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NEW PRODUCT IN DEVELOPMENT AND WE WANT YOUR HELP!!

Some of you might have noticed our Product Developer dropping some teaser photos of our newly redesigned FJ roofrack on IG...
Well the rumors are true! We are in the process of cutting some weight by going with an aluminum construction and plan to offer a couple different fascias for different LED light bar sizes.





Prototype SPY photo:




As we get more details on options and pricing we will update this original post

There will be a Prototype unveiled at the FJ Summit.

We are building this one for Frosty, our company build, and will be equipped with Rigid Industries 40" SR light bar up front and 4 Rigid Industries D2's in the back :grin

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UPDATE 7/22/14

The FJ Summit was amazing and we were able to show off our first prototype and get so much valuable feedback!
Thank you for all that came out to support us!


Visit Page 15 for NEW PHOTOS

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UPDATE 8/27/14

We have been paying close attention to all of your comments and suggestions and have made the following revisions:

* Compatible with Thule and Yakama products
* We have increased the length from front to rear
* Fascia has been increased as well to hug the roof line closer
* 50” of flat area now
* Interchangeable floor panels as an option
* Roof Top Tent Compatible with optional side panels
* Details on the different side panels and floor configurations will also soon be worked out

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G'day,
Looks great.....
My only suggestion would be to raffle one off at Summit.... :rofl:
I can fit it in to my luggage allowance ...trust me.

But seriously, being AL, can we pick colours to have it anodised ?

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Baz
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that looks awesome. I love the idea of integrating mounting points for front and read lighting.

if you design it around rigid lights, do you think cree's would fit as well? or other off brand lighting products? surely you can't go and test everything before you design that portion but I'm wondering if it would be possible to design some space in there to ensure that multiple light bar brands would work.

at any rate, that thing is sweet.


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Subscribed! Very interested.

One of my biggest concerns for the rack I will eventually install is the additional height. What's the clearance on this? I want to add as little as possible while maintaining it's strength.
As we get it all dialed in we will add the full specs.

G'day,
Looks great.....
My only suggestion would be to raffle one off at Summit.... :rofl:
I can fit it in to my luggage allowance ...trust me.

But seriously, being AL, can we pick colours to have it anodised ?

Cheers
Baz
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hmmm... thats a good suggestion :wink

We won't be offering an anodized option on these but if you have someone local to you that can do it we would love to see how it turns out! Anodizing does however fade over time so your investment into going that route might not be money well spent :|

You could have it painted to match your FJ though or just go the powder coating route.
 

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Looks great! I really like the different fascia idea!
 

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that looks awesome. I love the idea of integrating mounting points for front and read lighting.

if you design it around rigid lights, do you think cree's would fit as well? or other off brand lighting products? surely you can't go and test everything before you design that portion but I'm wondering if it would be possible to design some space in there to ensure that multiple light bar brands would work.

at any rate, that thing is sweet.


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We are keeping the other brands in mind with our openings for the light bars :smile great question to bring up!
 

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As we get it all dialed in we will add the full specs.



hmmm... thats a good suggestion :wink

We won't be offering an anodized option on these but if you have someone local to you that can do it we would love to see how it turns out! Anodizing does however fade over time so your investment into going that route might not be money well spent :|

You could have it painted to match your FJ though or just go the powder coating route.
G'day,
Do you ship, flat packed or assembled ?
hmmmmmmm
I know a bloke that can do amazing anodising, and I am not too worried about fading ...... hmmmmmmmm
Looking forward to seeing it up close n personal at summit .....hmmmmm
Thanks
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Baz
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Hmm...........I love it. Problem is I traded the FJ off on a Tundra which it won't fit now. However with a floor and some legs it would make a great coffee table. Although the 40" bar and 4 D2s will probably be a little bright for mood lighting or reading......


Looking great guys!!
 

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Damn, I am pumped pumped pumped. I am going to start saving as soon as I get back to work and start making money. Any idea on how much it will cost all said and done?
 

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Design looks nice and I like the integrated mounting for lighting.

What about mounting things like Hi-Lift jack, shovel, ax? What are the plans for mounting these?
 

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Looks awesome :bigthumb:. If I can afford it and it is at least equal to or lower than OEM then I am in. Group buy for the first run :stickpoke:?
 

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Uhhhhh all I gotta say is: FOR SALE - ARB Full Rack, Charlotte, NC!

Gotta get me one of these bad boys!
 

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Subscribed, love the look! Like the plans for integrated lights. Floor option would be great. Maybe some small clamps, or a channel system to hold lighting wires nice and snug against the rails... Can't wait to see more!
 
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