The 'Slimline II' Overland Expedition Roof Rack System.
Front Runner offers breakthrough design, engineering and manufacturing to deliver a world-class all aluminium rack system that is lightweight, strong and corrosion-free. The Slimline II features an easily configured modular approach with over 50 perfectly integrated accessories to fit any vehicle and every adventure.
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Front Runner all aluminium 'Slimline II' roof racks are engineered with modern vehicles in mind and offer unmatched strength, lightness and functionality. Built for off-road adventure with on-road sophistication and style - the 'Slimline II' is equally at home in the city and wilderness.
All Front Runner 'Slimline II' roof racks are constructed with a commitment to quality in the Front Runner factory in South Africa. Each rack is engineered to meet the exacting demands of professional adventurers who navigate extreme road conditions day in and out.
The ultimate modular expedition rack system - Built off-road tough.
The 'Slimline II' offers complete roof rack design flexibility. No other roof rack available today can be assembled by the customer to meet their specific needs. More slats can be added to create a solid platform option for sleeping and/or sitting and enjoying sundowners. Slats can also be removed to create access and views through many T-tops or sunroofs.
A full-size rack can be quickly converted to a shorter rack with the purchase of a pair of shorter side rails. Or a smaller rack can be made longer with the purchase of longer side rails and additional slats. Expedition style rails can even be effortlessly added to create the classic roof rack basket shape. If any individual component of the roof rack becomes accidentally damaged, the part can be swapped out without having to replace the entire tray.
Unlike most roof racks, the 'Slimline II' was designed and built specifically for off-road use. Manufactured with high-density aluminium, the Front Runner 'Slimline II' tray is rated to carry 300 kgs/660 lbs and can withstand the stress of any overland adventure.
The load support slats fit into a double-walled aluminium extrusion channel on the side profiles and are secured via locking nuts. This patented design creates a joint support that is stronger than usual for a roof rack. The 'Slimline II' has L-shaped rear and front slats which increases the strength of the entire rack, making the 'Slimline II' the lightest and the strongest roof rack available.
On average, aluminium is 30% lighter than steel.
The Front Runner all aluminium 'Slimline II' patented design offers the best strength to weight ratio of any roof rack. The all-aluminium Front Runner 'Slimline II' can withstand greater stresses than the best all-steel roof rack at a third of the weight.
The extra strength and lightness of the 'Slimline II' allow heavier loads to be carried on the roof of the vehicle safer than all-steel roof racks. Using the lighter 'Slimline II' roof rack instead of a comparable all-steel rack can lessen your vehicle’s environmental impact, decrease vehicle wear, and improve gas mileage. Plus, it makes it much easier to fit and detach.
Stylish and Aerodynamic.
Because of the unique T-slot mounting system, basket style side rails are not always necessary with the Front Runner 'Slimline II' expedition rack system. The low profile flat deck design is unobtrusive and compliments the lines of today’s automobiles. Because there are no side rails, it’s easier and quicker to remove stored gear and it’s also possible to mount a rooftop tent.
For city use, the lower profile affords easier access to underground car parks and garages. By minimizing the profile, there is less drag and noise than the typical roof rack - thereby increasing fuel efficiency and performance. To further reduce wind noise, all Front Runner 'Slimline II' roof racks come with wind deflectors included.
All Vehicles, All Adventures.
The Front Runner 'Slimline II' offers easy on and off mounting for any type of adventure gear. No more untying, unstrapping or un-netting the entire contents of your roof rack to remove one item. Loads are independently secured anywhere on the top, sides, or bottom of the rack using Front Runner’s unique bolt-on system.
The 'Slimline II' offers limitless possibilities for the end-user to customize the arrangement of over 50 Front Runner roof rack accessories. Front Runner offers rooftop solutions for securing water, fuel, tents, bikes, BBQ grates, skis, fishing rods, surfboards, axes, recovery jacks, spades/shovels, bottle openers, clothes, canoes/kayaks, lights, tables, gas/propane bottles, rescue tracks, spare tyres, suitcases, chairs, pots and snowboards.
If you can’t find a Front Runner accessory for your particular brand of adventure -- secure whatever you like via 8mm bolts in the T-slots or try the Front Runner Tie Down Rings with the Front Runner 'Stratchit'. The possibilities are endless.
A roof rack should last as long as your vehicle.
Most roof racks available today will rust, chip, and/or crack after being exposed to the elements. The Front Runner 'Slimline II' roof rack will take the abuse of the sun, the rain, the gear, as well as whatever condition road you drive on.
The 'Slimline II' tray is manufactured in South Africa entirely with corrosion free aluminium while the mounting solutions are either all aluminium or stainless steel -- ensuring a lifetime of dependability.
As an extra layer of protection, all Front Runner 'Slimline II' roof racks and mounting solutions are powder coated satin black with one of the industry’s most durable and lasting finishes - Akzonobel’s Interpon 600 (CPO 6034). This weather-resistant powder coating is formulated for exterior uses and far exceeds industry standards, with the finish showing no visible damage at 500 hours of continuous salt spray.