(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
Ryan: The Kargo Master Kat-Walk is for those of you that have a 2007 to 2018 JK that has a Kargo Master front hoop installed on it and are looking for a way that you can more easily access a rooftop tent, a roof rack, or just looking for something that's really going to change up the look of your Jeep, give it a much more rugged and utilitarian look. This is going to be a piece that installs onto that Kargo Master Front Hoop very easily, just bolts right into place. Definitely one out of three wrenches and we'll show you how to do that in just a second. So what you're getting here is a piece that attaches onto that Kargo Master Front Hoop, it goes from the driver side to the passenger side, across the front bottom of the windshield, just above that cowl area, and it does have some dimpling in it and it is designed to be walked on like a catwalk. And again, it's going to give you access up high onto the roof area of your Jeep. This isn't going to be a light mount, it's not going to be a Hi-Lift jack mount, it's not going to be any of that stuff. Of course you could modify it to make it that, but this is a catwalk at its heart. This is going to be a steel piece, it's going to be nice and strong, covered with a marine grade powder coat finish. You're not going to have to worry about any sort of rusting, it is going to match all of your other Kargo Master pieces that this is designed to work with. Again, this is designed as a modular system and this is just one part of it. This piece is going to come in at $170 and I do think that that fits right in with where the Kargo Master stuff is. It is going to be a premium product, it is going to be a little bit more expensive. In general, when you're looking at modular stuff where you buy piece by piece, you are going to spend a little bit more to get sort of a custom roof rack catwalk step system for yourself. So you should expect to spend a little bit more for a premium product and for something modular. That's what you're getting here, so with that in mind I do think this is pretty fairly priced. Now a member of the install team will show you how to get this bolted up. Man: Now we're going to go ahead and get our Kat-Walk installed. We're going to use the hardware supplied in the kit. Our windshield hoop has weld mounts on them already so the holes are pre-tapped for the supplied hardware. I just laid it across the cowl, I'm going to slowly lift it up into place and install my hardware loosely. Once everything is installed I'm going to go ahead and tighten it down. Now once all our hardware is loosely installed, we're going to go ahead and tighten these down using a 7/32 Allen key, and I'm doing this on my small impact gun. Once again, you can do this if you only have just Allen keys at home. Just give it a few extra turns. Now that concludes the install of our Kargo Master Kat-Walk on our Kargo Master Windshield Hoop on the front of our Jeep JK Jeep Wrangler. Now for more parts and videos like these, make sure you visit us at ExtremeTerrain.com.
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January 03, 2020
Heavy duty for ease of transport
I added this Kat Walk to my Pro Front Hoop. It completes the overall look and functionality. A two person install takes less than one hour. Heavy duty beefy product enhances any Jeep.Helpful (1)
December 22, 2019
Unique and so useful!
My wife chose this over flowers for her birthday. Fits perfectly on our Congo Sport Rack. Use it to setup our rooftop tent, take the front roof panel, and to just sit on the rack to watch fireworks and sunsets. If you have a Congo roof rack, GET THE CATWALK!Helpful (1)
February 02, 2019
very well made and easy to install
an excellent addition to my congo pro roof rake. very well made and easy to install. I received my first jeep compliment after this install... not specifically for this product but how rugged my jeep looks. I have had my jeep for half a year without any notice till I added this product. It makes roof access so much easier!Helpful (3)
December 09, 2018
Worked great and easy install. Sturdy I have walked on it multiple times and I weigh 200 lbs.Helpful (6)
November 13, 2018
Very sturdy, fits fine, easy to install. Really helps me get up on top of my roof rack (Kargo Master). Recommend it.Helpful (8)
November 07, 2018
Only been installed for two weeks. With one rain storm showing rust at Kat-Walk where it comes in contact with the frame. Huge disappointment because the unit itself adds a nice look to the Jeep. Bought it for style and American company , Huge disappointment.Helpful (8)
October 20, 2018
Very easy install - super sturdy
Katwalk looks great - makes accessing cargo in roof very easy. Solid and good purchase. The front hoop it attaches to sucks - took 5 hours to install that, with 3 guys and one is a Jeep fabricator. Be careful with front hoop, it is not fun!!Helpful (8)
April 06, 2018
Great! I love it and it makes it easier to get to mu hood items and yes the grandkid loves to climbHelpful (9)
March 08, 2018
The Kat-Walk gives the truck a great look. The fit was great and took 10 minutes to install.Helpful (10)
March 06, 2018
Awesome fit, looks great Good Quality - did miss the fact the Kargo Walk was actually two peices this the cost was a lot more. It was worth the expense once I got it on the JeepHelpful (9)
Will this fit on a Garvin Adventure Rack?
This is specifically designed for JK Models with the Congo Front Hoop Installed. Any other application would likely require modification.
Will this work without the Congo Front Hoop? I just want the Kat-walk.
This will require the Congo Front Hoop.
Is there a texture finish on that front hoop?
The Kargo Master Kat-Walk for Congo Front Hoop has a powder coat finish, which does have a textured look to it.
I have a hood mounted jack. Will this kat-walk interfere with opening the hood ?
The hood of your JK can still open like normal up to 90° angle with this installed. However this may interfere with the hood mounted jack depending on the placement on your Jeep's hood.
How do you raise the hood? Does it interfere with wipers can you raise them off the windshield?
The hood of your JK can still raise like normal up to 90° angle with this Kargo Master Kat-Walk installed. That being said, it will interfere with lifting the wipers off the of the windshield while in the down position.
The Kargo Master Kat-Walk for Congo Front Hoop and Front Hoop with handhold will interfere with all snorkels we have tested due to the handholds positioning.
Unfortunately the side rails on the Gobi rack near the a-pillar stick out further than the Kargo rack. This Kat-walk system would not fit properly.
Unfortunately due to the redesign, the current Kat-Walk will not work on the old system.
(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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