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Looking for a roof rack

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by southernkrispy, May 21, 2020.

  1. May 21, 2020 at 5:21 PM
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    southernkrispy

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    I'm looking to add a roof rack to my 5th gen 4runner. I leaning towards a full rack. Looking for opinions and recommendations.
     
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  2. May 21, 2020 at 6:51 PM
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    Do you want a basket style rack or a flat rack?
     
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  3. May 21, 2020 at 6:53 PM
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    Jynarik I like fat booty

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    really can’t go wrong with any of the main builders. Souther style, Baja, prinsu, front runner. Just depends what you’re looking for
     
  4. May 21, 2020 at 7:11 PM
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    My name is Tory did a great write up on his Echotechne... very detailed and the look is distinctive.
    The best question: what is the budget?
    By the time you add hardware and powder coat get ready to pull up your socks
     
  5. May 21, 2020 at 7:22 PM
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    Just get the TRD Pro roof rack, everyone likes those.






    :rolleyes:
     
  6. May 21, 2020 at 7:24 PM
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    :rofl:
     
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  7. May 21, 2020 at 9:15 PM
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    My echo is at the powder coater now... I’ll update the pic when it’s installed.
    Function is everything Toyota forgot when they built a rack
     
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  8. May 22, 2020 at 4:15 AM
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    I just googled to see what it looked like. I think that might be a professional screw up. I guess I’ll have to look for one to really see and maybe gain some understanding of what they were thinking.
     
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  9. May 22, 2020 at 4:43 AM
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    Thinking a flat rack but not set on that idea yet.

    Budget is about a grand but can be upped if needed.

    Thanks!
     
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  10. May 22, 2020 at 4:44 AM
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    :spam:
     
  11. May 22, 2020 at 4:53 AM
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    I went with the Baja Full roof rack basket. I love mine it was pretty easy to install. I say you need two ppl but that's just me.
    They have 15% off now and it took a week to get. Other racks were backed up over a month.
     
  12. May 22, 2020 at 5:00 AM
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    Great, I'll check it out!

    Do you have a picture of your 4runner with rack??
     
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  13. May 22, 2020 at 5:03 AM
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    Are you planning on putting a RTT on it?
     
  14. May 22, 2020 at 5:30 AM
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    Possibly depending on the type of rack I get
     
  15. May 22, 2020 at 5:41 AM
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  16. May 22, 2020 at 6:05 AM
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    I saw a victory rack in person for the first time the other day and I really liked it, it looked really slick.

    I just got my Gobi delivered. It's a really nice rack and checks all the specific box's I have, but the price and lead time (4months and 10 days for me) are a real turn off for most
     
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  17. May 22, 2020 at 6:23 AM
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    Yea im at work right now but I can post a couple photos this evening. I am still getting use to this forum but I have posted it before.
     
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  18. May 22, 2020 at 6:25 AM
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    Vision wheels General grabber ATX tires Readylift 3/2, Baja Rack and lader
    ljlkj;lkj;lkj.jpg

    Ok I had one saved on my desktop
     
  19. May 22, 2020 at 6:29 AM
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    If I was buying a flat rack right now, I'd be getting a Southern Style Offroad. They look really nice and they have plenty of great reviews, like Agent Outside's above. Check those out.
     
  20. May 22, 2020 at 6:33 AM
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    Honestly I like both so thats where I am having a hard time trying to decide

    Possibly going with a RTT later on.
     
  21. May 22, 2020 at 6:39 AM
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    If you can't decide between a flat rack or a basket rack, the no rise Gobi is the perfect compromise because it can be used as both. The downside is the wait time, but they're popular for a reason. People who have them really like them. Those are worth a look as well.
     
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  22. May 22, 2020 at 6:45 AM
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    In addition, the Gobi comes with two cross bars. A guy down the block from me has his RTT on the Gobi, utilizing the cross bars for support in the middle.
     
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    Gobi is a popular option but personally I’d never own one. It’s steel which means it will rust as you use it and beat up the powder coat and it’s heavy, but more importantly I don’t like the company. I think their customer service is shit, I think they take their customers for granted because they have a popular product, and I don’t like that any small business that pops up building their own racks that appear similar in style Gobi sues them and ties them up in a legal battle until they can’t afford to fight back anymore.
     
  24. May 22, 2020 at 6:50 AM
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    I haven’t heard anyone mention C4 fabrication, I’m looking at them for a ladder but I really liked the roof rack.
    Does anyone have any experience with their products?

    If I had seen them I may have gone a different direction-
     
  25. May 22, 2020 at 7:02 AM
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    I was actually going to go with Gobi and I felt like their Instagram posts were misleading. I spoke with costumer service and basically he admitted it so their free this and that ended up being a backpack. So I went with Baja and I got it within a week. Customer service was great. I did not like the fact I had to pay for shipping but it’s a good rack.
     
  26. May 22, 2020 at 7:39 AM
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    Yep, nothing is ever free! It's all built in to the price.
     
  27. May 22, 2020 at 7:47 AM
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    So true and well said!
     
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  28. May 22, 2020 at 7:53 AM
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  29. May 22, 2020 at 7:55 AM
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    I checked out Gobi, but the turn around time is so long. That is why I have tried to look other directions
     
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  30. May 22, 2020 at 8:14 AM
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    Posting for a friend.

    Here are pics of a badazz TRD Pro roof rack on m....I mean his rig. He said he would trade it for a Gobi stealth rack and I’d also add cash on top to even out the trade deal. He’s located in NorCal, Solano County. Anyone interested, PM me.

    C2975234-0DC3-4A3C-9795-3E1C348A9F95.jpg B8C6617E-4C3E-4709-92E4-4945933E98FE.jpg
     

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