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Surco safari roof rack post help for a Loyale wagon.


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#1 TheLoyale

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 07:57 PM

Ok heres a link for a site that has the Surco safari rack. And they'v got the Post's too. but i don't know which one will work for a Loyale wagon? There at the end of the page. So any help will greatly amired!:)

PS: I know the size rack i need too! 40X50

http://everythingsuv..._racks-esuv.asp

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 08:17 PM

GM100 gutter mount

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:13 PM

Thanx alot man!:) I just wasnt sure.

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:33 PM

Let us know what it is like :) I like the looks of it.



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#5 TheLoyale

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:36 PM

Yeah i will! I will have to order it next pay chack tho.. So next. Next wensday!

I've been wanting a rack for a while! So it's not to much either. About $280 for it all. And then shipping!:eek: :slobber:

Later...........

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:49 PM

PS: I'm finaly making my dream come true! I wanted to have a Subaru that looked tuff. And able to go thru a Rainforest. But i don't live anywhere near a Rainforest. But atleast i'm getting my Roo looking cool!

I will some day put a 2" lift on it and some better tires! But little by little right.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:28 AM

go with a 4" lift:banana:
MAN that rack is pricey! I priced what I wanted and it was like $413 BEFORE getting bent over on the shipping! OMG!




looks sweet tho.:headbang:

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:31 AM

Really! What did you pick?

A 4" hey! Yeah that won't be for a long time! But i would love to do a lift. Not to high tho! I'm thinking of a 2.5" to 3" would be all i need!

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:33 AM

Really! What did you pick?

A 4" hey! Yeah that won't be for a long time! But i would love to do a lift. Not to high tho! I'm thinking of a 2.5" to 3" would be all i need!


i did the lift

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:35 AM

What?:slobber:

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:39 AM

go with a 4" lift:banana:
MAN that rack is pricey! I priced what I wanted and it was like $413 BEFORE getting bent over on the shipping! OMG!




looks sweet tho.:headbang:


sure is cheaper than a name brand one.....I was looking at a yakima load warrior setup before. this looks like it'll get the job done just as nicely, for a fraction the cost!

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:43 AM

Yeah i know! I was really hooked on Yakima load worrior before i saw thins one! Yakima want's like $399 for the rack and then i would have to buy 2 posts for around $219 so it would have come to $520 or so!

Plus i think this one fit's the car style better. Look's more Safari/Aussie outback look! Ya know!:headbang:

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 12:24 AM

I work for a bike shop and we sell a lot of yakima racks and I have used them before on my loyales. You need the Raingutter 1A towers which are pretty cheap now because not a lot of cars use them any more, dont get the Q towers because they cost more, also you could use the lowrider towers and take off the bottom parts and put them into the factory rack guides. go to a bike shop and try and get and old pair they have sitting around for cheap and then all you need is the cross bars ($55) and the rack. The advantage to using the yakima system is that then you can get mounts for anything from bikes to kayaks on your roof and its super solid, everything is REALLY tough. If you can find the right old parts it can prolly be done cheap too.

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 12:30 AM

I would ask about the track mount if you can get a hold of them before you order it, it will be better for the car then jamming those things down into the raingutter. The track mount looks like it should bolt right into the rectangular pieces that the factory rack bolts to in the guides. It would be more solid too... see if they know if it will work.

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 02:26 PM

Yeah a track mount would be better then the raingutter ones! I'll have to contact them and see what they say!

I'm talking about the Surco safari rack tho! Not Yakima!

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 02:37 PM

Can anyone tell me what Rack posts will fit right into my OEM tracks? Because i would ask them but i have a feeling that if i tell them what vehicle i have they'll say we only see parts for SUV's..

So they probely won't even help me.. So can anyone help me out on which would work!:) http://everythingsuv..._racks-esuv.asp

Here's the link again.:)

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 04:29 PM

Yeah a track mount would be better then the raingutter ones! I'll have to contact them and see what they say!

I'm talking about the Surco safari rack tho! Not Yakima!


nope, rain gutter is 10000x stronger! have you pushed on the roof of your car? those tracks are riveted through tin foil. I run the yakima raingutter system for my bikes. it's EXTREMELY strong. my buddy used a ratchet strap to put his spare tire on the roof to the stock racks, and it pulled the tracks right out of the roof. and now he has no spare, and has holes in the roof :eek:

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 06:48 PM

Yeah you are right! The center of the roof is like a soda can. but the edges where it bumps up are the strongest area! I'm going with the raingutter style! Thanx for the help!


:)

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 01:40 AM

Really! What did you pick?

Ohh everything.:rolleyes:
Rack, mounts, high jack mount, light mounts, and the spare tire bracket...

Maybe some day... but not today.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:34 PM

Oh well ok then, Yeah i'm going to get a few other things but not at the same time. (I an't got the cash):lol: I'm just getting the rack, both mounts,

And after i get some more money i mite get that spare tire bracket. then i'll buy some lights somewhere. And mount those up there.

I'd like to see your Roo if you get that rack and sutch.. Later man.....

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:42 PM

SOMEONE BUY IT ALREADY!


sheesh


i want to hear how good it is :)

(or isnt)

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:43 PM

Hahaha! I'm going to buy it this coming Thus! Ok. And i'll tell you how great/not great it is.. :)

I think it should be good!

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 10:03 PM

Just some pics so i can slobber:slobber:

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 11:54 PM

Did you buy this Rack? How do you like it?

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 02:35 PM

Yeah i bought the rack!:banana: But i have to wait till next week sometime, Because i orderd it and it will take a few days. I'll post pics of it and tell you all about it.:)




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