1. Welcome to 4Runners.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all 4Runner discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other 4Runner owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Gobi Roof Rack

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Pain Level A 10, Apr 14, 2019 at 6:59 AM.

  1. Apr 14, 2019 at 6:59 AM
    #1
    Pain Level A 10

    Pain Level A 10 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Member:
    #4974
    Messages:
    31
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    New York
    Vehicle:
    2018 TRD OR Prem. Nautical Blue ... 2007 SR5 Nautical Blue
    Hi All , I am in the process of starting to look for options for a roof rack on my 4Runner . Found something i like by Gobi and after doing some checking of customer reviews and product quality it seems like a decent option . I still want to look around quite a bit more and see what else is out there . Was wondering if anyone has purchased and has a Gobi on their vehicle and what they think . These seem to be solidly built but with that they also seem to be quite heavy and have a high price tag to match . I don't mind spending the extra money on something that is built the right way and will last . I also came across some info about the company and some of their business practices which is a little concerning when it comes to smaller companies . Just looking for some info from anyone who has either a Gobi or another brand that they are satisfied with and what then spent . Thanks
     
  2. Apr 14, 2019 at 7:08 AM
    #2
    4X4Runner

    4X4Runner Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Member:
    #2
    Messages:
    1,137
    Gender:
    Male
    The left coast
    Vehicle:
    2017 4Runner Smashed Ass Edition
    Mad driver mod. OME Suspension. 285/70R17 BFG AT KO2
    Gobi makes a nice product but their production times are outrageous. I have a Gobi ladder and it took 9 months to get it from them. Lots of false promises from them on when they would ship it. If I’m not mistaken they take a non refundable deposit so 9 months later you can’t cancel the order without losing your deposit.

    Baja racks (no drilling) front runner (requires drilling) SSO (not sure on drilling) ARB flat or touring rack or rack (no drilling) are all good options.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2019 at 7:10 AM
    #3
    4X4Runner

    4X4Runner Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Member:
    #2
    Messages:
    1,137
    Gender:
    Male
    The left coast
    Vehicle:
    2017 4Runner Smashed Ass Edition
    Mad driver mod. OME Suspension. 285/70R17 BFG AT KO2
    I spent about $220 for the ARB fit kit and about $600 for the ARb touring rack.

    AFDC5CFE-77E3-4969-BCF6-E406DD22EC7A.jpg 6577FB75-60E7-4B96-95F2-9E8D0BEF2DB8.jpg
     
    WallyT4R and Ajmogen like this.
  4. Apr 14, 2019 at 7:12 AM
    #4
    ManBeast

    ManBeast New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2018
    Member:
    #8082
    Messages:
    221
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zach
    Jax FL
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRAIL
    Im personally considering LFD
     
    WallyT4R likes this.
  5. Apr 14, 2019 at 7:12 AM
    #5
    4X4Runner

    4X4Runner Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Member:
    #2
    Messages:
    1,137
    Gender:
    Male
    The left coast
    Vehicle:
    2017 4Runner Smashed Ass Edition
    Mad driver mod. OME Suspension. 285/70R17 BFG AT KO2
    Another good option.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2019 at 8:21 AM
    #6
    nimby

    nimby New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2017
    Member:
    #3777
    Messages:
    304
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2018 Super White SR5P 4WD
    Eibach Shocks; Trail Wheels; Grill Marker Lights
    One thing to consider, would you use a basket style rack or a flat rack most? That will narrow down your options.
     
  7. Apr 14, 2019 at 8:50 AM
    #7
    P226Navy

    P226Navy 2016 T4R

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2018
    Member:
    #5642
    Messages:
    321
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vee
    South San Francisco
    Vehicle:
    2016 Toyota 4Runner
    I’m thinking of SSO over prinsu and LFD.
     
    WallyT4R likes this.
  8. Apr 14, 2019 at 9:09 AM
    #8
    4Runner fun

    4Runner fun Just the beginning...

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2019
    Member:
    #9220
    Messages:
    239
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Nebraska
    Vehicle:
    2019 black 4runner trd off road premium
    Wrangler Duratracs, center counsel organizer & dog dividing cage for the rear (Bought 3/09/19).
    I also have been looking at SSO for a rack. I really like the lines & attention to detail. Does anyone know if the make a rack for trucks with a sunroof (Like the Gobi pictured)? Lastly, does the wind blocker eventually rub into the paint on the gobi? It has to cause some harm...
    Thanks.Screenshot_20190414-110531_Chrome.jpg
     
  9. Apr 14, 2019 at 9:17 AM
    #9
    nimby

    nimby New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2017
    Member:
    #3777
    Messages:
    304
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2018 Super White SR5P 4WD
    Eibach Shocks; Trail Wheels; Grill Marker Lights
    If you stick a clear strip of vinyl on your roof under the wind deflector you will prevent the rubbing that can lead to paint loss.
     
    4Runner fun likes this.
  10. Apr 14, 2019 at 9:18 AM
    #10
    4X4Runner

    4X4Runner Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Member:
    #2
    Messages:
    1,137
    Gender:
    Male
    The left coast
    Vehicle:
    2017 4Runner Smashed Ass Edition
    Mad driver mod. OME Suspension. 285/70R17 BFG AT KO2
    If it’s anything like the Yakima wind deflectors they should supply some clear stick on. Tabs that prevent the wind deflector from rubbing into the paint.
     
    4Runner fun likes this.
  11. Apr 15, 2019 at 3:21 AM
    #11
    WallyT4R

    WallyT4R New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2018
    Member:
    #6644
    Messages:
    1,221
    First Name:
    Mike
    Another vote for LFD Offroads rack. No drill and now comes in aluminum.
     
    ManBeast and 4Runner fun like this.
  12. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:34 AM
    #12
    ManBeast

    ManBeast New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2018
    Member:
    #8082
    Messages:
    221
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zach
    Jax FL
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRAIL
    Just seems not alot of people have one to show pictures of
     
  13. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:14 AM
    #13
    WallyT4R

    WallyT4R New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2018
    Member:
    #6644
    Messages:
    1,221
    First Name:
    Mike
    ManBeast likes this.
  14. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:19 AM
    #14
    ManBeast

    ManBeast New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2018
    Member:
    #8082
    Messages:
    221
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zach
    Jax FL
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRAIL
    Excellent. Ill probably buy around black friday for savings
     
    WallyT4R likes this.
  15. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:20 AM
    #15
    WallyT4R

    WallyT4R New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2018
    Member:
    #6644
    Messages:
    1,221
    First Name:
    Mike
    I added to my post after you quoted it...check that link I posted for pics of Doglovers LFD rack.
     
  16. Apr 15, 2019 at 9:06 AM
    #16
    ManBeast

    ManBeast New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2018
    Member:
    #8082
    Messages:
    221
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zach
    Jax FL
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRAIL
    Seems nice enough. Ill pm him for upclose pics if i want then i guess
     
  17. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:23 PM
    #17
    Pain Level A 10

    Pain Level A 10 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Member:
    #4974
    Messages:
    31
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    New York
    Vehicle:
    2018 TRD OR Prem. Nautical Blue ... 2007 SR5 Nautical Blue
    Hey guys , Thanks to everyone who replied and offered their advice/opinion . Will be looking into all of them and figuring out all the particulars . Thanks again .
     

Products Discussed in

To Top