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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

    yakbass [OP] New Member

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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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    yakbass

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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?
     
  8. Jul 27, 2020 at 9:55 AM
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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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    El General*****

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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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    ElectroBoy

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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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