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post #1 of 2 Old 06-16-2008, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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how to mount roof rack....?

so i got the surco ordered
should be gettting it wednesday
i like it!!

now i don't know how to mount it
can i just mount it to my factory roof rack bars with some u-bolts temporarily
i'm sure i'll go with the gutter mounts but all i was really wandering if it is fine mounting it on my factory roof rack bars..

if you have pics of that setup please post!!!!!!!1


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post #2 of 2 Old 06-16-2008, 03:39 PM
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You could do that, though the stock bars are not all that strong. I used the roof rail mounts when I had my Surco but the gutter mounts are supposed to be stronger. I now have gutter mounts with my Garvin rack and they work great.

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