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|09-19-2006 10:53 AM|
I was also considering the gutter mounted crossbars instead of the factory rack mounts. I would think those would be more sturdy, plus I could add my Thule bike racks.
Would the $50 gutter mounts be a better option that the $40 factory rack mounts?
|09-19-2006 08:03 AM|
Originally Posted by Opi
That, a phillips scredriver and some locktite and you're in business!
There are, of course, all sorts of extras you can add, like spare mount, hi-lift jack mount, axe/shovel mount, tabs for lights and so on for extra cost.
|09-19-2006 07:32 AM|
thats all i need? comes with everything?
|09-19-2006 07:29 AM|
|Opi||another question, I used one of my roof rails for my KC's can I buy another and put it on for a roof rack?|
|09-19-2006 05:31 AM|
|Bowhunter46563||I love my Surco, for the money can't beat it.|
|09-19-2006 03:31 AM|
Originally Posted by kurtw
It mounts on the OEM rails and is very sturdy.
|09-18-2006 09:28 PM|
|kurtw||what kind of adapters did you guys use with the surcos?|
|09-18-2006 08:36 PM|
Originally Posted by Ultimate157
|09-18-2006 08:04 PM|
|09-18-2006 07:53 PM|
Originally Posted by mecompco
|09-18-2006 06:02 PM|
Originally Posted by severous01
|09-18-2006 05:23 PM|
the reason they're cheaper is they're not the same thing. the cage may look the same but it's load capacity due to the way it mounts is different. i wouldnt put much in a rack that mounts to the factory mounts. the other rack mounts to the rain gutters on either side of the roof. it's much stronger there and can support more...plus it's usually wider...and can be longer too.
go with the first one, it's a much better rack. sac a few bucks to get better quality.
|09-18-2006 04:16 PM|
|mecompco||I think the 45x60 Surco is a better deal @ $169.00, personally.|
|09-18-2006 03:59 PM|
Check this one out, it looks to me to be the exact same thing for a lot less. I bought one of them and have no complaints at all. I'd recommend getting the extension for it as well, it looks kind of short on top of an XJ by itself, the extension put's it more in proportion from the comsetic point of view plus gives you more cargo capacity.
|09-18-2006 01:43 PM|
ProLine Roof Racks... anyone?
Has anyone ever heard of, or used the Proline roof racks? They have some decent prices, but I hadn't heard of them before this past weekend.
Anyone have any experience?