Thread: alternitive to a Yakima/Thule system roof rack

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    Default alternitive to a Yakima/Thule system roof rack

    I've been in the market for a new roof rack system since I sold off the one I made a few years back. I've looked at the mega warrior for Yakima and Thule and couldn't pull the trigger on a $400 system and another $100 for the attachments to fit my 99 4runner.

    I just purchased a Curt roof rack system and extension from amazon.com and had it out of the box and together in about an hour. it was very well manufactured and 95% of the holes matched up perfectly. The other 5% needed a little force but the bolts did go in and every thing lined up properly.

    The mounting system is somewhat universal and can be used on round and square tubes.

    I did need to reverse the forward cross bar to add the extra support for the front of the rack.

    It measures 62"x37"x4" with extension installed and 41.5"x37"x4" with out

    Overall for around $210 for the rack and extension I felt it was a good buy and would recommend it.

    Here are the amazon.com links
    Rack: http://www.amazon.com/Curt-18115-Roo...2952248&sr=8-3
    Extension: http://www.amazon.com/Curt-18117-Mou...gy_auto_text_b

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    looks good on there! i went with the Surco (pricey, i know) but my truck didnt have a factory rack system, and the surco came with the rails to mount to the roof.
    NICK ~ CrazyEyeZ

    2005 GMC Canyon Z71 4x4 crewcab < 355Nation.net >
    -2" lift shackles, TB's cranked to level, Rancho shocks, 31x10.5x15 FireStone DestinationLE's
    -roof rack, 24v LED flood and spot lights, 2x 4ft FireSticks, Cobra 29 classic w/weather
    -custom HD bullbar with 4 130w KC DayLighters

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    rhino also makes a good product. i have rhino towers and rails on my pickup. the curt stuff looks good! I like the basket. could you fix the links? they have ... in them. need the whole thing.
    2009 GMC 1500 ex cab All Terrain: lights, rack,
    1960s Mitchell slide in: solar,hydraulic lift
    toy: 72' wagoneer 6in lift, 33" MTR, transplant in progress: lsx and 6l80e

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    1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Auto
    With many Modifications
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    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ew-to-the-site

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    Looks good. I got lucky on my Yalima Load Warrior and pipcked it up dirt cheap on CL. This looks to be relly similar in mounts and all.
    2006 Trailblazer 4.10s locked 14 bolt Sliders Skids Bumpers Tire Carrier Roof Rack 35's PIAA's Winch Tuned I6 300HP 2.7:1 TC

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...06+trailblazer

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