Toyota OEM Roof Rack

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  1. sengler

    sengler Junior Member

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    Has anyone used the Toyota OEM roof rack (Model #PZ403-G8610-GA) for the Prius v? It looks like a better fit and cleaner lines than the aftermarket racks (Thule, Yakima, etc.), but I'm curious to know how the quality, security, and noise is in comparison to those racks. I'd also like to know how tall above the roof the top of these bars are? I have limited clearance in my garage for our roof box, so I want to make sure it will fit. Thanks.
     
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    You can view a photo of this rack with a Thule cargo box on it in the following thread: Mount Roof Rack in Roof Channels? | PriusChat

    Quality? Toyota has been selling this rack in various widths for Toyota and Lexus vehicles for decades. I don't see a label on the installation instructions but I suspect it is made by Thule since other racks and cargo boxes sold by Toyota dealers in Europe carry the Thule brand.

    If you haven't found the installation instructions for this rack, here is the link I posted in another thread which shows that it can be locked on the vehicle with keyed locks: https://www.toyota-tech.eu/aimuploads/6a3d684f-1e77-4e2d-8f52-4d36fc35e3e9/Prius%20plus_Roof_Rack_PZ403_G8610_GA_AIM_002_288_1.pdf
     
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    I know this thread is somewhat old but I recently installed the OEM cross bars on my 2012 Prius v and I'm quite impressed. It's very sturdy and the fit and finish is much better than aftermarket racks. No extra length hanging off of the sides of the car and a perfect fit even with the panoramic roof. It also places the cross bars at the right height to keep them level which I know is an issue with some other racks. Haven't driven enough to give a verdict on fuel economy or wind noise but I will say that the low profile aluminum extrusions look to be a similar design to the high end offerings from Thule and Yakima. Given the style of the instruction manual and the fact that it was made in Sweden I suspect Thule actually manufactured it for Toyota.

    It doesn't appear to be sold in the US but I was able to find it online from a few different shops. The folks at ToyotaOriginal in the UK were very helpful and even with international freight the cost was still about 30% cheaper than Thule or Yakima.

    The bars add about 5" to the height of the car bringing the total to 67". Still shorter than many SUVs so I don't expect any issues fitting in garages with the cross bars alone. With a low profile cargo box you could even still fit in a US standard 84" garage fully loaded.
     

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