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Old 04-27-2024, 02:28 PM #1
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Sherpa Rack Questions

So im about to pull the trigger on a Sherpa rack but had some last minute questions for those of you who have them.

1. Fairing types... I dont know what roof light bar I want to go with or if ill just skip it. If I went with the short fairing how bad is the wind noise with nothing where the light bar should be? I dont really want to buy a new fairing if I just went with the full height but if its bad enough I will.

2. What light bars have yall found to fit and work well and how did you route the wires to the roof? I see many people tuck them in the windshield strip but didnt know if there was a better way. I am in Arizona around Phoenix so its pretty open desert terrain.

3. Have any of you carried fuel up top? If so what tanks have you had good luck with not leaking and how did you carry them? Ive wanted to carry something like a 5 gallon tank sometimes but didnt have a good way. My 4runner is pretty much stock.

4. Are there any addons you wish you would have just bought when you ordered it?

Thanks for any help and feel free to post a picture of your setup if you want to.
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I would totally recommend the Sherpa roof rack. When I first installed mine, I didn't have my light bar installed for a few weeks. Mind you I didn't do a lot of driving, but I don't recall any wind noise difference between having the light bar installed or not.

If your planning on getting a light bar, I would just get the fairing with the cut out.



As far as light bars, I bought the ExtremeLED 40" dual color light bar as part of a combo, direct through Sherpa. It's cool having both white and amber but you can get a standard light bar. Really just depends on your budget. I had a Heretic Studio 20" light bar on my Tacoma. Super high quality for the price.



As far as wire tucking, I have some wires going tucked against the seal and secured with a strip of gorilla tape on the passenger side. On the drivers side, I used a KC wire hider seal, which is pretty slick:
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I have not mounted a gas tank up there yet. I do have a Rotopax 3 gallon tank that has never leaked on me. I just haven't tried mounting it on the roof yet and not sure I will. To much weight on the roof.

If I know I will be doing some extreme off roading, I will skip running my RTT and either sleep in the 4Runner or use my ground tent and I would be concerned about tipping over. Here's my setup for extreme wheeling.



Was actually pretty glad I didn't have my RTT on when I was last at Tuttle Creek, KS. I kind of got into a pickle.

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