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Just wondering if anyone on here has thougth about putting an xterra rack on the escape? I looked around on the net and have seen some Jeeps with them put on and pathfinders with it added. I am guessing the bars woudl have to be cut and welded shorter since the xterra's are wider. Just idea since I read at pick and pull places the racks are $20! Crazy cheap.

Also why did ford have factory rack track end so short instead of having the tracks go all the way to just in front of wehre the roof curves down to the windshield. I have thule racks and faring off one of my cars and picked up the feet cheap and plan on putting them on and maybe buying tracks at a picka nd pull place that woudl bring it up further to the front. Will take pics in a week or so when I get the tk1 trackers to attach everything.

Oh and those baskets on teh roofs they look super cool but what woudl you put up there? And how woudl you get up there? Man those baskets are crazy high off the ground. I got one of those carrier things you attach to the hitch to carry extra thigns.
 

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you can mod anything to fit. I think it would look great. I know there is a pic somewhere on the board with an "E" that has a similar rack. It may be the sport edition but to me it looks sweet! :rockon: :rockon:
 

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yea the no boundaries rack was the look I was giong for but the only way you can get that is if you find one at a junk yard or pay I guess $1500 from ford. I hear you can buy them from ford.
 

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I found an outdoor rack by somebody, on craigslist for 75.00. the ordered one and they sent him 2. I think it's from some AZ company. But I scored a great deal. Not the same look your looking for but it's worth the search and the wait to get a great deal..
 

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Oh and those baskets on teh roofs they look super cool but what woudl you put up there? And how woudl you get up there? Man those baskets are crazy high off the ground. I got one of those carrier things you attach to the hitch to carry extra thigns.
When I'm doing some serious travelling and camping etc. I throw a full size spare wheel, my tent, fishing gear, sleeping bags etc up there.

Easy enough to get up there using a "quick step".. handy unit that folds flat and stores in the back. http://www.bushranger.com.au/quickstep.php

I know you can get them in the states...just google "wheel step" or something along those lines.
 

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I had the same thought about the xterra rack. I like the front farring plan on looking into something similar (as soon as we get our new Escape). I use a Thule cargo carrier on our CR-V and plan on using it on the Escape from time to time as well. We do a lot of bike riding. We have a cargo trailer that hooks on the back of the bikes. All of the biking gear goes up in the carrier (trailer, helmets, shoes, panniers, etc). Loading isn't too bad. All the small stuff can be loaded from the side by opening the doors and standing on the running boards.
 

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I will let you know how it goes. Found a junk yard with an xterra rack for $50. Probably will be teh weekend before I got time to get time.
 

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I found one at a junkyard for $70 that i'm considering buying. Let me know if you decide to put it on your escape--I wanna know how difficult it was and how much modification it took.
 

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Also why did ford have factory rack track end so short instead of having the tracks go all the way to just in front of wehre the roof curves down to the windshield.
I've wondered this myself, and my best guess is that they were thinking about sun/moon roofs. If you cut a hole in the roof, it will lose structural strength in that area and maybe they decided it would not be safe to let the roof rack run that far.
 

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The No Bounds Escapes never get a sun roof and I'm not sure if it has to do with structure or how air moves over the faring. :shrug:
 
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