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Old 01-13-2020, 11:09 PM #181
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Now there's an interesting fix. Nice work and hopefully it doesn't reduce your item-holding capacity!
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@mynameistory is 100% right. The flat planes of the side rails, plus no front mounting point creates a lot of play up front. You could actually grab the front of the rack and move it side to side, which is what I was getting with the awning mounted up there. Here are my solutions to create much more rigidity.

I picked up two of these flat metal punched bars from Home Depot. They're the longest ones they had at 72" and the punched holes make for easier bolting down to the cross rails.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...-204225774-_-N
Basically just created an X with them, and bolted them down to the front-most cross bar and angled it out to bolt down to the 3rd bar from the rear. Victory provided 4 screws and rail nuts with the rack so I used those, plus I purchased a few more to bolt them down at multiple points.

The lateral play is virtually gone. Well, seems to be gone with as much force as my 175lb frame can give it. Additionally I put the awning back on, this time using the 3rd bar from the front as the front mounting point. On the drive today with several dips and uneven pavement, so far it's silent up there. Actual trail time will tell the true story, but more to come one that.


Curious as to why you didn't install the flat metal bars on the underside of the rails.
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Curious as to why you didn't install the flat metal bars on the underside of the rails.
Actually hadn't considered it, and tbh completely forgot that there's a track down there. I think if I can find an Allen key that'll fit between the bar and roof, then I'll move it in the future. Thanks for the tip!
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It looks like you guys updated the front mount on this rack to sit in the channel, is that true?

Anything we should be concerned about with the original style? If so, can it be swapped out or did the side rails change too?
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It looks like you guys updated the front mount on this rack to sit in the channel, is that true?

Anything we should be concerned about with the original style? If so, can it be swapped out or did the side rails change too?
Yes, they have been updated. There is nothing to be concerned about. I have run this style and a RTT offroad with no issues. We had a customer with a very large RTT who had some movement from side to side at the front of the rack so we updated the front mounts to eliminate that possibility. If you are concerned that your gear setup might cause some movement, give Tech a call and we can get you updated mounts! (The side rails have not changed)
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Yes, they have been updated. There is nothing to be concerned about. I have run this style and a RTT offroad with no issues. We had a customer with a very large RTT who had some movement from side to side at the front of the rack so we updated the front mounts to eliminate that possibility. If you are concerned that your gear setup might cause some movement, give Tech a call and we can get you updated mounts! (The side rails have not changed)
Ok, thank you for the peace of mind. I don't run much weight up front and haven't seen an issue so I think I'm good.
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looking for a FLAT roof rack

Has anyone ever seen a flat roof rack? Something that would sit between the factory rails like a flat piece of steel? Maybe with some strategically cut holes to tie stuff down? This would be super low profile and spartan.
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Looks damn nice, but regarding the lower weight, perhaps the cross bars aren't as sturdy? The LFD Off Road cross bars at least look more sturdy, not sure if they are or not.
I have the rack and the crossbars are pretty sturdy.
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