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    Roof racks, roof baskets

    Been looking around for roof racks and/or baskets. Since I'm going for a kind-of retro look with my Mirage, I'm interested in the baskets... So far I've found this one by Reese:



    I think this would look pretty nifty on the Mirage. Another would be to get a regular roof rack and get a bolt-in basket like this one. The advantage of the regular rack is that it's more practical--I can change it from cargo to bikes, for example.

    Anyone have tried any specific racks and/or baskets?



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    I have a YAKIMA that I kept from my MINI, once I have other items attended to (mainly suspension) I intend to install it using the Mitsu OEM racks.
    I really like the roof-rack look, especially on hatches. Please keep us posted on your install ;-)

    You do know it will put quite the damper on your Cd and thus fuel economy... :-(
    ゼロ

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    I got the oem roof rack from ebay new for 260 I think it really adds to the look of the car. It is super easy to take on/off the car once you have done that first installation and put the rack together. it effects the mpgs a lot on the highway not so much in the city. I dont notice much of a difference at speeds under 50. Even with having my bike on top I was still able to achieve 46 mpg going on about a 40 mile round trip where the speed limit was 55. I did test it on the highway I put it on my car in st george ut and cruised on the interstate to las vegas I usually record about 48 mpg on that trip, with the roof rack on I recorded 39 mpg. I always take it off when I am planning on taking my car on the interstate.Name:  rackwithbike.jpg
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    That's really cheap for a pair of roof racks!! Do you know the specifics of where I could get those and what the name is?

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    So did you get your rack from the Mitsubishi dealer? I was going to get one for mine. Looks really Cool on your Mirage!!!!
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    I bought it on ebay from a mitsubishi dealership in florida. It is the factory roof rack from mitsubishi.

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    I was looking for a basket rack today and noticed they didn't come with locks. I came across this video so that you can create your own lock. http://www.instructables.com/id/Roof...asy-Lock-Idea/
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    What do you think about my basket rack?

    I locked it by using a bike lock on the back and on the front roof railing I used two metal hose clamps.I bet that'll keep robbers away.

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    Looks good! Hey how did you attach those mud flaps? You using stock screws or did you get some different ones?

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    Where's the leak ma'am? Marklovski's Avatar
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    Thx mane, Yeah I used stock screws. Just make sure to drill the holes in the mudflap at the perfect size.


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