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Old 06-10-2021, 04:24 PM #1
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Bolt-on Roof Rack Security

Hey Everyone,

When I purchased my 4runner it came with a custom roof rack that bolts directly onto the roof. To those who have roof racks that bolt on directly, what are you using for security measures to protect the rack from theft? Assuming someone would just need the correct socket size to take it off.

I have been looking around online for specialty bolts that could be used that would deter theft (understanding a professional thief would not be deterred), but they require purchasing 100 bolts for productions sake. I want to attach it to the body, but that would require drilling which I am not interested in right now.

Just curious if I am being over protective or just a basic loctite and peace of mind is all you need?

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You're being OCD. If anyone can get up there and unbolt your rack, more power to them. I haven't heard of a rash of roof rack thefts. If you're really concerned about it you could get something from here.

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Yeah, I'd be more worried about things being stolen from the rack than the rack itself being stolen.
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Bolt on security is an oxymoron.
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No thief is going to take waste that much time trying to steal a rack and unless they're 7' 6" they'll need to stand on something
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