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Waffle board mount

Discussion in 'LR4' started by djkaosone, Oct 2, 2020.

  1. djkaosone

    djkaosone '11 LR4 HSE LUX 5.0L V8

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    I have the Frontrunner Slimline II roof rack and roof rack real estate is hard to come by with a rtt and solar panel mounted. Recently picked up some waffle (frp bridging) boards and mounting them in a useful/accessible spot was challenging. I think I found the perfect spot, under the roof rack.

    I used aluminum z bars, ss hardware, and tapered the fitment where it sandwiches the front end and slightly wider opening in the rear.

    View from top.

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    Glass clearance.
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    Glass clearance different view.

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    avslash Full Access Member

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    Well done.

    I have the Prospeed rack and use my waffles as the floor for the rack. Your setup is better if you use the rack extensively as I would be unloading the rack to access the boards. Works in my case as I try really hard to keep anything off the roof.

    Something to consider for guys looking at racks.
     
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    djkaosone '11 LR4 HSE LUX 5.0L V8

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    I'm happy to report the system is solid. I went through several trails in Joshua Tree without any issues, I even forgot it was up there. Went through a few rock crawling sections (< 5 mph), rock gardens (5 - 10 mph), soft sand (10 - 40 mph), and hard packed bumpy fire roads (15 - 50 mph). Everything was smooth, no creeks, noises of any sort. Again, I seriously forgot they were even up there otherwise I would have tested the waffle boards out.
     

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