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The Best Heavy Duty Roof Rack Recommendation for a 1992 Toyota 4Runner

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Hello, i Have a 1992 4runner and would like to mount racks to the back of the car, I know i can use the gutterless mounts for the front, but i was wondering if the bolt on rain gutters would work mounted directly to the car? I would like to mount them on either side of the rear window, and use heavy duty cross bars. I think a track system would be the only other way but i would like to know if mounting the rain gutters straight to the rear quater steel pannel would be an option. Thank you

Expert Reply:

I believe I might have a better solution for you since you are looking for heavy duty bars. If your 1992 Toyota 4Runner does not have any existing side rails, crossbars, or tracks (a naked roof) then I recommend a Rhino-Rack roof rack with heavy duty crossbars.

You would need the following parts:

Heavy Duty bars, # RB1250
Track Mount leg kit # RLTP
Tracks # RRRTV148

The bars in this system are rated for 220 pounds. But you will need to consult the vehicle owners manual and/or Toyota for the roof capacity and go by whichever is lower, the roof rack or the vehicle roof.

Technically, you can install the artificial rain gutters, # TH542, anywhere that is strong enough to support them. But the crossbars that would go with the gutter feet, # TH300, # TH387, or # TH953, are not rated as high as the Rhino-Rack bars listed above. You would likely need 58 inch bars, # THLB58, with this set up. The bars are rated for 165 pounds.

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