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Gobi rack 12-16 week wait ?!?!?!

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by lodi781, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. Jun 22, 2017 at 2:52 PM
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    lodi781

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    Just placed my order for a new gobi stealth rack. To be fair, I ordered an option they don't advertise but do on request. I went with a single row LED bar space in the front. So essentially, the rack will be the same height the entire way around. But when she told me the lead time, I nearly crashed. Oh well, was hoping i'd get it in time for a trip to acadia this sept, but patience I guess....
     
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  2. Jun 22, 2017 at 3:01 PM
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    From what I've read you'll be lucky to get it in 16 weeks. Prinsu design just merged with CBI offroad, they make a decent looking rack and I bet it would be 8 weeks tops
     
  3. Jun 22, 2017 at 3:06 PM
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    yup, thats normal
     
  4. Jun 22, 2017 at 5:36 PM
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    Hey, it is what it is. I thought long and hard and it came down to prinsu and gobi. I knew I was in for a long wait when I ordered.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2017 at 3:28 AM
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    It's worth the wait. You won't be dissappointed. I have the same rack on my sons Pro, now trying to figure out how to get the wires into the engine bay.
     
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  6. Jul 13, 2017 at 10:18 AM
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    I am currently on week 14. I'm getting the no-rise option as well. I ordered it first week of April thinking I'll have it right on the 12th week ready for my 4th of July trip.....nope. And hearing from most of us nowadays its mostly 14-18 weeks, so all I'm trying to do is being patient.
     
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  7. Jul 14, 2017 at 10:27 AM
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    My wife says one of my strengths is offering unsolicited advice so here it goes....

    You can definitely purchase your own welder and a bunch of square tubing for far less than the price of a name brand roof rack. I understand that this hobby we enjoy of driving and modifying 4x4's is expensive, but I cannot fathom or understand paying $1,600 for a what is essentially a rectangle made out of metal that sits on your roof. Front and rear bumpers with multiple angles, latching swing outs, and recesses for lights and winches? Different story...

    In the process of building your own rack you will gain a cool tool , a welder, and learn and incredibly useful skill. Plus you get the satisfaction of creating something yourself to suit your individual needs.

    As someone who just built a homemade roof rack, I can assure you it is not hard....
     
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  8. Jul 14, 2017 at 10:50 AM
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    How do you build a homemade roof rack? And do you mind showing me what you built!?
     
  9. Jul 14, 2017 at 11:21 AM
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    I'd start by doing an image search of the type of rack you want to see on your vehicle.

    Then begin planning, measuring, and assembling tools. Determine how your rack will attach to your roof.

    Next figure out what kind of steel you want to use. I'd suggest 1"x1" square tubing at around 14-16ga. Round tubing looks cool but it involves either bending or notching the tubing to get your bends. This isn't that hard either but it requires a tube bender and just seems more complicated than using square tubing.

    Then start with a rectangle like this:

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    Next add your cross pieces to support the stuff you want to put on the rack. I added an angled front for looks:

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    Then I added some L brackets to hold my awning, and few other attachment points to secure my tie downs.

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    Lastly I would consider putting some sort of wind deflector on there:

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    The rack weighs 50 lbs. Cost was $80 for the steel and about $100 for other consumables, paint, cut off wheels, beer , etc....
    [​IMG][/IMG][​IMG][/url][/IMG]
     
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  10. Jul 14, 2017 at 11:35 AM
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    Wow that was some good details. Thank you for your time explaining. Since I already ordered the gobi, I'm still glad I got to hear this info so I am aware of the future!
     
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  11. Jul 14, 2017 at 7:32 PM
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    The only problem I see with a homemade rack, is that it looks homemade. I'd rather splash some cash on something that is engineered beyond my abilities. The Lexus looks really cool though.
     
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  12. Jul 15, 2017 at 12:50 PM
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    I have zero welding skills. I tried once. It was ugly. I'd rather work the overtime and have a guy that knows what the hell he's doing to build me one. Maybe one day when I have 2 years to figure out how to weld right i'll do it. Just not now.
     
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  13. Jul 15, 2017 at 6:37 PM
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    I'm with you. It would be hard for me to install a homemade rack on a $45k vehicle.
     
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  14. Sep 3, 2017 at 9:17 PM
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    Hey Rider. How have you been??? Wanted to ask you went with the Gobi Stealth 40 inch led setup and NOT the 4 independent LED setup correct???
     
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    Been really busy. Son took the TRDPRO to college so I'm having withdrawals. Yes Sir. That is correct. 40" set up but have not got around to installing the light. Maybe over the Holidays.
     
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    I hope you and yours are alright with Harvey and all. I couldn't remember if you were close by?
     
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    Thank you. We are good. Lots of friends and co-works weren't so lucky.
     
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    Loves these racks; regarding your comment about routing led light bar or any other lights attached above cab you should be able to follow this procedures (on vid wiring begins at "9:05") see attached link, https://youtu.be/m01HxuDonxo
     
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    Sorry to hear about your co-workers and friends but glad you and yours are safe!
     
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    A question for all the Gobi owners. I have the standard OEM rails and crossbars with a Yakima extended rack. I would like to upgrade to the Gobi and would like to know since it becomes a semi-permanent installation: 1) Does it create much wind noise? 2) Is the finish holding up (assuming it's powder coated), Would you change anything ?. Any other comments ?
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    Yes, it does create noise as you increase your speed. It's holding up well and it has just about been a year since installation.
     
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  22. Oct 12, 2017 at 6:10 AM
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    So, I'm in week 17 (they said 12-16) and after two emails and numerous calls, they will not get back to me. My account got hacked and I needed a new cc. Which means the one I gave them is no good. I tried to notify them but you can't get through to these people. I understand they are a growing company. But at least hire someone to pick up the phone and answer emails.
     
  23. Oct 12, 2017 at 12:49 PM
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    Keep trying to reach and let them know your situation with the hacking and all should be good
     
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