JEEP LIFE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
"Not all those who wander are lost"
What can I say....I love a good rack! I've tried a bunch of them too. Time and time again I would install one, run it for a few months only to remove it because of noise or some functionality issue. Things like rattling around or having it so tight to the Jeep that I couldn't get my hands under it to install my rooftop tent are common when it comes to overland racks, and up until now if we ran a rack...we would just have to work with the issues. Good news folks! We now have an overland rack that doesn't make all kinds of noise, looks great and leaves enough space around it even the fattest hands like mine can get in there and bolt stuff down!
There no real magic about an overland rack. Practically, it's a big cage surrounding your jeep that you bolt and strap stuff to for travel. All we need is a good design, enough room to work, minimal rattling, and make sure it's strong enough to hold a tent and a couple adults without an issue. If a company does that...I don't know about you, but I'm all in!
The Body Armor Overland Rack checks all those boxes and then some. Their new knuckle joint system is a one of a kind in overland racks and offers a tight strong fit that minimizes noise, makes for an easy install offers all the strength you need. The addition cross bar can be installed in any location across the rack which makes it perfect for us rooftop tent folks. If you're not a rooftop tent guy, Body Armor offers a cage that can be mounted anywhere up there and has enough space to store just about everything you own, so while you're comfortably sleeping in your Jeep , you can know that your stuff is safe and sound up top. The slant back design looks sexy, offers strength and is a great grab handle when you step up on the tire to get to the rack.
There is one small downside though. Well, I guess it's more of a love/hate kind of thing. The front crossbar over the windshield makes it a little tough to add and remove a soft top. I don't think I would want something different up there though because it makes such a great wind guard and doubles as a light bar mounting spot (I'll check those out next).
Don't fret my friends...I don't just bring problems, I also have a solution. Simply replace the nuts with wing nuts. By using the wing nuts you can easily loosen those up to fix that top removal issue. Just make sure you occasionally check those to keep them tight.
Without a doubt, the Body Armor 4x4 Overland Rack is the best, overall rack system I've found. I know I'll be using mine for many years to come.
Check out the Body Armor 4x4 Overland Rack and the entire catalog of products go to: http://www.bodyarmor4x4.com/
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