Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Export Grand Cherokee 2011+

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 02-08-2013, 08:35 AM
Kev.'s Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Gold Coast, AUS
Posts: 98
Thanks: 6
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 990
Kev. has a reputation beyond reputeKev. has a reputation beyond reputeKev. has a reputation beyond reputeKev. has a reputation beyond reputeKev. has a reputation beyond reputeKev. has a reputation beyond reputeKev. has a reputation beyond reputeKev. has a reputation beyond repute
Roof Rack - Urban OffRoad US

Hi Guys,

I understand this is quite a long post, but please read through if you're seriously interested!

As some of you may be aware, Urban Offroad US manufacture a full rack that replaces the rails completely.

Benefits that I can see:

A - Looks good (follows the roof line)
B - Height (increases the vehicle height by 4.75" - my current Prorack crossbars increase it by around 4" so imagine if I bought a "rack" to add ontop - I don't think I would get in any Underground Car parks / Garage so I'd have to keep taking it off when not in use)
C - Designed to use existing vehicle mounts
D - Integrates well with the vehicle (aerial, tailgate etc all function fine)

Drawbacks:
A - Shipping Costs!
B - Weight due to Steel, not alloy (can also be seen as a benefit as it will be sturdy!!)


There is already a couple of lucky (cashed up??!!) Aussies that have purchased these individually and had them shipped to the closest Port. Unfortunately this does bring the price at close to double the original cost.

I really like the design of this rack and have been wanting to purchase it for close to 6months now, but the cost is a major factor for me. I cannot justify spending $700 on shipping alone!


I have approached Urban Offroad and suggested they contact an Australian 4x4 company to either re-sell, or license and manufacture the design locally.

These are the companies I have suggested:
- ARB - www.Arb.com.au
- TJM - www.tjm.com.au
- Opposite Lock - www.oppositelock.com.au

If anyone can suggest others, please post them here as I will be sending this link to Urban Offroad so they can gauge interest overseas.


Urban Offroad have offered a "Group Buy" for these racks as per the following:

2 racks to the same port for $1400 each
or
3 racks to the same port for $1250 each
or
4 racks to the same port for $1100 each

My only concern here is the fact that to avoid the GST and Australian Import duties, the cost of the goods have to be below $1000. Believe it or not, that $1000 is for the price of the goods and DOES NOT include the shipping fee. Therefore if I was to purchase one individually, I would not get stung with GST or Customs Duties - but it would cost me $1550!


So, here's my proposal:

Please can everyone who is interested post on this thread showing what they would be prepared to pay for one of these racks delivered to their closest port? I am hoping Urban Offroad do us a "group buy" that can be shipped individually as to avoid the GST and Import duties!

I will start off and put down $1200 MAX.

I am also deep down hoping they find an Australian re-seller / manufacturer!


Oh and one last thing - I've left this late as I would like the rack delivered by the first week in June at the very latest!!

Pictures here - Note: This Rack DOES NOT come with the lights!!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Urban1.jpg (66.9 KB, 84 views)
File Type: jpg Urban2.jpg (75.3 KB, 85 views)
File Type: jpg Urban3.jpg (53.0 KB, 81 views)
File Type: jpg Urban4.jpg (81.3 KB, 87 views)
File Type: jpg Urban5.jpg (92.3 KB, 71 views)
File Type: jpg Urban6.jpg (46.9 KB, 64 views)
File Type: jpg Urban7.jpg (58.5 KB, 67 views)
File Type: jpg Urban8.jpg (97.5 KB, 76 views)
File Type: jpg Urban9.jpg (88.0 KB, 78 views)
File Type: jpg Urban10.jpg (75.8 KB, 71 views)
__________________

__________________
Mineral Grey MY2012 3.6L Laredo - RHD Australia
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-08-2013, 02:09 PM
lysol's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2013 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: The Federal City
Posts: 317
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 807
lysol is on a distinguished road
Re: Roof Rack - Urban OffRoad US

Finally, a real roof rack option...
__________________

__________________
"I've got GREAT news! , I just saved a bunch of money on my motorcycle insurance by outrunning the cops."

'13 WK2 Overland Summit V8 (Black Leather) Mineral Grey
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-09-2013, 03:59 AM
yoda42's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2011 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Darwin Australia
Posts: 335
Thanks: 0
Thanked 20 Times in 20 Posts
Rep Power: 1472
yoda42 has a reputation beyond reputeyoda42 has a reputation beyond reputeyoda42 has a reputation beyond reputeyoda42 has a reputation beyond reputeyoda42 has a reputation beyond reputeyoda42 has a reputation beyond reputeyoda42 has a reputation beyond reputeyoda42 has a reputation beyond reputeyoda42 has a reputation beyond reputeyoda42 has a reputation beyond repute
I would love one !, but just can't afford the coin just now


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo CRD & Aussieswag Rover LX Campertrailer
www.travelswithbeagles.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-09-2013, 05:17 PM
BobT's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posts: 1,438
Thanks: 379
Thanked 48 Times in 41 Posts
Rep Power: 73112
BobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Roof Rack - Urban OffRoad US

I'm not a fan of roof racks because of the drag and stability issues but if I had to have one, this is the one I'd go for. I hope it is well rust-proofed. In the mean time, I'm going the trailer route.
__________________
Ordered 9 Nov 2011 - Delivered 3:30pm Friday 13 April 2012
Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3L CRD, Black Forest Green Pearl, Quadra-lift, Off-road Adventure II, Front Recovery Hook, Mopar Tow Bar, Mopar Rock Rails, 150A Projecta Battery Isolator, Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, Bridgestone D697 265/60R18 LT, Kimberley Kamper Special Edition
MudMap M7 off/on road sat nav, Chief front recovery hooks "chrome", Chief 3mm bash plate
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-09-2013, 05:49 PM
lysol's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2013 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: The Federal City
Posts: 317
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 807
lysol is on a distinguished road
Re: Roof Rack - Urban OffRoad US

I have always liked GOBI's Stealth racks... They need to stop fooling around and get one ready for the WK2.....
__________________
"I've got GREAT news! , I just saved a bunch of money on my motorcycle insurance by outrunning the cops."

'13 WK2 Overland Summit V8 (Black Leather) Mineral Grey
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-10-2013, 03:53 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2013 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 521
Ticket is on a distinguished road
Re: Roof Rack - Urban OffRoad US

That looks about as functional as a few roof bars IMHO.

The 'basket' base would only be good for an oztent or surfboards. Forget putting a chainsaw or gas bottle anywhere, it'd fall through and hit the roof.

I do agree that it looks like the duck nuts, but with some additional flooring it'd be perfect.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-10-2013, 07:59 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2013 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Wagga Wagga, Australia
Posts: 70
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 617
Roachy is on a distinguished road
Re: Roof Rack - Urban OffRoad US

Looks good but no good for me as I have an overland with the pano sun roof. Don't think I would be able open/vent the sunroof with that style
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-10-2013, 08:17 AM
Mendo's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Queensland
Posts: 582
Thanks: 44
Thanked 23 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 6169
Mendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond reputeMendo has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Roof Rack - Urban OffRoad US

Thanks Kev. It looks awesome but I only use the racks once or twice a year and can't justify that kind of money. I think I got the Thule wing bars and a rhino basket for maybe $450
__________________
3.0L CRD Brilliant Black
Laredo w/ QuadraLift
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-11-2013, 07:26 AM
ClarkeyWKCRD's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Brisbane, Australia.
Posts: 188
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 883
ClarkeyWKCRD is on a distinguished road
Hey Kev.

Unfortunately I'm in the same boat as others and as much as I would love to get one of these racks I am just not financial enough to commit. Sorry but thanks for your efforts. I hope you manage to get one at the right price.

Cheers,

Clarkey.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-18-2013, 03:17 AM
GR44ND's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: sydney
Posts: 40
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 663
GR44ND is on a distinguished road
Finally mine has arrived picked it up from the docks today. Should be fitted by Saturday
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-18-2013, 05:04 AM
ClarkeyWKCRD's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Brisbane, Australia.
Posts: 188
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 883
ClarkeyWKCRD is on a distinguished road
I'm jealous.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-18-2013, 06:10 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Lennox Head NSW
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 713
Croupier is on a distinguished road
Re: Roof Rack - Urban OffRoad US

Looks great, I also like Rocky Road Outfitters Safari style rack.
http://www.rocky-road.com/wk2-roof-rack.html

EDIT: Just checked Rockys shipping cost, it would be cheaper to fly to the USA and bring it back on the plane yourself.
Might have to wait till I take the kids to Disneyland before I buy one.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rack Attack Rails & Yakima Roof Rack - Pics moosehead Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 39 09-20-2013 06:12 PM
Roof Rack pulled the nutsert through the roof tsandu Interior/Exterior/Visual 7 10-16-2012 04:26 AM
Offroad Roof Rack Lights BEvensen Off Road Modifications 38 11-08-2011 12:36 PM
Is the roof rack really useful? MSCA Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 2 10-29-2010 01:49 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community