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Roof Basket for 01' with factory rails

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Anyone have recommendations for roof baskets that are relatively quiets and not too hard on fuel efficiency?

There are a million options and I might just roll the dice but just checking to see if there is a winner that forum likes.

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I bought a no-namer off amazon (though currently unavailable) for maybe ~$150 and its been totally fine by my account. I didnt have a good read on my MPG prior to installing, so I cant comment there. One thing I will say- if you buy a cheaper one DEFINITELY put some anti-rust spray on it. I sprayed mine down first and it still bleed rust out of the center seam occasionally.

No road noise or whistling or anything but I did have to zip tie my antenna to it to keep it from rattling.

Oh and the 54" x 34" looked goofy to me. Found that out after putting it on. The 64x39" fills the space a bit better and was totally worth the uninstall/reinstall.
 

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Thanks for the reply Eikon. I will check that out. Good note about the rust proofing. Happy holidays.
No problem! Happy to help! Truthfully all the no name ones look like they're the exact same more or less.

Also- Even though I bought mine for aesthetics almost purely- I was pretty disappointed to learn the factory rails are only rated for 75 pounds. In my case maybe 10 pounds of the taken up by the rack itself. Doesn't leave too much for luggage/etc.
 

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No problem! Happy to help! Truthfully all the no name ones look like they're the exact same more or less.

Also- Even though I bought mine for aesthetics almost purely- I was pretty disappointed to learn the factory rails are only rated for 75 pounds. In my case maybe 10 pounds of the taken up by the rack itself. Doesn't leave too much for luggage/etc.
I'm curious about that rating. A friend of mine pointed out that this could be because the suspension is soft and they don't want the vehicle to be top heavy. It's not clear to me if it's a structural issue or an issue of becoming top heavy...
 
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