Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Englewood Colorado
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Re: Looking to get a roof rack.
Some people make the OEM rack work but it doesnt work very well with many things. Can be hard to attach items, etc. If you want the OEM look but not much functionality, then go for the OEM.
When I bought my FJ new in Nov 2009 I elected not to spend $629 for the factory roof rack because it was already getting trashed as useless on this forum. I ended up buying a Prinsu rack for about the same price (they were cheaper then and I got during a group buy).
Havent seen a 3/4 or 1/2 aftermarket roof rack, but doesnt mean one doesnt exist. There is a whole sticky on roof racks. I suggest you read through it as a starting point. Also, try to evaluate what exactly you are planning to carry up there and how it will attach. Also, some racks are more for a DIY sort of person that others (e.g. Prinsu vs. FrontRunner as only one example).