roofracks wanted for hilux

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 21:35
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Can anyone give advice for roofracks including basket for 2003 hilux. I've seen the Rhino-Rack website, they seem to be heavy duty units, and the options I have are removable racks that clamp onto the door jam with a 50kg max load or racks that require a track riveted to the roof with a 100kg max load. Can anyone advise me pros & cons on these two options, or if there are any other options?

Thanks, Alfred.
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 21:59

Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 21:59
i was in the same predicament .... I was a bit worried about relying on a few pop rivets, so I opted for the gutterless fit.
BTW if you happen to need it I have a fitting kit for gutterless Hilux to suit Thule racks, which I think are the same as Rhino, not sure though.
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:01

Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:01
Not quite a Hilux but we have Rhino track roof racks on our 4Runner and find them really good.We have the sports bars fitted and find no extra noise with these fitted and it only takes 5 min to remove both bars.I didnt like the idea of rivets holding the tracks on so i used S/S bolts,nyloc nuts and large S/S washers underneath.You also have heaps of options to mount onto these.
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Follow Up By: Werner - Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 10:11

Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 10:11
Hi, we have a 1994 4runner and have used the Rhino roof racks and have carted a kayak about with no problems. We remove the roof racks themselves when not required.

Werner
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Reply By: ceredig - Friday, Feb 13, 2004 at 10:23

Friday, Feb 13, 2004 at 10:23
Ive got the Toyota ones, roof bars. They are tough, 70 kg each, and they clamp on to the roof inside the door opening. You can also get locks for them. I can recommend them. (PS You'll still need a basket).
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Reply By: jeff-wa - Friday, Feb 13, 2004 at 12:23

Friday, Feb 13, 2004 at 12:23
If you look closley at the website the track mount are rated for heavier loads. I was going for the door type on my surf, however I have seen a few around with faded and chipped paint where they have been removed and am now thinking of going the track path. Same price, just a little more work.

*CAUTION* Refer to my previous post from the other day. Their website (Rhino) seems to be way out on pricing. The RRP is a crock, I couln't find anyone even close to the prices stated on WWW.
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