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Gobi versus C4 ladder

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Narbeh, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Jan 4, 2019 at 7:57 PM
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    Narbeh

    Narbeh [OP] New Member

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    Does anyone’s have a good comparison between the two ladders offered by Gobi and C4? Pros and cons? Feature comparison? Best aesthetics?
     
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  2. Jan 4, 2019 at 8:24 PM
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    WallyT4R

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    I don't have either but that won't stop me from giving an opinion. :quickdraw:

    Gobi:
    It's a ladder and does the job. Is cheaper than the C4. Ridiculous wait time, we are talking months here, many months.

    C4:
    Way better looking than the Gobi IMO. Has a standing platform on top. Has readily available accessories to bolt on it. Is more expensive than the Gobi. Will get it a lot sooner than the Gobi.

    Full disclosure- I have C4Fab sliders. C4Fab rocks.
     
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  3. Jan 4, 2019 at 8:26 PM
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    Narbeh

    Narbeh [OP] New Member

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    Thanks for your input. I like the c4 stuff myself. The ability to mount stuff is definitely awesome. I like the steps as well.
     
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  4. Jan 4, 2019 at 8:32 PM
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    WallyT4R

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    Really I think the major difference besides looks and stuff to bolt on it is the standing platform on the top of the C4. I think that would aid in tying things down or with entering and exiting a tent.
     
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  5. Jan 4, 2019 at 8:35 PM
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    Narbeh

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    Definitely true. Is it me, or does the c4 ladder block the “4” on the hatch 4Runner emblem?
     
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  6. Jan 4, 2019 at 8:43 PM
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    WallyT4R

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    I don't think it does (but it may a little) unless you bolt a shovel or gas can to it...

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Jan 8, 2019 at 1:19 PM
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    DesertCanyons

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    ICON tubular Stage 7 lift (+2"), ICON Rebound wheels w/ Falken AT3W LT285/70R17 tires, Baja Rack flat utility rack and ladder, RCI skid plates, Domello rock sliders, Diff breather relocated, Baxter Performance remote oil filter, Weathertech floor mats, side exit exhaust, 2nd rear recovery point
    I like my Baja Racks ladder a lot. It's better than the Gobi, IMO. I think the attachment is stronger than the Gobi, from looking at the two on line. Compared to the C4 it's a simple, closed-tube shape with no bolts or mating surfaces for water to permeate. Smooth and simple. I didn't have to wait very long for mine to arrive after I ordered about a year ago.
     
  8. May 8, 2021 at 2:51 AM
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    short21yang

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    2 years later, here is my review of my C4. Personally i dig it better than the Gobi. I also have an Gobi Ranger on the way and going to be selling my Gobi ladder. IMO, the Gobi ladder looks to skimpy. The C4 looks beefier and sexier :)
    https://youtu.be/RjSzI152X4k
     

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