Reviewed By Julian M (Fredericksburg, VA) Reviewed for a 2007 Honda Element —11/13/2007 8:52 PM
Bought the 50x60 Surco rack. I wanted to point out a few things for those of you that are considering purchasing one. - The screws that mount the car adapters to the rain gutter are TOO SHORT! If you forego the washers, the screw head is smaller than the holes, so that won't work either! Temporary solution is to screw on the car adapters so that the screw grabs at least one edge of the hole... in the meantime, the manufacturer is sending me longer screws. - The four bolts that mount the rack to the crossmembers are TOO LONG! When properly tightened, the foot of the bolt will start penetrating into the crossmember itself, causing a dimple. Solution is to use a washer to effectively shorten the bolt. FWIW, washers are probably a good idea here but they were not provided. Instructions were missing or not included for the adapters, though the rack assembly itself is pretty straightforward. I'll probably just go to the hardware store and buy allen bolts for the adapters. As much as I am biased towards products made in the USA, I've had tenfold better luck with PRC and imported goods. Other than that, this rack is solid and looks OEM. Recommended with the caveats discussed here.