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post #1 of 33 Old 12-21-2013, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Adapters for Rocky Road Safari Roof Rack?

Hey all, I recently installed a rocky road safari rack on my 14' GC Limited. I love it but would like to maybe add a wind fairing or be able to attach some Thule or Yakima accessories to the rack for kayaks, etc.

Is anyone aware of any adapters or accessories that will work with the thick tubing of the Rocky road bars? Thanks!

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post #2 of 33 Old 12-21-2013, 02:56 PM
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You should be able to get specs on tubing sizes right from Yakima, then compare that to the diameter of the RR rack. If it helps, Yakima and SportRack are cross compatible for a lot of stuff. Might open up some options.

Another option is to have some mounts custom made. I had a really nice set of custom clamps for my shovel done up.
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post #3 of 33 Old 01-18-2014, 10:13 AM
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Rocky Road Roof Rack

New to the forum. First post. Anyway, for those of you who have the roof rack, does anyone else get a humming noise from theirs while doing highway speeds? If so does anyone know of a wind *defuser* (spelling) that will work with it?
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post #4 of 33 Old 01-18-2014, 11:27 AM
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New to the forum. First post. Anyway, for those of you who have the roof rack, does anyone else get a humming noise from theirs while doing highway speeds? If so does anyone know of a wind *defuser* (spelling) that will work with it?
Welcome to the forum.

Please read the rules and guidelines for posting. I merged your thread with this one because the question has already been asked. There are also multiple threads regarding the RRO roof rack.

The "defuser" you mention is called a "wind fairing".
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Thanks a bunch
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Thanks a bunch
Do you have the rack yet?
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I do. Just got it. I think I may have gotten spoiled on how quiet the wk2 normally is. Got a pretty cool wk2 build working right now and can't wait to see it finished. It should be ready not this Monday, but the next.
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I do. Just got it. I think I may have gotten spoiled on how quiet the wk2 normally is. Got a pretty cool wk2 build working right now and can't wait to see it finished. It should be ready not this Monday, but the next.
Awesome.

What is being done to it?

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2011 Laredo X 5.7
RRO 2.5" lift
265/70-18 Toyo ATII
Pro Comp 7036 18x9
RRO roof rack

For now that's it, but more to come
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Pro Comp 7036 18x9
RRO roof rack

For now that's it, but more to come
Sweet!! Looking forward to seeing it.
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post #11 of 33 Old 01-19-2014, 10:20 AM
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Yakima has a fairing that will fit. I'm just waiting on my RRO rack to arrive so I can confirm which size Yakima fairing to order. I'm sure Thule makes one that will work too, but I prefer to help a US company when I can.
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Yakima has a fairing that will fit. I'm just waiting on my RRO rack to arrive so I can confirm which size Yakima fairing to order. I'm sure Thule makes one that will work too, but I prefer to help a US company when I can.
Let me know how it turns out I'm definitely interested in one.
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By the way if this helps, the crossbar diameter is 1.25" and from inside to inside of the side bars is 42". The problem is I only see fairings either 38"-44" plus I can't find any specs on the clamps to see if they are too small or too big. I'm kind of surprised to see that no one else has done this yet to their RRO rack because, at 70 mph you get a pretty noticeable howling noise.
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post #14 of 33 Old 01-24-2014, 08:09 PM
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It doesn't look like much, but I have been amazed at how well this small wind deflector works:



The bars are too thick to snap it closed like the instructions show, but I have had it on for a year and it works great at all speeds. I have the RRO side rails and pair of cross bars:



I use the Thule cradle style kayak racks and they fit the thicker bars just fine.
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38" Yakima fairing is the size you want to go. RRO bars are thicker than the Yakima is designed for, but with a drill bit and longer carriage bolts, it works perfectly.
I never get to go above 55mph so I won't be able to report on wind noise any time soon :/
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