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Old 01-06-2023, 01:51 PM #1711
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Got my crossbars mounted to factory rails and they're great, RTT mounts very securely and everything survived some 4low obnoxious roads.
LFD even got then to me before Christmas somehow and I was able to make our yearly camping trip happen.
Definitely recommend the wind deflector one too.
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Old 03-02-2023, 06:18 PM #1712
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Yup.
I have 3 ruggedized crossbars but only put 2 on. Even though the Runner is always parked in the garage they have significant rust.
Were those the carbon steel or stainless crossbars?
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Old 03-10-2023, 07:42 AM #1713
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Were those the carbon steel or stainless crossbars?
Steel with black powdercoat.

I ended up getting a Sherpa Crestone roof rack.

Those 4 crossbars are scrap metal now.
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Just wanted to give a shout out to LFD's amazing customer service... I ordered some crossbars for my 4R a couple months back, but had to exchange them for another pair. I've been dealing with Jacob over at LFD and he's been nothing short of awesome. Seriously top notch company!
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Anyone having issues with their Stainless Steel Crossbars ? Bought 2 summer 2022, barely used them and the powder coat is starting to peel off in big chunks.

I am pretty disappointed. Contacted LFD and they just stated the warranty is 30 days on Powder Coat and offered a discount on buying new ones...
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Anyone having issues with their Stainless Steel Crossbars ? Bought 2 summer 2022, barely used them and the powder coat is starting to peel off in big chunks.

I am pretty disappointed. Contacted LFD and they just stated the warranty is 30 days on Powder Coat and offered a discount on buying new ones...
I will go check mine tomorrow. although I just washed/waxed including the roof and I didn't see anything unusual. I do have some chipped off areas from loading my boxes on the roof (and dropping a wrench on them...) but nothing is flaking off or peeling in chunks

what you're experiencing doesn't seem right. I would expect more than 1 year of use out of the powdercoat for the cost of those bars. chipping from loading and putting stuff up there is expected. Even the areas on mine that have chipped are exposed steel and no rust. can you post pictures

I bought mine in winter of 2022
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Just got my LFD Ruggedized Crossbars in black stainless steel mounted. Overall very impressed. Powdercoating looks good and bars are very beefy with no flex when i push on them. The only thing that moves at all are the factory rails. I have about 1/4" between the integrated fairing and the roof so i did not use the edge trim. I have not driven with them on yet and will update if there are any issues.
Couldn't justify a full rack for just some recovery boards and a case. I don't really overland but do hit some light trails from time to time. So will be nice to get some of the gear out of the back.
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really impressed by LFD products and their customer service.
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What type of film protection are you using? Does it come precut? I just installed my LFD bars and wind fairing 3 days ago, I left the rubber strip out as there was enough gap to prevent touch and debris accumulation but now the wind fairing makes a very slight contact with one side of the ridges of the roof causing to rub against the paint. Iím thinking about just using 3 bars for now as Iíll be mounting a couple of ROAM cases.
i layed this down first.. and then put the fairing on top

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I will go check mine tomorrow. although I just washed/waxed including the roof and I didn't see anything unusual. I do have some chipped off areas from loading my boxes on the roof (and dropping a wrench on them...) but nothing is flaking off or peeling in chunks

what you're experiencing doesn't seem right. I would expect more than 1 year of use out of the powdercoat for the cost of those bars. chipping from loading and putting stuff up there is expected. Even the areas on mine that have chipped are exposed steel and no rust. can you post pictures

I bought mine in winter of 2022
Hey thanks for your answer! Yeah I would not be worried about regular use chips and scratches, but the way it is starting to come off is getting me worried. Attached a pic of one side, will try to take a few more when I get back on up there.

LFD stating that it is "not uncommon to see painted metal behave this way when left when left outdoor"... anyway I argued with them and it looks like they will replace them. Communication has been super difficult as they often do not reply to me via online chat and when they do reply it takes hours. I had UPS show up at my door un-announced twice and getting no feedback from LFD on what I am actually supposed to do...

Also haven't found a phone number to contact them. Everybody raving at how good their customer support is but unfortunately I am not having the same experience
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Hey thanks for your answer! Yeah I would not be worried about regular use chips and scratches, but the way it is starting to come off is getting me worried. Attached a pic of one side, will try to take a few more when I get back on up there.

LFD stating that it is "not uncommon to see painted metal behave this way when left when left outdoor"... anyway I argued with them and it looks like they will replace them. Communication has been super difficult as they often do not reply to me via online chat and when they do reply it takes hours. I had UPS show up at my door un-announced twice and getting no feedback from LFD on what I am actually supposed to do...

Also haven't found a phone number to contact them. Everybody raving at how good their customer support is but unfortunately I am not having the same experience
oh that's good youre getting a replacement. In general May is a busy time for these types of shops. people getting out of winter and starting spring builds/upgrades and preparing for the outdoors. that is definitely peeling paint so good for LFD for stepping up. I would expect they want you to send the old bars back and then they will send you new ones
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Mine have done something similar. It's not great, but it is what it is. Powder coating is cheap, brittle, and thin. Any rock or metal strikes will cause it to delaminate, and without a galvanic primer underneath (zinc primer or HDG), it's going to leave the metal unprotected. If mine got super bad I'd pull the sections and repaint them, but I'm sure I'll want a new rack before I see sufficient metal loss due to corrosion.

Moral of the story: powder coating is a shitty choice for steel used off road, but it's what we've got.
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oh that's good youre getting a replacement. In general May is a busy time for these types of shops. people getting out of winter and starting spring builds/upgrades and preparing for the outdoors. that is definitely peeling paint so good for LFD for stepping up. I would expect they want you to send the old bars back and then they will send you new ones
Yeah that make sense, they are probably just super busy. I was finally able to speak to a super nice gentlemen on the phone and they are trying to work out some paperwork issues with UPS and hopefully everything will get sorted out.

They said I will just have to put the old bars back in the box and ship them back once I received the new one. Looks like it will be a happy ending after all.
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