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BajaRack Roof Rack Installation

Getting Ready for Some Load-Carrying Duties

Bob Carpenter
Feb 1, 2012
Photographers: Bob Carpenter
Tired of buying equipment that would break under Baja’s extraordinary conditions, the engineers who founded BajaRack started building their own. And people liked what they saw. “Our equipment gives you the ability to safely (and in style) transport your gear to its destination,” the company said. Like many businesses, BajaRack started with engineers who liked the outdoors and the challenge of the many climates Baja offers. The goal is always to build products that will withstand one of the most outrageous races in the world: the Baja 1000.

The U.S. arm of the company is based in Vista, California, with the sole manufacturing plant located in Ensenada, Mexico. Everything from BajaRack is designed using the latest CAD tools. The company philosophy is quite simple: offer customers the best products in the market that they will enjoy and be proud of owning for many years. BajaRack engineers and employees put themselves in the customer’s shoes.
Photo 2/30   |   bajarack Roof Rack Installation bajarack Installed
In 2009, BajaRack expanded to the European market, opening its own distribution center in the northern part of Germany. BajaRack products can be purchased in Canada, South America, Africa, and other parts of the world.

We asked John Gjata, product manager of the U.S. division, to hook us up with a rack for Brian Cyr’s ’09 GMC Sierra 2500HD shortbed 4x4. A few custom mods were required for this rack, so we asked John if we could install it at the BajaRack office just in case we needed some help. As it turns out, it’s about the easiest install you could ever attempt. The mounts slid into the rails on Brian’s A.R.E. bed cap just like a custom fit.

We then headed down to Ensenada to visit the factory and see how the racks are built. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves there and loved meeting the enthusiastic crew that builds these rugged racks.
Photo 3/30   |   01. The Vista, California, arm of BajaRack is mostly offices and storage. The company doesn’t build anything here, but it was a convenient place to pick up the rack for Brian Cyr’s ’09 GMC.

Sources

Baja Rack
San Diego, CA 92154
17606210171
www.bajarack.com

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