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locking nuts with wings.
Great Item but I would not use locking nuts supplied. The locking nuts that you use to secure the u bolts have four wings on them for hand tightening. You can not use a socket wrench to tighten these. I'm sure they are made this way, so that you do not need tools to mount this basket on your car. Unfortunately, they are super-difficult to hand tighten. I had bruises on my hand from turning these things with my hand. I would go to the hardware store and buy regular locking nuts to use in lieu of the winged nuts that are supplied. I still have the basket mounted, but am not looking forward to removing it because of this.
Great product but it needs more mounts.
Great product and even better with the extension. it went from the standard 41 inches to 60. fits perfect on my 4 runner. The only thing is the extension doesn't have mounting brackets so you'l have put the brackets close to the unions which make it less than ideal when loading the Rack. Over all, it's great and looks even better.
a rack that's hard to beat
In over 40 years of off-roading, at one time or another, I've owned almost every kind of roof rack / Cargo Basket... call it what you want, I've owned most brands, Smittybuilt & Thule to Yakima, and I'll tell you, for the money, you can't beat the Curt Roof Rack and extension. And shipping... ordered it on a Monday morning, it was setting by my front door when I got home from work Wednesday night. The only thing I didn't care for was the length of the 1/4-28 threaded hold down brackets. they stick up way higher than the bottom of the basket... ready to poke a hole in anything unlucky enought to land on top of one of them. Since I don't plan on removing the rack anytime soon, an air-grander and cutoff disk took care of the problem in short order. I highly recommend this product. Chuck Young BoulderCity, NV