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sharkbite 04-07-2013 05:08 PM

Racked and Dipped
 
I installed my RRO roof rails and cross bars this weekend. While I was at it I decided to see how the Sahara JK rims would look plasti dipped black. On the first one I tried the silver metalizer to try and get a gunmetal color. The color was OK but it was so shiny it looked terrible, so i decided to leave them matte black. I think I like it better than the stock silver color. The rack was a piece of cake to install and feels very solid.

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z0lt3c 04-07-2013 06:00 PM

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What kind of wind noise are you getting with the rack installed? I've got about 8000 miles on my rack and I'm ready to take it off...

GBJeep 04-07-2013 06:06 PM

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The combination of the rims & roof rack really complete the package. Nice job! :cool:

Megatron 04-07-2013 06:13 PM

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looks great!

sharkbite 04-07-2013 06:25 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by z0lt3c (Post 798254)
What kind of wind noise are you getting with the rack installed? I've got about 8000 miles on my rack and I'm ready to take it off...

I haven't had it on the interstate yet, but so far at 55 mph and less I haven't noticed any noise. I just have the 2 cross bars and not the full rack, and they are mounted as far apart as they will go.

canis 04-07-2013 08:38 PM

Looks great. The rack really toughens up the look.

dslide 04-07-2013 09:00 PM

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Nice!

firefighterk 04-07-2013 11:01 PM

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what are the part numbers the racks?

sharkbite 04-08-2013 06:45 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by firefighterk (Post 798435)
what are the part numbers the racks?

GC3220 - rails
GC5402 - crossbar kit - not the full rack

sharkbite 04-10-2013 10:20 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sharkbite (Post 798269)
I haven't had it on the interstate yet, but so far at 55 mph and less I haven't noticed any noise. I just have the 2 cross bars and not the full rack, and they are mounted as far apart as they will go.


Just an update. Normal driving around town at 55 or below is not bad at all. But... After a 70 mile trip last night at 65-75 on the interstate the wind noise is quite loud. I may adjust the bars or try to weld up a deflector for the front. I will update if any progress is made.

z0lt3c 04-12-2013 11:35 PM

I took mine off and its for sale. If you want my fairing it does help reduce the noise, would separate. Noise is also reduced with front bar moved back but the gap between bars is very small then.


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