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Help i'm lost



Member Since: 21 Jan 2018
Location: Chesterfield
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England 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Baltic Blue
Roof racks

Hello, as anyone got a roof rack on their FL2 and if so what make/style. Seen the Front runner and like the look but keep getting conflicting advice, is it possible to get an expedition rail pack that goes around the sides ?. Many thanks Andy.

Post #340027 21st Jan 2018 12:39 pm
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Largered



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Is this the Front Runner you are looking at ??

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FRONT-RUNNER-SL...SwDVtaYmqg up for £700 .... better than paying over a grand.


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I nearly bought one, best on the market in my opinion. But I needed a fully supporting rack for my roof tent, so I custom built mine.

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Post #340028 21st Jan 2018 12:43 pm
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Largered



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There was this one ...... built for the G4 Challenge vehicles (by Safety Devices I Think) ..... but very very rare !

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Post #340033 21st Jan 2018 1:10 pm
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Member Since: 21 Jan 2018
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England 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Baltic Blue

Hi and thanks for the reply, yes that is the one i'm on about but want to know if you can fit raised sides like your G4 rack. Very very nice and not envious at all, honest no i'm not Big Cry Big Cry

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DEG5Y



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I recently modified an aluminium Rhino roof rack that had come off a transit van.
The modification was quite simple, as it's only riveted and bolted together.
It looked quite smart.
My only problem was, I had already fitted roof rails so it made it too high so I sold it on.

Post #340104 21st Jan 2018 7:50 pm
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Member Since: 21 Jan 2018
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England 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Baltic Blue

Hi, mine has the roof rails fitted (on when purchased) so will take those off when i get one.

Post #340107 21st Jan 2018 8:06 pm
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Largered



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It's your lucky day ....... another one has just turned up on eBay auction this time starting at £350

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-rover-Free...Swpw1aZPOz


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Post #340115 21st Jan 2018 9:16 pm
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Lightwater



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I had a roof platform but now have two pairs of roof racks to reduce weight:

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Old platform:
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RogB



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there is also this one although I guess you get what you pay for

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Locking-Aluminiu...SwDuJWw08b


Land Rover did a roof tray as an accessory which obviously isn't listed on their website anymore, but you could ask Dan@Duckworths via this forum if they are still available or if current model versions will fit

Land Rover also did a very good expedition rack for the Freelander 1 that bolted onto the roof rails but they were very rare but if you can find one it may be slightly modified to fit the FL2 roof rails.
There is a pic of my old FL1 in my gallery with it fitted, in the snow with roof lights on.

Post #340133 22nd Jan 2018 8:30 am
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England 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Baltic Blue

Largered, thank you for letting me know about that, i looked last night but didn't see that one so now in the watch list.

Lightwater, good idea i just like the idea of the rack.

RogB, so close (about 12 miles), the FL1 Landcover racks were good i must admit i've had 2 in the past and the last one i sold with the G4 ladder that mounted on the spare wheel.

Post #340137 22nd Jan 2018 8:49 am
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DEG5Y



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Lightwater wrote:
I had a roof platform but now have two pairs of roof racks to reduce weight:


Having seen yours, that is the way I have gone but not needing extra fuel or water I have just grouped three at the back for putting camping gear on and put one at the front to accommodate the odd longer item.

Post #340218 22nd Jan 2018 10:36 pm
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Lightwater



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A lot of 4WD here have 3 or 4 cross bars, & if needed the odd one uses a couple of pieces of timber to support things. It is about keeping the actual roof rack weight to the minimum so you can actually carry things on the roof other than the roof rack! Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

Acoustic insulation ARB TPMS 3xARB air compressors After cooler Air tank On-board OCD pressure air/water cleaning Additional 50L fuel Carpet in doors ABE 2x1kg Waeco 28L modified fridge Battery 4x26ah Solar 120w Victron MPPT 100/20 DC-DC 18amps 175amp jumper plug Awning 6x255/60R18

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Member Since: 21 Jan 2018
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England 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Baltic Blue

Big thank you to Largered for the heads up on the roof racks, pleased to report one of them now sits nicely on the top of the motor and looks really well above the BFG Goodridge AT's i got the other week (245/70x17's). Need to take some photos and upload so now to try and learn how to do it, may i ask which/what programs are people using to do this on this site. Many thanks and your help is always appreciated, regards Andy.

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Very true, but sadly i have been on too many forums where people have egos to fill and quickly becomes nasty. Only been here a short while but looking through old posts and seeing names on here from previous sites it seems to be a friendly easy going place to be.

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