A customer came in with a Chevy 4500 tow truck. We wanted to install the easiest system to use. We also want a base rack system that can handle the weight. We decieded to go with a Thule base rack system. We used Thule Tk14′s, 430 tracker II footpack, 65″ Load bars, and lock cylinders 544. This is a versitile roof rack that we attach directly to sheet metal. This rack can hold 165lbs! Most factory roof racks can hold around 100lbs. This rack happens to be a quick disconnect tower.
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Tags: 430 tracker two footpack, 594xt, bike rack, load bar, luggage rack, Prorack, roof rack, side arm, storage rack, thule, TK14, Whispbar, yakima
Categories : Base Rack Systems, Bike Racks, Cargo & Luggage Racks, Kayak & Canoe Racks, Ski & Snowboard Racks, Store Information, Trailers & Hitches, Van & Truck Racks
Here at Rack Attack we can practically put a rack on anything. A customer came in with some old Yakima base rack Components, Control towers, Landing Pad 6 , 66inch cross bars, lock cores and a Yakima Skybox 16. We then discussed where this rack was going to go. We can mount racks directly onto the sheet metal above the cab, or we can drill through the bed. On a raised 2500 a cargo box on top of the cab will stick out quite a bit. So the customer decided the best way to go was in his bed. So this is when I got to work. We discuss what he is going to be hauling to help me determine where I will place the rack. Cargo boxes, Skis and Snowboards, Bikes. By knowing that i determined a great spot to place his Base Rack. The Install is very simple. We attach the landing Pad 6′s straight through his truck rails. Then use Silicon to prevent water damage and rust. Next we attach the Control Towers and Cross bars. An hour later his truck is equipped with a base rack system that can hold around 165 Pounds! More than any factory base rack.
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Tags: 480, atlantis, base rack, boxter, control tower, copperhead, cross bar, fat cat 6, fit kit, flat top 4, flat top 6, HighRoller, king cobra, load bar, lockcore, powder hound, pull top 6, q clip, qtower, raptor, raptor aero, Sidearm, skybox pro, spirit, steelhead, thule, viper, yakima
Categories : Base Rack Systems, Bike Racks, Cargo & Luggage Racks, Kayak & Canoe Racks, Ski & Snowboard Racks, Trailers & Hitches, Van & Truck Racks
We have outfitted this Evo with a Yakima Track System. We used mostly Yakima Parts. This particular customer wants to use his base rack system for Ski’s and snowboards. This rack happens to be a quick release tower and by that I mean the towers can be clicked off of the roof and stored, leaving behind the Landing Pad 1s and the track (tp54). We first start by installing the track to the sheet metal. We then silicon down the hardware we install into the roof, this prevents leaks and rust. We then attach the Landing Pads which holds the control towers onto the the rack. With this rack we also used 48″ cross bars. Our next step is adding lock cylinders to prevent theft. Our last step is adding the ski carrier, the fat cat 6. This particular ski rack only stand 4.5″ tall off of the bar. This rack also has a wind fairing. By adding a fairing your base rack system will be noticeably quiet on your car.
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Tags: base rack, car rack, control tower, fairing, landing pad, locks, luggage rack, quick relase, rack attack, ski rack, track, yakima
Categories : Base Rack Systems, Bike Racks, Cargo & Luggage Racks, Kayak & Canoe Racks, Ski & Snowboard Racks