What Roof Rack best suits your Vehicle? - Stoke Equipment Co

What Roof Rack best suits your Vehicle?

Which Roof Rack System is best for your car, truck or van? This handy guide will help you narrow down roof rack options to fit your rooftop cargo needs. 

A roof rack is essential to adding more space when you need it, making use of your car roof. A roof rack safely and easily attaches to your car – in most cases you can do it yourself in no time at all.

Roof Racks are the starting point for carrying the necessary gear to live out your passions – with roof boxes, bike carriers, ski carriers, and kayak carriers. Take your outdoor adventures to the next level with our high-quality roof racks, designed to carry all your essential gear with ease.


You can use roof racks for:

Roof boxes - Extra space for all your gear

Bike racks - Bring bikes of any kind – mount the bike rack quickly and easily

Water Sport Racks - Mount racks for kayaks, surfboards and SUP boards.

Skis and Snowboard Racks – get ready for action in minutes.

Once the roof rack is installed, you can use it for a wide range of cargo depending on your needs.
Roof boxes, bike racks, racks for kayaks, surfboards and SUP boards, and winter sport racks are all possible with the correct roof rack system.


What roof racks fit my car? 

For most popular car make and models, we have a roof rack solution that fits without fuss. Our Roof Rack Vehicle Database has a fitment solution for most popular vehicles on NZ roads.
Select your vehicle make, then filter your vehicle model, and year to get the perfect roof rack solution for your car.

Some vehicles may have multiple fitment options depending on the trim level (ie: normal roof vs flush rail). If unsure, drop us a message and we can advise on the correct system. 

Fitmen variants for roof racks

Most roof rack systems are composed of a pair of roof crossbars, a foot pack, and in some cases a fitting kit. The bars are where you carry the load, the feet attach to a specific type of roof (see roof types above), and the fitting kit ensures the rack fits on your specific car model.


How do I choose a type of roof rack? 

It starts with a simple question – would you prefer a maximized loading area (Bar with Overhang) or a streamlined design (Edge Bar No Overhang)? 




An Overhang Rack System is a perfect all-around roof rack, compatible with most accessories - from roof boxes to roof top tents. A full width bar gives a wider loading area allowing you to transport more gear, making use of the entire roof along with easier loading of cargo. 


A Non-Overhang Rack System is a sleek and sporty roof rack that integrates seamlessly with the rest of the car. A stylish solution for your bike rack or roof box, while keeping a narrower profile. It's smooth design gives a smaller usable area which should be considered when choosing your kit. 


How to install roof racks? 

Installing roof racks on your car depends on the kind of vehicle you have, and the kind of rack system you have selected.

All Kits come with detailed instructions to help get the job done in your garage or driveway. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions included with your roof rack for a hassle-free installation process.

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