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Old 03-26-2011, 01:09 PM
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Default GOBI Roof Rack - 1st For an 80 Series

I have had the first 80 Series GOBI Stealth Rack for about three weeks now.

The hi-lift and shovel/axe mounts are bombproof – the whole thing is. Gobi also offers open triangles that slip through the expanded metal floor to provide flexible anchor points. Attention to detail is great – Gobi spaces the expanded metal just a bit above the bars so that the powdercoat can get under and into the gap. There is a just the slightest of curve in the siderails at the front – to follow the roof contour. One piece welded and powdercoated. Four feet per side. On the 60 the outer clamp of the bracket (foot) is stainless to match the gutter’s chrome trim, but its black on the 80 to match the 80 gutter.

The rack is installed over the factory rack for now, but I plan to take the factory rack off soon. Fitted this way gives the option of leaving or removing the factory rack. I noticed no change in fuel economy (still lousy) and its quieter than just the factory rack.

Wires run front to back inside the tubes on each side. Cross bars are the diameter needed to directly attach Thule and Yakima accessories

Still coming are the optional removable section that will go above the sun roof, liftgate ladder, lights - front and back, and HAM and CB antennas. Production brackets will have the name “Gobi” laser cut as their other models.

Designed and built here in Denver, Colorado. Paul Badillo, is the owner of GOBI Racks (303-947-5623). There is an Mud thread on the 100 series and a few pictures below of Sean’s 60 with a the Gobi Ranger model (Ranger is taller than Stealth).
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