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Gobi rack delays

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Brother708, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Oct 11, 2021 at 3:05 PM
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    beedee

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    The 8th of Nevervember.
     
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  2. Oct 11, 2021 at 3:15 PM
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    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

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    Every time this thread shows up at the top, I just can't help myself - I just gotta look!!! :eek::confused:o_O

    I wish I could triple dog dare-like the post above.

    I'm thinking a new long-term prison should be built and called the Gobi Facility.
     
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  3. Oct 11, 2021 at 6:20 PM
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    newlife Not all who wander are ...... squirrel

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    All of them.
    Where did you find the clamp ends ? If that’s the case I can definitely make one or have one make
     
  4. Oct 11, 2021 at 6:26 PM
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    By far the best thread!
     
  5. Oct 11, 2021 at 6:44 PM
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    Google search pipe t clamp. There’s quite a few different ones that vary from $10-50 that are a simple bolt up style. Or you can get a 1” roll cage clamp that could be welded on each end of a 1” pipe
     
  6. Oct 11, 2021 at 6:48 PM
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    I'm your huckleberry. Was on rack for 3 days before removed. Can't tell from new.

    If you're interested, PM me and we'll work something out.

    EDIT: SOLD

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  7. Oct 11, 2021 at 6:48 PM
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    These Amazon ones claim to have a 400 lb load rating

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  8. Oct 11, 2021 at 10:26 PM
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    I hope they nobody expects them to build the jail cell bar doors. Sorry, couldnt resist.

    I wish I had a Gobi. Might be easier to build one myself though.
     
  9. Oct 11, 2021 at 10:42 PM
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    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

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    I think you could go to trade school, learn welding, graduate, then build one yourself sooner than getting it from Gobi.
     
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  10. Oct 11, 2021 at 10:43 PM
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    Roger that. Enrolling now lol
     
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  11. Oct 15, 2021 at 3:55 PM
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    Got the email! It should be in next week :yes:
     
  12. Oct 15, 2021 at 3:59 PM
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    Hmm
     
  13. Oct 15, 2021 at 4:32 PM
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    Jynarik I like boobies

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    OffRoad alliance just got an allotment of stealth racks in if someone wants one now
     
  14. Oct 15, 2021 at 5:24 PM
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    ?
     
  15. Oct 15, 2021 at 6:07 PM
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    How long did “the shipping email” come after the transaction recipt email
     
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  16. Oct 15, 2021 at 8:00 PM
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    About 30minutes. I had Weston call me to give me an update. Apparently they’re no longer doing the side light cradles that I wanted so that’s why there was a bit of a delay. He called to ask if I really wanted them because it would take longer. Their welders are new and the owner would have to do it if I wanted them. I opted out and saved $250. So he said I should be getting it next week.
     
  17. Oct 16, 2021 at 12:47 AM
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    I am interested. I sent you a PM.
     
  18. Oct 16, 2021 at 4:30 AM
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    Sold it earlier.
     
  19. Oct 16, 2021 at 8:48 AM
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    Welders are new and can weld the whole rack but not a couple brackets that go between top and bottom bar wtf
     
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  20. Oct 16, 2021 at 9:36 AM
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    My thought exactly lol
     
  21. Oct 16, 2021 at 9:47 AM
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    lmao. Either they arent paying enough for skilled welders and hired green hands to mig things together for minimum wage and “experience”, or there are soo many orders, its not worth it to standardize side mount brackets.
     
  22. Oct 16, 2021 at 12:08 PM
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    Stop out at the facility in Aurora sometime.

    If you have some knowledge of running a business, Weston will spend time discussing their delimena. Owner is old school, hands on in the shop most days. Strick about not compomising quality for sake of volume (owner rejects more than a few pieces for a multitude of reasons, visual quality of welds and powdercoating primarily). Employee issues during pandemic/employee retention/competing with governmental subsidies encouraging idleness. We discussed the beating they're taking on the forums (here and Wrangler Forum in particular), his frustration with ownership on "this is how we've always done it", yada, yada, yada.

    This scenario is playing out everywhere, not just at a roof rack fabricator in Aurora, Colorado. The biggest difference with Gobi is their customer service goes radio silent once an order is booked. I couldn't find a work around, secret handshake, Dick Tracy decoder ring or direct employee telephone number that made any difference. Crickets.

    They know they lose business to competitors because of it. Weston made it clear that the owner's quality demands trump everything, period.

    I waited my wait. Took heckles for waiting. Waited some more. Questioned my thinking more than once.

    They installed the rack in 40 minutes (no ladder install). The quality and workmanship was worth the wait.

    Your Mileage Will Vary.
     
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  23. Oct 16, 2021 at 4:21 PM
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    As long as or racks don’t fall apart and our cargo come through our roof or hit traffic behind us all will be good lol. They verbally told me a date before yours and I haven’t got shipping confirmation so who knows
     
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  24. Oct 16, 2021 at 10:26 PM
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    Offroad Alliance in Conroe Texas has some racks in stock if anyone is looking.
     
  25. Oct 21, 2021 at 11:46 AM
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    Carrier just called. Mines getting delivered tm. Said they have had the wrong number from gobi. Been calling it for the past week
     
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  26. Oct 21, 2021 at 12:31 PM
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    Apparently all of the accessories for the rack take forever as well???
     
  27. Oct 21, 2021 at 12:44 PM
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    Nah, I’ve been getting my “crap I need that” In about 2 weeks
     
  28. Oct 22, 2021 at 10:50 AM
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    mine called yesterday too! Should be home on Monday :D
     
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  29. Oct 22, 2021 at 3:33 PM
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    Teaser

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    My carrier also gave me the same excuse that they had a wrong number and could not contact me. The box from Gobi had the correct phone number on it so I think the carrier is just full of "excuses" for the delay. The rack came packaged very well and installed pretty easily once the roof was wrapped. I will leave the wrapping to the professionals in the future.
     

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