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Old 04-10-2010, 02:35 AM
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Default Roof weight limit

So I'm trying to design a rack for the roof that will house 4 kc daylighters and possibly a spare tire. My question is, what is the maximum safe amount of weight I can put on the roof and where should the mounting points be located?

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Old 04-10-2010, 03:20 AM
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Default Re: Roof weight limit

I see most stock roof rack vehicles the rating is 200 lbs, I'd start there to be safe.
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:03 AM
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Default Re: Roof weight limit

they all mount on the outer edge also.
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