Explorer Roof rack Should I or Shouldnt I?

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by rango88, Aug 18, 2012.


Should I or shouldn't I

  1. Yes

    11 vote(s)
  2. no

    1 vote(s)
  1. mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    i doubt it would affect your mpg that much. unless you put a massive light bar up on top of it.
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  3. OP

    rango88 Chuck Norris Drove a Ram

    I would like to integrate 4 lights on it eventually but nothing massive. I dont even think I;d use a separate light bar but just install the lights on the roof rack itself.
  4. Justincredible

    Justincredible BLACKOUT

    of course you should =)

  5. OP

    rango88 Chuck Norris Drove a Ram

    any huge deficit in mpg since youve had your setup?
  6. Freemans 00

    Freemans 00 Active Member

    probably not but hell see better at night
  7. OP

    rango88 Chuck Norris Drove a Ram

    i do like the look of it and small on hit on my mpg wouldnt bother me but id hate to to drop below 20MPG when I am doing 22 MPG right now :p
  8. Do it ANDY!!!
  9. ob269

    ob269 New Member

    I did not notice ANY impact on my MPG's when I installed my Hella's on my roll bar. Granted that is not quite the same thing, but I would think that if you were going to see a big hit with the roof rack/lights I would at least see a minimal hit with the roll bar/lights..
  10. OP

    rango88 Chuck Norris Drove a Ram

    agreed, thanks on the input it helps a lot :)
  11. ob269

    ob269 New Member

    You're welcome.

    Ps I say install it! If I had the extended cab I'd probably have a roof rack..
  12. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    Did this ever get done ?

    I voted yes but because it's your truck your way.

    What about a Nissan short truck roof rack, always wondered if it would fit.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2012
  13. Joejoe52

    Joejoe52 New Member

    Roof rack

    Seems to me I saw either on this forum or FRF that you have to cut it down but it had a "How To"
  14. OP

    rango88 Chuck Norris Drove a Ram

    No I havent done it (which is why there is no How to yet either) Funds of lack thereof are preventing me from doing it
  15. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    OK on time and money…
    I have so many yard jobs it is hard to find time to work on the truck.
    Luck with it.
    Before you do it, look at the Nissan Truck Rook Rack.
    Rugged looking but not sure if the roof mounts will line up.
  16. OP

    rango88 Chuck Norris Drove a Ram

    personally I rather put ford parts on a ford truck, I hate seeing other company parts on a different make. I.E. Jaguar emblems on a toyota.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2012
  17. gcextreme

    gcextreme GCEXTREME Vendor

    You can pick up a roof rack at a salvage yard for like $20... i picked up two, one for $15 and another for $20.


  18. OP

    rango88 Chuck Norris Drove a Ram

    i wanted to do the 4 lights on the roof rack as well which is why its not in my budget right now.
  19. Demon

    Demon I take no prisoners!

    lights are cheap over here lol

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