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Gobi rack delays

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Brother708, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Oct 27, 2021 at 4:21 PM
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  2. Nov 1, 2021 at 7:08 PM
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    rack installed! Wind deflector and ladder will be on tomorrow. Also, got a suspension lift today. Went with Bilstein 6112 and 5160:D
     
  3. Dec 3, 2021 at 9:55 AM
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    31 weeks so far, it ain’t here yet
     
  4. Dec 3, 2021 at 10:31 AM
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    This thread inspired me. So, I thought I’d try to build my own rack and see if I could do it faster than GOBI. It took me about four months, which I thought was me taking my time, but it looks like I beat GOBI by at least a couple of months. And over a thousand dollars, lol.
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  5. Dec 3, 2021 at 11:16 AM
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    All of them.
    Yeah not even close to the gobi. I don’t doubt even if was a clone of a gobi it could be done much faster than Gobi’s standard lead time. But in your comparison you built a prinsu style modular rack vs a all welded rack.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2021 at 12:11 PM
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    Very true. And from what I’ve seen GOBI’s are typically exceptionally-built. I considered steel, but aluminum is so much lighter, and still far stronger than the roof could ever safely hold. I also like that I can adjust it when necessary. I’m sure the GOBI is stronger, but the bottleneck is the roof’s capacity, not the rack’s, so for me, it was the right decision.
     
  7. Dec 11, 2021 at 4:57 PM
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    Order confirmation on 4/30/2021
    Delivery on 12/9/2021 about one week after making an email inquiry.
    The bottom of the shipping box was severely damaged, with part of it missing, but the rack is very well wrapped in secondary packaging and no damage was done.
    I spent about four hours installing it. I’m pleased with the quality of it and the install was easier than expected.
    Without the wind deflector there is considerable wind noise starting at @40 mph. Using the wind deflector reduces the wind noise to little more than that of driving on a windy day. The general highway noise in the T4R is worse.
     
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  8. Dec 12, 2021 at 9:11 AM
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    I was prepared for a lot more wind noise when I installed my Gobi.

    I was pleasantly surprised when I hardly noticed a difference.

    I have the no-rise option. I'm guessing that probably makes a bit of a difference too.
     
  9. Dec 12, 2021 at 11:46 AM
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    Henry J Crap…crap crap crap crap…crap

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    My wife’s only complaint is when I have the moon roof open, so I only do that when she’s not with me.
     
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  10. Jan 3, 2022 at 8:51 PM
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    Kind of like buying a 4Runner... a lot of good options, but my heart wanted a runner.
     
  11. Jan 30, 2022 at 10:32 AM
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    Henry J Crap…crap crap crap crap…crap

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    Yeah! My backpack just arrived!
     
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    Still waiting on the backpack and travel bag, it's been 1 year, 1 month now! :annoyed:
     
  13. Feb 1, 2022 at 12:03 PM
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    I would reach out to them, bro. I got mine like 2 weeks after I got the rack delivered.
     
  14. Feb 1, 2022 at 4:03 PM
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    I’m also at 1 year, still no backpack
     
  15. Feb 1, 2022 at 4:46 PM
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    Henry J Crap…crap crap crap crap…crap

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    Mine was 10/20 ordered, rack delivered 7/21, backpack 1/22
     
  16. Feb 1, 2022 at 6:10 PM
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    So strangest thing ever. Just did the customer service request on there website, inquiring about my backpack and they emailed me back within the hour apologizing, and claiming that there going to have it sewn and shipped this week
     
  17. Feb 2, 2022 at 9:58 AM
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    I will give them credit, they appear to be improving their customer service. I called yesterday and they emailed back the same day that they will ship the backordered complimentary getaway pack by the end of the week. I emailed them back to ask about the free travel bag and within minutes they responded that it will also ship by the end of the week.
     
  18. Jun 14, 2022 at 8:19 AM
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    They communicated well through the process and I ended up being 13 weeks before charged. What I am curious about is shipping. It has been 10 days (business days) and not a peep from the carrier. I am hearing most everyone has received theirs under that 10 day window so...
     

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