SeaSucker Roof Rack Review - 2016 GMC Sierra 2500

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Review of the SeaSucker Roof Rack on a 2016 GMC Sierra 2500


Speaker 1: Today on 2016 GMC Sierra 2500, we're gonna be doing a test fit on the Seasucker Monkey Bar Roof Rack System, part number 298-SX6000.Now we have the front bar installed, let's take a closer look and show off some of the features.Now what sets this roof rack apart from a lot of other roof racks out there on the market is that rather than having the traditional clamp style where it comes under your door frame right here and clamps on, it suction cups to the top of your roof to provide still a snug fit. This is convenient for installation and removal, makes the process a lot quicker, and assembly of the roof rack is a lot quicker than those traditional clamp style roof racks.We do have round bars on this roof rack system, so you are gonna have some wind noise and drag. But if you wanna get rid of that you can purchase the fairing separately at etrailer.com to place it in front to kind of divert that wind and cut down on that drag and noise.And it uses a plunger system to suction cup to the roof of our truck. Each cup is gonna have 210 pounds of pull pressure, so it's gonna be very sturdy on our truck and not move.How we got the front bar in place, we measured from the top of our windshield to the top edge, or the front edge I should say, of our front suction cup. That way we had it even and square on both sides.What's also cool about this roof rack system is that you don't have a set spot of where it needs to be like those old traditional clamp style roof racks. You can place it wherever's convenient for you, as long as you place the suction cups in a spot where the roof doesn't have any of these ridges right here that pop up.

It needs to be on a flat, clean surface to be used properly.Let's go take a look at our back bar real quick. And we'll see everything that comes with our kit.So we already have it assembled right here, you just slide the two plungers, the two suction cups on, and then you tighten down these little bolts right here. We do get an extra suction cup should you need it. Each cup is gonna have this white protective cover for when it's not in use to help protect that suction cup from any dirt or grime accumulating on it if it goes a long period without being used.So before you install it, you wanna go ahead and moisten up your cups. And like I said, you wanna make sure you do a quick wipe down of your roof to get all the loose dirt and contaminants off.

So I'm just gonna spray a light mist on it, and just kinda wipe it around. Make sure it's moist everywhere. We'll do the same over here. Like so. Just make sure it gets everywhere.

You don't need a lot of water, like I said just a light mist will get the job done.Once you do that, we can go ahead and set it on top of our roof. We don't have a specific spot at first, so just go ahead and get it up there, and then we'll hop up and adjust it.So we'll go ahead and just set it down for now. Before we tighten down our suction cups, we're gonna measure our crossbar spread, so we're gonna measure from the center of our crossbar to the center of the other crossbar. You just need to make sure it's at least 24 inches, you just wanna make it the same on both sides. So that one's good, we'll go ahead and secure this suction cup before we go to the other side.We're gonna apply light pressure right there.

Then we'll begin pushing the plunger in. You see this orange ring right here, we're gonna keep plunging until that orange ring has disappeared. Like so. Now that it's secure, we can go over to the other side and repeat the process.So again, we're gonna start with our crossbar spread. There we go, we've got that. Now again, light pressure and begin plunging. And we'll just keep going until that orange ring's gone. Like that.Now our roof rack is secure, and we're ready to load our favorite accessories, whatever we might be using that day.Before we go, I'll provide you guys with a few measurements. First we'll go from the top of our roof to the bottom of our crossbar. Got about 3 1/4 inch space right here. And from the top of our roof to the top of our crossbar is about 4 3/4 inches on that space. So that's plenty of space for straps to get around and secure to the roof rack, so you won't have any damage on top of your roof as long as you're careful.Also, if your Sierra might have a sunroof to it, you shouldn't have any problems with that. You just wanna make sure that you adjust and place your suction cups not on top of the sunroof.The load capacity for these two crossbars is 150 pounds, but you wanna be sure to double check with your vehicle's manual to make sure that your roof can handle that weight.And there you have it, for the SeaSucker Monkey Bar Roof Rack system on our 2016 GMC Sierra 2500.


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