New Vendor Announcement and .... Group Buy! (1 Viewer)

RuggedBound

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We are Rugged Bound Supply Co. based in Houston, TX. We are the importers and distributors of Big Country 4x4 gear from South Africa.

Big Country 4x4 have been around for about 18 years and their racks have been around for even longer - back to the early 1990's. Known in South Africa for rugged, no-nonsense off-road gear with no compromises, we are proud to bring their products to the US market. Some of their products have been direct-imported at great expense or have been the inspiration for some other fabricators who made their own versions of these products in their absence. We are excited to offer a small but growing portion of their vast range of products from our Houston-based inventory to the entire US.

To celebrate our MUD launch, we are going to be offering a Group Buy with 25-30% discounts, limited in quantity, on pre-order basis, in each tech section on MUD to coincide with our next shipment leaving Q1 2021: welded aluminum racks, gull wing windows, drawer systems, tailgate storage lids and some vehicle specific items.
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Find us at www.ruggedbound.com, Instagram & Facebook: @RuggedBound.
Our brick and mortar storefront home is planned in Rosenberg, TX for Q2/3 2021 (thanks, Covid).

Some basic info on the Big Country 4x4 gear, what makes it different?

Racks: (LC79, 60, 80, 100, 200, GX460, 470, FJ Cruiser) (4Runner Gen5 launching soon)
  • Fully welded 1/8" thick custom designed extrusions - nothing off-the-shelf
  • Heavy duty lattice platform design customized for each vehicle with load bars to corresponding A, B and C pillar supports
  • All-OEM fitment - no drilling (exception: 4Runner front foot and other vehicles with no gutter & no OEM holes)
  • No rivet nuts and no plastic parts. Ever.
  • Flat platform design with optional bolt-on basket. No-lip top profile (ideal for tents)
  • M8 hardware compatible tracks all over the rack, including below the perimeter extrusion
  • Yes, we have a bottle opener. But also a Hi-Lift, Spade, Axe, Jerry cans and spare wheel clamps. But also bottle openers... two kinds.
  • Dynamic load rating 530lbs for 3-leg pair racks and 700lbs for 4-leg pair racks
  • Ships by road freight at our discounted contract prices to your local LTL terminal (residential delivery - where available -incurs a surcharge)
Tailgate Storage Lids (80, 100)
  • 2 layers of 3/16" Aluminum: main deck and backing plate are both 3/16".
  • Powder coated
  • Carpet kit and installation hardware included
  • Been around since 2008, now in USA
Drawers: (LC79, 80, 100, 200, GX460, 470, FJ Cruiser) (4Runner Gen5 launching soon)
  • Big Country 4x4 Savute drawers are made for a specific vehicle, and only that specific vehicle.
  • No drilling. Bolt-on mild steel brackets affix to OEM holes. No turnbuckles.
  • Often up to 50% larger inside than others on the market, while being slightly lower profile in most cases as a result of the model-specific design.
  • Made from galvanized steel, aluminum trim and carpeted engineered wood deck, model-specific wing side cover kit
  • Carpeted drawer interiors
  • Comes with 2 carpeted metal dividers 2 removable steel load bins ideal for muddy recovery gear or packing convenience
Gull Wings: (LC 80, 100, GX470) (LC 200 & GX 460 in the works..)
  • Big Country 4x4 Gull Wings have been around for about 15 years, starting with the 80 series Land Cruisers
  • Their design is not for everyone: these are heavy duty doors, not window seal inserts
  • They do require drilling because they are hinged to the vehicle, not inserted inside the window rubber
  • Made from 2 layers of heavy-duty aluminum sheeting welded together, laser cut and roll formed to fit the vehicle perfectly
  • These doors are bolted to a custom extruded heavy-duty track, 3/16 – ¼” wall thickness via 3 stainless steel hinges
  • Dustproof, waterproof, lockable, and made to do a job
Please follow us on IG and let us know what products you want to see next. Keep an eye on the tech forums for your vehicle - we will be posting the group-buy details in a few days with all the pricing, discount and timing details.

Thanks for sticking to the long read!

Cheers,
Theo Ferreira
Rugged Bound Supply Co.

100 Tailgate Storage
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GX460 Rack Shown:
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100 Series Gull Wings
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100 Series Drawer System
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The RAND to USD conversion is popping right now, about time someone took advantage of that.
(Coming from someone who imports products from SA for their business)
Actually the Rand has improved a lot since the April lows - 20% to be exact, and all the Aluminum we use is indexed on the LME - meaning prices increase as the Rand weakens vs USD. We have been in business for 2 years and the fluctuations are certainly something we look at carefully to ensure we can be sustainable.
 

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How much for drawers for a 100?
We will have the group buy thread up soon - but roughly 25-35% discount from our listed prices after shipping is included.

100 Twin Drawer: $1050 - this is 35% off our retail price of $1650 and will be limited to 20 units. This is an incredible price.
Do you know if the hardware for the tailgate storage is stainless?
Yes, the hinges and 2 M6 cap screws, washers and nyloc nuts are stainless steel and the rivets are aluminum.
 
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That full length roof rack is awesome! That last pic showcasing it, is that a 100 series? Looks similar to a Front Runner Slimline II but I like this more as I am looking for a full length one which FR doesn’t offer.
 

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That full length roof rack is awesome! That last pic showcasing it, is that a 100 series? Looks similar to a Front Runner Slimline II but I like this more as I am looking for a full length one which FR doesn’t offer.
Yes, that is the full length version - 2.3m long (90.5"). There is also a 3/4 rack at 1.7m (67") for folks who want to have a rear soft shell tent only/retain full sunroof access. Both will be on the group buy.

The Big Country 4x4 racks have longitudinal floor planks and a 3/16"thick mounting track system (for GX and 100,200) to give the front support a few inches forward of the front OEM mount and provide that critical cantilever excess length. It is also not prone to road noise and buffeting due to the perimeter and floor plank design. This is why they are able to offer a 2.3m rack vs 2m for lateral racks on a 100 series.

We will have the group buy thread up tonight!
 
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We will have the group buy thread up soon - but roughly 25-35% discount from our listed prices after shipping is included.

100 Twin Drawer: $1050 - this is 35% off our retail price of $1650 and will be limited to 20 units. This is an incredible price.

Yes, the hinges and 2 M6 cap screws, washers and nyloc nuts are stainless steel and the rivets are aluminum.
I am interested in Ostrich Awning group buy, please count me in.
 

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