The K9 Roof Rack System from Eezi-Awn is a revolutionary advancement in expedition-style racks; it is thinner, lighter, stronger, quieter, more functional, more aerodynamic, more durable, and more aesthetically complimentary to your vehicle than the competition.
The sizes and applications for the Land Rover LR3 and LR4 are quite broad. We have two width of platform that work on this vehicle. The LR3 and LR4 are narrower at the back of the roof than across the windshield. The 1250mm (49") platform is as wide as the rear of the truck, and the 1400mm (55") platform is as wide as the front of the roof. Which is best for you is entirely up to you. Measure out both on your truck and see which fits your style.
This vehicle is also unique in that it has 2 mounting options. If your vehicle did not come with factory roof rack track, you would choose our standard style rack which includes the Eezi-Awn K9 mounting rail to mount to the rear roof section. If your vehicle came with factory track on the top rear section, you can use our OEM Track Mount feet instead of the K9 Mounting rail.
The Standard version of the rack systems are the same as our tradition rack system on other vehicles. The incorporate the K9 mounting rail on the top rear section, with feet attaching to the rail and the platform on top. This rack is available in 1.4M and 1.6M for the rear section. There is a 2.2M full length version that also uses specialty K9 rail/feet at the front of the roof on each side of the sunroof.
The OEM Track version of the rack systems mount feet directly to the OEM track and the platform on top. This rack is available in 1.4M and 1.6M for the rear section. There is a 2.2M full length version that also uses specialty K9 rail/feet at the front of the roof on each side of the sunroof.
OEM Extended Track
The OEM Extended Track version of the rack systems mount feet directly to the OEM track and the platform on top. Extended track means the OEM track covers the upper rear section of the roof, and extends forward from there, terminating in the lower forward roof on each side of the sunroof. This rack system is available in 1.4M, 1.6M, 1.8M, and 2M lengths.
These versions of the rack measures 4" high at the upper rear section of the roof, and uses 40mm feet on the rear cross braces.
Capacity of the K9 roof rack system is broken into two measurements, static weight and dynamic weight. Static is when the vehicle is stationary. Dynamic is when the vehicle is in motion. We have not tested the K9 racks on vehicles to the point of roof failure. We can tell you what we have tested ourselves effectively. A dynamic capacity in the range of 500 pounds is possible. That load included a RTT, awning, dual fuel can holder, aluminum storage case with recovery gear, shovel, axe, under mount table, light bar, etc on a 2.2M long rack. A static capacity of 1000 pounds is possible. An example of static load increase would be adding people in the tent on the roof. Please understand these capacities are on vehicles that have modified suspensions designed to manage this amount of weight. They are not a warrantied or guaranteed capacity. Your load capacity will vary.
The K9 Roof Rack System for the Land Rover LR3 and LR4 requires no drilling at all for any size rack. Our proprietary mounting rail mounts right over the roof pinch weld trim and utilizes the OEM roof rack mounting points.
Installation of this rack system can be done by one person in approximately 1-1/2 hours. Help lifting the platform on the roof would be appreciated. You start by removing the factory roof rack, then attach the K9 mounting rail to the roof, followed by a full set of feet, and finally a platform on top. Please see our Roof Rack Installation 101 video for more in depth explanation. Written instructions are also provided with each rack system. Click Here to Download Instructions.
The components used on the Land Rover LR3 and LR4 rack systems include a pair of mounting rail (or utilize OEM track), a set of K9 feet (2 per platform cross brace), and a platform.
The Eezi-Awn K9 Roof Rack System comes with a complete array of bolt on accessories. Jerry Can holders, Axe mounts, Shovel mounts, Hi-Lift Mounts, Max Trax Mounts, Awning Mounts, Under Rack Table mounts, and much more. Take a look at the accessories page to see all our options.
Thule & Yakima Compatible
The K9 Roof Rack is also the only overlanding rack on the market that is easily compatible with your existing Thule or Yakima sports bar mounts for bikes, kayaks, etc. With store-accessible 6mm hardware that attaches to the K9's perimeter, your hobbies won't become obsolete with your "old gear."
|Thule Models||Podium Foot Pack 460|
|Fit Kit KIT3101|
|Yakima Models||(1) Skyline Tower|
|(2) Landing Pad 4|
"The K9 Roof Rack System is a welcome alternative to the cage-style racks that once defined the typical overland roof rack. It is sleek, understated, and complimentary to the aesthetics of vehicles new and old. It is most importantly, remarkably robust, an attribute we would naturally expect from the engineers at Eezi-Awn."
-- Christophe Noel, Executive Editor, Expedition Portal (Read The Full Review)