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View Poll Results: What do you think of YOUR OEM roof rack?
Great 0 0%
Good 2 50.00%
Average 1 25.00%
Bad 0 0%
Crap 1 25.00%
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default OEM Roof Rack - Yea or Nay?

Looked through various threads for opinions on the OEM roof rack (NOT sport model AERO RAILS) and saw various opinions, some good, some not so good. Wanted to get opinions in a slightly more scientific manner.

Please only answer the poll if you have the OEM rack shown below.

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Old 05-09-2013, 11:18 PM   #2
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I have it, like it.

Easy enough to get on and off, but you have to be very careful to avoid scratching the roof. The rack itself scratches easily, too, but it's not something I notice unless I look for it.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:08 AM   #3
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If you want to carry anything heavy, pass on it. Check out the roof rack options thread. I had to reinforce my OEM bars with rebar internally so they wouldn't crush.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:25 AM   #4
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OEM Bars are nice but kind of weak. If you have the money, go aftermarket.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:53 AM   #5
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I like mine, I only use it for skis though so I don't have experience with heavier stuff.
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