The popup roof is taking up the majority of the roof but there is still some space left to fit a small roof rack above the cabin. I used Thule 952 (20cm high) feet with Thule 765 cross bars to mount a Rhino-Rack luggage rack. Thule 527 locks are on all cross bars but I wouldn’t recommend them. I ordered 4 pairs in 2 separate orders and all locks came with the same keys. That leads me to believe that Thule has only one or a limited set of keys for their product. Convenient for me but also for a potential thief. The Rhino-Rack is designed to be used lengthwise covering half a roof of a smaller car but it fits my Mitsubishi L300 perfectly sideways.
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The roof rack feet you have used from Thule, I imagine is for a car with “protruding side gutters”. Could you recommend me some that are fitted in a different way? (My L300 4×4 1996 model does have protruding side gutters, but I want to look at other options for fitting them.)
Hi Jon. Thanks for the compliment. I don’t think there are any other options to mount a roof rack to a L300. The Thule feet are coated with rubber so they won’t damage the gutters. Why would you mount them in a different way?
I guess it is the best option! Since you don’t recommend the Thule ones because of the key issue, I thought you might have another brand to recommend. But they look good for my use, though.
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