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Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Shnook718, May 13, 2024.

  1. May 13, 2024 at 1:44 PM
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    Shnook718

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    Is the Prinsu pro worth buying or should I just get the previous version?
     
  2. May 13, 2024 at 1:46 PM
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    Westcott or Sherpa :)
     
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  3. May 13, 2024 at 1:51 PM
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    Shnook718

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    I'm interested in your opinion. Please tell me why would you suggest these options.

    ***My biggest con is proprietary mounting for racks. (ex:gobi) their mount for an awning is $150-$200.
     
  4. May 13, 2024 at 2:12 PM
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    I love Westcott and their quality is top notch and customer service is some of the best I've ever experienced. I've heard the same with Sherpa. Depending on what accessories you're looking to get, you will have to buy mounts from any company. Sherpa may win out in that as Westcott doesn't offer much in that dept but other brands have worked with Westcott. Sherpa has their own and I believe others will work again too. Best bet is to decide what you want for accessories on your rack and go from there.
     
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  5. May 13, 2024 at 2:24 PM
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    RDCoug

    RDCoug 20 years of modding cars & trucks

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    I installed my Sherpa 6 months ago.....the materials and construction are top quality and very premium.

    I even had some slight install issues....that were immediately resolved by Sherpa. Their customer service has absolutely won me over and now has my loyalty.

    The decision-maker for me was the Sherpa "rubber pads" that form a watertight seal (vs applying a bead of silicon) on the roof sleeves for the install.

    That being said....Prinsu and Westcott also appear to be top-quality with great reputations.
     
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  6. May 13, 2024 at 3:09 PM
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    I have the Prinsu Pro which imo is a big improvement on there original design.
     
  7. May 14, 2024 at 3:24 AM
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    Sherpa Crestone. 4X Innovations Sliders
    Can speak to the Prinsu from personal experience, but have been happy with my Sherpa. I think my brother had trouble with their Prinsu. Company took care of them, but in the end he took my factory rack and put that on.
     
  8. May 14, 2024 at 4:46 AM
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    No experience with others but super happy with my Sherpa Crestone for all the reasons others have already mentioned. Have yet to find anything that I need to carry and which the Sherpa couldn't easily handle - had 16-sheets of flooring underlayment up there about a month ago without any trouble. I really like the fact that it is flat.
     
  9. May 15, 2024 at 5:12 AM
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    Hey, anybody here know of a rack that sits at the same height as the factory rails? The underground parking where I live is pretty tight.
     
  10. May 15, 2024 at 5:41 AM
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    Elka 2.5, Apache Offroad UCA, durobumps, RCI full skids, RSG sliders, 10 lb Powertank, Maxtrax, Hi lift jack, Westscott Designs modular roof rack and ladder, ARB rear diff breather relocate, ECGS bushing upgrade, c4 low profile bumper, Baja designs S8 lightbar, warn evo winch, factor 55 ultrahook
    The WD is 3.5" install height but assume that is similar to any of the low profile racks. They all look similar and I have not heard any negative reviews. Parking garage heights are a valid concern. With lift and steel rack I was too tall for some garages and went low profile.
     
  11. May 15, 2024 at 6:31 AM
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    I have all Westcott products and can back up everything you stated!! Jeff and his team at Westcott Designs has some of the best products on the market and all American made in house here in Phoenix, AZ.
     
  12. May 15, 2024 at 6:34 AM
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    Thanks man, I'm not even considering a lift yet.
     
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  13. May 15, 2024 at 7:01 AM
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    Westcott also has a low pro version. If you don't need the modular that would take down the height a bit I believe.
     
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  14. May 15, 2024 at 7:12 AM
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    Love my modular because I needed the floor insert. To my knowledge WD is only company that has this.

    20240107_104608.jpg
     
  15. May 15, 2024 at 7:16 AM
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    There is/was a set of the floorboards used near me recently that I was so close to pulling the trigger on ... I just don't know if I'd ever need them for my future goals ... but it was so hard not to get them
     
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  16. May 15, 2024 at 8:51 AM
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    That is what I have and love how it looks and the functionality for my needs.
     
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  17. May 17, 2024 at 12:28 PM
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    Any idea if it sits higher then the factory rack?
     
  18. May 17, 2024 at 7:49 PM
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    I selected the Prinsu Pro and just installed it last week. Looked around at other companies, and decided that the updated design was worth the investment.

    I’m sure there are several competitive options that are just as good but I like the available options and mounts with Prinsu.
     
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  19. May 19, 2024 at 6:55 PM
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    I would've got a Prinsu in hindsight. I got a victory 4x4 to save some money and regret it.
     
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  20. May 20, 2024 at 10:20 AM
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    The lowest profile one I've seen is the Prospeed Rack - No personal experience with it, but a buddy has it on his GX and loves it.

    I'm budgeting for the Westcott Lo Pro for myself...Their customer service is great, like someone else mentioned. I have their sliders and have been very pleased with the build quality.
     
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  21. May 20, 2024 at 10:34 AM
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    what are your regrets?
     
  22. May 21, 2024 at 6:50 AM
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    Kings, Crestone Rack, Baja S8, Baja Fogs, Baja XL80s, Baja mini cubes, SPOD, ARB compressor, RCI full skids, ROAM box and stuff. ST Pros. Shrockworks sliders... GOAT armour
    ive had my crestone on for a few years. Working great so far. I have a heavy Roam box on top, maxpads and hi lift and lights front, back and sherpa Rock light mount pads on the sides. If your gonna get a crestone and plan to put alot on top I would suggest getting maybe 2 extra bars for stuff. Install was pretty simple.
     
  23. May 21, 2024 at 9:59 AM
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    I have the OG Prinsu. Paid $749 from their close out sale. IMG_2551.jpg
     
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    It was hard to brackets that fit for an awning. I tried so many but this rack wasn't made to to accommodate a 270 degree awning which is what I wanted. I had to improvise.
     
  25. May 21, 2024 at 7:55 PM
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    I got the old style Prinsu used off a guy for $500. Can't beat that
     
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    IMG_3060.jpg I’ve got the UpTop Overland “Bravo” rack and am happy with it. If I were to get a “do over”, I would probably go with a Sherpa rack but no regrets with what I have and got a good deal on it when I purchased it a couple of years ago.

    I’ve got a Harbor Freight “Apache” gun case mounted to it for most of my recovery gear and also have recovery boards there. It’s a solid rack.

    Cheers,
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  27. May 31, 2024 at 10:14 AM
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    I bought a Sherpa Crestone based on all the love here, but now wish I would have bought a Prinsu. I do like the rubber mounting system with the Sherpa and the material quality is top notch, but what I hate is the "T Nuts" that they use to fasten anything to the rack. The T Nuts are just an added expense to this already very expensive rack and they work with NONE of the included mounting hardware that comes with any mounting system you will buy for your rack, so you will have to buy 1/4 inch stainless hardware to mount everything to the rack. The mounting system designed with every other make of roof rack uses a slot in the cross rails and mounting bolts fit into the slots. Sherpa's design doesn't have the slots to use with mounting bolts, which is a real pain in the @$$ and the T Nuts suck.
     
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  28. May 31, 2024 at 10:52 AM
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    Kings, Crestone Rack, Baja S8, Baja Fogs, Baja XL80s, Baja mini cubes, SPOD, ARB compressor, RCI full skids, ROAM box and stuff. ST Pros. Shrockworks sliders... GOAT armour
    Dont buy the stainless, especially in security fittings. The stuff is soft and will strip especially if its hex head. . I tried various other T nuts but the Crestone T nut seem abit unique, couldnt source them anywhere else. The bolts.. you can get these anywhere. Just get right length, most are 3/8 or more depending on how thick the mount is.

    Heres common size bolts for Crestone T nuts

    1/4"-20 Thread, 5/8" Long
     
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  29. May 31, 2024 at 6:29 PM
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    Shnook718

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    Thank you for your input. Thats one of the things i have heard before. However was not sure if they have changed it.
     
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