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Old 04-20-18, 08:49 PM
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Front Runner finally has their quick release tent mounts in. ordered the rack. tent mounts and some accessories today.
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Old 05-09-18, 09:48 PM
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From the GXOR pages.... SSO has announced/released their roof rack with a current lead time of 5-6 weeks. There is a 10% coupon using GXOR during checkout.

https://www.southernstyleoffroad.com...460-roof-rack/
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Old 05-10-18, 05:42 PM
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I think my only reservation is what kind of wind noise these generate at high speeds. I assume noisy loaded up...just curious in commute mode unladen with any cargo.

Can anyone who previously ran a cargo basket on OEM crossbars who now has full roof rack chime in?

There is a little noise with my Yakima basket so if similar to that I would be fine with that.
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Old 05-11-18, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Acrad35751 View Post
I think my only reservation is what kind of wind noise these generate at high speeds. I assume noisy loaded up...just curious in commute mode unladen with any cargo.

Can anyone who previously ran a cargo basket on OEM crossbars who now has full roof rack chime in?

There is a little noise with my Yakima basket so if similar to that I would be fine with that.
I have never had a basket but I have the Front Runner slimline rack now. it is not noisy at all really. if the sunroof is open (either tilted up or open) it is a little noisier than it was without the rack at highway speeds. putting around town it is not too bad. the rack install was quite simple and the extra weight (around 60lbs) is not noticeable at all. my mpgs haven't dropped through 3 tanks of gas. next weekend ill be loading up the RTT and camping gear this will be the big test of the rack and noise
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Old 05-11-18, 01:46 PM
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leftyguns: That's great to hear!!

If using stock screw holes in roof do you need to use any extra caulking or weatherproofing or is it simply take off OEM gear and screw down the new roof rack?
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Old 05-12-18, 08:02 AM
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@Acrad35751 it suggests adding silicone i chose not to. the stock bolt holders stick up enough where i wasn't too worried. I've been through a couple rain storms and nothing so far. I will probably go back and add it before winter
the stock rails came off with ease, one bad thing is the rain gutter is cut out in the middle. the new rack footing covers the area but something to be aware of
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I didn't use caulk either; mostly because I was in a hurry.

I only used 2 plastic shims per mount point.

I finally got around to putting on the wind deflector, and I put rubber in the top and bottom of the channel on the front of the rack. You can't really hear any noise at all under 50 mph.

One thing about the slimline: you have to decide if you want the rails before you mount it on the roof. If you change your mind, you have to take the rack off of the roof (which means owing people beer for their time). I was able to get the side rails on without taking it off of the roof, but if you want to put on the corner rail pieces, you have to take it off the roof and remove slats #1 and #10.
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Thanks All for info... need to get my front bumper, then sliders before I plan to explore the roof rack. I might go C4 on sliders as well and then finish off all skids with Budbuilt.
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Old 05-12-18, 04:30 PM
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Thanks for the tip everyone I picked up the inno rack set and a skybox 18
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Old 05-13-18, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by heckeljohn View Post
I didn't use caulk either; mostly because I was in a hurry.

I only used 2 plastic shims per mount point.

I finally got around to putting on the wind deflector, and I put rubber in the top and bottom of the channel on the front of the rack. You can't really hear any noise at all under 50 mph.

One thing about the slimline: you have to decide if you want the rails before you mount it on the roof. If you change your mind, you have to take the rack off of the roof (which means owing people beer for their time). I was able to get the side rails on without taking it off of the roof, but if you want to put on the corner rail pieces, you have to take it off the roof and remove slats #1 and #10.
does only using two shims make the rack too low or is it ok? i had thought about removing one but worried i wouldn't be able to get the underside too easy. i have some hooks mounted on underside to strap things down.
i was surprisingly able to load the rack on my roof by myself. i put a bunch of boxes around the antenna to protect it, laid down lots of pads on the roof to protect it. i am still unsure if i will add the rails or not. i would like to have some up front to help secure totes. did you use front runners rubber insert?

here are some pics of the rack installed on mine







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I thought about trying to do the rack myself, but.... one slip up, and it would be very costly.

The rack is at most 1/8" lower with only 2 spacers. Still plenty easy to reach under. I wanted it as low as possible because it barely fit under my garage door. Still ended up hitting the door, and now I'm on the hook for a new roll-up garage door.

Yes, the rubber insert is from front runner. If you want to run it along the width instead of the length, you have to cut it down. I might order another one, because it keeps water from collecting in the channels. I hate taking it to the car wash, only to have a bunch of water pour out as soon as I leave the parking lot.
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Old 05-14-18, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by heckeljohn View Post
I wanted it as low as possible because it barely fit under my garage door. Still ended up hitting the door, and now I'm on the hook for a new roll-up garage door.
That's one of the concerns I have as well since I have drop the air suspension in the rear to exit garage with my Yakima Load Warrior on top or I will hit my garage door.
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Old 05-14-18, 03:25 PM
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I had about an inch of clearance, but that's when the vehicle is stationary.

I was in a hurry, gunned the engine, and the back end pitched up and hit the door. Hard. Whoops.

I'm replacing my swing-up door with a roll-up, so I'll have at least 6 inches of clearance when it's installed, which means I can leave the rails on all the time.
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Originally Posted by leftyguns View Post
does only using two shims make the rack too low or is it ok? i had thought about removing one but worried i wouldn't be able to get the underside too easy. i have some hooks mounted on underside to strap things down.
i was surprisingly able to load the rack on my roof by myself. i put a bunch of boxes around the antenna to protect it, laid down lots of pads on the roof to protect it. i am still unsure if i will add the rails or not. i would like to have some up front to help secure totes. did you use front runners rubber insert?

here are some pics of the rack installed on mine

Looks good. I have the exp rails and like them a lot. At first I had them up front but they howled like crazy. I was about to return them, but them put them in the back and install the wind deflectors in front and it works great, no howling. I also prefer the look of them in the back. When they were up front it looked like a princess crown.

Rails up front.


Rails in the back




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Old 05-15-18, 07:47 AM
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@Trijicon I will be loading a RTT, unfortunately the rails will not work for me in the back. I would only have use for them up front as added security for tying things down.

I installed my CVT awning last night. using the CVT L brackets I put them in the front and rear channels. This should work, and save me $40+shipping on the front runner awning mounts. I purchased the 79" awning, I have about 3/4" on either side of the awning mount where its bolted. I will eventually paint them black to match the rack, since they ship in silver. To make it fit I had to go one hole back making the awning sit about 1" or so away from the rack, it sits pretty high this way. I have maybe 2" of clearance in to my garage. I may try and flip the brackets upside down but I worry that will make the awning too low. I tested it out last night and there is plenty of room to stand underneath it at the height I have it now. I used their washer on the top side (they didn't fit in the channel) which I think is making a small gap causing some howling, when I remove them to paint them ill remove the washer. There is no need for it since they have a flat head washer already. Once it sits flush to the rack hopefully it removes the howling.

Ill get some pictures up once I take some tonight. I need to finish up building my RTT loading platform too
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