This is true, but have you followed discussions about dealer installed cross rams on this site? KIM, this topic will draw 100X the negative response the rack has. Simply because people try to make a couple extra bucks by passing it off as a factory installed option that boosts horse power, and people eat it up. Nothing could be farther from the truth. And, unless you are fortunate enough to have a build sheet, anything dealer installed is hard to prove (I guess it would be hard to disprove as well).
Personally, if any First Gen could ware the rack it would be a 6. Bottom line, it’s your car so what difference does it make what anyone thinks? Just go for it…and if you're unsure what judges will think, just keep a standby lid handy.