Everyone who owns this model 4runner knows the problem....
You lift your Toy for more clearance, better capability, better handling and ride quality (if you've chosen the Old Man Emu lift), or just for looks. As you have discovered with your larger tires though, you can no longer fit a full size spare tire underneath in the factory mounting location. It just doesn't fit!
Our 4runner showing off the rack system on safari deep in Mexico.
Pictured with the works... spare tire mount, Max Axe, HiLift, IPF lights, fuel and water carriers
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Additionally, what's up with having the tire down there anyway? On the trail it can hang up on rocks or other trail hazards. Plus, if you had a day like we had Fall 2008 deep in the backcountry of Southern Utah in our company 4runner.... we lost a front tire on the trail and when we went to mount the spare, it had a leak from dragging over some sharp object on the trail. Fortunately, we were equipped with pump and tire plugs to get ourselves home. Point being... its a bad idea to have the spare tire be a skidplate under your Toyota.
At Rocky Road we've designed the first truly trail rated spare tire rack for your Toyota. This incredibly strong rack mounts to your factory rails very easily. All bolton, no cutting, drilling, or other modification needed. Mounts tight and secure for the most rugged on and offroad use. Perfect for the ultimate world safari expedition, or for just traveling around town while carrying your oversized spare tire. We've even mounted a cargo container on top of the spare tire for our Mexico expedition for testing this rack kit.
We have to start off with the primary reason for developing this rack system... the spare tire mount. Our kit uses a cool prerunner style mount with an easy to use T-handle for tightening and securing.
You can pack along extra items such as an axe, shovel, axe and shovel, or anything else with a similar handle using our accessory mount.
The HiLift jack mount gives you a nice secure place to store this essential offroad tool. We use an official HiLift jack mount kit which allows you to lock your jack into place if you wish. Holds jacks up to 60" if you wish.
Our forward light mount gives you a great place to mount auxiliary offroad lights such as the IPF kit shown in our pictures. Our mount puts them up high to get rid of that hood glare you often get from lower mounted overhead lights. Our light bars come with 3 or 4 light positions. You can use the center mount for other items such as a CB antenna, or as a satellite radio receiver button as shown in the picture at right. Can also be mounted on the rear of the rack as well.
Fuel or water carriers are a great item to have along for a weekend adventure, or your dream road trip. Our racks allow an assortment of fuel or water cans to be used which can be purchased from many auto parts stores, outdoor stores, or direct from Rocky Road. The single can carrier kit holds 2 containers.
Our rack system is built around a super sturdy 1.25" tube frame. All components easily bolt into place. Anyone in possession of a wrench can mount this kit up. All components come in a very durable black powdercoat finish and look excellent next to the factory roof rails. The whole system is UPSable to anywhere in the world.
You may also want to check out our excellent quality Supersliders which not only offer great protection for your doors and rocker panels, but also make accessing a rack very easy because of the additional side loop built into the Superslider kits. You can check out this great complimentary system by clicking
If you have a 2010 or newer 4runner, we have a rack system for your Toyota as well. Check the info for this kit out by clicking
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Please note. These racks are built-to-order. Please allow a week or so for the kit to be built and then shipped.
The Rocky Road 4runner on safari in Mexico.
Equipped with Old Man Emu suspension, BFG's, ARB Bull Bar,
Rocky Road Supersliders and the Ultimate rack carrier system.
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