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Old 12-25-14, 10:10 PM
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Considering rack options for 2015 gx.

Will cargo hit the shark fin antennae when using the factory cross bars? In other words, do the factory cross bars raise cargo above the shark fin antennae?
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Old 12-26-14, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by mattorrell View Post
Considering rack options for 2015 gx.

Will cargo hit the shark fin antennae when using the factory cross bars? In other words, do the factory cross bars raise cargo above the shark fin antennae?
The Thule roof cargo box we had (the biggest they make) hit the antenna on our 2013 GX. Instead of a roof box, we went with a Stowaway2 hitch box http://www.stowaway2.com/hitch-cargo-carrier.aspx. Easier to get stuff in/out, holds more weight, and no wind noise or reduced MPG.
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Old 12-26-14, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by LFIL View Post
The Thule roof cargo box we had (the biggest they make) hit the antenna on our 2013 GX. Instead of a roof box, we went with a Stowaway2 hitch box http://www.stowaway2.com/hitch-cargo-carrier.aspx. Easier to get stuff in/out, holds more weight, and no wind noise or reduced MPG.

Thanks this is helpful.. Anybody have experience with plywood, surfboard, etc hitting the shark fin antennae when using factory crossbars.?
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Old 01-15-15, 08:09 AM
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11GX460,
did you get the cross bars from the dealer or sewell? thanks.
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Old 01-17-15, 08:17 AM
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Latech,

I got them from a dealer off of Ebay, it's genuine. Paid a total of $193.95 (including shipping).
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Old 01-18-15, 08:18 PM
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I test fit a Yakima Railgrab system today on my GX460 and it looked like it will fit the rails really well. Didn't purchase at the time but I likely will.

Does anyone else have these and can you comment on it? I have the OEM crossbars on now but I need a longer crossbar to put multiple kayaks up there.
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Old 01-19-15, 11:29 PM
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FWIW, Inno makes a rack that apparently fits. Not sure I like the look but here's a video of them installing it on a 2014 GX.

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Anyone know where i can actually pick up the roof rack (the ones you install the bars on) because mine didn't even come with one
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Old 01-24-15, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by GRAND_LS 4 View Post
Anyone know where i can actually pick up the roof rack (the ones you install the bars on) because mine didn't even come with one
I think you meant the roof rails??? If so, they will have to come from your Lexus dealer (if it's even offered in Saudi Arabia). It's standard on our (USA) models. There are aftermarket ones as well, but they do not provide that flush look with the GX, though some can withstand a heavier load.

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Old 01-26-15, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by 11GX460 View Post
I think you meant the roof rails??? If so, they will have to come from your Lexus dealer (if it's even offered in Saudi Arabia). It's standard on our (USA) models. There are aftermarket ones as well, but they do not provide that flush look with the GX, though some can withstand a heavier load.
If you dont have rails I would go straight for the Rhino rack:

http://www.rhinorack.com/en-us/fit-my-vehicle/results/393/lexus-gx-4dr-suv-10-to-15
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Originally Posted by stubble View Post
I test fit a Yakima Railgrab system today on my GX460 and it looked like it will fit the rails really well. Didn't purchase at the time but I likely will.
Just as an update, I purchased and installed the Railgrabs on my 2011 GX460. They work, and they seem reasonably stable, but I'm not very satisfied with the fit. They don't take advantage of the slot in the rails by locking in with a hook vertically the way the OEMs do, instead they rely on squeezing horizontally around the outside of the rail and a hook in the slot. The outside of the rail is plastic.

Another problem is that they contact the roof ridge when installing them and may scratch the paint. When tight they are NOT in contact, but the gap is less than a MM, so in use as they flex they'll surely contact the roof.

So I ordered a set of Inno racks which attach much like the OEMs do, using a vertical clamp on the solid part of the rails and an actual hook in the slot. They are not as pretty but look like they'll be more secure. I'll post back.
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Old 02-02-15, 09:14 PM
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Just a minor updateL Still waiting on the Inno rack from orsracksdirect. But in the meantime I've had three kayaks on the Yakima setup at freeway speeds with no budging. Still don't like the setup much though. I can see a couple things that could go wrong and then your stuff is in the road getting someone killed.

Been looking at the Rhino 3-bar rack setup for the Prado 150 and it looks like an easy bolt-on operation after removing the Lexus rails. Looks pretty nice but I'm holding out hope for the Inno rack.

Anyone run the rhino mounts on their GX 460?
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Old 02-07-15, 04:56 PM
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Got the Inno rack finally. I can confirm that my suspicions are correct:

1. It's FAR more secure on the rails than the Yakima.
2. It's uglier than Yakima.

I'll keep it. I will feel much better about putting my boats up there with the Inno rack because it holds fast to the solid part of the rail, instead of squeezing horizontally. Also, it's about a half-inch higher off the roof which will help with attachment clearance.

Here are some pics comparing the Yakima Railgrab and the Inno rack. The Yakima is going back.

Yakima


Yakima


Inno


Inno


Inno:


Inno v Yakima







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I am considering this rack:





It replaces the factory rails.



http://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com...l#.VNf6Wi6-1hI
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Old 02-08-15, 05:11 PM
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A third product consideration in your testing
Thanks for the detailed post
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