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Sherpa Roof Rack

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Metalsaber, Nov 20, 2022.

  1. Nov 20, 2022 at 6:36 AM
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    Metalsaber

    Metalsaber [OP] New Member

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    So got my roof rack from Sherpa yesterday and installed. I was wondering on the middle and rear legs. They utilize their rubber blocks don't 100% fill up the gaps left by the original roof rack design. Do you guys just leave them open or did you fill in those gaps with silicon sealant?
    Was just worried about water pooling in those gaps.

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  2. Nov 21, 2022 at 7:30 AM
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    grizzlypath

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    If you're talking about the gaps between the rubber pads/brackets and the rubber channel on the roof... that rubber channel can be easily removed and is just a cover for the actual water channel. Having a gap there is a non-issue.

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  3. Nov 21, 2022 at 7:50 AM
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    Metalsaber

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    Yup. thanks for that
     
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  4. Nov 21, 2022 at 4:37 PM
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    Spare Parts

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    I just used there stuff, nothing else, so far so good.
     
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  5. Nov 22, 2022 at 9:05 AM
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    jmeh22

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    Cali raised sliders, SS3 diode dynamics Fog lights (pro) 11/22/22: Sherpa Crestone roof rack incoming!
    Just ordered my Sherpa yesterday! Cant wait to remove the TRD basket rack!
     
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  6. Nov 22, 2022 at 9:46 AM
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    blksubykid

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    use as is, no need for sealant. I'm about 2.5 years in with no issues
     
  7. Nov 26, 2022 at 12:21 PM
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    HankL818

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    Mine is about 2 months old and the blocks also do not meet the existing strips. I’m not worried about that as along as the blocks are installed and tightened properly. Have had many rainy days, no leaks that I could see - even checked with IR gun after heavy rain. Love the rack!
     
  8. Nov 27, 2022 at 11:12 AM
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    Ripmo

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    I’ve had mine for about 8 months. I was a little hesitant to go through a touch less car wash, but had to get the mag chloride off my track after a recent snowfall. No issues with any leaks, and I didn’t use any silicone. The rack is holding up great!
     

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