G-Wagen Roof Rack Slimline II by Front Runner
Great Value G-Class Roof Rack
Posted by Jim on 27th Jun 2016
From the roof rack options I found online for g wagons, this one was best. First of all, it looks great. More importantly, its super utilitarian with all the different add-ons that can be bolted on (storage slide that its under the rack, fuel can holders, bottle opener, etc.). It was also easy to put on.
Great rack, great design
Posted by Daurie Schwartz on 19th Jun 2015
I've had and looked at many racks and the Front Runner is my favorite. The rack comes very well packaged and took very little time to assemble. You can add slats to the rack and make a solid surface on the roof of the vehicle if desired. Unlike some racks this one requires assembly and it's important to make sure you get it good and square before the corner pieces will go on easily. Measure diagonally because while it may look square having it perfect will pay off when installing corners and mounting it. A rubber mallet was handy as it was a good snug rattle free fit getting the slats in the side tracks.
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IMPORTANT: Please select your leg height carefully because "standard" legs can interfere with sunroofs, with which all US models come. For more considerations on leg height selection, see below.
Front Runner Outfitters has been making roof racks and other overland accessories for years in South Africa. Front Runner dedication to achieve the best products for overland travel has earned a reputation for quality products that last. Front Runner Pproducts are used on the famous Endecker Gwagen, perhaps the ulitmate Overland G.
The Slimline II aluminum roof rack for G-Wagens is engineered with modern vehicle design in mind and it offers strength, lightness and aerodynamics unmatched by any other roof rack in the industry. With the unique patented locking slat system, all accessories and everything else you decide to put on the rack can be bolted to the flat slats. This provides the most convenient solution for rattle free, secure, and safe travel. The slats of the rack have t-slots on both sides, allowing the fitment of accessories (see list of accessories at the bottom of this page) to the underside of the rack as well. The legs also take advantage of the t-slots, allowing flexible choices for positioning the rack on the rooftop. The legs bolt onto the t-slots in the rack, and firmly secure the rack to the roof top by clamping on to the vehicle’s gutter. The slats are framed within the front, rear and side double-walled aluminum profiles, creating what Front Runner refers to as the "tray" (the flat portion of the rack without the mounting legs).
All Front Runner Racks are constructed with a commitment to quality in the Front Runner factory in South Africa. Each rack is engineered to meet the exacting demands of professional expeditioneers who must navigate extreme road conditions day in and day out.
Front Runner offers a choice of leg height (standard vs. tall) and rack tray lenth (3/4 length vs. full). The "tall" leg height creates greater space between the rack tray and the rooftop so you can opt to include the Under Rack Storage Slides and several other accessories. Tall legs also give more room for the sunroof door. Note that the standard legs can interfere with sunroofs, with which all US models come. The 3/4 length rack works with long wheel base (LWB) & short wheel base (SWB) G-wagens. The full length rack fits LWB.
- All aluminum construction
- Powder coated black
- No drilling required
- Includes wind deflector
- All necessary hardware is included
- Multitude of optional accessories are available
- Made in South Africa
- Assembly instructions (Read Me First, Leg Assembly, Tray Assembly)
IMPORTANT: A "standard" leg height may not offer the clearance needed for sunroofs, with which all US models come. In such a instance, you may have to select "tall" legs. As you determine which leg height to select, please also take into account any clearance you may need for entryways/garage door openings. To know your G-Wagen's clearance, measure its existing height from the ground to its rain gutter. To that measurement, add 240mm (a little bit more than 9-7/16"). That is, 190mm (tall leg height) + 50 mm (height of the roof rack tray). For short legs, it's 220mm (a little less than 8-11/16"). Your clearance may change very slightly with an increase in tire pressure. More significant clearance changes will obviously occur with modifications like changing the size of your tires, adding a lift to your G-Wagen, or any other obvious modifications that would increase/decrease clearance.
Select from six rack options. See the distiinctions between their specs and what they include, below:
Roof Rack Accessories
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