The Matterhorn MKII (1996-2002 4Runner)
The Matterhorn MKII (1996-2002 4Runner)
An all new design for the rack that started it all. This battle tested full length aluminum roof rack, for the 1996-2002 3rd Gen 4Runner, has been proven to get your gear to some of the most remote places in the country. Explore more and worry less with our industry leading ¼” thick aircraft grade aluminum side panels and stainless steel hardware. Secure your gear by bolting into one of the 9 extrusion crossbars or by strapping it down with a pair of our new Sherpa Smileys.
*All rack systems ordered with a lightbar will receive our new brackets and hardware.
Standard Lead Time: 2-3 Weeks
Powder Coat Lead Time: 3-4 Weeks
PRODUCT DIMENSIONS: 92”L x 43-1/2”W x 2”T*
CROSSBAR DIMENSIONS: 1”T x 2”W x 43”L
LOAD RATING: 300lbs. Dynamic || 600lbs. Static
NUMBER OF CROSSBARS: 9 Aluminum Extrusion Crossbars
RACK WEIGHT: 50 lbs
*Measured at the Center of the Roof
MADE IN AMERICA
Our racks are made entirely of USA sourced materials and assembled in the Rockies.
We take great pride in supporting our local economy as we believe some of the best products are made right here in our backyard. We are always looking for new ways to reduce our footprint and this is just the first step.
We believe in providing the best possible customer experience. If you ever have any questions about one of our products or how to install it, please feel free to reach out to a member of our team. We are more than happy to guide you through this process.
MOUNTING — The roof rack mounts into the OEM roof rails with four 1/4” thick aluminum brackets. This height is the perfect balance of keeping your weight as low as possible while still making it easy to mount things to the rack. The front of the rack rests on two adjustable mounts that allow you to set the amount of pressure you need.
CROSSBARS — The rack itself features 9 aluminum extrusion crossbars that can be adjusted forwards and back. When you combine the adjustability of the bars with the versatility of the t-slot channel built into each cross bar, it makes for an endless number of ways to mount your gear.
HAND HOLDS — Built into the side plate of each rack are hand holds that make getting to the gear on your roof a breeze.
TIE DOWNS — More important than just getting to you gear is securing it. The built in anchor points can be used to quickly secure things to the roof without hassle of hard mounting.
FAIRING — The front fairing includes options for mounting a single row light bar or you can go with the full-size fairing if you wanna keep it simple. The fairing can be adjusted to varying heights, ensuring proper fitment on each vehicles. Fairings include rubber stripping to prevent vehicle damage.
NOTE: The half fairing must be selected to add on a lightbar.
WHY THE CHANGE?
As many of you may know, we are active members of the 3rd generation 4runner community. It is the place where this company started and has grown from. We couldn’t have done it without your amazing support.
The Matterhorn will always have a special place in our hearts. As we have ventured into other platforms we couldn’t help but feel that the Matterhorn had been neglected for far too long. We are excited to bring the knowledge and developments from our other racks into the redevelopment of our flagship product. After months of testing we are excited to finally share the Matterhorn MKII with all of you.
We’ve redesigned the Matterhorn from the ground up.
The new side plate and wind fairing profiles bring the rack close to the vehicle, making those unsightly gaps a thing of the past.
While we already upgraded the rear mounting brackets with the original Matterhorn, we couldn’t stop there. The Matterhorn MkII has all new heavy duty front leveling brackets. Built from the same 1/4” aluminum, these new brackets feature custom rubber and a 2.5x larger footprint to hold up to the challenges our customers put them through.
The new Matterhorn now comes with even more crossbars. Worrying about space to bolt your gear down is a thing of the past.
The roof rack DOES NOT ship assembled in order to reduce the cost of shipping.
Unless powder coating is selected, all racks come UNPAINTED and are bare aluminum. Aluminum will not rust in wet conditions, but we do recommend painting as the bare aluminum does get micro scratches and finger prints on the surface during the manufacturing process.
All products built and designed by Sherpa Equipment Company are intended for off-road use and should be assembled, installed, and used according to Sherpa Equipment Company recommendations. Sherpa Equipment Company products should be used safely with good judgment towards others and surroundings.
By installing Sherpa Equipment Company products on your vehicle you assume all liability. Sherpa Equipment Company will not be held liable for damages or loss associated with the installation or use of its products.