New 96 80 Owner Roof Rack question

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Hi everyone,
I'm Josh. Just sold my 98 Heep Wrangler (TJ) with 84k and purchased a white 96 FZJ80 with 130k.
Haven't taken delivery as it is down in Miami with my cousin at the moment. I am anxiously awaiting her and I look forward to being part of the LC community!

Anyways, about the roof rack.
I had a Garvin Wilderness Expedition rack on the TJ and the woman that bought it didn't want the rack. :idea: So I removed it and am now thinking maybe I can use the "cage" portion on the FZJ with something like these clamps.

Any thoughts? Will it work? Better clamp/attachment solution out there?
Would it fit appropriately? Measurements are 72"x54"x4"
I am a little worried it might be too wide. I suspect it would also end halfway across the sunroof line also, which shouldn't really be an issue (right?)

Thanks in advance.
 
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You will be good all the way around. Those clamps are great and the rack will fit just fine. Even if it covers the sunroof a little it won't matter.
 
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^think I need to go with 4 or 6 of those clamps? I'm guessing 6.
 
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I would definitely go with 6 clamps if you plan on putting significant weight in the rack. This will spread the load out better on the gutter.
 
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I did six clamps with a confer rack and it was rock solid. The Garvin is a bit longer but it will still be plenty strong.
 

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