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Cheap Amazon roof rack. Do not recommend going down this path. Buy something from a quality company. Came in damaged and they gave me a full refund and let me keep it. Had to sand, prime, and repaint the whole thing. Bought Mopar color matched paint for the side panels. Fitment of the two pieces together was poor, bad hole alignment. Eventually got it all together and it looks decent. How long it will hold up is the bigger question. Hauled two tires up top for a 3.5 hour drive to my parents house this weekend with no issues. When I got back I replaced the thumb screws provided to secure it, with M8 hardware that has a good application of Loctite. Anyone could have walked away with the basket in about 10 minutes or less using they hardware they provided.
 

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TY Justin, we love pictures on the forum.

I wonder if there is such an addition for roof racks such as a "security locking nut with a key?".

A variety of security locks are available for boats, caravans, cars but a roof rack :unsure::unsure::unsure:
 

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TY Justin, we love pictures on the forum.

I wonder if there is such an addition for roof racks such as a "security locking nut with a key?".

A variety of security locks are available for boats, caravans, cars but a roof rack :unsure::unsure::unsure:
There's stuff out there. But it would also require investing in tools for said hardware. This for example seems like a decent option, but a 25 count set is $29!

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I've also read that some people use coated steel cable and a lock to secure them to the roof rails. But I'm not too keen on having that wobbling around on my roof.
 

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Do you know what the nuts are called?

I am thinking that maybe on Ebay you could find perhaps 4 of them for just a few $$$ :unsure::)

Rattling on my roof would annoy me and I wouldn't be keen on that solution either :cry::cry:

1st link, Ebay £30 then 2nd link Amazon £20


 

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There's stuff out there. But it would also require investing in tools for said hardware. This for example seems like a decent option, but a 25 count set is $29!

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I've also read that some people use coated steel cable and a lock to secure them to the roof rails. But I'm not too keen on having that wobbling around on my roof.
Maybe this secured from rattling with heavey duty zip ties?
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Do you know what the nuts are called?

I am thinking that maybe on Ebay you could find perhaps 4 of them for just a few $$$ :unsure::)

Rattling on my roof would annoy me and I wouldn't be keen on that solution either :cry::cry:

1st link, Ebay £30 then 2nd link Amazon £20



The ones I posted are called "Tri-Groove" nuts. Doesn't seem like Ebay has much better pricing. The socket alone is over $20.00.
 
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