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Best roof rack?

I知 sure this has probably already been asked on her but I知 curious to see opinions on the best roof rack for my 4th gen. Any opinions are appreciated. Thanks.
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I'd recommend Gobi & Perkins, but there are plenty of other options out there too.
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Checked out gobi which is quite pricey. Are they worth it?
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Also should I get a full rack to replace the oem roof rails? Or just a basket style that mounts to oem rails? How strong are the oem roof rails?
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I知 sure this has probably already been asked on her but I知 curious to see opinions on the best roof rack for my 4th gen. Any opinions are appreciated. Thanks.
1st and best option imo is 4th Gen 4Runner Roof Rack | 2003-2009 4Runner | Sherpa Equipment Co. — Sherpa Equipment Company I run this one personally and love it.

Prinsu is another brand, along with Victory 4x4. They all make similar styles. Utilizing 80/20 Tslot extruded aluminum cross bars for ultimate modularity.

Doing a style of rack like this drastically increases strength over stock components
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I’m liking that Sherpa! Thanks!
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I only have experience with Prinsu, on both my 4th and 5th gens. I definitely have liked them from the beginning. Very easy to customize and organize!
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Gobi and ones like it are around 80 lbs. Newer aluminum ones are much lighter and strong enough for anything practical.
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Thanks for all the input so far!
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This is a topic that I have been pondering for a couple of weeks now.

What do you all suggest; that is under $500, is appropriate for vehicles with a sunroof, possibly installed with one person, etc?

I have a 2006 4Runner Limited, and from what I see of the full roof models, they would cover the sliding sunroof (would the sunroof still be able to open), and the half models (that allow for the sliding sunroof) look kinda funky.
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This is a topic that I have been pondering for a couple of weeks now.

What do you all suggest; that is under $500, is appropriate for vehicles with a sunroof, possibly installed with one person, etc?

I have a 2006 4Runner Limited, and from what I see of the full roof models, they would cover the sliding sunroof (would the sunroof still be able to open), and the half models (that allow for the sliding sunroof) look kinda funky.
I have the full length Sherpa Princeton rack on my 2006, No problems opening the sunroof. though IIRC it's about $800. Install took about 1 day but that was because I dropped one of the stock clip brackets into my headliner and needed to fish it out.

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This is a topic that I have been pondering for a couple of weeks now.

What do you all suggest; that is under $500, is appropriate for vehicles with a sunroof, possibly installed with one person, etc?

I have a 2006 4Runner Limited, and from what I see of the full roof models, they would cover the sliding sunroof (would the sunroof still be able to open), and the half models (that allow for the sliding sunroof) look kinda funky.
My Sherpa allows for the sunroof to operate in both all positions possible regardless of cross bar configuration. If having a cross bar above the sunroof impeding your view bothers you, you can always just slide it forward or aft the sunroof. It is not sub $500, but you will have a hard time finding one that is! Also I did mine by myself in a few hours, going VERY slow, as to not mess up anything during install.
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I don't have personal experience with either but know people who have both and would go with Victory 4x4 or Sherpa. They seem to have the best build quality and customer service overall, I will be going with one or the other soon.

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I知 definitely leaning towards Sherpa or Victory 4x4. I didn稚 really want aluminum but after seeing that their load capabilities are the same as the steel at half the weight it might be the way to go.
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I知 definitely leaning towards Sherpa or Victory 4x4. I didn稚 really want aluminum but after seeing that their load capabilities are the same as the steel at half the weight it might be the way to go.
I知 leaning towards Sherpa as well.
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