Rugged Bound Supply Co new vendor announcement and ... group buy! (1 Viewer)

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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 by many 79 series owners in the US, as well as their free-standing designed 270 Ostrich Wing Awning which was the first free standing 270 back in 2008 and still going strong in SA and Australia. 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 deep discount, limited quantity group buy in each tech section on MUD to coincide with our next shipment leaving Q1 2021:
welded aluminum racks, gull wing windows and drawer systems.
And.. for the 79 crowd: we might add in some welded aluminum canopies in the group deal if there is interest.


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).

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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, heavy duty aluminum platform (1/8" thick custom designed extrusions), customized for each vehicle with 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. Ever.
  • Flat platform design with optional bolt-on basket. No-lip 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 700lbs for 4-leg pair racks i.e. more than most roof ratings.
  • Ships by road freight (group buy price will include free road freight to lower 48, terminal pickup only. Residential delivery available at an extra charge)
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. Ever.
  • As a result of the model-specific designs their drawers are often up to 50% larger inside than others on the market, while being slightly lower profile in most cases.
  • Made from galvanized steel, aluminum trim and engineered wood deck, model-specific wing side cover kits and automotive carpeting.
  • Comes with removable heavy duty 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 Gul 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 inside the window frame rubber.
  • Made from 2 layers of heavy-duty aluminum sheeting welded together, laser cut and 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.
  • These are not sleek. They are Mad Max..
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

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A few folks have reached out about the no-nonsense welded aluminum Zambesi canopies - yes, we will add them to the group buy ! Because they are much larger items and freight, crating and shipping will be critical we will likely be able to put those prices up by mid-week. Note they are not inclusive of the Penthouse Tent on top - that is a separate product. They have numerous options with windows types, door types, slanted/vertical rear, etc. Includes heady duty roof tracks for load bars, flat Toyota colors standard, color matched options extra.
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didn't see that option on their website. unfortunately I am in the middle of building one of these, but mine won't be anywhere near as nice, but it will fit in my garage :) I know there are a number of 75 tubs here in north America.
 

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didn't see that option on their website. unfortunately I am in the middle of building one of these, but mine won't be anywhere near as nice, but it will fit in my garage :) I know there are a number of 75 tubs here in north America.
you are correct - they removed it from their site since the numbers didn't justify keeping it in stock - but on a group order basis we can certainly get it done. Would love to see your build!

The Big Country 4x4 canopies for 75/79 come in low, mid and "standard" height so the addition of a roof rack on the canopy will sit above, at, or just below the cab roof line. The low version is normally used in combo with the Penthouse tent to make it close to even with the cab roof.
 
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The Big Country 4x4 canopies for 75/79 come in low, mid and "standard" height so the addition of a roof rack on the canopy will sit above, at, or just below the cab roof line. The low version is normally used in combo with the Penthouse tent to make it close to even with the cab roof.

Bummer didn’t know that there were options for height, oh well if my attempt fails I may have check back with you
 

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