New Vendor Announcement .....& Group Buy Specials (4 Viewers)


Supporting Vendor
Feb 12, 2020
Houston, TX
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 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.

Find us at, 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!

Theo Ferreira
Rugged Bound Supply Co.

80 Series rack
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100 Series Tail Gate

80 Series drawer
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100 Series Gull Wing


Supporting Vendor
Feb 12, 2020
Houston, TX
Is there a separate thread for the group buys? Curious on details and pricing for the items.
Yes we will post a dedicated group buy thread soon.

Broadly speaking, we ship every month or 2 from South Africa and it will be for our March container to give everyone time to get in on the deal.

Group Buy deadline will be Feb 15th to lock in the build plan.
Vessel ships mid-March, arrives in Houston mid-April.

For the 80 series the cost of our racks, drawers and gull wings will be effectively 20-30% off retail after shipping is factored in. We have a national LTL agreement and pass all the savings on.



Supporting Vendor
Feb 12, 2020
Houston, TX
How do we sign up for the group buy? Is there a discount code or we have to let you know what items?
Hey there - for the sake of others reading this answer: we have a dedicated group buy thread on the tech forum - but to participate:
1. Send us a PM with your order, name, phone #, address, email.
2. We will send you an invoice for the deposit from our website that you can checkout via a link

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