Side Mount or Bar Mount Interior Rack?

  1. T43

    T43 Well-Known Member

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    Travis
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    2019 JLU Sport
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    I'm looking to fab a custom rack for the cargo area and after looking at the different factory built options I noticed some mount off the side of the jeep using the bolts for the hard top (Fabtech and Hooke) and some mount to the bars (ACE, Rusty's). I like the look of the bar mount racks and the ability to make them more easily height adjustable but I have to wonder how secure they really are. For those of you with side mount racks do you wish they had more height adjustability? If you are running a bar mount rack is it sturdy enough that if it's loaded and you get a little twisted it doesn't flex and bang off the bars?
     
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    T43

    T43 Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Travis
    Vehicle(s):
    2019 JLU Sport
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2019
    Location:
    Idaho
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    55
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    27
    I decided to go with a bar mount design. Its been in for a couple weeks. With 50+ lbs on it in off camber situations it does have some lateral flex but so far it hasn't moved enough to touch anywhere. I made it height adjustable but then used the top holes to mount my fire extinguisher. I figured I can spin it off if I need to move it up. I put a 3D printed jeep grill hanger on it to hook the cargo cover handle to and will probably fab a cage set up to keep stuff off the kids in the back seat. So far I haven't decided to change anything else on it.

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