Roof rack options for soft top

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I am planning on a 4 door base model with a soft top. I wonder what the forum thinks about roof rack options with a soft top? Do you think Ford will offer something or has anyone seen any evidence of this type of set up in the Bronco's seen in the wild. Thanks everyone.





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An exoskeleton type rack is probably going to be your best option. They'll either anchor at the cowl or bumper up front and then on the rear bumper. Then it doesn't matter what top you'd like.
 
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I am planning on a 4 door base model with a soft top. I wonder what the forum thinks about roof rack options with a soft top?
I know the aftermarket has this for jeeps. I have a friend with a roof rack on their Wrangler with soft top.

I am sure it could be done for the Bronco too.
 

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This is where I’m confused too...at this point does the factory roof rack shown only fit w a hard top???
 

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When you need space this is an option. But put any rack on the roof and expect a minimum of 1 MPG less. Your gonna say 1 mpg is no big deal but remember seeing an actual 20 mpg is doubtful.
 

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When you need space this is an option. But put any rack on the roof and expect a minimum of 1 MPG less. Your gonna say 1 mpg is no big deal but remember seeing an actual 20 mpg is doubtful.
Traveling with anything on the roof is about the worst thing you can do for mileage, I consider it a last resort. I'm considering not even getting a rack at all.
 

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When you need space this is an option. But put any rack on the roof and expect a minimum of 1 MPG less. Your gonna say 1 mpg is no big deal but remember seeing an actual 20 mpg is doubtful.
Agree - talking to guys that have gone full "overlander" style with their Wranglers often laugh about how much it wrecked their highway MPGs more than their lift or tire upgrades did. The more common expanded storage option for those that actually drive distances is a hitch-mounted platform you can tie down some storage bins. Cheap and doesn't have a noticeable effect on mileage.
 

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I just bring up the loss in MPG for the guys that rarely use a rack but leave it on 24/7. It pricey, takes up a lot of space if you put it in your garage. Another alternative is the smaller kind that attaches to the toe hitch.
 

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Are they trying to mitigate lawsuits and recalls when the chineese plastic breaks?
 

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Does anyone know if the accessory Bimini soft top available for hard top will work easily with roof rack installed? Will the roof rack need to come off to install the accessory Bimini soft top?

And where is the light bar, Ford?
 

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Roof rack has to come off for soft top installation. The roof rack attached to the hard top for the 2nd attachment as the first is on the windshield frame.
 

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