5th Gen 4Runner MOLLE Window Panel – Orange Boxx

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5th Gen 4Runner MOLLE Window Panel – Storage Rack

5th Gen 4runner MOLLE Storage Rack

4Runner Window Storage Panel & Utility Rack Panel for 5th Generation – 5th Gen 4Runner MOLLE Orange Boxx Fabrication

MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment)

I saw this thing one day and had to have it. The MOLLE or Personal Storage Device (PSD), whatever you want to call it, is pretty cool. There are a couple of manufacturers that fabricate this product (Orange Boxx Fabrication and Rago Fabrication). This one seen above is fabricated by Orange Boxx Fabrication. But, before you move forward with purchasing this product, please read this post.

On a side note; I would never write a post like this unless it was bad. It was really bad. 

When we purchased this product from Orange Boxx Fabrication, we had high hopes. In the end, yeah it still works but with quite the process in getting there. When we ordered the item, the entire rack showed up scratched, like it was literally used. Also, the hardware was thrown into a shipping envelope (used), nuts and bolts everywhere, nothing organized at all. Sticker smashed, just bad shipping. Furthermore, Orange Boxx Fabrication sent the wrong size hardware in the package.

After the second package showed up, the rack was brand new (hmmm). But, for the SECOND TIME, Orange Boxx Fabrication sent a completely different set of hardware. Like literally, not even the same as the first, and wrong. You will see pictures below. With all of this being said, it is still a functioning product and yeah, it looks really good. I will have to go to home depot to get a new set of hardware (hopefully they have black) and reset the top hardware for this rack.

The Orange Boxx Fabrication Personal Storage Device (MOLLE) is a rear window storage device that bolts to your existing 4Runner mounts. This Personal Storage Device (MOLLE) by Orange Boxx Fabrication can mount whatever you want it to. The whole point of this storage device is to grab items that you need to access quickly. There are a handful of items that we always use off-road that are nice to grab quickly and are kind of a pain in the ass to store.

Some of the items that can be mounted to the Personal Storage Device (MOLLE)

  1. Flashlight
  2. Axe
  3. Mini Shovel
  4. First Aid Kit
  5. Tow Straps
  6. Use your Imagination

Orange Boxx Fabrication Personal Storage Device (MOLLE) Installation Guide, Steps, Installation Manual – 5th Gen 4Runner, Fj Cruiser

Orange Boxx Fabrication does include a “step by step” guide on how to install this Personal Storage Device (MOLLE), but this page might help you a little more. The bullets below are straight from Orange Boxx Fabrication on their install guide. I did not type this. This is literally how the text reads.

Orange Boxx Fabrication PSD Installation Instructions

  1. Remove upper coat hook. Use 10 MM Socket. Remove small grocery bag hook in the rear corner. Remove screw.
  2. Remove cap from forward position in luggage area. Remove 6 mm screw with 10mm socket. This will expose the threaded area for attachment.
  3. Assemble the Side PSD rack to the upper bracket using 2 Bolts and nuts provided in kit. Leave loose.
  4. Attach the 2nd bracket to the Side PSD with the bend faceing in towwards middle of 4 runner (the depends on which side you ordered the PSD for.) Use the 3 5/16 bolts included in kit.
  5. Attach the bent bracket under coat hook . Leave loose for adjustments. The bracket bottom should be facing towards glass.
  6. Place 4.250 spacer in front hole closest to the front of 4 runner using 4.625″ 6mm bolt. Use the horizontial slot for attachment. Leave loose.
  7. Using supplied 1/2 Dia black 2,5 long spacer. Place behind rear in corner tab. Using 3.5 6 mm bolt. The rack may need to be slide forward on slot in front to adjust.
  8. Using spacer included in your kit. Place behind PSD through small hole in PSD for a little bow. This will keep your PSD from flexing to wall with load. Attach with supplied hardware.
  9. Tighten all bolts and nuts.

Orange Boxx Window Panel Install 5th Gen 4Runner – Our Version

Below is our step by step process for installing the 5th Gen 4Runner Window MOLLE panel. It’s a straight forward process but the pictures should help.

Step #1 – Remove 4Runner Coat Hook

Step #1 - Mount Top MOLLE Bracket 

Start by removing upper coat hook with a 10mm socket. Next, move onto removing small grocery bag hook in the rear corner of your 4Runner. This is located towards the very rear of the 4Runner. Remove screw from this location and set aside (you will not need this screw). You will also need to remove the screw in the lower corner towards the front of your 4Runner. Set side (you will not need this screw either).

Step #2 – Mount Top MOLLE Top Bracket

Step #2 - Mount Top MOLLE Bracket 

Using your 10mm socket, hand tighten or lightly tighten coat hook through Orange Boxx Fabrication bracket. This will set you up for mounting the actual rack onto this bracket.

Step #3 – Mount MOLLE Rack to Top Bracket

Step #3 - Mount MOLLE Rack to Top Bracket

Yeah, that’s seriously the hardware we were given, the second time around. Hopefully, you will get the correct set of hardware. This is where you need to mount the actual rack to the top Orange Boxx Fabrication MOLLE bracket. You want to hand tighten everything at this point.

Step #4 – Mount MOLLE Rack to Bottom Bracket

Step #4 - Mount MOLLE Rack to Bottom Bracket

Mount the MOLLE Rack to the Bottom Bracket. You can see it clear as day here but we had to guess for a second to see where and how this bracket mounted to the rack. With all the holes in this rack, this can be confusing. What would be nice is a vector graphic showing exactly what holes hold what bolts, in terms of installation.

Step #5 – Mount MOLLE Rack to Bottom Bracket Spacer Screw

Step #5 - Mount MOLLE Rack to Bottom Bracket Spacer Screw

Now, you need to mount the MOLLE Rack to the bottom bracket spacer screw. This is the smallest spacer screw that comes in your “kit”. Again, hand tighten this screw as you will want to adjust everything before you tighten everything down.

Step #6 – Mount MOLLE Rack to Bottom Front Spacer Screw

Step #6 - Mount MOLLE Rack to Bottom Front Spacer Screw

Once you have hand tightened the rear spacer screw to the rear bracket, you can then align and tighten down the bottom front spacer screw. If things don’t line up correctly at first, keep adjusting. This is why you want to hand tighten all of the hardware at first. Adjusting this MOLLE rack is key to proper positioning.

Step #7 – Add Spacer in the Middle of MOLLE Storage Rack

Step #7 - Add Spacer in the Middle of MOLLE Storage Rack

From here, just drop in your middle support spacer and you are good to go.

Step #8 – Tighten All Bolts Down and Enjoy!

5th Gen 4runner MOLLE Storage Rack

After all of your hardware is set, tighten down all nuts and bolts that were provided.

Mounting Gear to the MOLLE window storage rack

Once your MOLLE window storage rack is in place, start getting creative. There are thousands of options for mounting gear to this rack. Being a Type-A personality, I am a total neat freak. Having this MOLLE window storage rack on the 5th Gen Trail Edition is going to big help in organizing the items we use on a more common basis. I wanted to mount a bunch of stuff to this rack out of the gates. But instead, I going to mount things one at a time as I run into common problems. I will keep this page updated as I start to mount new items to the rack. I know for sure, I want a Maglite. The Maglite is a must have in your 4Runner at all times.

MOLLE Window Storage Rack – Maglite with Mount Brackets

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5th Gen 4runner MOLLE Window Storage Panel - Maglite with Bracket

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5th Gen 4runner MOLLE Window Storage Panel With ARB Inflator

4Runner MOLLE Storage Panel – Added MOLLE Pouch (Large and Small)

Updated MOLLE Panel with a Stage 2 Icon 4Runner Lift Kit in the back. This was taken the other day and I thought I would throw it on this page where it belongs. I am still not finished with the panel. There are still a few more items to go on the MOLLE panel. I will update the page as the panel begins to fill out. Also, I still need to figure out where the fire extinguisher is going to go.

4runner MOLLE Storage Panel

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  • Mark
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    Hi Brenan,

    THANK YOU for these instructions. I can’t find any good pictures anywhere and the instructions that come with the PSD suck to say the least.

    In steps #5 and #6, what do the spacers screw into? In #5, I have a tie down strap for the top of a net.

    Also, in step #7, I think the space is supposed to go into the hole that is over half a square and up. It’s the odd hole with what looks like commas on either side.

    Thanks

    • Bgreene
      Reply

      Mark,

      Hey there, yeah there was not much out there on the MOLLE rack.

      On step #5 and #6, the spacers do not screw into anything. Those spacers just sit on top of the plastic. You want to thread the long provided screws into the OE threads on the 4Runner. In #5 and #6, you just have the pop the factory caps off, drop in the spacer and screw, and then thread the screw into the factory openings.

      For #7, you are probably right. For our rack, we ended up with two of those spacers, so I wanted both of mine to be on the bottom to have a more consistent look and feel. Also, with the spacers on the bottom, you can more room to work in that center section of the rack.

      I don’t plan on adding anything too heavy in that area, so we should be fine.

      If I plan on mounting a bunch of heavy stuff on the rack, I will just go to Home Depot and replicate that spacer to give the rack more support all the way around.

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