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Front Runner Roof Rack

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by IOTOI, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Jun 23, 2017 at 10:37 PM
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    IOTOI

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    I want to get a full length roof rack. I search on Gobi, Baja, Front Runner and a few other ones. I really like the Front Runner Slim (FULL CARGO RACK FOOT RAIL MOUNT) – FRONT RUNNER SLIMLINE II but it requires drilling, basically putting 4 holes on your roof!!

    Does anyone have these on your roof?
    Any leaks, issues/problem?
    What about the wind noise?
    Is it easy or install a 40 inch LED light bar?

    Appreciate any inputs.
     
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  2. Jun 24, 2017 at 3:59 AM
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    I'm in the same boat... would love any input as well... and there's a group buy too!
     
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  3. Jun 24, 2017 at 5:26 AM
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    Drilling holes into the roof of a new $40K vehicle scares me. I am sure plenty of capable people have done it with no problems, but for me, not worth the risk when there are many options that use the existing factory holes. I like the functionality of my basket type BajaRack but I was not prepared for the noise.

    If I could do it over, I would insist on the lowest profile (quietest) that uses the factory holes. I like the look of this ecotechne model.


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  4. Jun 24, 2017 at 5:29 AM
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    quite a few people actually have the full length rack and no problems with the drilling.

    others have figured out a way to secure the front without drilling.
     
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  5. Jun 24, 2017 at 7:48 AM
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    no doubt, but I wouldn't want to risk being one of those that had a problem. That's just me.
     
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  6. Jun 24, 2017 at 8:39 AM
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    thats understandable.

    Front Runner is working on a no drill option also
     
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  7. Jul 12, 2017 at 8:25 PM
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    I'm a fan of the look of the full Prinsu, but the drilling is a hard pill to swallow. Any specifics on the drilling workaround?
     
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    theres a few threads out there where people have worked around it successfully, i dont know the details tho
     
  9. Jul 12, 2017 at 9:07 PM
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    I'll dig around. Thanks man.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2017 at 9:45 PM
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    Well I found out that Gobi uses sticky tapes for the 2 front mounting points.
    I also asked around and 2 guys told me they used the same method and used sticky tapes. It doesn't sound so secure and I also called Frontrunner and they don't me they don't recommend uses sticky tapes.

    After I receive them I'll see if the sticking method could hold it otherwise I will have my auto body guys drill for me.
    I'll keep you guys posted
     
  11. Jul 13, 2017 at 5:24 AM
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    Bajarack uses sticky tapes for the front two legs on their long racks as well. No issues here.
     
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