Front Runner Roof Racks

Front Runner Roof Racks

by Stephan Edwards

Front Runner is a brand synonymous with overlanding.

For decades, Front Runner has been outfitting the toughest off-road and adventure vehicles on the planet, and their products have proven their mettle from Greenland to the Australian Outback and beyond. This goes double for their versatile and expedition-ready roof rack systems. Lightweight and built to fit your vehicle precisely, Front Runner’s Slimline II racks are in many ways the industry standard. 

Front Runner Roof Rack


A solid roof rack platform is the cornerstone of any overland build. We've covered some of the calculations and considerations you need to take into account when choosing a roof rack and roof rack accessories in some recent articles here on the Notebook. From static and dynamic loading, to GVW and mounting accessories, it's worth thinking about some of those ideas again with Clay from Expedition Overland.


So why Front Runner roof racks in particular? 

First, Front Runner offers custom fit roof racks for more adventure vehicles than nearly any other manufacturer. Whether you drive a Tacoma, a Subaru Crosstrek XV, a classic Land Cruiser, a Sprinter, or a new Defender, you're guaranteed to find a Slimline II solution for your rig. And, they are precision designed to fit perfectly. Front Runner has been in this business a long time, and when it comes to roof racks their engineering knowledge is both vast and deep - a Slimline II should last the life of your vehicle.

Front Runner roof rack


Second, the combination of the Slimline II's low profile, light weight, and high strength means you can load up the rack right up to your vehicle's load rating with peace of mind, and as little impact on your rig's handling and fuel efficiency as possible. 

Speaking of accessories, Front Runner offers nearly 60 different accessories for the Slimline II. They are feature easy-on, easy-off mounting, as well as flexibility in arranging gear across the top, bottom or sides of the rack. There are solutions for securing lighting, outdoor sports gear, camping supplies, water, off-road rescue equipment, roof top tents, hard and soft storage, awnings, and much more.

Front Runner roof racks on Land Rovers


A final benefit is that 
Slimline II racks are modular by nature. That means Front Runner racks are serviceable and transferable from vehicle to vehicle with some easy modifications. Front Runner offers spare parts, additional components, and replacement parts for all of their rack kits. These include adding additional slats to turn a rack tray into a platform, different mounting systems to repurpose a Front Runner tray for another vehicle, or even mixing and matching mounting feet and tracks to create a custom installation of your very own.

Front Runner roof racks


All the Front Runner Roof Rack Kits we stock here at Overlander include a Front Runner off-road rated all aluminum roof rack tray, wind deflector, and the vehicle-specific mounting system. All hardware components needed to install the tray on a specific vehicle are included. And, of course, all of Front Runner's Slimline II racks and accessories are backed by Overlander’s Trail Tested Guarantee

Questions about Front Runner racks? Looking to get the right fit for your vehicle? Reach out to our crack customer service team right here at Overlander.com or drop a question down in the comments!


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