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Old 07-19-2014, 11:24 AM   #1
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Surco Safari rack review

I wanted a roof rack for the wife's jeep that is easily removed, only need it a couple weeks out of the year for vacation. I ended up choosing the Surco Safari Rack because of the price point and the previously mentioned remove ability.

I also don't like all the bars on the heavier duty racks that bolt down to the A-pillar and such. Because of that I know I would be limiting my carrying load substantially but that is okay as I only plan on only carrying fishing gear and other assorted beach stuff.
I did read in another review that with only the three slats that it comes with in the base model it can be a little weak so I went and ordered the extra slats along with it, that brought it to a total of nine slats and it really stiffens it up a lot, also gives it much more surface area to tie down to, I would recommend paying the extra for this.

I expected a cheap piece of crap to come to my door but was pleasantly surprised at what showed. It is well made and well thought out. the fit and finish is of high standard and it fits all my criteria to a tee.
If I do decide to keep it on all summer I see that if I want to remove my roof I just lift it off as one unit, no need to remove the rack first, hadden't really considered that before but just realized it after the install.

As I said the fit and finish is great and it's Made in USA. If you have the same criteria as I did with mine than I would definitely recommend taking a look at it, Nice job Surco.

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How is the wind noise?

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Looks nice. Thanks for the review. How does the rear crossbar attach to the roof with no rain gutter?
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:09 PM   #4
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My brother has one on his xj and it's great no real noise. East to install and great for the money
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:36 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by frobert775 View Post
Looks nice. Thanks for the review. How does the rear crossbar attach to the roof with no rain gutter?
The rear crossbar is bolted to two legs, one on each side, those legs are then attached to a down strap that tucks up under the roof where it meets the body. Maybe my pics are so good(cell phone)You can see it on their web site. The legs and other areas are padded and this was on my roof for two weeks with no marks at all when removed, it took about 5 mins to remove.
There was no discernible noise that I could tell. One thing though is this is not a low profile unit, it does sit up there pretty high.
All in all very happy with it and I would definitely buy it again.
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