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Re: WK2 Rack Systems: Manufacturers List

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You should add Front Runner to the list. They will be coming out with the rack below soon.

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You should add Front Runner to the list. They will be coming out with the rack below soon.

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It's already in the USA, you just need to call and order it. You can read about my experience with the FrontRunner Slim Line II on the WK2 here
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It's already in the USA, you just need to call and order it. You can read about my experience with the FrontRunner Slim Line II on the WK2 here
Well fancy meeting you as Steve sent me pictures of your vehicle earlier today!

He told me they were still finalizing fit to US Spec GC's and finalizing parts lists. It would be up on the US website shortly.

You wouldn't happen to have any other pictures would you?
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I can snap some more pics, what are you looking for?
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I can snap some more pics, what are you looking for?
Really looking to understand the height profile from the side, picture of the slats going across and a shot from the rear to understand how high it sets off the roof. Thinking the underside table holder would be a nice add-on if it would fit.

What has it done in terms of your mileage and noise? Which engine do you have?
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I'm pretty sure the underside table will fit, but you have to insert it from the side to miss the antenna in the back. I've done some research on this and talked to Steve about it.

I have the EcoDiesel engine. I would say wind noise is present, but not horrible. My wife didn't notice it for about 2 weeks until I had to open my mouth and commented about it. It's much quieter than having a window or the sunroof open that's for sure. With a little music, you don't really hear it at all. I think I've taken about a 1.5 MPG hit with the rack.

I'll try to get some more pics up later tonight.
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I'm pretty sure the underside table will fit, but you have to insert it from the side to miss the antenna in the back. I've done some research on this and talked to Steve about it.

I have the EcoDiesel engine. I would say wind noise is present, but not horrible. My wife didn't notice it for about 2 weeks until I had to open my mouth and commented about it. It's much quieter than having a window or the sunroof open that's for sure. With a little music, you don't really hear it at all. I think I've taken about a 1.5 MPG hit with the rack.

I'll try to get some more pics up later tonight.
Do you have any accessories for it? I have some Thule accessories that I am trying to figure out how I can mate to this system.
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I don't have any accessories yet, my first purchase will be an awning and shovel mount.
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Re: WK2 Rack Systems: Manufacturers List

Here are a couple more pics. The last one was my attempt of standing on the tire trying to get the bar spacing.

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FWIW, I just ordered the ARB awning 2500 and the FrontRunner awning mounting brackets. Once I get them I'll let you know how the install goes, especially if there are any problems.
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Here are a couple more pics. The last one was my attempt of standing on the tire trying to get the bar spacing.

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These are great additional pictures! Thanks for taking the time to post them. Really starting to like this rack a lot.

Last question I have for the moment. How much clearance is there between the rack and the spoiler on the tailgate when you open it up?

I am thinking I would like to do this rack with the Gobi Ladder on the tailgate but I am not sure about the clearance.
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I've thought about the Gobi ladder as well, but I haven't measured anything yet. I'll do that tomorrow in the daylight.
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