The K9 Roof Rack System from Eezi-Awn is a revolutionary advancement in expedition-style racks; it is thinner, lighter, stronger, quieter, more functional, more aerodynamic, more durable, and more aesthetically complimentary to your vehicle than the competition.
Capacity of the K9 roof rack system is broken into two measurements, static weight and dynamic weight. Static is when the vehicle is stationary. Dynamic is when the vehicle is in motion. We have not tested the K9 racks on vehicles to the point of roof failure. We can tell you what we have tested ourselves effectively. A dynamic capacity in the range of 500 pounds is possible. A static capacity of 1000 pounds is possible. An example of static load increase would be adding people in the tent on the roof. Please understand these capacities are on vehicles that have modified suspensions designed to manage this amount of weight. They are not a warrantied or guaranteed capacity. Your load capacity will vary.
Installation of this rack system can be done by one person in approximately 1-1/2 hours. Help lifting the platform on the roof would be appreciated. You start by removing the factory roof rack, then attach the K9 mounting rail to the roof, followed by a full set of feet, and finally a platform on top. Please see our Roof Rack Installation 101 video for more in depth explanation. Written instructions are also provided with each rack system. Click Here to Download Instructions.
The 700mm long rack has a shorter mounting rail that attaches to the front (2) mounting points, and the center mounting point. It comes with (4) feet, (2) 40mm rear feet and (2) 50mm front feet. The 1M and the 1.4M racks use the full length mounting rail, mounting at (2) front points, (1) middle, and (2) rear. The 1M platform comes with (4) feet, (2) 40mm rear feet and (2) 50mm front feet The 1.4M rack comes with (6) feet, (4) 40mm rear feet, (1) 40mm middle feet, and (2) 50mm front feet.
The Eezi-Awn K9 Roof Rack System comes with a complete array of bolt on accessories. Jerry Can holders, Axe mounts, Shovel mounts, Hi-Lift Mounts, Max Trax Mounts, Awning Mounts, Under Rack Table mounts, and much more. Take a look at the accessories page to see all our options.
Thule & Yakima Compatible The K9 Roof Rack is also the only overlanding rack on the market that is easily compatible with your existing Thule or Yakima sports bar mounts for bikes, kayaks, etc. With store-accessible 6mm hardware that attaches to the K9's perimeter, your hobbies won't become obsolete with your "old gear."
Thule Models Podium Foot Pack 460 Fit Kit KIT3101 Yakima Models (1) Skyline Tower (2) Landing Pad 4
K9 Roof Rack Features
Fully Welded 1-3/8"H Low-Profile Platform Light Weight All Aluminum Construction All Components Are Anodized And Powder Coated Matte Black 5-1/8" Wide M8 T-Slot Slats, Running Front to Back Semi-Elliptical Bottom Cross Braces To Reduce Wind Noise M6 T-Slot Around Top Perimeter With Rounded Top Edge 5 Lengths and 3 Widths Of Platform Available Multiple Mounting Configurations Including Gutterless/Gutter/OEM Rack Mounts Full Compliment of K9 Roof Rack Accessories For Top/Bottom/Side Mount Infinite Gear Organization Configurations Includes All Installation Components & Hardware Feet vs Legs
The K9 Roof Rack Kit comes with various components. The Mounting Rail is compatible with Gutter-Less Roofs, like those found on the Toyota 4Runner, Tacomas, or 100 / 200 Series Land Cruisers. K9 Roof Rack Feet are then attached to that Mounting Rail. When there is a vehicle with a Gutter, we use K9 Roof Rack Legs.
The K9 Roof Rack Feet come in 3 basic sizes: 40mm / 2.5", 65mm / 3.25", and 90mm / 4". Each of these feet do have a height adjustment range, measuring from the top of the mounting rail vertically to the top of the foot where the platform attaches. At first glance, the available sizes are in the middle of their ranges; this is because Eezi-Awn uses their middle measurement height as the identifier.
40mm (2.5") height range 55-65mm (2.25" - 2.5") 65mm (3.25") height range 75-90mm (3" - 3.5") 90mm (4") height range 95-115mm (3.75" - 4.5")
The K9 Roof Rack Legs are all measured from the bottom of the leg that sits in the gutter, vertically to the top of the leg where the platform attaches. Each size has 15mm, or a little over 0.5" of height range upward from the listed height.
150mm (6") height range 150-165mm (6" - 6.5") 170mm (6.75") height range 170-185mm (6.75" - 7.25") 190mm (7.5") height range 190-205mm (7.5" - 8") 210mm (8.25") height range 210-225mm (8.25" - 8.75") 230mm (9") height range 230-245mm (9" - 9.5") 250mm (9.75") height range 250-265mm (9.75" - 10.25") 300mm (11.75") height range 300-315mm (11.75" - 12.25")
Overlander.com is the best place on the planet to invest in gear for your vehicle. Here’s why:
1-Year Low Price Guarantee - We’re confident our price is the lowest available for the Eezi-Awn Toyota Tacoma K9 Roof Rack Kit, both now and for the next year. If you see it cheaper anywhere within a year of purchasing let us know and we’ll refund the difference.
60-Day Trail Tested Guarantee - We’re committed to selling only high-quality, reliable gear you can count on for your adventures. If your purchase doesn’t live up to expectations you can return it for a full refund, even if you’ve installed it or already used it in the field.
Our team has used products from Eezi-Awn on overlanding expeditions over the last ten years and found them to be reliable, quality products that haven’t let us down. Based on our personal overlanding travels we feel confident recommending the Eezi-Awn Toyota Tacoma K9 Roof Rack Kit to you.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
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