4Runner Roof Rack | 3rd, 4th, & 5th Gen (96+)
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- CNC cut and formed from 3/16" aluminum (steel mounting brackets) with extruded aluminum rails
- Easy bolt together installation
- No drilling required
- Available with or without 40" lightbar cutout (light bar option on full length rack only)
- Lightbar cutout version includes light bar mounting brackets
- Cutout fairing designed for 41.25" max lens housing width single row LED light bar. Up to 43.5" (mounting stud width) bar will fit with our mounts, but trimming of the fairing will be required
- Milled T-nut access points
- Sunroof tilt and sliding function works with racks
- Fairing Edge Trim Included
- Hardware Included
- Black stainless hardware available, see related products
- Made in the USA
- Free shipping!
- This roof rack system allows for mounting almost anything, freeing up valuable cargo space for other trip essentials. Comes coated with a 2 stage satin textured black powdercoat over durable zinc primer finish.
Rack sits 2.5" above the highest point of the roof (center point).
We recommend using paint protection film under the front and rear fairings, where they contact the vehicle. This will prevent dirt and debris from scratching the paint over time.
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121 Questions asked on 4Runner Roof Rack | 3rd, 4th, & 5th Gen (96+) •
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Q Bob • 03/25/2020, 9:08:09 PM Can you tell me the capacity of the rack, while driving and parked. Ty
A 04/06/2020, 1:46:00 PM Toyota rates the 4Runner roof with a factory rack at "Max load 165 lbs evenly distributed." Our rack itself can handle significantly more weight than that, and we've had 250 lbs dynamic weight on it without issue, static capacity is certainly well above that. All these weight will be at your discretion as they are above Toyota "recommended" capacities. If you need more information please contact us directly at [email protected]
Q Jordan • 03/26/2020, 8:46:22 AM How does the factory factory rail length work out with roof top tents or 270 degree awnings? Will most accessories work with the rails such as bicycle fork mounts?
A 04/17/2020, 5:09:59 PM Both lengths racks work great with all of those things. The full length rack just gives you room for more than a standard size RTT.
Q Jonathan Stein • 04/02/2020, 1:08:29 PM Do you need to use your cross bars to install? If so, how many cross bars for half and full rack?
A 04/06/2020, 2:43:37 PM The 3/4 rack comes with 5 bars, the full length comes with 8. Yes, the rack is designed around our specific cross bars.
Q AARON M LUCAS • 04/07/2020, 1:06:40 AM If I wanted to order the lightbar cutout front fairing after the fact, could I?
A 04/17/2020, 5:09:59 PM You would have to call us, but yes it is available separately.
Q BRANDON • 04/07/2020, 4:16:59 PM WOULD THIS BE COMPATIBLE WITH A SMITTYBILT OVERLANDER TENT? OR WOULD THERE BE A WAY TO GET A RACK MADE SO THAT THE CROSSBARS ARE EVEN WITH THE SIDE RAILS FOR THE TENT TO SET LEVEL?
A 04/17/2020, 5:09:59 PM That tent mounts pretty universally, so it should fit fine.
Q WILLIAM ALEXANDER • 04/12/2020, 7:19:44 PM Will the full-sized rach fit on a 202 with a moonroof
A 04/17/2020, 6:07:22 PM Yes, no problems.
Q Jay • 04/14/2020, 9:33:02 AM What size are the accessory slots on the rails for adding hardware and different accessories?
A 04/17/2020, 6:47:30 PM The slots are 1" apart, accept 1/4" hardware, and run the width of the rack.
Q Ryan Daniel • 04/14/2020, 5:03:15 PM What is the length of the cross bars?
A 04/17/2020, 6:52:23 PM Right around 47"
Q Andrew L. MacLaggan • 04/15/2020, 9:55:39 PM How much does the rack weigh?
A 04/17/2020, 6:47:30 PM Around 50 lbs for the full rack, 40 lbs for the standard rack.
Q john choi • 04/22/2020, 8:06:58 PM Does the newest version of this rack come with the front mount that sits inside to drip rail and not the roofLLP
A 04/23/2020, 4:41:41 PM Yes it does, that is the standard mount now.
Q Thao Moua • 05/09/2020, 12:49:01 PM Can I use a full rack, even if I have a sun/moon roof? And also, will it still allow enough height to operate and use the sun/moon with it installed. I know it seems like a dumb question, but I really like the full rack look over the half rack.
A 05/11/2020, 2:36:52 PM Yes, you still will have full operation of the factory sunroof with either rack.
Q Thomas H. • 05/17/2020, 10:36:48 AM Could you provide part numbers or links to the recommended tape and sealant?
A 05/19/2020, 2:35:51 PM On the tape just search the web for 3M Scotchgard Clear Paint Protection Bulk Film. It comes in various widths and lenghts. 1" or 2" wide by 5 feet will be plenty, but you can always cut down larger sizes. On the sealant we like Permatex Ultra Black, also available in various sized tubes.
Q Anthony Coggins • 05/28/2020, 9:15:17 PM I have a Yakima Skybox 21. Two questions...can I safely attach it to this rack? Also, is it possible to attach it far enough forward to where it will not stop the tail gate from opening fully? Thank! Anthony 2014 4Runner Limited
A 06/01/2020, 10:08:59 AM Not sure if the Yakima clamps would work with the roof clearance, but there is probably a safe way to bolt the box directly to the aluminum rails. Maybe Yakima has information on surface mounting their products? If the box fits up there now, no reason it won't using our rack over the factory one.
Q Grant • 05/31/2020, 8:33:36 PM Hi there! Can you please provide the width and thickness of the crossbars? Thanks!
A 06/01/2020, 10:08:59 AM They are 1 x 2"
Q Daniel Rosenthal • 06/04/2020, 1:08:17 PM (1) I have Thule system on my sedan. I was wondering if those bicycle and kayak specific parts can be mounted on the Victory 4Runner roof rack. (2) It really works with the sunroof?! (3) How about the sharkfin? Any experience with radio/GPS reception with the Victory rack? Thank you! -dan
A 06/04/2020, 4:49:51 PM The Thule stuff isn't directly compatible with the crossbars of our racks. Customers have creatively mated them together in various ways though. Yes, it works with the sunroof. It physically fits fine with the sharkfin, although the back fairing can effect signal in some circumstances.
Q Lee • 06/04/2020, 7:00:55 PM What is the dynamic and static weight rating to the full size roof rack?
A 06/05/2020, 3:02:09 PM Toyota rates the 4Runner roof with a factory rack at "Max load 165 lbs evenly distributed." Our rack itself can handle significantly more weight than that, and we've had 250 lbs dynamic weight on it without issue, static capacity is certainly well above that. All these weight will be at your discretion as they are above Toyota "recommended" capacities. If you need more information please contact us directly at [email protected]
Q Trevor • 06/07/2020, 11:35:45 AM Will the full rack work with a sunroof and the sunroof still be functional?
A 06/10/2020, 4:43:34 PM Yes the sunroof is still functional.
Q Amir Yazdi • 06/09/2020, 4:58:16 PM Are these compatible with roof boxes (ie Thule Flow 606?)
A 06/10/2020, 4:43:34 PM If the roof box can mount to a flat surface, they usually will work with some extra hardware. Sorry we don't have experience doing this however.
Q Brett J Ratell • 06/12/2020, 11:27:44 AM How does the powdercoating hold up to Michigan winters?
A 06/16/2020, 10:12:23 AM Holds up fantastic.
Q Cody • 06/20/2020, 11:18:34 AM What is the overall height of the rack? Trying to see how much taller the top of the vehicle will be after adding the rack.
A 06/24/2020, 5:36:22 PM The top of the rack is right about 2.5" above the surface of the roof when installed.
Q Kevin • 06/24/2020, 6:17:40 AM The holes that run along the sides of your rack, what is the round about dimensions of those holes? I ask as I'm looking to install side lights behind them.
A 06/24/2020, 5:36:22 PM They all vary slightly and are not completely rectangular. Surface mount lights would work better.
Q Tony • 06/27/2020, 2:19:56 AM Can you please provide some pics of the standard rack on the 4runner I want to see how it looks
A 07/01/2020, 10:08:43 AM The photos in the slides above are all we currently have.
Q Keith • 06/29/2020, 8:35:34 PM How long is the full rack?
A 07/01/2020, 10:08:43 AM It has about 86" of usable length.
Q David • 07/02/2020, 9:31:27 PM What is the width of the 4th Gen 4Runner fack? Can I fit a full width piece of plywood on it? How far below the side rails do the crossbars sit?
A 07/07/2020, 2:39:07 PM They are 47" wide, they are .5" below the side rails.
Q Alejandro • 07/06/2020, 4:43:42 PM What are the assembled dimensions of the 4Runner 5th gen full rack?
A 07/07/2020, 2:39:07 PM Roughly 88 x 47
Q Todd • 07/13/2020, 3:32:47 PM How long is the factory length version?
A 07/15/2020, 1:48:15 PM Approximately 58" at the base of the rack.
Q Matt • 07/14/2020, 4:36:42 PM What is the overall highest point of the rack, fairing included from the top of the body? If stock body height is 71.5 inches what would the highest measurement be?
A 07/15/2020, 1:48:15 PM Rack sits 2.5" above the highest point of the roof (center point).
Q Tony • 07/16/2020, 10:24:15 PM What is the racks weight?
A 07/21/2020, 11:32:11 AM Weight: 49 (lbs)
Q Florin • 07/18/2020, 6:48:54 PM For a 2020 4Runner, can the roof rack cross bars be easily removed so that if I prefer to have un obstructed sunroof view or access the items on the rack through the sunroof - from the car?
A 07/21/2020, 11:32:11 AM You can unbolt them, but you would change the load capacity of the rack. We recommend using the rack with all the crossbars installed.
Q LS • 07/24/2020, 9:28:51 AM I installed the rack and the front feet do not come anywhere close to the "gutter" track like the install video shows. It looks like they are completely different from the ones in the video and sit on the roof itself. Is this a new design?
A 08/05/2020, 11:01:24 AM Please contact customer service at [email protected]
Q Greg • 08/04/2020, 0:03:29 AM I have a 2007 Limited 4th gen 4 Runner with a stock roof rack that has about .25" clearance as I drive into my garage. Is this rack equal to or lower in height than what I have. I understand that your rack is 2.5 inches from the highest point of the roof but I need to be 100% confident before purchasing.
A 08/05/2020, 11:51:45 AM We wouldn't risk it if you are that close.
Q Fred Capati • 08/13/2020, 1:36:00 AM What's the recommended torque in tightening the bolts?
A 08/14/2020, 9:30:53 AM 60-70 inch-pounds (in∙lb) should be fine on everything.
Q Jude Y. • 08/16/2020, 1:57:51 AM I have a Gobi ladder on my 2020 4runner, does this work with it or do I have to do some modifications?
A 08/18/2020, 11:15:37 AM There may be some contact between the items with the hatch fully opened.
Q Daniel Pokrop • 08/16/2020, 11:45:05 PM I have a 2020 4Runner with moonroof. I’d prefer the full length rack, although it would likely impede the moonroof. Would it be possible to leave out the crossbars above the moonroof for daily driving, and install them only for trips where I’d need to use the full rack space?
A 08/18/2020, 11:15:37 AM The moonroof functions fine with the full rack.
Q Carlos • 08/22/2020, 3:14:19 PM Is the roof rack substantially increase noise when on the highway with the light cutout? Does this rack come with any noise reduction trim?
A 08/26/2020, 10:01:29 AM The rack does come with noise reduction trim. The added noise from the rack is negligible.
Q Anthony • 09/03/2020, 8:25:49 PM Can the factory length 4runner rack fit a GX460? If not can a factory length rack be made for it?
A 09/09/2020, 3:00:07 PM It won't work with the GX. We only offer the full length racks for the GX at this time.
Q Zen Mayhugh • 09/09/2020, 12:46:47 PM Do you sell or recommend specific cargo boxes?
A 09/09/2020, 3:00:07 PM We do not sell or recommend any specific boxes, no.
Q Andrew • 09/18/2020, 12:01:12 PM How do you mount kayak mounts to this rack?
A 09/24/2020, 11:01:43 AM Either by bolting universal J-mounts to the rails, or by just laying the kayaks on foam on top of the rack and strapping them down.
Q Nate Paul • 09/23/2020, 5:08:20 PM Would I still be able to tilt up the sunroof on my 08 4runner with the full rack? I'm assuming opening it wouldn't be a problem since in stays within the body of the car.
A 09/24/2020, 11:01:43 AM Yes, tilting the sunroof is no problem.
Q Anthony • 10/01/2020, 12:28:20 PM Can this rack be installed to a 2019 highlander?
A 10/01/2020, 1:40:01 PM No
Q Joe • 10/17/2020, 5:37:34 PM Do you recommend ski racks that will work with the roof rack?
A 10/20/2020, 7:03:20 PM We have found many Yakima mounts work. The only issue could possibly be clearance between the bottom of the clamp and the roof, but usually this is easily worked around by moving the mounts toward the outside of the rack.
Q Ramses • 10/29/2020, 0:48:19 AM Hi this might be a dumb question, but if I have a sunroof would a full rack be a good choice or would I be better with a shorty? Like if you get a full rack do you just not put the bars where the sun roof is?
A 11/03/2020, 4:03:33 PM The sunroof operates fine with the full rack. Just be mindful of loading the bar above the sunroof as it is possible to flex it if it's loaded all by itself with an accessory.
Q Matt Stuart • 11/26/2020, 12:44:14 PM What are the dimensions of the rectangle cut outs on the side rails?
A 11/30/2020, 5:04:51 PM They vary from 4 x ~1 to 4 x ~2.25"
Q Kenny • 12/07/2020, 10:11:23 AM Do I need the RTT mounts in order to install my tent, or can I mount it directly to the cross bars?
A 12/09/2020, 4:56:08 PM You can mount directly to the crossbars, yes. It really just depends on your tent hardware.
Q Philip • 12/10/2020, 9:56:38 PM In the photos it looks like the 4th gen version only has 7 cross bars. Is that the case or do both full racks have 8 cross bars?
A 12/14/2020, 2:50:32 PM Correct, the 4th Gen has 7 crossbars, the 5th Gen has 8.
Q Robert • 12/19/2020, 4:56:34 PM Why is the price listed at $699 on the ALL PRODUCTS page but when I click to see the product the price jumps to $899?
A 12/23/2020, 5:37:41 PM The 5th gen standard length with no lightbar fairing is $699 (V4RRK-5G-S-0-PC) The price increases from there with options.
Q Alex • 12/20/2020, 9:55:21 PM What are the dimensions of the standard rack?
A 12/23/2020, 5:37:41 PM Roughly 47" x 53" on top.
Q Quan • 12/29/2020, 8:48:02 PM Do you sell the front fairing separately in case I decide to mount a light bar up top in the future?
A 12/30/2020, 5:10:18 PM Yes, but you would need to call to order.
Q Jay M • 01/16/2021, 0:45:17 AM What are crossbars width and height?
A 01/20/2021, 10:08:39 AM They are 1 x 2"
Q James • 02/08/2021, 1:09:21 AM How does this rack work with the stock shark fin satellite antenna? will it antifear with the signal?
A 02/08/2021, 11:48:56 AM The rack clears the shark fin. We have not heard of any issues with satellite signal with the rack itself. Obviously anything you put on it can cause issues.
Q DARREN KEITHLEY • 02/10/2021, 1:18:40 PM WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS OF THIS ROOF RACK.
A 02/15/2021, 12:52:47 PM The full rack is ~87" on top by 47 wide, the stock length rack is ~53" on top by 47" wide.
Q Alex Last • 02/10/2021, 5:10:14 PM What are the dimensions of the cross bars and side rails for a full length 4th gen 4Runner Rack?
A 02/15/2021, 12:52:47 PM The full rack is ~87" on top by 47 wide.
Q Reid • 02/12/2021, 0:01:59 AM How far apart are the crossbars on the full roof rack when measuring from the center point of each crossbar?
A 02/15/2021, 12:52:47 PM Roughly 11"
Q Brandon • 02/21/2021, 3:48:45 PM Are there any issues with taking the car through a car wash with the roof rack?
A 02/22/2021, 11:06:37 AM You'll want to take it through a touchless wash and just make sure your vehicle isn't above the wash's height limit.
Q Justin • 02/23/2021, 6:46:11 PM On the 2021 4 runner will the rack fit with the shark fin with out making adjustments to the fin
A 02/26/2021, 10:24:04 AM Yes, no adjustment required.
Q Jamie Diaz • 02/23/2021, 7:40:58 PM I know that y'all sell rack lights, but is the roof rack compatible with other brands like Baja?
A 02/26/2021, 10:57:13 AM We now sell Baja Designs lights! The rack will work no problem with the 40" Baja light bar. victory4x4.com/product/7040XX.html
Q Emilio • 02/25/2021, 2:23:26 AM Are there any mounts that can attach to the sides and back of the rack to install scene lights? Looking to get amber and the lights cannot sit higher than the rack due to clearance issues
A 03/01/2021, 3:13:17 PM We offer a light kit, but it's white not amber. VRKLED
Q Matt • 02/25/2021, 7:06:49 AM What parts to you have that will help to securely mount a kayak to the full length roof rack?
A 03/01/2021, 3:13:17 PM You can clamp many universal kayak J mounts around the rails on our rack.
Q Jackson Rothman • 02/28/2021, 1:31:04 PM Can I go through a car wash after the rack is on or will it damage it?
A 03/01/2021, 3:13:17 PM Spinny, grabby car washes can be risky. Touchless is fine.
Q Chris • 03/10/2021, 0:29:24 AM This might be a dumb question, but is there an easy/effective way to load up luggage/pelican cases on this rack? Or are separate accessories required?
A 03/16/2021, 3:46:53 PM A custom mounting solution would be needed to mount cases. Many customers drill holes in the bottoms and bolt them directly to the rack crossbars. Or you may be able to come up with a system to clamp around the bars.
Q Kassie fangrunner • 03/13/2021, 10:38:30 AM Can I purchase the gaskets please? Having a leaking problem
A 03/16/2021, 3:46:53 PM Please contact our customer service team at [email protected] and we can help.
Q Dustin • 03/13/2021, 11:18:55 PM What would it take to make the 4th gen 4Runner rack compatible with a 5th gen 4Runner? Don’t quite want to let my V8 4th gen go yet, but I will at some point, and would prefer to not need to re-purchase.
A 03/16/2021, 3:46:53 PM The mounting and profiles are different between the two.
Q John • 03/18/2021, 10:29:44 AM Does the lightbar cutout only fit this one Baja lightbar or will it fit other brands?
A 03/22/2021, 6:22:06 PM It will fit other brands that meet these specs: Cutout fairing designed for 41.25" max lens housing width single row LED light bar. Up to 43.5" (mounting stud width) bar will fit with our mounts, but trimming of the fairing will be required
Q David • 03/19/2021, 3:56:56 PM Does this rack fit 2002 4runner? If not do you guys have anything that fits 2002 4runner?
A 03/22/2021, 6:22:06 PM 3rd gen rack is coming very soon!
Q Ryan • 03/21/2021, 5:33:52 PM Does the full length roof rack still allow you to fully use the sunroof?
A 03/22/2021, 6:22:06 PM Yes.
Q Sam Lawless • 03/23/2021, 3:13:54 PM Does this rack of increased wind noise or decrease fuel economy and if so by how much?
A 04/02/2021, 1:31:55 PM It slightly does both. We don't have a precise amount for you, however.
Q John Haller • 03/24/2021, 9:03:03 AM Will this work or be compatible with a Kayak carrier like a Yakima or Thule, etc?
A 04/02/2021, 1:31:55 PM Most universal kayak carriers will clamp to the rack bars, yes.
Q Garyn Shuler • 04/06/2021, 9:27:07 PM The hardware appears to be silver. Do you have black hardware as an option?
A 04/12/2021, 1:13:17 PM https://www.victory4x4.com/product/046-0061.html
Q Steve • 04/22/2021, 8:31:16 AM Will there be any issues using this to hold Whitetail Deer? Assuming 100#/deer and driving off road. How many could it hold without worrying about it ripping off or bending? What is the impact rating? AKA throwing the Deer up on top of the truck. Can it handle it?
A 04/28/2021, 5:52:40 PM We haven't yet rated this system for the impact loads of hunters yeeting deer onto it.
Q Alexis C. • 04/22/2021, 10:55:07 PM Does the full rack allow the back hatch to open all the way and also with a ladder?
A 04/28/2021, 5:52:40 PM Yes.
Q Drazen • 04/23/2021, 3:19:30 AM How long is the 3rd gen full length rack ?
A 04/28/2021, 6:16:52 PM Top of the rack is roughly 79"
Q JP • 04/28/2021, 7:52:11 AM the full rack for a 5th Gen uses the factory mounts. What supports the front where there are no factory mounts?
A 04/28/2021, 5:26:15 PM The front mounts on the 5th gen full rack are sloted into the rain rails and held down by the middle mount.
Q Jorge Morales • 04/28/2021, 8:14:38 PM I bought the full roof rack with light bar cut out. I did not purchase the light bar Victory sells due to tight budget for now, and the light bar I installed seems to be making a loud humming noise once my speed goes above 60mph. Any suggestions or ideas to get rid of that while I save up for the Baja lights?
A 05/05/2021, 1:00:12 PM You can check to see if the fins on the back of your bar are making this noise by strategically covering them in duct tape as a test.
Q scott • 05/05/2021, 10:38:46 PM do you have a model in stock for the 3rd generation 4runner that is 3/4 size and doesn’t have rails over the sunroof? also is there no ladder for the 3rd gen model?
A 05/12/2021, 2:02:55 PM We only offer one length in the 3rd gen model. No ladder yet for the 3rd gens.
Q Shiv • 05/24/2021, 10:28:52 PM The answer to the deer question is by far the best. YEET!
A 06/04/2021, 10:30:55 AM Haha
Q fabian • 05/25/2021, 3:08:12 AM Could this roof rack be able to hold a 285 70 65 tire on top?
A 06/04/2021, 10:30:55 AM Yes, our Universal Tire Mount (UNI-TM) will bolt on our Roof Rack Accessory Mount (VRKACM) then to the rack.
Q Jamie Diaz • 05/31/2021, 1:52:03 PM Can I order the wind deflector with the lightbar cut out with the standard rack?
A 06/04/2021, 10:30:55 AM Sorry, we don't have that designed. It would be pretty short to accommodate the light and would mostly just light up your roof that far back.
Q Mona Bachmann • 06/10/2021, 8:38:10 PM Can you powder coat this rack a custom color (white)? Alternatively, can you sell it either with bare aluminum, or with the primer coat, so that I can get it coated myself?
A 06/11/2021, 3:00:33 PM We only offer the racks powder coated black at this time.
Q Jason • 06/15/2021, 10:51:25 AM What are the min and max heights between the 4Runner roof and the crossbars?
A 06/25/2021, 12:04:58 PM In the center of the bars the min is around an 1" and the max is around 2" clearance to the roof.
Q Matthew lich • 06/18/2021, 9:24:52 PM What brand of awning would you suggest to match up and mount?Also do you offer any awnings yet?
A 06/25/2021, 11:39:28 AM We don't offer any, but we do like the Free Spirit Recreation awnings.
Q Jared • 06/30/2021, 3:15:48 PM What is the current lead time on a full length 4th Gen rack
A 07/08/2021, 1:33:12 PM Current lead times are always available at https://www.victory4x4.com/LEADTIMES.html
Q Huynh La • 07/12/2021, 9:12:50 PM Can I install the RacksBrax quick release awning brackets directly to this roof rack? If not, can I install a L bracket and install the RackBrax to it or I have to buy the awning accessory from you for me to be able to install it?
A 07/23/2021, 10:58:16 AM Our awning brackets look they would work for sure, a standard L bracket may work as well, but we haven't tested those removable awning mounts ourselves at the shop.
Q Charles • 07/18/2021, 1:37:54 PM I have a question regarding weight support. I would like to attach a flat plate (like your accessory plate) to use as a seating platform for photography. Would the rack support a 200lb man seated across a few cross bars. I read Toyota static and dynamic weight stuff but I cant say I know how that translates to what Im trying to accomplish. Thanks.
A 07/23/2021, 11:15:25 AM Yeah, that would likely not be an issue. We would mount the plate nearest to the side for the most capacity.
Q Amanda • 07/29/2021, 11:03:32 AM With the full length roof rack do you have to drill additional holes in the front? SR5P 2017.
A 08/12/2021, 4:01:01 PM You do not. Our front mounts sit in the rain rail and work as a friction fit.
Q Brian Houchens • 08/02/2021, 1:06:08 AM I’m getting a tepui autana 3 which has a packed dimension of 56x48x12. Will the standard length rack accommodate that tent? Thanks!
A 08/12/2021, 4:01:01 PM Should be fine, you may have to use our our tent riser mounts (VRKRTT) for clearance as the tent will hang over slightly in the front our rear.
Q Grant • 08/05/2021, 9:33:29 AM We want to carry a full size open canoe on the roof. We usually carry it upside down resting on the gunwale and it overhangs front and rear, would the full length rack be able to support this? Looking at the pictures it seems the the forward most cross bar sits above the fairing but im not so sure at the rear. 2018 4runner.
A 08/12/2021, 4:01:01 PM Full length would work well. We recommend securing a boat that long to the front and rear of the vehicle as well. They can generate a lot of lift in the right conditions.
Q Margaret Drumsta • 08/22/2021, 1:58:38 PM Are there any specific brands of tents that work best (or not at all) with the full rack installed?
A 09/02/2021, 3:39:52 PM We've had good luck with Freespirit tents, but our customers run a wide range of brands.
Q Luke • 10/06/2021, 2:25:00 PM I recently purchased this rack and it comes with 4 rubber sort of feet that look as if they slot into the side rails. What is the recommended use of these pieces?
A 10/07/2021, 2:56:58 PM The rubber feet are used in the front two mounts on the 5th Gen 4Runner only.
Q Johnny • 10/15/2021, 0:14:57 AM What kind of aluminum is this made of? And is the ladder rack made from the same type of aluminum?
A 10/18/2021, 12:38:09 PM 5052 aluminum. Yes, they are the same type of aluminum.
Q Robert Williams • 10/20/2021, 3:44:15 PM What are the dimensions for the light bar cut out on the 3rd gen roof rack?
A 10/28/2021, 11:48:20 AM Cutout fairing designed for 41.25" max lens housing width single row LED light bar. Up to 43.5" (mounting stud width) bar will fit with our mounts, but trimming of the fairing will be required
Q Marc • 10/21/2021, 4:27:36 PM Can the 4th gen rack be installed on a 5th gen 4runner? Are the mounting locations identical?
A 10/25/2021, 11:40:50 AM It can not, mounting locations are different.
Q Byron • 10/30/2021, 1:05:17 PM Do you still have full functionality of the sunroof with the standard (short) rack?
A 11/01/2021, 10:53:41 AM Yes, you do.
Q Sam • 12/10/2021, 7:56:01 AM Does the wind faring have to removed on the 3/4 rack to be able to fully use a moon roof for a 4Runner?
A 12/13/2021, 9:37:12 AM It does not. The moon roof will work with the rack installed.
Q Francisco • 12/27/2021, 3:42:57 AM Fits for 4runner trd off road 2022? Are the lights incorporated into the price?
A 12/27/2021, 8:58:20 AM Yes, it does fit. Lights are not included.
Q Daisy arellano • 02/02/2022, 10:58:36 AM Is the full rack compatible with the westcott designs rear ladder? Will i have a problem fully opening the door?
A 02/02/2022, 11:56:42 AM Yes it is.
Q Gavin Vandegrift • 03/18/2022, 10:01:46 PM I have the exact roof rack on my 93 second gen fourrunner why wouldn’t it mount the same as the 3rd gen?
A 04/04/2022, 10:16:41 AM They are different and have different mounting locations.
Q Lopez • 03/19/2022, 7:24:53 PM Is this rack a good option if your intended use it to tie down cargo like luggage, pelican boxes, etc.? I see that there are openings on the side rails so I just want to clarify the intended use for it overall.
A 03/21/2022, 8:59:59 AM Absolutely! Lots of places to attach bungee cords, cargo nets, or tie-down straps.
Q Nathan Shiba • 03/23/2022, 3:20:21 PM Would the Frontrunner #8 Bolts (and accessories) fit into the crossbar channels? TY!
A 03/29/2022, 12:09:14 PM They will not.
Q Charles Bond • 04/06/2022, 2:10:08 PM I was wondering what the weight limit for the full roof rack on a 5th gen 4runner would be. Not the Toyota weight limitations, but your structural limitations of just your roof rack. I'm looking into puting a 23 zero walkabout 87 series tent on it which is 200lbs and then the additional weight of my wife, Myself and our two kids which would put the total roof weight to roughly 600lbs on the roof rack. Is this going to be structurally sound? I'm already reading about the weight limitations to the 4runner.
A 04/13/2022, 12:12:33 PM The rack will be able to handle more weight than the roof of the 4Runner will.
Q Jeff Hylton • 04/12/2022, 9:25:50 PM I plan on putting a 12' Kayak on top as the major use of the rack. I'm worried about the thin edges cutting into the yak sliding it up or tying it down. Anyone have experience with this on your rack. What about the light bar. Can it take the weight?
A 04/13/2022, 9:27:23 AM I have had no issues with my kayaks and I tie them down directly to the rack. If you are worried about it, you could add kayak mounts or padding to the rack. The lightbar should be fine as well.
4.66/5 Stars out of 83 Reviews
Write a Product Review: 4Runner Roof Rack | 3rd, 4th, & 5th Gen (96+)
Taylor (TN) | November 28th, 2022
It’s been awhile since I’ve had the rack on the 4Runner. It has completely changed the looks of the 4Runner. I put it together by myself no problem. Then my wife helped me set it up on the 4Runner easy peasy, several of the threaded holes had paint in them so it took a little longer than it should but still not a big deal. Later on plan on getting a canopy to put on the rack. I didn’t get the light bar cutout. When you get up to 70 is when you can hear the wind noise pretty good. Wish there was an option to add a picture of it to show how good it looks
Tim Matuszak (Green Bay, WI) | June 12th, 2022
In my opinion the cleanest and best roof rack for the 5th gen 4Runner! Install was a breeze and victory4x4’s install doc and video was very detailed. I opted for an entry level 40” light bar and it still fit perfectly. I will be purchasing all my products from victory from here on out.
Larry Brown (CA) | June 3rd, 2022
This is a very high quality rack. Only one issue--one end of one of the cross bars wasn't tapped for the assembly screws. No problem for me as I had the tap. Because I had to install the rack by myself, I chose to install the roof brackets first (separately,) and then I assembled the rack components to the brackets. This worked fine, and I was able to ensure an exceptional seal on each bracket to the roof this way with clear silicone. One other point, you must adjust the height of the side rails to ensure that the front and rear fairings will make firm contact with the roof. I had to adjust my rack a couple of times to ensure the proper height for proper roof contact.
Paul (Chicago) | May 29th, 2022
Originally I purchased a smaller 3/4 rack from n-fab and I really wanted a full size roof rack. I went with victory based on reviews and reading other testimonies that it was a solid rack. I gave it a 4/5 due to two flaws. The front fairing is made of thin (1/4”?) aluminum that vibrates when you drive on the highway. The solution is to put 3m tape on the paint and lower the fairing so that it rides on the roof of your car. Not ideal but it works. Second issue is the front footing sits in the gutters on the truck. The side to side movement cause a scratch to the paint in the rain gutter. But overall the rack is solid. I put a 13’ Kayak on top and it handled it like a champ. I put 16’ 4x4 and it didn’t vibrate or anything. For the price you can not beat this rack. I chose this because it is aluminum and living in Chicago I don’t want the rack to rust.
Craig (Indianapolis IN) | January 31st, 2022
Recieved the rack, nicely packaged. Was easy to assemble but takes some time. I ordered the optional black hardware, worth the extra cost. Install was easy, I did by myself by putting some cardboard on the roof to slide the rack on but 2 people would have really helped. The rack fit great, looks awesome and is very well made. I see it lasting as long as the truck.
Andrea (NH) | January 23rd, 2022
True to description and worth the price. Assembly was simple enough. Hope it lasts!
Matty Baldwin (Colorado) | January 14th, 2022
I love this thing. Top notch roof rack. Can't wait to put a RTT on this puppy at some point. Solid construction, no vibration, and lightweight. Easy to install as well.
James (PA) | December 31st, 2021
First want to say, I've bought several Victory 4x4 products for my FJ hands haven't had any issues. So based on my previous experience I purchased the 4Runner 3/4 roof rack. Shipping and install were good. However, once installed, the front wind faring vibrated so terribly that it was rattling against the roof and digging into the paint. This is despite the faring being positioned at its highest position with maximum clearance between the roof and the rack and all the bolts as tight as they will allow. I've never had this issue with my upTop or Expedition One roof racks.
Note From Victory 4x4: Per the instructions, the rubber on the fairing needs to be against the roof to not vibrate. You can use 3M paint protective film or similar between the rubber and paint to stop any damage from dust or dirt.
Alex (Los Angeles) | December 14th, 2021
This roof rack is good quality and easy to install. I like the way it looks and planning to add 40" lightbar and LED light Kit for the side and rear of the roof rack.
Philip Mies | December 10th, 2021
Bought this rack for my brand new 2021 4runner. I’ve had other 4Runners before and bought other racks (they all came completely assembled and were super solid) this one came and had so many parts. Got it installed and after a few months I just didn’t like it. So I bought a different rack and when I went to take this rack off, I noticed something on the front portion of the roof where the front of the rack was. It had rubbed and dug into my paint and metal. Wish I could post a pic but I can’t. And I’m sure this post won’t get approved. Thx
Note From Victory 4x4: It would be impossible to ship our rack assembled as it is larger than most size restrictions for group shipping. We do recommend in the install instructions to install paint protection film under the front fairings rubber seal. We apologize for any misunderstanding.
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