Re: GRS II
I have had that roof rack for 6 years. It's great! It's strong enough for us to take rides up there when we're feeling especially foolish. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
It is a Con-Ferr 1-piece rack, 3.5 x 4.0 feet I believe, using their "Bulldog Shorty" drip rail clamps. It can hold the weight of 2 people with ease, or anything else I want to throw up there. But at high speeds or in off-camber situations, any significant amount of weight up there makes itself known. The adjustable Rancho shocks help control the body motions and increase the cargo carrying capacity.
Typically, if I have myself and a passenger for a long camping trip, I'll load the inside of the Samurai with all the heavy stuff such as coolers, tool boxes, spare parts, etc., and all the lightweight, bulky stuff such as the tent, sleeping bags, duffle bags, etc. go up in the rack. But on the road, I've carried spare tires, gas cans, lumber, a bed, and all sorts of stuff without a problem.