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post #1 of 6 Old 07-25-2009, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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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?


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post #2 of 6 Old 07-25-2009, 02:26 PM
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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.

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Gutter mounts. The bars are weak.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-25-2009, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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how weak??? will they rip off??

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post #5 of 6 Old 07-25-2009, 08:42 PM
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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

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-25-2009, 11:52 PM
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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


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

Do it right the first time or don't do it at all......
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