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I wish ARB made a roof rack wind deflector, my roof really cavitates at 70 from the wind deflected back onto it from the front of the rack. Warrior makes one but I don’t know if I want to spend over $100 on a hope that I can make it fit.
 

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I wish ARB made a roof rack wind deflector, my roof really cavitates at 70 from the wind deflected back onto it from the front of the rack. Warrior makes one but I don’t know if I want to spend over $100 on a hope that I can make it fit.

@Thorn661. Yakima doesnt make them any more but the windjammer #618464 is pretty effective at eliminating wind noise. Some places may still have some in stock. The Yakima bars on my wife's Honda Pilot whistle and make noise if I dont run one of these. Fits over 1" round bars which is what the ARB rack looks like to me.

Other than that, you might try the Yakima, Thule fairings, but all it take is just that little wing to disrupt the airflow to eliminate noise/whistle.


https://www.rerack.com/yakima-windjammer/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIoaumwMDN1wIVlv5kCh0g3Q5HEAQYBCABEgI4ZvD_BwE
 

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I wish ARB made a roof rack wind deflector, my roof really cavitates at 70 from the wind deflected back onto it from the front of the rack. Warrior makes one but I don’t know if I want to spend over $100 on a hope that I can make it fit.
I just ordered an ARB full rack and was worried about the same thing. I called them and they said that they do make one, I can't remember the part number but the msrp is 110. I think I'll be picking one up if I don't end up putting lights on it.
 

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Another consideration I wish I had when I bought a roof rack was that the Baja rack I ended up with is steel and weighs 75 lbs. If I would have went with something like the Prinsu which I think is close to 50 lbs I would have been better off weight wise because trust me, you can feel that much weight difference up high with no swaybars. :lol:

Then again I've had my rack against trees and scratched the powder coat, not sure an aluminum rack would have held up the same. Overall I'm still happy with the Baja Flat rack, its just too easy for me to store too much on top and get it a little tippy so I've been trying to cut some weight up top.
 

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I just ordered an ARB full rack and was worried about the same thing. I called them and they said that they do make one, I can't remember the part number but the msrp is 110. I think I'll be picking one up if I don't end up putting lights on it.
Better have a look at the ARB deflector because it doesn’t do what you think it will.

The Warrior deflector will be better for your application IMO. Dimensions are about right and it would only require slight modifications to the ARB. I realize this may not be your cup of tea but I just don’t think the ARB deflector is worthwhile, they don’t deflect wind from the underside and that’s the important part.

I’ll be adding a sweet snorkel soon and after that I’ll fashion my own deflector from 10 gauge steel or aluminum that will form fit around the snorkel to kill the noise and cavitation.
 

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Another consideration I wish I had when I bought a roof rack was that the Baja rack I ended up with is steel and weighs 75 lbs. If I would have went with something like the Prinsu which I think is close to 50 lbs I would have been better off weight wise because trust me, you can feel that much weight difference up high with no swaybars. :lol:

Then again I've had my rack against trees and scratched the powder coat, not sure an aluminum rack would have held up the same. Overall I'm still happy with the Baja Flat rack, its just too easy for me to store too much on top and get it a little tippy so I've been trying to cut some weight up top.
The Baja flat rack is awesome, I just carry too much gear with family to have to worry about securing it to a flat. I usually throw totes and tent up top, strap it and blast down the interstate at 85 or drag it through tree limbs on the trails, I’ve thought about the Gobi stealth but I just can’t justify the coin this season.

This reminds me I need to take my rear sway bar off this weekend. :grin
 

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Thanks for the comparison chart! I like the looks of the factory one. But the "drop in" ones have caught my attention.
Also I still have my '08 Tundra so not plannin on doin a lot of hauling with my FJ.
 

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Here's a new rack to add to the list.

Aluminum Low Profile Rack by P&P Engineering.
This is the first prototype. They are about done and ready to start taking orders.



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Looks good. Looks like a knockoff of the Prinsu Rack with a bit of the AllPro vibe with the rear piece. Are those stainless fasteners and does that hardware come with the rack? Is it using black anodized 80/20 alum cross bars like the Prinsu?

What kind of price point are we looking at for this rack? Have a url or link for their webpage?

Lastly, any relationship or financial interest with P&P Engineering?
 

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Looks good. Looks like a knockoff of the Prinsu Rack with a bit of the AllPro vibe with the rear piece. Are those stainless fasteners and does that hardware come with the rack? Is it using black anodized 80/20 alum cross bars like the Prinsu?

What kind of price point are we looking at for this rack? Have a url or link for their webpage?

Lastly, any relationship or financial interest with P&P Engineering?
Thanks, I like how it's low profile, modular, and has the rear light panel. I told them what I wanted and this was the end result. They are adding it to their lineup of FJ products. I love it. The hardware on this rack is zinc coated, but stainless steel hardware is an option. It does use black anodized 80/20 crossbars. Last I talked to them they are trying to meet a target price between $850-$900 shipped. They did mention they will be updating their website soon with all their new Toyota products and prices here soon. I have no financial ties to P&P Engineering. I'm not being paid or receiving anything for posting stuff. I'm posting because I am happy with their quality and craftsmanship. I'm a customer. I have other work done by them on my FJ and list of other stuff I want them to do. They are a small shop close to me that does excellent work.

http://engineeringpp.com they have an Instagram and facebook page as well.

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Finally added Expedition One to the comparison and an obscure company from Venezuela called Ecotechne. I will try to get more info from them on their rack since info is sparse.
 

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Finally added Expedition One to the comparison and an obscure company from Venezuela called Ecotechne. I will try to get more info from them on their rack since info is sparse.
FYI...our 4Runner brethren are way ahead of us on this company (as you would expect given the huge volume of 4Runners).

There is a 101 page thread with almost 1900 posts related to an Ecotechne Roof Rack Group buy:

https://www.toyota-4runner.org/group-buys/231393-ecotechne-roof-rack-group-buy.html

Not sure I would want anything to do with a Venezuelan company given the economic/socialist meltdown that is going on there now.
 

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FYI...our 4Runner brethren are way ahead of us on this company (as you would expect given the huge volume of 4Runners).

There is a 101 page thread with almost 1900 posts related to an Ecotechne Roof Rack Group buy:

https://www.toyota-4runner.org/group-buys/231393-ecotechne-roof-rack-group-buy.html

Not sure I would want anything to do with a Venezuelan company given the economic/socialist meltdown that is going on there now.
Definitely something to keep in mind.

Yeah the 4Runner crowd seems to be rocking a lot more of their roof racks but they emailed me back with some new info about their roof racks that I included on the comparison, including photos of their new rack since the photos that are on the site are actually of their old rack. It actually ins't a bad looking product, and the price listed is with the rack shipped. So it really isn't outlandish at all of a possibility.

Hopefully now that I got this info listed up they will see a little more FJ business as their website is sort of sparse on info.
 

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Thanks, I like how it's low profile, modular, and has the rear light panel. I told them what I wanted and this was the end result. They are adding it to their lineup of FJ products. I love it. The hardware on this rack is zinc coated, but stainless steel hardware is an option. It does use black anodized 80/20 crossbars. Last I talked to them they are trying to meet a target price between $850-$900 shipped. They did mention they will be updating their website soon with all their new Toyota products and prices here soon. I have no financial ties to P&P Engineering. I'm not being paid or receiving anything for posting stuff. I'm posting because I am happy with their quality and craftsmanship. I'm a customer. I have other work done by them on my FJ and list of other stuff I want them to do. They are a small shop close to me that does excellent work.

P&P Engineering | Design, Fabrication, and Engineering Services they have an Instagram and facebook page as well.

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That is a straight up ripoff of the Prinsu rack.
 
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