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Recommended Roof Rack And Cargo Carrier For 2001 Lexus LX 470

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I need to extend the factory installed cross bars so I can fit both a cargo box and Thule SUP Taxi XT. Any suggestions on brand and sizes of both the roof system and the cargo box?

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You will need to first remove your factory installed crossbars. If you then have the factory raised rails installed then you can simply install Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack - Aero Crossbars - Raised, Factory Side Rails - Aluminum - 65" # MPG217 which clamp around those factory rails.

If your factory crossbars don't attach to factory rails, then you will need to remove the whole system so that you have a naked roof. Then you can install Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Silver - 54" # RRVA137S-3, Legs # RRRCH6, and Fit Kit # RRRCP02-BK.

You can then install a cargo carrier such as SportRack Horizon Rooftop Cargo Box - 11 cu ft - Black # SR7011. This measures 88-1/2" long, 21" wide, and 15" tall. Since this is fairly skinny compared to most cargo boxes, you will be left with plenty of crossbar space for your other accessories.

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