Can I Install A Roof Rack Myself?

Roof racks are a great way to enhance the usability of your vehicle. Our Westin Mesa Roof Rack is both rugged and versatile. And you can easily install it yourself. In this blog, we show you how to set it up. And explain why a roof rack is such an essential part for your build.

Why Buy A Roof Rack?

Whether you’re heading off-road or just going away for the weekend, a roof rack can be a great addition to your vehicle. It lets you personalize your truck, Jeep, or SUV to suit your specific needs. Roof racks are a great way to:

  • Increase cargo capacity
  • Store off-road equipment
  • Provide a solid base for your tent
  • Create a place to install additional gear like LED lights and ladders

It’s versatile, too. You can use it to carry extra cargo, add LED lighting, store off-road gear, or even as a base for a tent. Accessing the top of tall trucks or vans is made easy with our Mesa side ladder.

The Westin Mesa Roof Rack

All Westin’s products are made to last. And the Mesa roof rack is no different. It’s constructed from extruded aluminum. Crossbars are made from a 2.5″ x 1.5″ extruded aluminum, providing lightness and strength.

The E-coated base coat provides long-lasting corrosion protection. And the textured black powder coat finish looks great. Other notable features of our Mesa roof rack include:

  • A Multi-purpose cargo management system
  • Engineered to accommodate most rooftop tents
  • Removable 16-gauge wind deflector panel to reveal light mount channel
  • Top support rails can be mounted in multiple positions

Can I Install The Mesa Roof Rack Myself?

You sure can. The Mesa roof rack has a simple bolt-on installation method. No drilling is required. And the kit includes rubber trim on the front visor, mounting brackets, and all necessary hardware for installation. Only a few tools are needed:

  • Ratchet
  • 10mm Socket
  • 10mm Wrench
  • Allen Wrench

We also offer comprehensive installation guides for some of the most popular makes and models – find them here:

The Mesa roof rack is compatible with a large range of vehicles. As long as your vehicle has a roof rail, it’s likely roof rack compatible. A roof rail runs down the length of your vehicle from the hood towards the trunk. The roof rails provide a contact point for various roof-mount accessories to mount on.

The Westin Mesa Side Ladder

If you have fitted raised suspension to your vehicle or plan to install the roof rack on a van, then our Mesa side ladder is an essential extra.

It is designed to work perfectly with our Mesa roof rack, offering the same E-coated base coat and textured black powder coat finish. And the 2-piece 11-gauge aluminum sheet metal construction will withstand years of hard use.

Other specs of the Mesa Side Ladder include:

  • 5″ x 2.5″ x 1″ wide steps with dimple stamped top plate for added grip
  • Pre-drilled side mounting holes to accommodate cargo accessories
  • Hardware and 7-gauge mounting brackets included

Upgrade Your Vehicle With A Westin Mesa Roof Rack

Westin Automotive has been an industry-leading manufacturer of quality automotive aftermarket products for over 40 years.

We supply quality off-road equipment for Trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs. Our extensive range includes roof racks, side steps, bumpers, bull bars, and more.

Everything we sell comes with a comprehensive warranty. Contact us today and enhance your vehicle with a Mesa roof rack.

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