The Front Runner Slimline Roof Rack bolts effortlessly to 3 types of vehicle roof top mounting systems.
• GUTTER MOUNT LEGS
For vehicles with rain gutters, Front Runner has designed a variety of aluminum legs that fasten securely to the vehicle’s rain gutter. Front Runner’s Legs are fabricated to contour to the shape of the vehicle and bolt to the bottom t-slot surface of the rack slats. They are powder coated black and range in height from 120mm to 270mm.
• TRACK MOUNTED FEET
For vehicles without gutters, Front Runner has designed a track that mounts on the vehicle's roof and accepts specially designed powder coated stainless steel feet to solidly bridge the gap from roof to rack. The track is available in a variety of lengths and contours designed for specific vehicles, and can even be purchased and custom cut for specialty mounting situations. The track can also be installed on truck caps, camper shells, as well as on the Jeep Wrangler hard tops.
The powder coated, rubber lined, galvanized track evenly distributes the weight of the rack along the full length of the vehicle roof to ensure proper load distribution.
The feet are manufactured out of stainless steel to prevent rust, then powder coated, ensuring years and years of service. The feet are made up of 2 pieces and slotted to allow for adjustments based on vehicle roof curvature. The feet come in 40mm, 50mm, 60mm, 70mm, 80mm heights.
HINT -- you can use taller sized feet to create more room under the rack for accessories such as ladders, Front Runner’s Stainless Steel Camping Tables and Solar Panel mounts.
** If you have Yakima track already installed on your vehicle or cab: Front Runner feet will mount to Yakima track as long as you use the square nuts that are included in Yakima's Landing Pad Hardware kit.
• GRAB-ON FEET
If you’d like to incorporate your existing factory roof racks or rails into the mounting system, Front Runner offers adjustable powder coated, stainless steel clamps with rubber linings.
The Front Runner Grab-On Feet bolt onto the t-slots on the underside of the rack and clamp onto any factory roof rack round bars between 1" and 1-1/2" in diameter, or any oval bars up to 1-1/2" tall by 2" wide.
While the Front Runner Grab-On Foot mounted roof racks are not designed to carry full jerry cans, water containers, and other heavy point load items, the Grab-On Foot mounting system is perfect for roof top tents, transit bags, Front Runner’s Expander Chairs, bikes, kayaks, and bulky, lightweight items like clothes.
If you own a pick-up truck, you can mount a rack on the roof top of the cab or camper shell (using one of the above mounting systems), or over the open bed using Front Runner’s “Pick-Up Bed Mount Legs.” These 270mm high all steel black powder coated legs bolt to the rail of the bed and can support both the Front Runner Slimline Roof Rack (the legs bolt to the underside t-slot of the rack) or the Front Runner Load Bars. The rack or load bars will sit 10.5 inches above the bed for a simple accessory or rooftop tent mounting solution.
All mounting solutions allow the Front Runner Slimline Rack to be effortlessly removed. At most, all you need is 2 wrenches and 10 minutes for a rack free vehicle.
Most of our roof racks are sold in vehicle specific kits with the appropriate mounting solution and all necessary hardware included. If you would like to purchase the rack and mounting solutions separate for a custom installation, you can do that also. Just call or email in your request.
If necessary, extra feet can be added to support heavier loads.
For the proper mounting solution for your vehicle, visit OUTFIT YOUR VEHICLE.
You may not have the need for a full roof rack and find that you can get by using a set of Front Runner Load Bars. The Load Bars are ideal for mounting a roof tent or other accessories where a low profile and smaller footprint is preferred.
The Load Bars utilize the same 22mm thick HD aluminum extrusions (slats) as the Slimline Roof Rack. The sliding nut t-slots allow quick fit and removal of accessories and equipment. The t-slots are located on both the upper and lower faces of the load bars and are used for the mounting the feet as well as accessories.
All of the vehicle mounting options can be used to mount the Front Runner Load Bars.
See OUTFIT YOUR VEHICLE to find out what mounting solution works the best for your vehicle.
• OFF-ROAD STRENGTH
• ON-ROAD SOPHISTICATION
• Without the HIGHWAY ROBBERY Price
The Front Runner all aluminum Slimline II roof racks are engineered with modern vehicles in mind and offer strength, lightness, and functionality unmatched by any other roof rack available. Built for off-road adventure with on-road sophistication and style – the Slimline II is equally at home in the city or the wilderness.
The Slimline II Roof Rack is sold in Kits that consist of a roof rack TRAY and MOUNTING SYSTEM unique to the vehicle.
The Slimline II Roof Rack Tray comes in 55 different sizes (5 width and 11 length combinations) to create almost limitless options to fit all vehicle makes and models.
Mounting systems for the Front Runner Slimline II Roof Rack Tray consist of either • Track Mounted Feet • Vehicle Mounted Feet • Gutter mount Legs, or • Grab-On Feet designed to mount to existing factory roof rails.
Front Runner offers over 25 rack mountable accessories. From kayak mounts, snow board holders, under table slides to bottle openers – Front Runner offers a greater amount and wider variety of roof rack accessories than all their competitors’ accessory offerings combined.
The broad range of Front Runner accessories can be quickly and easily bolted to the top or bottom of the flat slats or to the top and bottom of all four side profiles. This provides the most versatile, rattle-free, secure, and durable mounting solution in the roof rack industry.
THE SLIMLINE II ROOF RACK: The Next Step in Roof Rack technology.
Most roof racks are based on a design as old as the invention of the automobile - the basket shape - with walls to hold in the trunk overflow and cross bars to tie the objects down to.
A tangle of ropes, twine, bungee cords, straps and even nets must be used to try to keep valuables from shifting, rattling, bouncing, and vanishing off the vehicle.
We’ve come a long way in the last 100 years. Not many drivers are choosing the Model T to get from point A to B. Why? Because there are better alternatives.
Leave the steel roof rack basket where it belongs, in the history books.
Front Runner’s all aluminum Slimline II roof racks are engineered with modern vehicle design in mind and offer strength, lightness and aerodynamics unmatched by any other roof rack in the industry.
Made from 6063 grade aluminum and then powder coated with a durable finish, the Front Runner Roof Racks are virtually corrosion free. Front Runner Slimline II Roof Racks have been salt spray tested with the results far exceeding industry standards -- showing no visible damage after 500 hours of continuous exposure.
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 day out. Designed, built and tested in a continent where paved roads are a luxury has helped make the Front Runner Slimline Roof Racks the benchmark roof top storage solution for both on and off-road driving.
With the unique, patented, locking slat system all accessories and everything else you decide to put on the rack can be bolted to the flat slats or side profiles. Simply slide an 8mm bolt into the channel and secure by hand or with a common wrench. This provides the most versatile, rattle-free, secure, and durable mounting solution in the roof rack industry.
The slats of the rack have t-slots on both sides, allowing the fitting of accessories to the underside of the rack as well. Our mounting feet and legs also take advantage of the t-slots, allowing flexible choices for positioning the rack on the rooftop.
And for even further mounting options, all 4 sides of the rack have a channel to effortlessly bolt on the wide range of Front Runner Roof Rack accessories.
With the widest range of Roof Rack accessories in the industry, from spare tire clamps to bicycle mounts to the storage slides that allow you to mount a table underneath the rack, the Front Runner Slimline II Roof Rack is the most innovative and useful roof rack available today.
With decades of experience behind them, Front Runner has elevated rugged durability and convenience to an art form. Front Runner offers all owners of the Slimline II a Limited LIFETIME WARRANTY.
Say goodbye to the clumsy, all steel basket shaped roof rack. The future is now.
EVOLVE. EVERYBODY’S DOING IT.
For a shipping quote, add your items to the shopping cart and proceed to checkout. Choose CALCULATE SHIPPING.
All Slimline II Roof Rack kits ship FREE via FedEx ground. Someone may need to be present at delivery to sign for the product.
All ROOF TOP TENTS are too large for standard FedEx shipping and freight shipping charges will apply.
Here are 3 ways you can help keep your FREIGHT shipping costs down:
1) Choose to pick up your Front Runner Roof Rack at your nearest FedEx LTL Service Center. This is the biggest cost saver.
2) Have your products delivered to a commercial address. This will save you approximately $100. (If it is a residence and you try to pull a fast one by saying it's a commercial address, they will charge you COD before they release the package!)
3) Arrange to be available to help offload the package. There is an extra charge if the driver needs to use a liftgate to unload.
Front Runner Outfitters participates in various discount shipping programs to get the absolute best LTL (Less than a Truckload) rates available and we pass those savings along to our customers.
Please call if you'd like to arrange shipment via your own shipper, or if you'd like to arrange pickup of your rack at our Burbank, CA, warehouse.
If you'd like to ship our roof racks and/ or roof top tents to Hawaii or Alaska, please contact us directly at 1.866.840.0321.