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  • Originally posted by bushan View Post
    Hi guys,
    I have a Rhino Pioneer SX 44102B (1928 by 1236 ) which I installed 2 years ago on my Prado 150 2014 with roof rail and using the sxb legs.
    I want to change to the backbone system instead of the sxb legs for height clearance reasons.

    The installer specified that I need to convert the sx tray into a standard tray by adding 3 under bars before mounting the tray on the backbone

    http://www.rhinorack.com.au/products...ic-tabs-_43126

    Can anyone comment that is the right way to do it as I thought the Pioneer tray will mount straight on the backbone?
    thanks
    I'm sure when I ordered the backbone system it comes with the extra bars for the platform (I have the pioneer)
    perhaps this will help

    http://www.rhinorack.com.au/products...rado-150_rtpb1

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    • Hi ,
      I checked my Pioneer Tray and there were already 2 of the Underside bar (http://www.rhinorack.com.au/products...ic-tabs-_43126) and then 2 bars with the legs. So, I will be removing the legs and use the backbone system.
      Im not sure why the installer is insisting to get 3 extra Underside bars which are $87 each on top of the backbone,

      Have you changed from legs to the backbone system?
      thanks

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      • Can anyone comment on the wind noise of the backbone on a 150 prado?

        Is the noise increase just the general 'whoosing' noise when youve got stuff on the top, or is it more of a high pitched annoying sound?

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        • i have been thinking of using the existing rails on the 150 or getting the backbone. after placing both on i am going with the backbone. it looks better, sits lower (i keep a thule bake carrier on top as well) and also higher load rating. now to afford the bloody kit! im awaiting on autobarn 25% off

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          • @ Axio. The sound from the backbone system is more a 'whooshing' noise and can be heard (with the windows open) when nothing is on top. When the windows are closed you really have to strain to make it out above the road noise (with ATZP3's on). No high pitch annoying sound from mine.

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            • Good to know cheers, is yours the 1928mm or 2128mm version? Noticed theres not much price difference between both

              Trying to work out if theres any reason not to go for the 2128mm. Bigger is better?

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              • Hi bazzang,

                I’ve got the backbone and rhino platform and agree it is a “whooshing” sound and not a terrible high pitch sound. However, mine is a really load and highly noticeable “whooshing” sound. I’m wondering if it is because of the positioning, how far to the front or rear you have your platform. What size platform have you got and could you upload photos so I can see how yours in positioned on the roof. I’d show mine but I’ve temporarily removed it. Cheers
                2009 Prado 120 D4D, Silver, ARB Deluxe Winch Bar, IPFXS, Safari snorkel, diff breathers, OME, GME UHF, Warn Winch, ARB portable compressor, OEM Towbar, Tekonsha brake controller, tinted windows

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                • I'm in the process of getting my Pioneer platform ready to fit to my steed. I've a 1928mm. As a matter of interest I am fitting a solar panel (permanent fix)

                  The pioneer panel I kept from previous vehicle (not Prado) and that kit came with 3 extra cross beams.

                  @ bushan - you will find that the backbone system required the 3 extra cross beams as these line up with the top mounting points on the backbone. eg; front/middle/rear.

                  For interest sake - I would not put the Pioneer Platform directly on the roof rails (My GXL has them) the problem is you get less weight carrying capacity.
                  weight Capacity
                  1 = Backbone = 120kg
                  2 = 3 standard legs = 100kg
                  3 = stock rails = 75kg
                  *all these are quoted from Rhino and this includes the weight of the platform and mount if appropriate.

                  Also I have purchased the wind deflector, so will be interesting how that helps with load.

                  Will post test results once complete, but that my not be for a few weeks yet.

                  Cheers

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                  • Roksy18, I have the 1928 rack. Hopefully the attached is enough to show how far it is set back. I installed it as per the instructions. Phot doesn't seem to want to upload for some reason and I'm still tired after night shift to look in to why. (I'll see what I can do tomorrow). But the rack front is not quite half way (maybe1/3) through the bottom length of the front window (if that makes sense?)

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                    • Originally posted by bazzang View Post
                      Roksy18, I have the 1928 rack. Hopefully the attached is enough to show how far it is set back. I installed it as per the instructions. Phot doesn't seem to want to upload for some reason and I'm still tired after night shift to look in to why. (I'll see what I can do tomorrow). But the rack front is not quite half way (maybe1/3) through the bottom length of the front window (if that makes sense?)

                      Thanks Roksy18 now I get to see where they sit before I fit mine, look great

                      Cheers

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                      • Thanks baazang for the photos. 1928mm version looks better suited to my needs

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                        • Any more pictures of finished products for rhino backbone and platform fitted both 2128 and 1928 on 120 ??
                          02' Prado GXL 3.4L V6 - 2'' Bilstein/Lovell HD lift, Pacemakers + Hi-Flow Exhaust, Safari Snorkel, ARB Deluxe bar, IPF 900XS, Outback Drawer System, GME 3220, Dual Batt, 40L Engel.

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                          • 1928mm version on my 150

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