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Found the first thing I don’t like about the FJ

Well, it took a few weeks but I finally found something about this vehicle that I’m not happy with.

The Stock Roof Rack, specifically the size of the tubing and how there are no hook points. Had to resort to the solution in the photo and I wasn’t too amused securing a load that way..
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Buy an aftermarket one! Lots of options out there, I know for my ratchet straps my Baja Rack has been great, I've hauled a lot up there.
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There are always people looking to buy stock roof racks
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Re: Found the first thing I don’t like about the FJ

The A pillars havenít irritated you yet?


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Re: Found the first thing I donít like about the FJ

Splurge and get a few of these to put around your rack. They are clamps designed to hold stage lights, and come in ratings from 125 to 300 lbs each. If you put 4 of the 220 pounders on your rack, that's 880 lbs.

All you need to do is take out the bolt and replace it with an eye bolt so your tie-downs can hook right in...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RZNQQMN...ing=UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Found the first thing I donít like about the FJ

I use soft loops like these:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/8-Pack-Soft...item5223286c22
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Re: Found the first thing I donít like about the FJ

They work pretty well too - I used to use them. Then I started mounting things to the roof rack, and bought a handful of the stage light hangers - they are 2" ID, but I got some big clear vinyl hose and cut half circles from it. Now they fit tight, and they do not roll even under load or scratch the paint off letting rust start - so I just rig them to deal with most anything. Fishing rods, shovels, awning, solar panel - most anything you can want to hang off the rack can be done with these things and a few Quick Fists without any drilling.

I had to get plywood when my F-250 was in the shop - these things handled six 4x8 of 3/4" ply.

But the straps are dead simple solution....
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Splurge and get a few of these to put around your rack. They are clamps designed to hold stage lights, and come in ratings from 125 to 300 lbs each. If you put 4 of the 220 pounders on your rack, that's 880 lbs.

All you need to do is take out the bolt and replace it with an eye bolt so your tie-downs can hook right in...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RZNQQMN...ing=UTF8&psc=1
G'Day Long,
Do these tighten up enough ?...per the measurements they appear too big, rack is only 45mm diameter, but I do like the look of them..if they fit snug
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g'day Long,
just saw your second post....good solution
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Re: Found the first thing I donít like about the FJ

Buy some clear vinyl tubing and cut some half circles from it. You can see it in the second pic I posted. Just get a foot of clear vinyl tubing you can fit two fingers inside of.

That takes up the slack in the 2" hanger, and also is great friction so they don't roll under weird load angles.

And they don't rust like typical hanger mounts for plumbing...
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Buy some clear vinyl tubing and cut some half circles from it. You can see it in the second pic I posted. Just get a foot of clear vinyl tubing you can fit two fingers inside of.

That takes up the slack in the 2" hanger, and also is great friction so they don't roll under weird load angles.

And they don't rust like typical hanger mounts for plumbing...
Thanks mate,
They also do a 38-55mm hanger... which might work, with or without the tubing...
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VHDPTQN...NsaWNrPXRydWU=

Hmmmmm

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