In our opinion, the stock FJ Cruiser roof rack fits the truck perfectly. The only time we have issues with it is when we go camping and would like to put our gear up top. The problem is that the stock crossbars are not very sturdy and leave many gaps in the rack. The plastic attachment brackets are the weak spot, so we dare not load more than the recommended 150lbs on the roof.
The thought of spending over $1000 for an after market rack that would hold more gear, never appealed to us. Most of the after market racks are built from thick steel, which makes them strong, but not light. With gas prices over $4/gallon, a 200lb roof rack (before adding gear) wasn't a practical solution for us. We always thought that if there was a basket that could attach to the stock rack, that would be the perfect solution.
Just a few months ago WAAG introduced their FJ Cruiser XS Rack. It was exactly what we were looking for, so we couldn’t wait to take one for a spin. The rack is simply a basket that fits perfectly inside the stock roof rack. It arrives as a single piece, (no assembly required) it's a welded steel basket, made of 1” steel tubing. This basket is STRONG, it’s light, and it’s powder coat finish maintains the original look of the FJ. The front of the basket is sloped and includes 4 front tabs and 2 rear tabs for off-road lighting. Best of all, it’s very reasonably priced at $560.00 + shipping.
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