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Old 12-04-2007
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That looks pretty damn good. I just don't like how high it sits. Is it possible to get the rack closer to the roof?

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rack drop that *****
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haha.

LMMFAO

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joe's is the one i was talking about earlier, i like the way its mounted to the rain gutters, to bad i don't have any rain gutters in the back


i like the surco, i wonder if the roof rails are the same as the ones on my cap, if they are then thats all it need, i'll just bolt on the rails, seak em up and use the cross bars on my cap, then i can transfer from the cab to the cap easily
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Does anyone on here have pics of a truck with a roof basket on top of a camper shell? I am thinkin of doing one but kinda want a preview first you know what i mean?
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scotty G has that on his sport trac
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this is the only picture I have right now.
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hmmm, not a big drop. Maybe I could put the connectors directly to the roof and then just have the rack come off.
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how much do you think something like that would hurt gas mileage?
in Brentons case, it would be negligible haha
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That is one bad azz black ranger. Damn that is slick.

How much flex are we talking about between the bed and the cab?
i think this is the most i've got a pic of/seen on my truck

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yall know i had to throw that in.

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i could prob deal with drilling holes but i also would like to be able to move it to my cap when its on in the winter, mani wish i had a newer truck with opening half doors, i know a guy that and he just built a basket that bolts to some universal gutter mount racks
no 98s open? mine open...for now
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I like the look of that basket on the topper I think thats something I am going to look into doing. I think it needs some fog lights up front though and also a skit rack on the top of it.
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^^ *** paris hilton would say,

thats hot
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Why not make like a bed rack since you have no bed? One that is the size of a regular bed but enough where you can flex the hell out of it
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flatbed ittttttttttt
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i think the back doors were optional in 98 and became standard in 99, original owner of mine left the option out, he went for the block heater instead

i was lookin at this stuf today
http://www.thuleracks.com/default2.asp
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I am not a big fan of roof racks for the following reasons

1) if i get 1 to 3 inchs higher i will not be able to make it into any parking area when i goto seattle
2) trucks (lifted even more) have a high center of balanced therefor adding more weight high up makes it worse for everything from street driving (turning and stuff) to taking some grade while wheeling
3) In washington state there are lots of trees that over hang trails, and forest raods. a rack would get some dmg and might limit where i can go or make me have to get out of the truck more to cut a branch (thicker ones)
4) when driving over say... 40 mph, the rack is one more thing to slow you down (i know a lot of us do other things to make that bad like lift kits and bid tires and so on

with all of that being said if i did put on a rack on my truck it would be low profile and made out of alum.

one of the big + i see with a roofrack is clearing up some of the stuff you put in the bed, like high lift, shovel and being about to mount more lights (great for when wheeling trips have breakdowns that go into the night)
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found that on another board I'm on.

Guy claims that his cab to bed does flex enough to hit


unless you have broken or rusted out body mounts, yours shouldn't flex that much either. Maybe look into strengthening the frame and mounts first
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^^^ I am not a fan of this set up at all ^^^

I have been looking into yakima and thule racks and Im lookin at about $200 for the bars and mounts. But I am still up in the air on a basket ($300) and I know I will need a ski rack ($125). Plus I would really like a few fog lights up top. This rack is getting real pricy real quick
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I have a Yakima on my truck, but onyl use it for bikes and a rocket box
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Does anybody have a picture of a roof rack on a hi-rise camper shell? I was just thinking about it for my truck. My problem is that since my camper shell rises up the rack would be slanted and I think it would look out of place. I might be able to level out the rack but it might look like crap? Any help w/pictures or experience would be cool. Thanks
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Does anybody have a picture of a roof rack on a hi-rise camper shell? I was just thinking about it for my truck. My problem is that since my camper shell rises up the rack would be slanted and I think it would look out of place. I might be able to level out the rack but it might look like crap? Any help w/pictures or experience would be cool. Thanks
I think with the slope of the highrise it would not look right. You could try and mount this one to the cab of the truck.

http://www.coleman.com/coleman/colem...categoryid=500
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put shocks on the rear bars going to the bed for the play with the flex..

or some crap like that


just add on to something like that
does anybody know the specs (lift and tires) on this truck? i would love to have my truck look like this with my roof rack and all...
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how much do you think something like that would hurt gas mileage?


I have a full size truck rack on mine and i still get 20mpg on a 4.0L
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Surco makes a roof rack for our trucks and they have a kit to bolt it on. just need to drill holes in the roof that mount a track type thing..

www.surcoinc.com

JOSH
whats the price range on those?
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How much flex are we talking about between the bed and the cab?
I saw others posted pics but I didnt see any at a really good angle to see the the differents between the two, I have some pics at a angle that show the flex good.

Here are a bunch that show the gaps and stuff.

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After doing that, I now have to slam the tailgate nearly as hard as I can to get the drivers side to latch.





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