Installation Instructions - ozroofracks

For full installation instructions follow the manual that came with your set or download it below. It's especially important to refer to your vehicule manual in order to know the loading rate of your vehicule roof. Remember that the condition of your gutter and the weight of your rack/platform also may affect.

IMPORTANT: Power tools are NOT REQUIRED to install our product/s. By using power tools you can damage your vehicle and the thread on the brackets. If you need to specifically tighten up a bracket, use a lock nut behind the bracket hole. As any other metal autopart some parts are masked when powder coating (like the threads) meaning bare metal is expose. If you're planning a low-maintenance and/or long-lasting installation use a good silicone self-fusing tape, liquid sealant, high density thread seal tape or anaerobic sealant to avoid rust.
ozroofracks | Roof Gutter Mounting Brackets

Step 1 - Check

Make sure you have all the hardware required for each bracket.

ozroofracks | Roof Gutter Mounting Brackets

Step 2 - Clean

Clean the gutter and make sure there is nothing where you'll place the bracket.

ozroofracks | Roof Gutter Mounting Brackets

Step 3 - Protect gutter

Place the rubber provided at the bottom of the bracket.

ozroofracks | Roof Gutter Mounting Brackets

Step 4 - Position

With help of a clean cloth, lay the bracket gently on your required location.

ozroofracks | Roof Gutter Mounting Brackets

Step 5 - Prefit

For your comfort on the next step, place the long "Lock Bolt" on the bottom hole of the lock cap.

ozroofracks | Roof Gutter Mounting Brackets

Step 6 - Clamp

Gently position the lock cap over the bracket foot.

ozroofracks | Roof Gutter Mounting Brackets

Step 7 - Tight

Screw the lock bolt to strongly secure the bracket to the definitive position. This bolt provide stability.

ozroofracks | Roof Gutter Mounting Brackets

Step 8 - Secure

Screw the two safety bolts to make it extra safe and lock it permanently. These are specially helpful on rough roads.

ozroofracks | Roof Gutter Mounting Brackets

Step 9 - Pair

Set another bracket on the opposite side of the roof.

ozroofracks | Roof Gutter Mounting Brackets

Step 10 - Measure

Using a flat slat measure the distance side-to-side.

ozroofracks | Roof Gutter Mounting Brackets

Step 11 - Sideways restraint

Remember that length of crossbar/rack affect aesthetics but there are also laws establishing specific limits.

ozroofracks | Roof Gutter Mounting Brackets

Step 12 - Protect Roof

Always protect your vehicle roof before proceed to fit your roof rack system.

ozroofracks | Roof Gutter Mounting Brackets

Step 13 - Fitting

The ruler (fitting guide) might be handy at this stage of the installation/fabrication.

ozroofracks | Roof Gutter Mounting Brackets

Step 14 - Safe Lifting

We encourage installator/s to use an extendable crane or a mobile gantry crane to lift rack/platform/cage.

ozroofracks | Roof Gutter Mounting Brackets

Step 15 - Finish

Everything should be ready by now to fit accesories and re-check the installation.

ozroofracks | Roof Gutter Mounting Brackets

Step 16 - Preventive Treatments

We encourage installator/s to use a good silicone self-fusing tape, liquid sealant, high density thread seal tape or anaerobic sealant if you're planning a low-maintenance and long-lasting installation.

ozroofracks | Roof Gutter Mounting Brackets