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post #1 of 44 Old 07-16-2010, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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PRM cooler rack plus T5500 water/dust proof case install/review

I just installed a PRM cooler rack and a s3 T5500 waterproof/dustproof case for the cooler rack. I had a few cooler racks on my other quads before the 700xx, and I wanted to see how nice the PRM one is. The 2nd task was to find a waterproof/dust proof toolbox/case to fit snuggly in the cooler rack. With this combo, my goal is to have a level grab bar and have a beefy toolbox for the trails. I did my research and here's what I ended up with...

The PRM cooler rack is by far the nicest cooler rack I have had/seen. I bought mine at the PRM website for about $90 shipped. It sits parallel to the ground and doesn't angle up. This makes grabbing the rack very easy. It seems durable and tough (heavy duty brackets for support), and of course, the strap is nice. It also comes with a bracket under the rack to relocate the rear light. It was very easy to move the light and reinstall. You don't have to relocate the light, but if you put a cooler in it, the light would not be visible.

I found a few boxes but I decided to go with the s3 T5500 xtreme case. If you do a search on google, you'll find some companies that sell them. Mine was about $60 shipped. A little steep, but worth it. They come in different sizes and are actually meant for scuba diving. The T5500 has the perfect dimensions for the PRM rack, but I did have to shave down a hair of the plastic to fit. No biggie though. A dremel tool worked perfectly. This case is waterproof/dustproof, has stainless steel hinges, and the plastic is beefcake. It locks well and can hold many essential items that could be needed on the trail. I just drilled two holes through the plastic/aluminum to attach the case to the rack. Inside the case, there is a few pieces of rippable foam so you can rip out an exact amount of foam to fit an item so it doesn't bounce around.

Overall, a nice setup to carry things while riding. Here are some pics...

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Wow looks awesome I will be doing this for sure
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im next..........

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Thanks. If you need any info regarding install or finding the T5500, let me know. Other boxes included the 609 Dry box or the B&W outdoor case, but I think the T5500 is the best fit and you get the most size for the fit.

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After some nerfs that will be next. Thanks for putting it up. Looks great.
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blk84,
Nice installation. The whole thing looks great. PRM put a lot of engineering into this assembly. That box fits nice and appears to have a lot of carrying capacity. Good job!
Thanks for all the info.
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I spend a lot of my time on two wheels... how does this longer grab effect your ability to pull wheelies w/o nailing your grab on the ground.
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I spend a lot of my time on two wheels... how does this longer grab effect your ability to pull wheelies w/o nailing your grab on the ground.
I do wheelies as well, and I have never hit my cooler rack bars off the ground with any of my quads. You shouldn't have a problem at all.

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Wow looks like a nice setup with many different uses
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