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

  1. Jun 24, 2020 at 3:19 AM
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    yakbass

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    I have a 2018 TRD Off Road. I was wondering if anybody has put a TRD Pro roof rack on in place of the standard rails/crossbars.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2020 at 3:51 AM
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    2A4R

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    Yes, they go up for sale on this site periodically. I took mine off and sold it here. It's not a hard install
     
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  3. Jun 24, 2020 at 3:59 AM
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    What did you put on in place of the OEM Pro rack. What I really want is to be able to get cross bars further forward, but cannot find info on how to do that without drilling holes.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2020 at 4:06 AM
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    I have a Gobi. I'm not sure if this is what you mean by getting your cross bars further forward, but this rack comes with cross bars that you can move along it's entire length. Just be advised, they are expensive and take several months to come in from time of purchase. Mine took 4 months and 10 days

    Check out this post for a decent bit of info on this rack as well as other possibilities

    https://www.4runners.com/threads/gobi-roof-rack.9200/

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  5. Jun 24, 2020 at 4:22 AM
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    Did you have to drill holes for the forward feet? Thanks
     
  6. Jun 24, 2020 at 4:39 AM
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    No, front feet just stick on. The middle and rear feet bolt into the existing holes. There are several other options as well that do not require drilling
     
  7. Jun 25, 2020 at 11:56 AM
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    I've also looked at the GOBI rack but don't really care for the industrial look and having to even pay more for the moonroof attachment; but I'm still open to the idea. So does a RTT fit inside the basket then? Looking at those additional crossbars, they don't seem to be beefy enough to support a tent. I like the Frontrunner but I don't want the added height or to be drilling into my roof (at least not on my new 2020 T4R. Lately I've been looking at either the Prinsu or upTOP Overland's full racks without the drilling. Anybody got some insight on either of these two; PROS/CONS?
     
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    I believe that the max load rating of the TRD pro basket is 120lbs. The crossbars on the rack are unfortunately not the strongest, and I wouldn't trust a tent up there. I just put a Rhino Rack pioneer platform on my 4Runner and absolutely love it. The RR platform doesn't require any drilling and it's super stable (I have a 180lb tent on top with no problems). I don't have any experiences with other brands, but I've heard that people love the Prisnu racks.
     
  9. Jul 27, 2020 at 2:09 PM
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    Will the tent be on the rack full time? Do you anticipate needing to clean your roof? With the Prinsu, rhino rack back bone, or Frontrunner it may be difficult to get under the rails to clean the roof. The Rhino Rack RLT 600 system should allow you to mount directly to the OEM mounts without reducing access to the roof itself. With the Gobi, I wasn't a fan of needing to mount the tent on top of of crossbars that are definitely more unstable than mounting directly to a rack itself. The addition of a tent on top of crossbars also affects clearance more than mounting directly to the rack.
     
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  10. Jul 29, 2020 at 3:17 PM
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    If you want to use your existing 5th gen roof rails, you can buy aluminum extruded crossbars from TNutz, then these brackets from NiseRack, and put together a sturdy good looking rack system. And it’s not very expensive. Plenty strong for a RTT. Check out the FAQ page for how to order the crossbars.
    https://www.niserack.com/
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  11. Aug 6, 2020 at 6:40 PM
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    that’s nice. Do you know the weight it holds? Like would it be stable enough for a 150lb rooftent?
     
  12. Aug 6, 2020 at 8:12 PM
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    I've been researching extruded aluminum and mounting solutions for my own homemade rack.
    Trust me, those four extrusion bars and mounts will easily hold more than 150 lbs. of properly dispersed and secured weight... they might even hold more than that on one bar, if you get a bigger series of bar!
    The weakest link here would be the OEM rack and roof load limit, which is also sufficient for a smaller RTT and smaller occupants.
    I would suggest a longer rack than OEM for an RTT even though I don't have one yet, because a longer rack allows you to add mounting feet to spread loads better. Of course, then you get into a whole new world of modding, so I guess see if those extrusions work for you first.
    Welcome to the forum!
     
  13. Aug 7, 2020 at 1:25 AM
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    With four bars you will safely distribute the weight as mentioned by Snickel Fritz. Toyota specs something like 130 pounds on two of their plastic flexy bars, so four aluminum ones should be a whole lot better for weight handling. The designer is actually in the process of acquiring a 5th Gen rack to rig up with the four bar system and test it to failure to see how much weight it will support. That should be an interesting video.

    In the thread linked below there’s at least one guy who installed a RTT successfully on the NiseRack. 6896A26F-65EB-4F64-BC7F-4D6DD4429DB5.jpg
     
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  14. Aug 7, 2020 at 7:38 AM
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    Hi, I'm Jason designer of the NiseRack. To answer one of your questions, one cross bar with my bracket will easily support 250 pounds with just a little deflection in the bar. The magic question is how much weight will the whole assembly hold? That's a great question and one I hope to answer soon. As Electroboy mentioned I'm working on getting a rack to do some destructive testing on and hope to do that soon.

    Also, I've not had any orders originate from this site so I'm offering a 20% discount to the first three orders that originate from here. Use code 4Runners.com when you check out.
     

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