Revo Rack: The Ultimate Lightweight Luggage Rack
Revo Rack is a completely new type of car luggage rack that eliminates the risk of paint damage, caused by steel clamps or straps on the boot/trunk lid edge its universal design also allows it to fit any boot lid that takes the foot print of the rack, irrespective of size or shape.
With the Revo-Rack car boot rack no metal touches your car only soft rubber vacuum cups these use the pressure of the atmosphere to secure the rack to your cars boot or trunk.
Revo Rack is part of the boot-bag group, all they do and have done since 2008 is look for innovative ways to increase the luggage capacity of your convertible coupe or saloon.
In early 2016 they decided to look at making their own traditional luggage rack. The criteria was simple:
- Lightweight ( for composite and aluminium boot/trunk lids )
- Modern design for modern convertibles ( Z4,SLK,MX5 )
- Won't in any circumstance damage paintwork
- Simple and Innovative
The thing thats always put them off conventional luggage racks is the high risk and in the case of some designs certainty of paint damage, caused by clamping or strapping the rack to your car. Many modern convertibles also have very small panel gaps in the region of 3-4mm : that does allow room for a conventional boot/trunk edge clamp. Metal always ends up chipping or scratching your boot's edge or worse the surface, no matter how careful you are.
This car luggage rack is manufactured from 25mm/ 1" 6063-T5 tubing this is an aluminium and magnesium alloy ( it will never rust ) As a result the rack frame weighs only 1.672kg / 3.6lb perfect for todays aluminium and composite boot/trunk lids. The cross bars are machine welded in place to ensure consistency, the rack is powder coated black. The rack measures 90cm x 42mm / 36" x 17".
The rack is secured to your cars boot/trunk lid using three 115mm vacuum cups, rated by the manufacturer as capable of holding an 18kg/40lb load each.
Vacuum cups employ the force of atmospheric pressure to grip a surface: When a vacuum exists between the cup and the surface on which it is attached, the weight of Earth's atmosphere holds the cup in place with incredible force. Unlike suction cups that produce a vacuum as they pull away from the surface, Revo-Racks vacuum cups use a hand-actuated pump to efficiently remove air from between the rubber pad and the attaching surface thus creating a much more reliable hold. Because the full face of the pad is brought into contact with the surface, distortion is reduced, allowing the cup to be used with very little risk of damage.
The Revo-Racks vacuum cup's pump feature a plunger with a red line, which serves as a vacuum indicator. Introduced in the1960's, this safety device is still recognized as one of the most reliable warning systems available. A few strokes of the plunger evacuate the vacuum pad, causing it to seal securely to the attaching surface. When the cup is attached completely, the plunger stops moving and the red line is hidden within the pump. A visible red line indicates if air has leaked back into the pad, making vacuum insufficient to use the cup. However, if the red line becomes visible while the cup is in use, a check valve allows the user to re pump the cup without losing the remaining vacuum.
Lifting on the release tab near the edge of the pad allows air to refill the evacuated space, so that the vacuum cup detaches completely. The racks sits 7.5cm / 3" off the boot/trunk lid. Click here to see a video of this rack being stress tested with a 25kg bag of cement!
Comes supplied with a cotton storage bag and two straps to hold luggage in place.
Fits all MX5 models, 1989>
Please Note: This can be used on retractable hardtop models, however it must be fitted with the hoop at the back of the car, and and the operation of the roof checked carefully. NEVER operate the folding roof whilst luggage is on the rack. Neither MX5Parts or Boot-Bag will accept any responsibility for damage caused by incorrect fitment of this rack.