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Can SeaSucker Roof Rack Fit 1996 Lexus LS400 with Sunroof

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I saw your guys install video and it seems easy only thing is I got the sun roof. I was wondering would I attach the front bar to the sunroof if there is no room to put it in front of the sunroof? Also, will I be able to put a ski cargo box on these monkey bars? For the last question how good is the suction when doing a 3 hour drive and the temperature changes?

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Ideally you'd install the SeaSucker Monkey Bars Roof Rack # 298-SX6000B on either side of the sunroof you have on your 1996 LS 400 or just in front. The cups of this kit are 6 inches in diameter which you might be able to fit to the outsides of your sunroof but you'd have to measure the area to be absolutely certain.

Each one of the vacuum cups of this kit is capable of holding 150 lbs vertically so it would do a great job carrying a cargo box like you mentioned. The pull strength on each cup is 210 pounds so it can resist wind and horizontal pressure. Temperature changes would not affect the performance of it either. As long as the seal was made in warmer temperatures it would hold up just fine going to a colder climate according to our contacts at SeaSucker.

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Ideally you'd install the SeaSucker Monkey Bars Roof Rack # 298-SX6000 on either side of the sunroof you have on your 1996 LS 400 or just in front. The cups of this kit are 6 inches in diameter which you might be able to fit to the outsides of your sunroof but you'd have to measure the area to be absolutely certain. Each one of the vacuum cups of this kit is capable of holding 210 lbs vertically so it would do a great job carrying a cargo box like you mentioned. Temperature changes would not affect the performance of it either. As long as the seal was made in warmer temperatures it would hold up just fine going to a colder climate according to our contacts at SeaSucker.

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Yes, installing the front bar in front of the sunroof would be where you'd want to install it based on the room you have for it. This rack is compatible with any ski rack that was designed to fit round bars as well like the Thule SnowPack part # TH7326B which can carry up to 6 skis.

Of if you wanted just a ski rack you could go with just the SeaSucker Ski carrier part # 298-SK2425 which basically combines the roof rack and the ski carrier into one part and would work well on your roof as well.

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