UPRACKS roof racks have been designed to meet any roof load requirement. [Some images of our production]
The sizes mentioned here below allow any type of application on all 4×4, SUV and Crossover vehicles. In fact, the various sizes available, configured in different lengths and widths, can be readily combined to any vehicle roof. Just check the effective surface area of your vehicle roof, and select the correct size of our UPRACKS roof rack to be fitted.
UPRACKS roof racks are made of 100% aluminium alloy, which results in reduced weight at the vehicle uppermost point: the roof.
It is to remember that when you drive off-road (but not only off-road!) the materials, equipment, and accessories carried should be well arranged both inside and outside the vehicle. The high weight materials should be arranged with their load centre as low as possible, while roof load should be reduced to the maximum extent to avoid dangerous swaying movements. For example, an iron or steel roof rack is unfavourable due to its weight per se, which limits load capacity. Because UPRACKS roof racks have a very reduced weight they offer better load capacity. The maintenance manual provided by vehicle manufacturers usually provides specific information on the maximum load permitted and it is important to comply with such indications.
UPRACKS has been able to build roof racks which are as low as 14-34 Kg in weight according to roof rack specific sizes. Following is an example: If a vehicle manufacturer specifies a 100 Kg maximum load capacity, the effective carrying capacity is the net weight derived by deducting the tare weight. Therefore, because an aluminium roof rack weighs only 25 kg, you can carry 75 kg materials on the roof; on the contrary an iron or steel roof rack weighs at least three times more, i.e. 75 kg, and would allow only 25 kg load to be carried on the roof!
UPRACKS roof racks can be fitted to the roof by special leg kits which are available for vehicles with and without gutter rails. In other words, we can offer all solutions for a proper fitting. Except for those vehicles having fixed attachment points on the roof (in which case we provide a proper customized kit), all the other vehicles can be equipped with our leg kits which are available in four different heights to be perfectly combined to all vehicle roofs. UPRACKS roof racks can be attached to the roof with solutions of 3-7 legs per each side; for this reason, leg kits are provided as a pair, thus offering the maximum freedom of choice.
The profiles which make up the frame, lower support and usable platform area of UPRACKS roof racks have a special slot which allows attachment for any materials and accessories by a special “slide-in-all” system; a special M8 rectangular nut slides into this slot, thus enabling all the accessories to be securely bolted.
UPRACKS roof racks, leg kits and accessories are all cataphoresis treated and then powder-coated in black colour; all nuts and bolts provided are fully made of stainless steel and galvanized iron. Upon request, we can provide a non-treated roof rack in polished natural aluminium.