Roof Bar heights anyone?

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 19:07
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I'm not far off getting a 3 bar roof bar setup for my 105 Landcruiser, most likely a Rhino system at the minute. I think it will be the aero style bars, the ones that extend past the mountings.
What I would like to find out, please is the height of these above the roof.
The headroom going into the carport at home will cope with the bars OK, however I'd like to know if when I put a 150mm high basket on the racks if I'll still get in! It will be close.
Thanks
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Reply By: TomH - Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 19:36

Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 19:36
Would possibly help if you gave us the height under your carport. but going by my friend who had a boatloader on his 100 ser he could just get into a standard garage but he had a basket on it originally and it didnt fit.

I had an ARB rack on my 100ser and it wouldnt go in my garage
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Follow Up By: brianc - Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 20:11

Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 20:11
Hi Tom, I didn't deliberately - as everyone's vehicle is a different height to start. I thought that the top of rack height above the roof will be standard and I just work with that number - add 150 or so for the basket.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Monday, Jul 06, 2015 at 09:10

Monday, Jul 06, 2015 at 09:10
We also have an ARB roof rack on the 100 series. Minimal 2" lift with just spring lifts. We are just under 2.1M without the roof top tent. It may be less but that's what we use as a guide for carparks etc and I haven't hit anything yet.

Phil
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Monday, Jul 06, 2015 at 08:35

Monday, Jul 06, 2015 at 08:35
G'day Brianc

You also need to be mindful of the fact that if you go with the Rhino system, they have different height mounting brackets. I'd suggest you measure what height would be required to give say 10-20mm clearance between the underside of the bar and your roof and go from there. Have a look at their web site to see the various heights available for their mounting brackets.

e.g. When we had our old Landy the drip moulding (gutter) was significantly lower than most vehicles, hence we need quite high mounting brackets to clear the roof.
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