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SeaSucker Roof Rack Review - 2018 Tesla Model 3

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Review of the SeaSucker Roof Rack on a 2018 Tesla Model 3


Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Tesla Model 3, we're going to be test fitting the SeaSucker Monkey Bar Roof Rack System. The bar's going to be 48 inches long, and this is going to be part number 298-SX6000.We have our front bar installed on our roof already, and this is a great roof rack system especially for this particular model, which doesn't have any roof rack systems as of right now. This works best with naked roofs, as you can see here, and attaches to the roof with these suction mounts. You simply push these buttons into place, and everything starts to tighten down.We also have these clamps around the bars here to hold them in place, and these can be adjusted inward or outward depending on the width of your roof.These are great to carry a wide variety of accessories. Now for a car like this, it would be mainly good for your bike racks, light cargo baskets, and cargo boxes.We have the front ones installed. Let's go ahead and take a look at the rear.We have it assembled on our table here already, and if need be you can leave the mounts loose to make any adjustments as necessary.

We went ahead and already took a look at the measurements we needed, and we know that this is where it needs to be for our particular vehicle.So we'll start off by removing our suction cup mounts here, and then using our handy spritz bottle here, we're going to get it a little damp, or moist, underneath here just for better suction once we put it onto our roof. Help to have it the right way.So we'll set it down, and we're going to make sure that it sits evenly on the roof when we do this. It seems to be a little bit closer to the passenger side, so we'll make a small adjustment there. All right, that looks good.Now we're going to take our measuring tape, and we're actually going to measure out from center to center of the bars on both sides, to make sure that's even as well. When it comes to roof rack systems, you don't want to go, generally you don't want to go, under 24 inches, but in this case since you have a little bit of freedom what I would do is go by whatever accessory it is your hauling, and they usually have recommendations of crossbar spread for those accessories.Perfect.Now the next step is, quite possibly, the easiest of the whole process.

Applying a little bit of pressure, we're going to start pushing in on the plungers here, and as we do so you can see it sinking and being pushed into place. You push it down until you can't see anymore orange, and you know it's tightened down. Repeat this on the other side. There we go. All right.Now both bars combined have a carrying capacity of 150 pounds, but you don't necessarily want to go by that because you always want to go by your recommendations in your vehicles manuals instructions.I'd like to give you a couple quick measurements now.

From the center of the roof to the bottom of the bar, it's going to be about 2 3/4 inches, and from the center to the top, it's going to be about 4 1/4 inches. So that's more than enough space in between the bar and the roof itself to attach your accessories that wrap around the bars.Something to consider though with these round bars is, they are going to make some noise while you travel. There are several fairings that we offer on etrailer.com that you can find to attach to the front bar here, to help out with that noise and kind of reduce it just a little bit.And there you have it, for the SeaSucker Monkey Bars, on our 2018 Tesla Model 3.