other quick removal device for the rack. Again a cheap easy fix That being said I am happy I got it and I have no regrets
 

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I’m curious to know the downsides to the two options: Hooke v Fabtech

The Hooke is less expensive on Amazon, but I was initially more impressed with the looks of the Fabtech. Anyone who has either, anything you don’t like about it?
I have the Hooke and for the money i have been very pleased with it. I raised mine about 1.25" to clear the ARB. I will have a better report when i get back from my trip.

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Thanks all. I went with the Hooke. Hopefully it will ship sooner rather than later!
 

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Mine shipped quick. I got it about 4 days after ordering
 
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I have the Hooke and for the money i have been very pleased with it. I raised mine about 1.25" to clear the ARB. I will have a better report when i get back from my trip.

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Very nice setup. Can you show the picture of what you used to raise the rack? Also, you seem to have lost your rear bumper... :LOL:
 

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I have a fabtech shelf and can say it's one of the best mods to the jeep - i'm also loading a stroller, 1 year old and wife typically on weekends but it's made my life a million times easier and has great height
Jeep Mikey:

I am trying to figure out if I could use this shelf as a bit of a “prying eyes” theft deterrent for stuff on the floor of the cargo area under this shelf. I know that this shelf is NOT designed to secure items from theft. But, if folks can’t see it in the enclosed Jeep, they might not wish to bust in to steal it.

so, question: how much space between the rear seat and the edge of the shelf. Also. How much space with the edge of the shelf and the tailgate. And how visible is the floor of the cargo area under the shelf through the side windows?

thanks in advance with any help.
 
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Jeep Mikey:

I am trying to figure out if I could use this shelf as a bit of a “prying eyes” theft deterrent for stuff on the floor of the cargo area under this shelf. I know that this shelf is NOT designed to secure items from theft. But, if folks can’t see it in the enclosed Jeep, they might not wish to bust in to steal it.

so, question: how much space between the rear seat and the edge of the shelf. Also. How much space with the edge of the shelf and the tailgate. And how visible is the floor of the cargo area under the shelf through the side windows?

thanks in advance with any help.
There is an 8 inch gap between my Fabtech tray and the tailgate window. Only about 1 inch between the tray and the top of the rear seats.
 

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Does anybody have the interior basket dimensions for the Hooke or the Ace Engineering. Having a hard time finding that and what to see how my current baskets with fit.

Re: Hooke
Are the side wings in the Hook identical or can you swap left and right sides and play with the placement fore and aft in the cargo area?

Re: Ace
Can the soft top fold down with it in place or is that just a no go for both of them?

Frankly, I'll be sleeping under it and the real question I don't know the answer to is if my shins/calves need the higher clearance of the hook or will the Ace (and more cargo space above) suffice. I'll probably rig up the car with some rope between the hard top bolts and see if i can get away with the lower clearance. Any thoughts on this?

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