True, I only (famous last words) have a rear bumper to do, but have not decided yet which brand.Thank you! I'm still working on building the FJ into a self-supported overland rig but then again, who is ever completely happy with their build? ;-)
The FJ definitely gets blown around in the wind more with this set up but it hasn't been too bad or dangerous. I was more worried about it getting tippy while 4 wheeling and I haven't really noticed that at all. I'd like to install a Front Runner rack, which would lower it a couple inches, but I've got a fridge/freezer, dual battery set-up, auxiliary lighting, Goal Zero and on and on to purchase/install before I worry about the rack!True, I only (famous last words) have a rear bumper to do, but have not decided yet which brand.
How is your handling with the Maggiolina on the stock rack?
I ran mine for two years that way, and I got blown all over the freeway with any wind over 15 MPH.
Have had mine on a BajaRack built for the Maggiolinas, and it lowered the tent about 2", and it handles much better now.