Re: Rocky Road Roof Rail Installation Issue
Got it installed. Total time=4 hours. It would have been less if a) it would have had all the hardware b) had clearer instructions c) the U-bolts would have fit better. I end up using M6 bolts. I had to have them cut to just over an inch. I also used thread lock and locking washers to keep them in place. I did have to stop and get some slightly wider washers once I started, which added time. The instructions for the rails were pretty clear, but not when it came to the adventure rack. I think there are a few instructions missing and the ones that are the aren't very discriptive. I also had to pry a part the U-bolts so the could fit around the bars of the adventure rack. It says to slip them on from the end of the rails, but when you do that you can't put them into the brackets.
The rack construction seems sturdy, but the paint sucks. There is no other way to put it. It is already chipping off on all parts. I've seen thicker paint on toy cars. It's really sad.
As for wind noise, there is a low hum, but it isn't too bad. It seems to be coming more from the back, than the front. I think it might be from the open hole where the spart tire accessory would go. Reminds me of of bass flute (or when you blow over an empty soda bottle for you non-band director folks). I'm going to cover the hole and see what happens.
Overall I'm happy the the design, less happy with the finish, and disappointed with the instructions.
Now to put a light bar on it. Any suggestions?