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    Weight limit on 4Runner roof

    Has anyone put more than 100lbs. on a 2nd gen. 4Runner's factory rack? I just bought the Yakima Roadwarrior and two Viper racks for my '99 4Runner. Yakima rates my rack capacity at 100lbs (eventhough Toyota puts a tag on the crossbar that states max weight 165lbs). With my two bikes up there, I'm pretty much right there, if not a few pounds over. Is Yakima being real conservative, or has anyone experienced bad things over the 100lb limit (though under the 165lb limit) ? Going to Tahoe this Saturday, so I really appreciate any input.
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    Hi, I have an '03 4runner, and I have hauled 4 bikes on occasion to moab and such. The only way I can get all the bikes up there though is to actually climb up on top of the roof on the rack. Never had any problems with it. I have the yakima with the lowriders that attach to the factory rack. Hope this helps!

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    If your referring to your 99 its a 3rd gen and should be fine. I have a 98 and between three bikes and gear I would say we were closer to 200lb w/ no issue's. I have taken my roof rack off as well and it seems the cross bars are stiff enough.

    edit: disregard. I didnt think about the bikes being on the bike rack.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pop_martian
    Hi, I have an '03 4runner, and I have hauled 4 bikes on occasion to moab and such. The only way I can get all the bikes up there though is to actually climb up on top of the roof on the rack. Never had any problems with it. I have the yakima with the lowriders that attach to the factory rack. Hope this helps!
    Is your '03 the new body style? If so, those roof racks are rated a little higher from what I was told. Are you mounting to the factory crossbars? BTW, what are Yakima Lowriders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j944
    If your referring to your 99 its a 3rd gen and should be fine. I have a 98 and between three bikes and gear I would say we were closer to 200lb w/ no issue's. I have taken my roof rack off as well and it seems the cross bars are stiff enough.

    edit: disregard. I didnt think about the bikes being on the bike rack.

    Good luck.
    Are you mounting your three bikes and gear to the factory crossbars via a roof basket/bike racks? I guess I'm wondering if the factory Toyota cross bars can handle the torque and weight of the Roadwarrior basket, two bikes (mounted on Yak Vipers) and some gear. Thanks!

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