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Choosing the right Roof Racks for you

February 4, 2018   |   By Liam Arthur Choosing the right Roof Racks for you - image Capture-36 on https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/news

You can never have enough storage for your 4WD, especially if you take the family away, and the most bang-for-buck option to massively increase your storage is with a Roof Rack from 4WD Supacentre.


With 7 different styles of roof rack in a range of sizes to suit most vehicles, you’ll easily be able to find the roof rack to suit your 4WD storage needs.


There’s the classic full cage option, which makes it really easy to store heaps of gear on your roof rack without worrying about it sliding off, and is especially useful if you’re planning to load it up with firewood on long trips.


If you’re planning to use your roof rack as a platform for your Adventure Kings Rooftop Tent, then the roof top tent rack is your best option. This is a flat rack, with a cage around the front quarter of the rack, giving you the perfect flat space to mount your Adventure Kings Rooftop Tent, plus still leaving you a storage area at the front for other gear or to mount an Domin8r LED Light Bar to light up the tracks when you’re looking for that next remote campsite.

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For the weekend warrior who still has to navigate suburban carparks and the garage at home during the week, then a steel flat rack is an excellent choice. A flat roof rack gives you heaps of storage space for the weekend camping trip or long-range 4WD adventure, but only raises the overall height profile of your vehicle by around 100mm (this will depend on your vehicle), which in many cases will still allow you to fit in plenty of undercover carparks. My 120 Prado is fitted with a 4WD Supacentre flat rack, and still clears the standard 2.1m entry, even with a 2″ lift and 31s!


The last option in the range of full size roof racks is the tradies racks, which feature full-length side rails and open ends, making it easy to slide on extension ladders, lengths of timber, PVC pipe, or whatever other building supplies you’ve got to haul around during the week to earn enough beer tickets to get away for the weekend.


If you’re getting around in a single cab or dual cab ute, or a smaller 4WD like the tough old Suzuki Sierras or SWB Patrols, you can pick from a range of shorter roof racks to suit your vehicle, these range in length from 900mm for the single cab rack, up to 1800mm for the 3/4 length rack.


All the roof racks from 4WD Supacentre are made from solid, over-engineered powder coated steel, and are tested to carry over 500kg, which is perfect for all your bulky 4WD gear including swags, food boxes, gas bottles, jerry cans and even tool boxes! This amazing weight-carrying ability is made possible through the use of strong steel tubing run in a double channel down each side, and then reinforced with cross-bracing for extra support. This tough frame is then covered in steel mesh, which means you don’t have to worry about smaller items or firewood falling through and damaging the roof of your 4WD. Plus this mesh gives you extra mounting point options for securing items to your roof racks.

All of 4WD Supacentre’s roof racks are tested and comply with Australian Standards AS 1235-2000 (A.D.R.). All testing was performed by a NATA accredited Australian laboratory, according to Australian Standard AS1235-2000.


To complement the strength of these roof racks, 4WD Supacentre roof racks are powder coated for durability, which means you’re less likely to damage the finish when you’re loading them up for a trip, so your roof racks will stay rust-free for longer.

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When mounting your roof rack, there are 2 options; gutter mounts, which are designed to fit vehicles with rain gutters, such as GQ and GU patrols, 60, 70 and 80 series LandCruisers, older Hilux utes, older Mitsubishi Pajeros and more!


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There is also track mounting options available for those vehicles which have roof racks fitted that system. This includes 100/105 & 200 Series LandCruisers, and 120 & 150 series Prados.


While some other companies charge over $1000 for a set of roof racks, at 4WD Supacentre you can pick up smaller roof racks to suit your single-cab or dual-cab ute for under $200, and full size racks to suit most 4WDs including LandCruiser, Patrol, Prado or Pajero, plus many more for under $300!


And the final reason you need a roof rack from 4WD Supacentre is that they make the perfect base to build your 4WD into the ultimate touring rig!

As well as the options for extra storage listed above, they serve as a mounting platform for a range of 4WD accessories and camping gear, including rooftop tents, 4WD awnings, LED driving lights and light bars, shovel and hi-lift jack holders and even hard mounted camp lighting.

So fit a 4WD Supacentre rack to your 4WD today, and get out there!