GX550 Owner's Manual Published

thanks for the PDF! I was looking at roof rack weight limits, and it's about 165 lbs. This is not bad, but it's not special either. I think the LR Defender is about 2x this limit, and the newly developed and produced Grenadier can hold over 800 lbs (static). The GX has some features the Defender doesn't offer, and I think this is one area that the Grenadier absolutely knocked it clear out of the park: if you want to load a roof, you have to make the roof itself reinforced somehow. The Defender doubles what GX can do (which was a bit surprising), but both SUVs are a far, far, far distance from Grenadier. On the other hand, that's only one feature, and not likely a hugely important one for 98% of buyers. But still, I wish the load bearing capacity were higher... Personally, I do use a roof for stuff, and so I'll configure my GX Overtrail without the moonroof feature, and then fit it with a full length roof rack. But that's just me...
 
I agree with not having a moon-roof on the OT +. (For the long term ownership it wouldn't be practical to have a moon-roof and the discount you get for eliminating it helps too.)
 
thanks for the PDF! I was looking at roof rack weight limits, and it's about 165 lbs. This is not bad, but it's not special either. I think the LR Defender is about 2x this limit, and the newly developed and produced Grenadier can hold over 800 lbs (static). The GX has some features the Defender doesn't offer, and I think this is one area that the Grenadier absolutely knocked it clear out of the park: if you want to load a roof, you have to make the roof itself reinforced somehow. The Defender doubles what GX can do (which was a bit surprising), but both SUVs are a far, far, far distance from Grenadier. On the other hand, that's only one feature, and not likely a hugely important one for 98% of buyers. But still, I wish the load bearing capacity were higher... Personally, I do use a roof for stuff, and so I'll configure my GX Overtrail without the moonroof feature, and then fit it with a full length roof rack. But that's just me...

That's kind of disappointing... But I also have specifically requested a moon roof delete (mainly because I always leave mine shut - I'm pale...) and I wanted to put that new Prinsu roof rack on it. Excited about the towing weights though, wonder if I'll inevitably be able to strap a motorcycle mount on the hitch lol.
 
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