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A couple days ago I sent an email to a company called Frontrunner Outfitters, asking them if they had any plans to make a roof rack for the Xterra. I've been in touch with them the past couple days and they are interested in producing a full rack replacement, that would be close to the current design they have for other trucks.

I unfortunately don't live anywhere near them, and I told them I would ask around to see if anyone local would be willing to take a drive by the shop. To start he would only need the truck to get some basic measurements, take pictures, and get some feedback. Maybe an hour or so...?

If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll pass along the info or put you in contact with them.
 

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Watching this with very serious interest ... both the Frontrunner rack, and the Eezi-Awn K9 (from Equipt) are options I've been *very* interested in pursuing. I think there might be a way to piece together something from the K9 custom catalog (of three different lengths of feet, and various platform sizes), but haven't taken the time to sit down and figure out those details.

We've got enough members in SoCal (this is near Thousand Oaks, north-west of LA) we ought to be able to make something work ... paging SCCX ... at the risk of speaking out of turn: maybe SteeeevO/Rugged Rocks want to be a Frontrunner vendor, too? ;)
 

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Here's another thought, I will be attending the SoCal Mountain Rendezvous of which Frontrunner is a sponsor. Maybe check and see if anyone from Frontrunner attending can bring whatever they need to do the measurements there.

That's not for a couple of weekends though. Sept. 18-21.
 

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i would be more than willing to have them use my X for fitment. let me know the details and who to contact.

thanks
mike
 

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Here is the contact info for those interested. Feel free to pass it on to the other SCCX forum.


[email protected]
Steve Hayes

He's been pretty good about contact via email. He can provide the additional details if a meet happens. I'll pass along to him that he should expect some emails.
 

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Ill call em and offer to donate my x to whatever they need. It just sits in my driveway anyways. Thanks for the heads up.
 

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I swung by the shop today and got everything set up.

They took a bunch of pictures and measurments. All the R & D for this company is done at the home office in South Africa so we removed my OE rack and is being prepped for shipping.

I hung out with Steve and some of the guys at the shop and even met Tina, the gal in charge of NorthAmerica for Front Runner. They are an awesome group of people and have grown tremendously in the United States.
They just moved into the building they are in about a month ago and are already planning the next expansion.

There racks are highly customizable and everything is built on a rail system allowing for, on the fly, accesorizing. From showers, lights, tents, tables and fluid containers...These racks are stellar!

I'm very honored and lucky to be a apart of this and I want to thank you Blain for posting this up. I will keep everyone who is interested updated on the progress as I recieve details. The projected time to completion is said to be about 2-3 months.
 

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i swung by the shop today and got everything set up.

They took a bunch of pictures and measurments. All the r & d for this company is done at the home office in south africa so we removed my oe rack and is being prepped for shipping.

I hung out with steve and some of the guys at the shop and even met tina, the gal in charge of northamerica for front runner. They are an awesome group of people and have grown tremendously in the united states.
They just moved into the building they are in about a month ago and are already planning the next expansion.

There racks are highly customizable and everything is built on a rail system allowing for, on the fly, accesorizing. From showers, lights, tents, tables and fluid containers...these racks are stellar!

I'm very honored and lucky to be a apart of this and i want to thank you blain for posting this up. I will keep everyone who is interested updated on the progress as i recieve details. The projected time to completion is said to be about 2-3 months.
all hail toro
 

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I swung by the shop today and got everything set up.

They took a bunch of pictures and measurments. All the R & D for this company is done at the home office in South Africa so we removed my OE rack and is being prepped for shipping.

I hung out with Steve and some of the guys at the shop and even met Tina, the gal in charge of NorthAmerica for Front Runner. They are an awesome group of people and have grown tremendously in the United States.
They just moved into the building they are in about a month ago and are already planning the next expansion.

There racks are highly customizable and everything is built on a rail system allowing for, on the fly, accesorizing. From showers, lights, tents, tables and fluid containers...These racks are stellar!

I'm very honored and lucky to be a apart of this and I want to thank you Blain for posting this up. I will keep everyone who is interested updated on the progress as I recieve details. The projected time to completion is said to be about 2-3 months.
Awesome!! :eek:ccasion5:
Glad it all worked out, hope ya don't miss the stock rack too much.
Just responded to another email from them. Looking forward to seeing what they come up with!
 

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So: two months later, and a few days in the office back from SEMA ... any news from the guys at Frontrunner-USA? Really interested to see this move forwards ... hope it works out at a reasonable cost.
 

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Not yet. I'm trying not to bug them and allow the creative juices to flow.
I got an email from Steve on 10/23 updating that the initial is almost done.
 

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Cool deal ... thanks for the update. Hope we get lots of pics & info (or a detailed review) once you get your hands on the prototype ...
 

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Nothing new on my end either.
It's been over a month since my last email with them so I'm sure they are staying busy. Last update I received is that they were thinking of doing a couple different rack designs. One being the full replacement, the other being a 'half rack' meaning you would keep the stock airbox and everything else would be replaced. Hopefully they go through with it
 

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Update:
Prototype completed today. Will be shipped to the states next week.

Probably a boat....A couple more weeks is my guess.
 

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Like I've said ... waiting with baited breath over here ... really looking forwards to the details. Thanks for keeping us in the loop!!

:eek:ccasion5:
 
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