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Can someone with a Gobi Stealth rack tell me how much height the rack adds to the WK2? Couldn't find a definitive answer on Gobi's website and my garage door is only 78" high so I'm concerned about clearance. Second question for Gobi owners is does anyone use the ladder attachment and if so can the motorized lift gate handle the extra weight?

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Can someone with a Gobi Stealth rack tell me how much height the rack adds to the WK2? Couldn't find a definitive answer on Gobi's website and my garage door is only 78" high so I'm concerned about clearance. Second question for Gobi owners is does anyone use the ladder attachment and if so can the motorized lift gate handle the extra weight?



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According to the Gobi website under features and benefits it states that the cargo basket is 2 inches in depth. In front it is 4 inches tall to allow for 2 inch led light bars to be installed. Also the rack brackets raise the basket about 2 inches above the top of the roof.

So the total height above the roof level is approximately 6 inches.

As far as your ladder question - I have a 2013 and the ladder bracket doesn't work on my lift gate because it is plastic instead of metal so I can't help you there.

I've had my Gobi Stealth for almost 2 years and it's worth every penny.


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According to the Gobi website under features and benefits it states that the cargo basket is 2 inches in depth. In front it is 4 inches tall to allow for 2 inch led light bars to be installed. Also the rack brackets raise the basket about 2 inches above the top of the roof.

So the total height above the roof level is approximately 6 inches.

As far as your ladder question - I have a 2013 and the ladder bracket doesn't work on my lift gate because it is plastic instead of metal so I can't help you there.

I've had my Gobi Stealth for almost 2 years and it's worth every penny.


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Thanks BigCat. One more question. My '14 has the sharks fin antenna in the rear, do you know if the rack interferes with that in anyway?


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It won't interfere at all the rack has a u shaped notch for the older 8 inch antenna which you can see along with my CB antenna behind it if you zoom in on the first pic.

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Perfect! Thanks again BigCat, I'm sold but I hate having to wait 4-6 weeks for delivery, oh well.


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I was lucky, I just drove up to their shop an hour away in Denver and they installed the rack and the 6 Rigid LED light bars while I waited.

Hope the 4-6 week wait goes quick. I'm anxiously waiting for the lower front guard I pre-ordered two weeks ago from Chief Products in Australia that won't ship until the 29th and then still won't get to me until mid July.

Post pics when you get your rack installed!


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