Roof rack weight limit? Is this bad?

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My Mini Cooper S roof rack hold up to 165lbs. Maybe it has to do with the rack being connected to the top of the windshield frame.





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Apparently you can’t get the roof rack with a 4 door on 35s so no 4 door squatch with roof rack. My STi roof rack good for 150 lbs!
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Apparently you can’t get the roof rack with a 4 door on 35s so no 4 door squatch with roof rack. My STi roof rack good for 150 lbs!
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why would tires interfere with the roof rack?
 

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Are you planning on being on being on the roof while your car is driving down the highway? It’s probably rated that to prevent rollover.
That's EXACTLY why it's rated like that, and why the Squatch isn't available with rails.
 

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Apparently you can’t get the roof rack with a 4 door on 35s so no 4 door squatch with roof rack. My STi roof rack good for 150 lbs!
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With all the accessories expected, I'm hoping there's a good solution for two Hobie kayaks at 80lbs each.
 

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Although I plan on using my ground tent, I was also disappointed at the dynamic 110 lb limit. Most rooftop tents can weigh around that much, some even more.

Think clamshell tents are lighter, but also can be expensive. Wonder if aftermarket solutions can help with this without being unattractive?

Do you guys think this is due to the roof panels being removable? if so, guess I can live with the trade.
 

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What I don't get on the weight limit for the roof rack is that I would think that the painted roof would have a higher limit since it is made from a more durable outer panel that makes the entire roof more rigid. Who knows, maybe Ford just didn't want to confuse people with different limits.
 

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FJ Cruiser limit is 165 lbs., for comparison. Bronco's lack of a center roof support crossbar may be part of its limits.
 

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You think a medium sized packed Thule is above 110 lbs?

I’ve never put anything on a roof before, but plan to do so with the bronco
 

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Hopefully the aftermarket providers will help this. I do see attachment points at the door mirror area. So im hoping for a full size rack like a Rover.
 
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From the interactive accessories thread, id imagine a rack like this would up the poundage substantially wouldnt it?
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If not, then look at it like a good reason to lose some weight 😉
was literally just looking for this

You think you can slide the rear roof part out from under that?
 

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