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Roof Rack?

Where can I get a good roof rack that fits a 98 ranger xlt? :flamesuit on:
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What type of roof rack are you looking for? What do you want to put up there?

I use one by the company Yakima. I really like it because its fully adjustable and it has different attachments so I can hold a kayak, mountain bikes, ski's or pretty much anything else I so desire.
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I might have one laying from my 98 that I sold. Let me check out at my ol' mans house to see if I still have it, its minnesota weathered but its a yakima and you can have it for free just pay shipping if I do still have it.

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i would definately pay shipping if you have it. Thanks for the replies guys. I just want one to carry mostly camping supplies. Me and the gf go camping sometimes and now that I have a truck we want to use the truck bed to sleep in and the roof for storage. Plus i like the look of it. I wouldnt use it daily, but i know it would come in handy.
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Ya know.. maybe one of those bed racks that mount in the 4 holes and form a cage might work.. VERY moddable, arent too expensive, and pop in and out nice and quick.. we had to use one on my old ranger for work and they do wonders. Toss up a couple 2x4's with some drilled holes to mount on, some hooks.. and you can strap anything you want on it.. and it makes a great object to set up a couple tarps over to make a quick tent =)
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^^^good idea, i see where you're coming from. Id like to either eventually get one of those truck tents or a camper topper thing. I would'nt leave the camper shell on all the time, because im not so fond of the look, but fuction>form when it comes to camping.
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Dude wowmike, thats a awsome pic you got there, new stuff looks good.

yeah id like to have a roofrack too, would it look dumb on a single cab?
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no, i think it would look fine on a single cab as long as its proportioned right.
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Research your options before finding a roof rack for a 4dr ranger vs a 2dr. How the rear bar attaches is going to be different.

I used to have a permanently mounted Thule setup and now have a custom rack from an S10 Blazer. Although I like the looks of the dime rack and it's very sturdy, it is not nearly as functional as I need it to be. Once I find one from a 07/08 Explorer/Mounty/Aviator I'll be scrapping the dime rack in a heart beat.

Modified S10 roof rack with out load bars attached:
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im wanting something like this for the ext cab model. yours looks good though. props for making the s10 rack fit
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Dude wowmike, thats a awsome pic you got there, new stuff looks good.

yeah id like to have a roofrack too, would it look dumb on a single cab?
There's barely enough space on a super cab for a functional roof rack so I'm not sure how you'd make it work on a regular cab.
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There's barely enough space on a super cab for a functional roof rack so I'm not sure how you'd make it work on a regular cab.
yeah your right...another disadvantage of single cab....
oh well the money can be spent elsewhere!
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