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What are the best looking and valued racks for our beloved Superdoos
 
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I'll be interested to see what kind of feedback you get. I was interested in Magnum racks, mostly because of their compatibility with some bedcovers (plan to have one).

They have a low pro and high pro version. I've tried to get an idea if the low pro would actually work for carrying materials like lumber without damage to the roof if used in combination with a rear rack, but have yet to get a reply from owners of them.

Some of the best looking racks I've seen have been custom.
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:16 PM
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Mounting kit was 110.00
Pic is of my Delivery truck.
I have this rack on my personal truck
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I'll be building my own, hopefully next week when I'm off. I built one for my Dodge a few years ago:













 
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Originally Posted by ForCal

They have a low pro and high pro version. I've tried to get an idea if the low pro would actually work for carrying materials like lumber without damage to the roof if used in combination with a rear rack, but have yet to get a reply from owners of them.

Some of the best looking racks I've seen have been custom.
If you're using a Magnum rear rack, they are intentionally designed to be slightly lower than the front rack, thus angling lumber/ladders up and over the roof. No contact, no damage, hopefully that answers your question.

I love my Magnum, and as an added bonus ForCal it has some custom details. Best looking racks, in my opinion.

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Originally Posted by NorEasterMA View Post
If you're using a Magnum rear rack, they are intentionally designed to be slightly lower than the front rack, thus angling lumber/ladders up and over the roof. No contact, no damage, hopefully that answers your question.

I love my Magnum, and as an added bonus ForCal it has some custom details. Best looking racks, in my opinion.

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Thank you for the info. That looks like the low pro version on your truck. Does it stand above the cab at all?
 
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So far, lots of props for Magnum. They do look sharp. Are DeeZee good?
 
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My Lo Pro hauls 12’ lumber if I tie down the other end and butt it against the tailgate. If I had a rear rack that was the same height as the Lo-Pro, lumber would rub the roof. But with the channel in the top edge of the Lo Pro, it would be easy enough to rig up some sort of riser to prevent that. Or just get a Hi Pro to begin with.

 
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My Lo Pro hauls 12í lumber if I tie down the other end and butt it against the tailgate. If I had a rear rack that was the same height as the Lo-Pro, lumber would rub the roof. But with the channel in the top edge of the Lo Pro, it would be easy enough to rig up some sort of riser to prevent that. Or just get a Hi Pro to begin with.

How high is it above the cab, or is it flush?
 
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Didn’t see your question until this AM. The roof slopes off a little at the back so the rack sits slightly above the roof at the rearmost point. But as the roof gains height towards the front of the truck and the ribs show up, it actually gets higher than the top of the rack. Kinda hard to describe but a pic always helps.

 
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I'm thinking when i get some free time i'll built one out of aluminum and make it sorta classy looking. I'm sure it'll be expensive but that's the fun of it
 
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Didnít see your question until this AM. The roof slopes off a little at the back so the rack sits slightly above the roof at the rearmost point. But as the roof gains height towards the front of the truck and the ribs show up, it actually gets higher than the top of the rack. Kinda hard to describe but a pic always helps.

Thank you, that helps. Comparing dimensions from their site the high pro stands 3.25" taller.
 
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:25 AM
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FabFour makes a nice offering, though a bit pricey. I wasn't interested in the "Backrack" offering so I would say I'll be ordering the FabFour.

Limitless in BC makes a great looking one as well but that's even more again. If moneys no option that's what I'd have.
 
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I would be curious about anybody’s experience with trifold bed covers between the rails and these set ups. I love the look of the magnum rack and would order one tomorrow if I knew I could still get my cover flipped all the way up.…
 
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:55 PM
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I love the looks of the Magnum but when you need 11 of them the back rack was 355.00 compared to 600.00 per truck it won out and does the Job just as well .. Works with the Bak Flip as well

 

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