Victory 4×4 Rear Window Molle Panel Easy-To-Install Storage System For the 5th Gen 4Runner
If you’re like me, there are often small items that tend to take up space in the rear cargo area of your 4Runner. First aid kits, small pouches, flashlights, etc., are all typically necessary items that don’t often see use daily but none the less are things you need to carry.
Having a place to store these items out of the way would be extremely helpful and with the Victory 4×4 rear window MOLLE panel, a solution is now at hand.
Having purchased the Victory 4×4 console MOLLE panels previously, I was convinced of the company’s quality products and chose to order the rear window MOLLE panel from them.
While there are other companies making this type of product, on-line research showed one of these companies was very unreliable and the other (Rago Fabrication), while well-known, has dropped the ball on their customer service in the last few months.
It took about three weeks from the time I placed my order until the panel arrived. They needed to be manufactured and powder-coated but once shipped, it was a 2-day delivery. The MOLLE panel was very well packed with expandable spray foam holding it perfectly in place.
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All Necessary Hardware is Provided
The panel comes with all the necessary hardware for installation.
The only thing that seemed out of place was the white spacers used with the kit.
In the back of a 4Runner, these two items would stick out like a sore thumb around all the black interior trim. Before beginning the install, I covered the spacers in black electrical tape.
Cargo Net Attachment Point
The installation is straight forward.
The panel attaches to three locations. At the rear cargo net mount, the mount is removed, the bolt removed and a longer bolt, spacer, and piece of hardware are installed, allowing the cargo net mount to be re-installed.
Further forward, a recessed cover to hold trim is removed and a bolt and spacer along with hardware are installed. Finally, above the window, the coat hook is removed, the hardware is installed and all is replaced.
Upper Coat Hook Attachment Point
All bolts and hardware are attached loosely to allow for the panel to be installed and once it is in the right location, everything is tightened down and the panel is ready for use.
There is enough room behind the panel to get your hand in to put any mole straps into place.
In fact, there is a good bit of space between the window and the panel, some sort of quick release with a hinge at the top hardware location could have made use of that additional space.
Panel Trim Bolt mount Attachment Point
But, the panel is very well constructed. Here are the product specs at a glance:
- Made in the USA
- CNC cut + Formed From .120” Steel
- 2-Stage Satin Textured Black Powder Coat
- Durable Zinc Primer Finish
My Panel in Place
Common Items on MOLLE Panels:
- Maglite with Bracket: check brackets
- Compact MOLLE Pouch: Check price
- Large MOLLE Pouch: Check price
- First-Aid MOLLE Pouch: Check Price
- Compact Knife: Check Price
- Utility Knife: Check price
- Tactical Flashlight: Check price
- ARB Inflator: Check price
- Quickfist Rubber Mounting Grips (great for MOLLE panel): Small-medium size – check the price
The Victory 4×4 website does state that the panel will not work with a 5th Gen with 3rd-row seats but it works just fine on my 4Runner with the 3rd-row seats. However, if you want to use the seats, it does interfere with the seat belt.
The MOLLE panels are designed to fit in either window and are sold individually. I purchased only one as my ARB fridge sits on the opposite side and would have made accessing the MOLLE panel difficult.
But, now that I have the panel, I’m going to have to purchase some straps to hold my loose items in place. The first snow of the year came two nights ago and all those items need to be secured out of the way so my fat bike can take its rightful place in the rear of my 4Runner!