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d_coyne1984 01-17-2012 10:43 PM

Anybody tried the Rocky Road Roof Rack???
 
I am in need of a roof rack for my new wk2 and am liking the look of the rocky road setup. Has anyone out there tried it out yet? I am concerned about the wind noise as I will leave the rack permanently attached. Also, I have heard many complaints about the spread on the factory bars. Does the Rocky Road setup allow for a little more spread? I am very leery about buying it since their return policy is for in store credit only. Thanks for the help!

Ernest 01-18-2012 01:36 PM

Re: Anybody tried the Rocky Road Roof Rack???
 
I like the look of the Rocky Road rack as well, but from the pics, it doesn't look like the bar spread is any greater than the factory rack (about 28.5") I really would like a spread closer to 48" for carrying a canoe or sea kayak. At the moment the only thing available with that spread is the Rack Attack custom rail system with Yakima or Thule crossbars. (Moose has a thread with pics on installing one with Yakima bars.) Unfortunately, it's quite expensive. The Rocky Road system fits the stock WK2 roof rails, and it looks to me like they could lengthen their rails (still using the factory rails) to accommodate a greater crossbar spread. Their prices seem reasonable, and this would certainly be a lot cheaper way to go than the Rack Attack custom rail system. Contact Rocky Road and see if they would be willing to lengthen their rails (for a price, of course). Then let us all know what you find out.
Good luck!

JMP8562 04-15-2012 10:10 AM

Re: Anybody tried the Rocky Road Roof Rack???
 
I would like to BUMP this thread to the top, hoping someone has done the install and how they are mounted ? do the factory rails stay or go ? any and all input would be great also pictures would be a plus on how they are bolted..... :thumbsup: thanks :thumbsup:

jcarone 04-15-2012 06:39 PM

Re: Anybody tried the Rocky Road Roof Rack???
 
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Snapped a few pics for you - it is no wider than the factory bars, but much sturdier. It uses the factory bolt holes to mount.

JMP8562 04-15-2012 07:59 PM

Re: Anybody tried the Rocky Road Roof Rack???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jcarone (Post 613426)
Snapped a few pics for you - it is no wider than the factory bars, but much sturdier. It uses the factory bolt holes to mount.

Question asked, Question answerd :thumbsup: Thanks for taking the time to post the pictures .. that was just what i wanted to know :D
Man-o-Man you just gotta love thease forums :lol:

MrWow 04-26-2012 10:42 AM

Re: Anybody tried the Rocky Road Roof Rack???
 
Hey J, I am looking at the Rocky Road website and was wondering which kit your ordered? Do you have the adventure rack or just the steel rails + cross bar? IMO this is the obvious choice for rails since it costs less than getting thule mounted up there and is much sturdier. Looks sick too.
Thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcarone (Post 613426)
Snapped a few pics for you - it is no wider than the factory bars, but much sturdier. It uses the factory bolt holes to mount.


waxace 04-26-2012 05:10 PM

Re: Anybody tried the Rocky Road Roof Rack???
 
Here is a pic of a friend I met on a job who has that rack and more... Seems to hold a lot and fits his profile of the off road look....Here is a few pics I took

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h1...4293434382.jpghttp://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h1...4293442823.jpghttp://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h1...4038378817.jpghttp://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h1...4293440741.jpg

JMP8562 04-26-2012 05:20 PM

Re: Anybody tried the Rocky Road Roof Rack???
 
HEY TELL YOUR FRIEND He did a great job on the JeeP :thumbsup: what make and size tires is he running :D


Quote:

Originally Posted by waxace (Post 619788)
Here is a pic of a friend I met on a job who has that rack and more... Seems to hold a lot and fits his profile of the off road look....Here is a few pics I took

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h1...4293434382.jpghttp://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h1...4293442823.jpghttp://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h1...4038378817.jpghttp://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h1...4293440741.jpg


jcarone 04-27-2012 11:25 AM

Re: Anybody tried the Rocky Road Roof Rack???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MrWow (Post 619546)
Hey J, I am looking at the Rocky Road website and was wondering which kit your ordered? Do you have the adventure rack or just the steel rails + cross bar? IMO this is the obvious choice for rails since it costs less than getting thule mounted up there and is much sturdier. Looks sick too.
Thanks!

Mine is just the Rails and Cross bars - not the whole rack.

fljeepleo 05-03-2012 06:30 AM

I'm going to order the rails and adventure rack. I plan in lifting and running larger tires do I'll eventually mount the spair ip there.


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Ernest 05-04-2012 04:37 PM

Re: Anybody tried the Rocky Road Roof Rack???
 
jcarone, what's the maximum front to rear spread on your crossbars? It looks like you might be able to get close to a 36" spread, which would be an improvement over the factory 28-29" spread.

wt4clyj 05-06-2012 09:56 AM

Re: Anybody tried the Rocky Road Roof Rack???
 
I just ordered the rock road rails and the adventure rack total with shipping it was under $500. does anyone have any advise for installation?


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