JEEP LIFE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
"Not all those who wander are lost"
I have been trying full cargo racks on my Jeep for years with the same result. Over and over I end up removing them and beginning the search again. It's like it's some kind of evil weird cycle that I can't escape from! Until now...
GOBI USA is a company committed to bringing the Off Road industry a cargo rack like no other. Design, the best materials used, and functionality are all at the core of each rack. From the moment I saw my first GOBI rack, I knew they were a step above the pack. So, when it came to finding the perfect rack for the CoolGuyStuff.tv Expedition JK, the search was short and sweet. 100% Made in the USA and built to order, we went with the Jeep JK 45 Slantback Stealth and let me tell you...this thing is AWESOME!
Right away you know you're dealing with a company that cares about their product and their customer by the way the package arrives. There has only been one other company that has ever protected their product this well that I've dealt with. It was very impressive.
The second thing you'll notice is how well the powder coating is! This is a huge thing for me. I can't stand when company spends the time to design, build, market, sell and eventually ship their product with no regard for the PROTECTIVE coating finishing off the product. No worries here folks, GOBI clearly has a standard above the norm when it comes to powder coating, because this finish on our rack was as good as any I've ever seen.
When it came to the install, nothing shows a better design than how intuitive it is for the person putting it together. Don't worry though, the instructions are easy to read and simple to understand. Now, we had a couple things to work out with our install, our mirror movers and the snorkel specifically, but I think it actually took me longer to unwrap the rack than it did to install it. Everything lined up perfectly and the hardware used to assemble is actually a nice quality. There have been plenty of times I've felt like the hardware used with product is garbage, but again...GOBI commits to nothing but quality, so even the nuts and bolts leave an impression. The quick release mechanisms work perfectly and the optional rear ladders are not only rated for 250 pounds, they look very rugged. Take a look at the specs straight from GOBI...
-Fully welded construction prevents rattling
-Pressure tested to eliminate open welds and rusting
-Fully welded, traversable, expanded metal deck for easy loading and securing of loads 300lbs. safe driving load limit, 800 lbs. static load capacity. (Static load capacity typically for roof top tents and occupants)
-Gray epoxy powder undercoat rust inhibitor
-Black powder textured top coat for excellent protection against UV rays and road grime
-Black smooth powder coated aluminum wind deflector comes standard with all attachment hardware. Significantly reduces wind drag posing negligible change to gas mileage while eliminating in cab wind noise and turbulence
-Steel laser cut and formed support brackets for superior support, durability and stamina under the heaviest loads, on and off road
-2 welded in 1-1/8” cross bars for all your accessory needs. Compatible with Yakima and Thule accessories. Removable and position able cross bars also available
-Built in front light bar supports up to 4 off road lights, available in STEALTH or RANGER models. The Stealth model is designed for smaller 2” x 6” lights and mounts closer to roof rack basket’s upper tubing surface for a flat level structure front to rear starting directly behind front light bar. Cargo basket is 2” in depth (Great for canoes, boats, bikes, skies, roof top tents and large cargo boxes.). The Ranger model provides the option for larger off road lights from 5” up to 9” in diameter. The Ranger light bar mounts approximately 1-1/2” taller than the roof rack basket (Great for canoes, boats, bikes, skies, roof top tents and large cargo carriers.)
-Rear light tabs support up to 2 off road lights. (1 per tab.)
-Comes with pre-drilled rubber plugged holes in Light bar and roof rack both passenger and driver’s sides for a professional clean finish light wire installation
-Available Rear Ladder either Passenger or Driver or both for Roof rack access. 250lbs. capacity. Specially designed ladder will tilt back with roof rack.
-Available Sun roof insert provides additional storage space with a 150 lbs. capacity
-Hard top can be removed without tilting or removing roof rack by sliding hard top out towards the rear of the vehicle without ladder present.
-Hi-lift jack and Axe/Shovel attachments with locking knobs available. Designed so that the Axe/Shovel and Hi-Lift jack rest below the roof racks highest surface level while hugging closely to the roof rack reducing the potential of off road obstacle entanglements such as branches
-Gobi roof racks and accessories have been Awarded Prestigious US Utility and Design patents with many pending applications.
-No Drilling required! Uses existing body and or frame mounting points
-Easy to follow step by step installation instructions.
-All stainless steel and grade 8 hardware used.
-Roof racks and accessories fully padded and boxed ready for domestic and international shipping
-Proudly Made in the USA
-Full 1 year limited warranty
There are a lot of racks out there and maybe you have a different preference. That's ok too. BUT...If you're looking for a cargo rack that is Made in the USA, designed, built and finished off better than any rack I've ever seen give GOBI USA a try! The Jeep JK 45 Slantback Stealth goes on easy, fits well, doesn't make a lot of noise, and is rated for weights high enough to use a rooftop tent on.
GOBI USA is plenty of models and choices for many different vehicles. Check out the full GOBI line at: www.gobiracks.com and let your next adventure begin!