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  • Sherpa Matterhorn Roof Rack | Toyota 4Runner (1996-2002)

    • Industry leading full length roof rack designed to haul gear and accessories. Also works perfect for mounting a roof top tent.
    • Designed to work exclusively with the 1996 to 2002 Toyota 4Runner.
    • Drill-free installation; vehicle specific hardware is included with every order. Zero modification required.
    • Full modular design; total of 9 fully-adjustable extruded aluminum crossbars.
    • Available with a raw aluminum or black powder coat finish.
    • 600 pound static load rating while only weighing ~50 lbs. total.
    • Designed and constructed in the U.S.A.

    The Sherpa roof rack 3rd Gen 4Runner is a full length aluminum roof rack designed to mount accessories, haul gear, and overall enhance your adventure. Like all Sherpa roof racks, this Matterhorn 1996 2002 4Runner roof rack is built with some of the industry's highest quality materials.

    Sherpa 3rd Gen 4Runner Roof Rack

    This rack features 1/4 inch thick aircraft grade aluminum side plates and 9 total aluminum crossbars. All orders will come with a wind fairing that can be ordered as a full height or half height. The half height option allows you to mount a single row light bar. A noise reducing edge trim and stainless steel hardware is included with every order.

    Sherpa offers the Matterhorn rack for the 3rd Gen 4Runner in a textured black powder coat finish or as bare aluminum. Powder coated orders come with black oxide stainless hardware and bare finish orders will ship with standard stainless hardware.

    In terms of functionality, this roof rack is in a league of its own. The industry's thickest aircraft grade aluminum side plates come with integrated handles and work flawlessly as tie down points keeping all your gear secure for the entirety of the adventure. This 3rd Gen 4Runner roof rack is proudly made in the U.S.A. and is sure to impress. If you have any questions, please reach out to our team who would be happy to assist.


    What can I mount to a Sherpa 3rd Gen 4runner roof rack? The 96-02 4Runner roof rack from Sherpa is perfect for mounting accessories and works flawlessly with all Sherpa roof rack accessories. The rack is also great for mounting gear such as fuel and water containers, storage boxes, bikes, kayaks, and much more. Roof top tents can also easily be mounted to the Matterhorn roof rack.

    How much weight can the Sherpa 3rd Gen 4Runner roof rack support? The Sherpa Quandary roof rack is a full length aluminum roof rack that can support 200 lbs. of dynamic weight and 600 lbs. of static weight.

    How do you install the 3rd Gen 4Runner roof rack from Sherpa Equipment Co? Installing the Sherpa Matterhorn roof rack is simple and can be completed in a few hours using basic hand tools. There is no drilling required as it installs directly to factory mounting points with the provided required hardware.

    How much does the Sherpa 1996-2002 4Runner roof rack weigh? The Matterhorn Sherpa roof rack weighs 50 lbs. Despite its minimal weight, The roof rack can support an impressive amount of weight.

    What are the Sherpa 3rd Gen 4Runner rack dimensions? The rack measures 92 (front to back) x 43.5 (side to side) x 2 (height) inches.


    • Material: Aluminum.
    • Side Plate Material: 1/4 inch aircraft grade aluminum.
    • Wind Deflector Material: 1/8 inch aluminum.
    • Cross bar Material: 2x1 inch t-channel aluminum.
    • Finish: Optional black textured powder coat finish.
    • Fitment: 1996-2002 Toyota 4Runner.
    • Dimensions (installed): 92 inches (front to back); 43.5 inches (side to side); 2 inches (height).
    • Weight: ~50 pounds.
    • Static Weight Capacity: 600 pounds.
    • Dynamic Weight Capacity: 200 pounds.
    • Light Bar: Optional 40 inch light bar (Baja Designs, Rigid Industries, Cali Raised etc.).
    • Installation: Factory mounting points.


    Installation of the Sherpa 1996-2002 4Runner roof rack is straightforward and can be completed within a few hours using basic hand tools. Everything needed (does not include track anchor plates) to properly install this roof rack is included with your order including mounting brackets. It features a drill free installation and comes with the required stainless steel hardware including rubber seals. Easy to follow instructions and an installation video are available. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our team who would be happy to assist.

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