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UpTop Overland

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by 4Runner fun, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. Sep 12, 2020 at 4:45 PM
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    4Runner fun [OP] Just the beginning...

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  2. Sep 21, 2020 at 12:50 PM
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    I was torn between them and Prinsu. did a lot of web research and I placed an order with them last night. I think the over hang will grow on me. If the quality is there, for the price...cant wait to rock that rack.
     
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  3. Sep 21, 2020 at 8:08 PM
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    4Runner fun [OP] Just the beginning...

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    Please keep us posted or start a build thread around it. I am curious about what you think.
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  4. Dec 18, 2020 at 9:30 AM
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    Any update and review on the Bravo rack? What did you love what would you change?
     
  5. Jan 3, 2021 at 5:17 PM
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    I installed my Uptop overland Bravo rack today. Wasn’t easy but it looks great. I’m trying to sort out a droning issue at 50 mph.

    E3EC5095-9FE9-41EF-80AE-A6CE718626C9.jpg
     
  6. Jan 3, 2021 at 7:34 PM
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    I'm torn between greenlane, uptop and diy. Greenlane mounting blocks have me leaning their way, but (5) crossmembers come standard leaving 4 open spaces and they are only 3/4". Uptop has the most tactical look with a massive 50"×8' footprint. Not a fan of the 3/16" side rails or mounting brackets. Which leads me to diy. Is the drone from their windfairing? Any installed pics? Is the rear most crossmember stood up instead of horizontal? Thanks
     
  7. Jan 3, 2021 at 7:46 PM
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    Will these hold a 12 foot John boat on top?
     
  8. Jan 3, 2021 at 9:36 PM
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    GOBI roof rack and ladder Westcott Design Rock sliders M.O.R.E. Underbody Skid plates ARB air compressor Ironman4x4 2.0 meter awning and enclosure LED interior lighting
    Have you all considered Wescott Design roof rack??? I was thinking of selling my GOBI roof rack to get this one. A little on the costly side but oh boy does this company put out some awesome quality stuff (yes I might be a little biast since I am getting their Rock Sliders installed). However, they do awesome work and everything I have seen them put out is top notch IMHO.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2021 at 7:43 AM
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    I've had my Bravo roof rack for a couple months now, absolutely love the design especially since it gives me more room for cargo with the wider rack. I have the 38' cut out also with and Extreme LED light bar. There is some wind noise but it's expected and you can adjust the forward forward crossbar just behind the wind deflector to minimize the noise even more. I did have my concerns about the light bar's light being blocked by the front fairing but surprisingly there's no real loss of light.

    I'm heading to SLC this weekend to install my 23Zero RTT on the rack; updates on that road trip in the near future. Keep in mind UpTop is still in it's growing stages so product availability is limited right now. Keep the suggestions going their way on future mods that might make your rack even better and better suited for you needs evolve.

    Here's a couple shots of how the rig is set up now.

    IMG_4171.jpg IMG_4162.jpg IMG_4179.jpg
     
  10. Jan 4, 2021 at 8:24 AM
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    I have a Bravo on an '20 Pro and absolutely love it. I honestly haven't had much whistle or additional wind noise from it. We have a RoofNest tent that we use when "camping" and the rack handles it like a champ. Plus Drew and the guys are UpTopOverland are great to deal with.. and love supporting my local Colorado companies.
     
  11. Jan 4, 2021 at 9:04 AM
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    I have to agree with Masamitsu about the customer service aspect; Drew has been my go to rep and has answered all my questions!
     
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    I don't see why not. Most jon boats only weigh a 100lbs +. Doesn't seem like the best method for transporting it, but it would work. Just make sure it doesn't weigh more than 300lbs.
     
  13. Jan 4, 2021 at 9:09 AM
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    Where are you located?? I'm in the cape just south of Boston MA. Westcott has a similar (prinsu, victory,sso,greenlane) look. I'm definitely liking the drop ins for a solid top, but it looks like you lose access to all your t slots.
     
  14. Jan 4, 2021 at 9:12 AM
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    I'm digging it. Any pictures of the rear crossbar in conjunction with the shark fin? Are the crossbars evenly spaced...I have ocd
     
  15. Jan 4, 2021 at 11:14 AM
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    The last crossbar sits just behind the shark fin antenna and is non adjustable. Here the best pic I have of the top/rear corner. Let me know if you need a better pic.

    Rear Antenna Mount.jpg
     
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  16. Jan 4, 2021 at 11:20 AM
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    I've already started a built thread for my 2020 TRD ORP. From a dual battery set up to a complete rear kitchen build with filtered water and 14 gallon tank.

    2020 T4R Offroad Premium w/KDSS, My First TOY!
     
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    I am located in Phoenix Arizona where Westcott is located. I will be at the Westcott fabrication shop on Wednesday and I can let you know if you lose the access to the T slots.
     
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  18. Jan 6, 2021 at 10:07 AM
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    Went to Westcott design this morning. I don’t see a place for the T slots but he has other options to hookup if that is what up are looking to do.
     
  19. Jan 13, 2021 at 2:12 PM
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    the footprint is massive but it flows well visually in person. the wind noise is a little much for me. hopefully I can make some adjustments to it and elevate this problem. finish is nice and screws were a hair short which made installation a bit more challenging. ordered came in 11 weeks after I made purchase, all screws and bolts nicely packaged. just my 2 cents
     
  20. Jan 14, 2021 at 10:08 AM
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    Just ordered a bravo last week for my 19' offroad. I can agree with the above messages with customer service, Drew is awesome, I originally ordered it with a universal 40" cutout, but i changed my mind as i ws picking Drew brain asked him if i could change the cutout to the extreme Led and he took care of it no hassle. To the guys already have it mounted, did it take longer than 6 weeks to get?
     
  21. Jan 19, 2021 at 11:54 AM
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    Ordered mine in July and picked it up at the local UPS in September. Had it not got delivered to the wrong address somewhere in Colorado I would have gotten it maybe a couple days earlier. maybe. Drew drove to the ladies house that received it and picked it up and took it to UPS himself. Thank goodness the lady called upTop about the wrong delivery!
     
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    Drew is so awesome!! I had literally a 100 questions when purchasing my rack. He was always very patient and professional during our interactions. They have a life long customer.
     
  23. Jan 20, 2021 at 12:18 PM
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    So here's an update on the 23zero 56" Walkabout RTT I just had installed onto the Bravo rack. Found out that the way the tent has to mount and the limited number of crossbars combined with a limited number of mounting holes for the crossbars affected the position I wanted for the tent. I was looking to maximize the cargo space up top by installing the tent as far back as possible utilizing the second to last crossbar (the one just before the shark fin antenna, see above pic #15). That would allow for close to the maximum recommended overhang from last crossbar to the edge of the RTT. However, placing the tent that far back does not allow for the forward mounting points of the RTT to align with any crossbar. Due to the "scallops" along the side rails, there are no other mounting holes to move a crossbar into other locations to make this fitment work. I ended having to move the RTT forward enough to just have enough of the forward crossbar slid as far back in it's mounting position (3rd one back from front in pic #15) to mount to with little to no overhang; loosing a portion of both cargo space in the front and leaving no available crossbar in the rear to use as a viable mount with the exception of the weBoost antenna already mounted to the rear permanent support crossbar.
     

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