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Unread 08-20-2008, 04:00 PM   #1
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Can we talk about roof racks for a minute?

So I think the time has come for me to step my roof rack game up.

In fact, I know it's time, because I don't actually have a roof rack.

Where am I going to store my hypothetical kayak, or mountain bike, or freshly killed moose carcass?

If you'd all be so kind, I'd love to see what you've got, get some ballpark prices, and basically just get the general lowdown on all things roof accessories.

Yee-haw!

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Unread 08-20-2008, 06:36 PM   #2
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well, for that moose carcas, i suggest a trailer, just for ease. however, for the kayaks and mt bikes, thule and yakima make some great systems. if you want an off road adventure style rack, go for a surco which i believe you can pick up for around 150 plus shipping. then make some custom mounts for you hypothetical kayaks and mountain bikes
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Unread 08-20-2008, 07:50 PM   #3
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yakima.com you can outfit your vehicle and it will give you the price total minus tax....i got a yakima set up and i love it works great with all the kayaks ive carried for work
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Unread 08-20-2008, 09:56 PM   #4
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go for the surco. its on summit for something like $198. get the gutter mounts too, something like $40. increases the weight load and makes it alot more rigid. i love mine.
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Unread 08-21-2008, 08:08 AM   #5
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can anybody get me a link to the gutter mounts on summits site....i wasnt sure which ones it was
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Unread 08-21-2008, 10:39 AM   #6
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can anybody get me a link to the gutter mounts on summits site....i wasnt sure which ones it was

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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Unread 08-21-2008, 11:55 AM   #7
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I don't have a roof rack, but I did put a deer on my roof last winter and man they're heavy to put up there by yourself.
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Unread 08-21-2008, 02:57 PM   #8
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I'm not seeing that rack for under $200?
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Unread 08-21-2008, 03:06 PM   #9
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This is what I have on my roof. Originally a ConFerr heavy duty 6" 5x6 feet custom modified to 4x6 feet. Custom bulldog brackets. Custom Spare tire mount and aluminum rectangle tubes as bottom.



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Unread 08-22-2008, 07:04 AM   #10
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are you 100% sure those are correct? only jeep it says they fit is a 71-90 wagoneer
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Unread 08-22-2008, 10:32 AM   #11
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Unread 08-22-2008, 10:37 AM   #12
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A surco rack would not be the best for bikes or kayaks. I use some kayak stackers for my kayaks from Thule and they work good but I would rather have the kayak blocks that i had seen online before.

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Unread 08-22-2008, 12:55 PM   #13
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are you 100% sure those are correct? only jeep it says they fit is a 71-90 wagoneer

yeah those are the ones millhousenator linked me to and they are on mine and fit perfect. heres two pics



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Unread 08-23-2008, 06:56 AM   #14
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How are you guys running power to those lights on your racks? What entry point are you using for the penetrations?
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Unread 09-04-2008, 05:33 PM   #15
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i'm a gettn

olympic top hat rack
there big i like racks that go all the way to the frount of the cab not starting 2 feet back
and has side rails that go the full leanth of the top.

quadratec $374.99
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