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Rhino-Rack Backbone Systems

$377.78 - $432.16

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  • Black, 4 Door Jeep JK Wrangler 2007-2016
  • Black, Toyota 4Runner

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Backbone Systems

If you're putting a heavy load on top of your car anytime soon, be sure you've given it something to lean on with Rhino Rack's Backbone Systems. Though each of the Backbones are slightly different depending on the vehicle they're designed for, all were built with the goal of giving your roof some extra support when you weigh it down. The Jeep Wrangler-specific versions reinforce the roof line of your hard top Jeep from the inside so that it can carry up to 220 lbs of extra cargo on top. Fittingly, the Backbones created for the FJ Cruiser and Land Cruiser are slightly different. You'll have to use the FJ Cruiser Backbone bars if you want to attach Rhino-Rack's Pioneer System on top of your roof, and the same goes for the Land Cruiser-compatible version. Put your faith in the solid, unglamorous setup to make sure the racks carrying your precious cargo are secured as well as they can be en route to your destination.

  • Roof bar accessory that expands vehicles' carrying capacity
  • Jeep models mount internally to reinforce roof
  • FJ Cruiser and Land Cruiser models for use with Pioneer System
  • Item #RNO000Q

two-door Jeep Wrangler, four-door Jeep Wrangler, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series
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>Rating: 1

Cheap hardware & faulty design = unsafe

I've used it several times

Do you trust one tiny screw to keep you safe? In the case of Rhino Rack cutting hardware and design corners, it could’ve killed me or someone else on the road. To earn the name Rhino Rack you should have a tough rack and strong hardware, not cheap plastic and baby screws. I purchased a Rhino Roof Rack Backbone Base Rack System ($850+ and installation fee $400). After, I had a Roofnest Falcon tent mounted (140lbs, far below the 220lbs every Rhino Rack description states the rack can handle). I was only driving 15-20 mph on a gravel road the second day of my trip when the rack broke and my tent went over my windshield. Rhino rack cut corners: only 1 tiny screw with minimal threading and no locking mechanism holds each crossbar base. One of those screws popped out and catapulted my tent over the front of my Jeep. I was left stranded in the desert with no signal. Five men had to spend the day helping with repairs. I’ve tried working with Rhino Rack for over a month and suddenly they say this rack can only handle 138lbs while moving, the two extra pounds of my tent (140 lbs) was too much for it, despite every distributer’s description of this rack (Backcountry, Autoanything, even their own Rhino site) lists the racks can handle 220lbs. And I was also told by Rhino Rack’s customer service that I shouldn’t have driven it off road, even though I was going 15-20mph and every description they have on many sites say this rack is for “four-wheel driving” and is a “desert- assault rack” and that their racks are great for rooftop tents. Apparently Rhino Rack expects us to camp on pavement, maybe just pop your tent up in your driveway because it’s not safe to drive with a Rhino Rack. The moral of this story: your life, your family’s lives, and other people’s lives deserve better than cheap material. There are better options than Rhino Rack, and a lot more companies are more deserving of your business.


Rhino-Rack Update - Toyota 4 Runner Fits

Rhino-Rack has expanded its line of Backbone fits to accommodate all Toyota 4Runners and Tacoma Double Cab's. The BackBone mounts to the factory fixed points without any drilling required. High weight capacity, low profile, quiet & modular with full range of 60+ accessories.