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Old 02-23-15, 10:42 AM
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I went with the Yakima system, since I already have an extensive collection of parts from my previous cars.

I agree that the Yakima Rail Grab system could be a better fit for the GX 460 (If you don't have the cross bar installed, when you tighten the nut down, the Rail Grab will start slipping on the outer curved portion).

My only issue (once the install was complete) was the height issue of the rack. Now, I'm 6' tall and I am having a hard time putting my bike on and taking it off; there is no way my wife could ever use this rack. I am going to be using the tow hitch for another rack, but there are times when I need to haul several bikes, so will be using the roof at times. Guess I need to buy a small ladder...


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Old 03-04-15, 08:17 PM
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Guess I need to buy a small ladder...
Yeah the GX is not a short car. Still better than my suburban was!

In keeping with the the thread topic here's the Inno rack being employed.


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Old 03-04-15, 09:10 PM
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^^^ Nice pic..
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Old 12-07-17, 05:54 PM
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Just throwing this out there for anyone looking for a roof rack. autoanything dot com has 20% off, I just picked up the rhinorack for under $1k.
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Old 12-07-17, 09:13 PM
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Inno with a Yakima box. The stock crossbars were too low.
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Old 12-08-17, 09:20 AM
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Bluto- Do you happen to have the model # or size/length of the Inno cross bars installed on your GX? I'm interested in buying a set, however I noticed there are a variety of different models and sizes. Thanks!
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Old 12-08-17, 10:23 AM
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Inno with a Yakima box. The stock crossbars were too low.
I put up the Skybox 18 on the stock crossbars and it clear the antenna and the roof fine. The Load Warrior with extension also sit fine with it too. Could have gone with Yakima and the grab rails so I can use my Powerhound ski rack but the noise was a concern for me.
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Hi I'm new to this forum. Just bought my wife a 2014 GX 460 this month. I like the sounds of the inno rails. Has anyone here loaded three kayaks on the top of their 460? Would there be enough room? Thanks for your advice.
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Old 01-29-18, 07:32 AM
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Hi Jwalker, there is certainly room, but they need to get vertical. J cradles make this work. The Rhino cradles are the best j cradles out there IMO. I still use my inno rack.

I run this setup regularly:



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Old 01-29-18, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by stubble View Post
Hi Jwalker, there is certainly room, but they need to get vertical. J cradles make this work. The Rhino cradles are the best j cradles out there IMO. I still use my inno rack.

I run this setup regularly:



Thank you for the post Stubble! Man that's good to hear! Are you using individual J cradles or the dual cradles? What size rails do have?
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Old 01-29-18, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by jwalker357 View Post
Thank you for the post Stubble! Man that's good to hear! Are you using individual J cradles or the dual cradles? What size rails do have?
i have 65Ē bars and Iím using two pairs of the rhino folding j cradles. (Single sided). The middle two kayaks sit on standard foam bar pads like you find at the kayak shop. They stay put just fine, wedged in there pretty good. The bar spread helps a lot to keep everything secure (longer spread is much better, the wind exerts less leverage). Note that I am pretty meticulous in tiedowns and rack mount setup. 4 boats is pushing it no doubt so you have to pay attention to your load.

One thing i would do if I regularly carried 3 boats would be to add the extension for the rhino cradle. It would make it a ton easier to keep the third boat (in the middle) from moving around on the rack. Not an issue with 4 but its a pain with 3 to keep it snugged to the back side of the cradle.

The GX is a fantastic paddling base. Itíll get you to put-ins anywhere and back.
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FWIW I fixed the pics on my post in page 2.
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Another roof rack option

"This 1964mm/77.3"long full-size Slimline II cargo roof rack kit contains the Slimline II Tray, Wind Deflector and 2 Foot Rails to mount the Slimline II Tray to your Lexus GX460. Easily installs using the existing factory mounting points. No drilling required."

https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.co...imline-ii.html






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Originally Posted by Acrad35751 View Post
Another roof rack option

"This 1964mm/77.3"long full-size Slimline II cargo roof rack kit contains the Slimline II Tray, Wind Deflector and 2 Foot Rails to mount the Slimline II Tray to your Lexus GX460. Easily installs using the existing factory mounting points. No drilling required."

https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.co...imline-ii.html






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y55qz0ppfZQ
For some reason, I always thought this roof rack looked odd on the GX. I'm not sure if it's the height, the shape or the missing front fairing. I like the look of the Gobi and the Baja flat utility more, but I don't know if that translates to being better in terms of functionality.
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Old 02-18-18, 07:11 PM
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I haven't really researched these much.. from a util perspective using stock mount points would be a bonus for me. I think the Rhino racks for instance require custom drill points.
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