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mhall101 07-25-2009 12:58 PM

Gutter mount roof rack or rail mount??
 
im planing on fabing my own roof rack but i was going to buy the mounts. Im going to be using the baskit for my spare tire 31 10.5 and hi lift jack as well as 4 lights on the front. what would work better... the mounts for the gutter or the mounts for the factory roof rack??

Any brands that i should stick with?

keaton 07-25-2009 01:26 PM

From what ive heard gutter mounts are stronger because they are directly mounted on the body compared to the crossbars which are just bolted on. Whenever i get around to ordering a tired carrier im gonna get the gutter mounts.

4pointOH1998 07-25-2009 03:03 PM

Gutter mounts. The bars are weak.

mhall101 07-25-2009 03:15 PM

how weak??? will they rip off??

blacklabel000 07-25-2009 07:42 PM

the factory mounts are very weak, theyre just hard plastic with some metal over them. and i dont think the gutter mounts look that good. so heres what i did, and they are strong with 6 bolts on each side....hope it helps

-nick

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/i...frackmine5.jpg
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/i...frackmine4.jpg

INSIGNIA-XJ 07-25-2009 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blacklabel000 (Post 7645844)
the factory mounts are very weak, theyre just hard plastic with some metal over them. and i dont think the gutter mounts look that good. so heres what i did, and they are strong with 6 bolts on each side....hope it helps

-nick

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/i...frackmine5.jpg
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/i...frackmine4.jpg

Where are the bolt s holding it on? Only see holes..


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