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car top carriers for Gen 5

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Sportsdad60, Apr 2, 2024.

  1. Apr 2, 2024 at 2:54 PM
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    Sportsdad60

    Sportsdad60 [OP] New Member

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    What is the maximum length that will fit on the rails ?
    2024 SE5 Premium.
    I am split between Thule and Yakima.
    It needs to hold 2 sets of golf clubs, cart style bags.

    TIA!
     
  2. Apr 2, 2024 at 3:02 PM
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    I don't have a carrier yet so take the following with a grain of salt, but I measured the rear hatch clearance on my 2019 SR5 and get something like 55" to the front of the rail, so probably lose 2", so say 53"

    Thule
    • Motion XT
      • L
        • Rear hatch clearance: 47.5"
      • XL
        • Rear hatch clearance 51.25"
      • XXL
        • Rear hatch clearance 55"
    I've also heard that the factory rails might be too low and not stiff enough -- box may hit roof. https://www.4runners.com/threads/hey-from-another-happy-new-4runner-owner.4137/#post-150617
     
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  3. Apr 3, 2024 at 4:12 AM
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    Sportsdad60

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    Thanks for the reply! I never had that issue with my previous 4Runner using a Skybox 16. Perhaps I'll just get another.
    Wish I had kept the other one, I paid $400 for it in 2011. Now they are $800+
     
  4. Apr 3, 2024 at 4:59 AM
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    Did you use Toyota cross bars with this box?
     
  5. Apr 3, 2024 at 8:44 AM
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    Sportsdad60

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    Yes.
     

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