Roof Rack Conversion - Toyota RAV4 Forums
4.5 Exterior Tires, Wheels, Lights, Spoilers, Flares, Bars, Tow Hitches, etc.

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Country: japoki1982's Flag is: United States
 
japoki1982's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Kaneohe, Hawaii
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Thanks: 4
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Roof Rack Conversion

Has anyone heard anything about converting the gen 5 roof rack (the flat type on most models) to the beefier type on the (adventure)?
japoki1982 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 06:49 AM
Junior Member
Country: OscarVB's Flag is: United States
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 4
Thanked 12 Times in 8 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by japoki1982 View Post
Has anyone heard anything about converting the gen 5 roof rack (the flat type on most models) to the beefier type on the (adventure)?
https://www.rav4world.com/forums/191...res-rails.html

Couple of us now trying to get an answer on this one. Please keep us posted if you get an answer anywhere.

Current: 2010 RAV4 base trim, 2.5L 4-cyl, AWD, Black exterior, Beige interior, Third Row, Roof Rack, and not much else. 125,000 miles, not one day off the road for mechanical stuff. New pads/rotors x2, new tires x3

Awaiting delivery: 2019 HV XSE, Blueprint, pano, weather, tech, JBL
OscarVB is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to OscarVB For This Useful Post:
japoki1982 (04-24-2019)
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 02:58 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 60 Post(s)
Thanks: 50
Thanked 23 Times in 19 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by japoki1982 View Post
Has anyone heard anything about converting the gen 5 roof rack (the flat type on most models) to the beefier type on the (adventure)?
Are you getting the high rise rails mainly for looks or do you have a purpose in mind? Keep in mind that the high rise roof rack adds to cross wind noise. I thought it looked cool until I realized how much noise they added. The low rise roof rails look pretty good and are quieter.

2019 RAV4 ADVENTURE (AKA 2020 TRD)
dcmb2003 is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 04:34 PM
Member
Country: PhenixFord's Flag is: United States
 
PhenixFord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 177
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Thanks: 12
Thanked 32 Times in 25 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by japoki1982 View Post
Has anyone heard anything about converting the gen 5 roof rack (the flat type on most models) to the beefier type on the (adventure)?

I don't know about the noise (I don't hear it?). But If I could trade with you, I would. The rails are not adjustable on the Adventure. And I believe they are on the other models?

2019 Lunar Rock Adventure
PhenixFord is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 05:10 PM
Advanced Member
Country: Quickdtoo's Flag is: United States
 
Quickdtoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: SW Washington
Posts: 4,655
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1041 Post(s)
Thanks: 128
Thanked 1,063 Times in 883 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhenixFord View Post
The rails are not adjustable on the Adventure. And I believe they are on the other models?


Not on the '19, crass bars are fixed on all '19 models/trims, previous generation were adjustable with a 101lb weight limit, considerably less than the '19 weight limit of 160lbs or 176lbs depending on whether referring to cross bar marking or the owner's manual.

2019 XLE Premium AWD
Quickdtoo is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 06:10 PM
Member
Country: PhenixFord's Flag is: United States
 
PhenixFord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 177
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Thanks: 12
Thanked 32 Times in 25 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quickdtoo View Post
Not on the '19, crass bars are fixed on all '19 models/trims, previous generation were adjustable with a 101lb weight limit, considerably less than the '19 weight limit of 160lbs or 176lbs depending on whether referring to cross bar marking or the owner's manual.

Ahh. I getting a clear picture now. Only "Toyota" approved accessories (limited aftermarket applications).

2019 Lunar Rock Adventure
PhenixFord is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-24-2019, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Country: japoki1982's Flag is: United States
 
japoki1982's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Kaneohe, Hawaii
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Thanks: 4
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Partly both reasons.

Living in Hawaii there so many dang cars on the island now days you can't really drive that fast much of anywhere anymore. The engine noise some complain about doesn't bother me much either so I'm thinking the roof rail noise would probably be negligible to me. I would take off the cross bars when not needed.
japoki1982 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Change Factory Roof rack 100lbs to 165lbs Cheroux75 4.3 Exterior 3 10-01-2018 09:12 AM
Roof rack for RAV with elevated roof Mustafa Radha 4.2 D.I.Y. and Modifications 0 06-13-2018 06:59 AM
Factory roof rails and rack prospector 4.1 Accessories 2 05-08-2017 06:20 PM
RAV4 roof cracks from aftermarket roof rack? Jovan 4.2 Accessories 0 11-01-2016 10:39 AM
Roof rack and MPG samanosuke817 4.1 General 12 06-29-2016 06:15 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome