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The REP Fitness PR-4000 Power Rack is a modular squat rack designed to compete with the best squat racks in the industry, but at a more affordable price. We’ve tested and reviewed the REP PR-4000 and compared it to the PR-5000, as well as competitors’ racks like the Rogue Monster Lite Series. 

Our REP Fitness PR-4000 Power Rack review will detail why lifters in the market for a full-featured home gym power rack, who don’t want to pay the additional cost of a made-in-the-USA rack, should check out this high-value piece of equipment. We highly recommend it. 

Why You Should Trust Us

Whether you call it a squat rack, power rack, or power cage, I’ve stepped foot in countless of these things (that includes half racks, too). It’s not the most necessary piece of home gym equipment, but a heavy-duty rack can make your training space feel more like a commercial gym. 

Each and every one that I try out goes through a rigorous testing process that includes squats (obviously), pull-ups, bench presses, and more. If I’m not testing it out, a member of my team that includes lifelong weightlifters, CrossFit coaches, and general fitness enthusiasts is and I trust them to give the best and most in-depth review possible. 

And, when we can, we like to test the add-ons available for these racks from multi-grip pull-up bars to landmine attachments and more. Trust me, nobody is more thorough in their screening process than us. 

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REP's Best Value Rack
REP PR-4000 Power Rack
REP PR-4000 Power Rack

The PR-4000 is a heavy-duty, 1,000 lb rated commercial-grade power rack featuring 3x3” 11 gauge steel with 1” hole spacing through the bench zone and 5/8” pin holes. If you're looking for a "never need to upgrade" home gym power rack, or a centerpiece for your commercial facility weight room, this is it.The PR-4000 re-defines customizability: You're no longer stuck with a pre-configured power rack and overpaying for options. Choose the components you want from our large selection of stock inventory, and have them delivered to your door in about a week or less! Multiple color, height, and depth options combine with an ever-expanding list of accessories and attachments to create the only power rack system you'll ever need.Every rack comes with our top rear logo cross-member which serves as a convenient anchor point for future attachments you may want to add, and from there the rest of the rack is up to you.Our new painting process specially prepares your rack with the most high-end surface prep and care possible, including sandblasting to ensure superior paint adhesion, and a baked on powder coating that will last for years.47" outside-to-outside width allows plenty of room to rack the bar without plates hitting the sides of the uprights, which is a common problem on competitors' 3x3" racks.This color is achieved by using a specially prepared steel combined with a metal grinder and a clear powder coat to give it a raw brushed steel look, while maintaining the rust-resistance of a powdercoat. In addition, the rack shows less wear over time due to the finish and clearcoat making it difficult to notice any imperfections.Standard 3x3" uprights with 5/8" holes ensures compatibility with REP attachments as well as most others on the market. 1" hole spacing through bench zone, and 2" spacing everywhere else.Front Foot extension for working outside the rack without bolting down. Allows you to add spotter arms off the front of the rack and have dedicated setups for benching and squatting without changing j-cup or safety height.Uniquely shaped base stabilizer removes the need to bolt down a 48" depth rack, and also serves as an anchor point for the pulley system and low row foot plate.

A Quick Look at the REP Fitness PR-4000 Power Rack

The REP Fitness PR-4000 is a somewhat budget-friendly squat rack targeted to those lifters who want something sturdier than a budget 2-inch-by-2-inch or 2-inch-by-3-inch rack, but might not want to spend the extra money on a rack like the REP Fitness PR-5000 or the Rogue Monster Series Racks. The PR-4000 provides a slightly cheaper option, yet is also rated at a 1,000-pound+ capacity, and offers plenty of accessories, multiple color choices, and customizable configurations. 

REP PR-4000 Power Rack

Coop’s Tips 

  • REP sells many of these attachments separately, so you don’t have to buy everything at once.
  • For more attachment options and increased versatility, I recommend comparing the big brother to this rack, the REP PR-5000
  • If you go for the four-post version without weight storage, I’d recommend weighing it down or bolting it to the ground (or even better, add a Front Foot Extension) .
  • Take your time assembling this–because it’s not numbered, every hole it is possible to put the uprights in backwards (it happened to me).

My Favorite Things: 

  • Can be customized for CrossFit, bodybuilding, powerlifting…basically any strength training sport you can think of 
  • Multiple color options for the uprights and crossmembers 
  • Incredibly modular and designed to grow with you

My Callouts: 

  • It’s only numbered on one side of the uprights
  • Not as versatile as other REP racks 

Is the REP Fitness PR-4000 Power Rack Worth It?

The thing we like most about the PR-4000 is the value it offers. You can easily get the same rack from other companies for hundreds of dollars more. Something else we like is how REP recently added the ability to order uprights and cross members separately, which means you can truly customize the look and functionality of your rack. 

REP PR-4000

There are multiple pull-up grip options, three types of safeties, dip attachments, several j-cup options, and eight different colors. The best thing about this is you don’t pay for stuff you don’t want or need.

But that doesn’t mean this customizable power rack is for everyone. Here’s who we think should put this in their garage gym, and who should look for something else. 

Great for:

  • Home gym owners who want a truly customizable power rack
  • Anyone looking for a more budget-friendly power rack that doesn’t feel cheap
  • Recreational athletes and most home gym owners interested in powerlifting, CrossFit, or bodybuilding 

Not recommended for:

  • People who prefer made-in-the-USA fitness equipment 
  • Trainees with a very small training space

REP Fitness PR-4000 Power Rack Specs

Footprint80” or 93” H x 47” W x 23” 30” or 41” D
WeightDepends on how you customize it 
Material11-gauge steel
Hole spacing1-inch in bench zone, ⅝-inch pin hole spacing 
Weight capacity1,000 lbs. 
Colorway optionsMetallic black, matte black, red, blue, green, orange, white, clear coat 
Warranty Lifetime coverage for production defects only 

Using the REP Fitness PR-4000 Power Rack 

We love how this is a truly feature-filled rack. The uprights are numbered and laser cut, as are the holes throughout the rack. The PR-4000 has 1-inch Westside hole spacing through the bench area, and quite a few holes on the uprights’ sides for accessories and attachments, though not as many as the PR-5000.

Something else that sets the PR-4000 apart from competitors, such as the Titan Fitness X-3 Squat Rack and the GetRxd Titan Power Cage, is the color options, including the recent additions of raw clear coat, white, orange, and green. Other colors include matte black, metallic black, blue, and red. REP has also stepped up their game in developing attachments for the PR-4000 and PR-5000.

Something unusual and unique for this style and level of rack is the available lat pulldown attachment. The lat pulldown includes a stabilizer bar, which increases the stability of the bottom of the rack to provide more rigidity. The lat pulldown system is required if you wish to use the belt squat. 

The included top cross member increases rigidity and they added a nice stainless steel nameplate for branding. The nameplate can easily be removed if you don’t want it, or want to have a custom fabricator make one for you.

Which Rack Should You Order? 

If you’re on a budget, order the four-post rack. When ready, you can add two more uprights and cross members to convert it to a six-post rack in a matter of a few minutes (outside of backorder and shipping times).

The PR-4000 is 47 inches from outside to outside of the uprights, similar to Sorinex racks. The 47-inch overall width allows you to have plenty of room to rack your barbell without the plates hitting the sides of the uprights. Depending on the height of your space and your needs, you have the option to order 80-inch uprights (great for most basement gyms) or 93 inches if you have a taller ceiling.

Most importantly, they don’t use stickers! The REP name is laser cut on the uprights and nameplate on the cross member. All in all, this is an amazing rack at an amazing price and has probably put companies like Rogue Fitness and others on their toes due to the value provided.

REP PR-4000 upright/REP logo

Something that we’re not incredibly concerned with, but some people may be, is this rack is imported instead of manufactured in the USA. This is one reason they’re able to price it lower than some of the competition. The accessories are not at the level of Rogue Fitness in terms of fit and finish, though they have improved greatly over the years and are leaps and bounds ahead of some of their competitors. 

Where the REP PR-4000 Can Improve 

The powder coat on the REP Fitness PR-4000 isn’t completely smooth, and to be honest it’s more of a hammertone type of finish, which could be because they’re not doing as even of a spray or could be on purpose. Regardless, I prefer a smoother finish.

One of the downsides of the PR-4000 is the fact that the uprights are only numbered on one side. This is inconvenient if you lift both inside and outside of the rack as you have to look around one side to see the numbers. It’s especially a pain when trying to mount the swing-in safety arms. Being numbered on both sides would make this a LOT easier. 

REP PR-4000 upright and peg hole

It’s also possible to put it together backwards. The first time I assembled it I had to take off two uprights, spin them 180 degrees, and swap them for the numbering to be consistent, even though all four foot plates were facing out.

Construction and Durability

If you order the four-post and don’t opt for weight plate storage, you’re likely going to want to bolt it to the floor or a platform to prevent it from moving or potentially tipping when the barbell is racked. When lifting outside the rack, there is a possibility that it can flip on you if you have heavy weight on the bar or drop it on the spotter arms. This isn’t specific to the PR-4000, but it’s something to keep in mind if deciding between this style or a flat-foot rack.

Adding the front feet can help and is recommended by REP on the 4-post configuration. Still, the rack has a tendency to move a little when re-racking a heavy bench press or squat so you have to move it back into place when you’re done, even if you have it on rubber flooring or stall mats. If you bolt it down or have the 6-post version with your extra plates on the back section, you should be good.

REP PR-4000 bolt

Available Attachments 

There are many attachments available for the REP Fitness PR-4000 Power Rack that allow you to truly make it your own, and customize it to fit your training needs. These attachments include multi-grip pull-up bars, weight horns, standard j-cups,  round sandwich j-cups, weight storage, spotter arms, front foot extension, monolift attachments, low row attachments, flip down safeties, and more. Many of these can be added to your order as you’re building your rack, or purchased at a later time. 

REP PR-4000 spotter arms

REP does a great job of not only offering quantity, but quality as well. Attachments like the center-mounted plate-loaded lat pulldown can make a great addition to anyone’s rack, and REP is one of the only ones offering it. 

For those who might need it, I wrote the ultimate squat rack guide that includes a section on what to look for in a high-quality rack. 

What’s The Difference Between the REP Fitness PR-4000 And PR-5000 Racks?

The PR-4000 and PR-5000 Power Racks are some of the most popular squat racks on the market, and for good reason. They combine all of the features that make modular, erector-set style of racks with a myriad of accessories at a lower price point than most of the competition.

The PR-4000 has 3”x3” uprights with laser cut holes and 5/8” hardware, while the PR-5000 has 1-inch holes and hardware with the same 3”x3” steel. The PR-4000 uprights are numbered every fifth hole, while the PR-5000 is individually numbered at every hole. Both use laser cuts for all holes, numbers, and nameplates.

5.00
REP's Best Rack
REP PR-5000 Power Rack V2
REP PR-5000 Power Rack V2

The Rep PR-5000 Power Rack V2 is our top of the line power rack system and allows for virtually limitless configurations and attachment setups. Featuring 3x3" 11-gauge steel with oversize 1" diameter hardware, this is the type of rack found in universities, professional athletic facilities, and commercial gyms that are serious about strength training. In a home gym, it's all you'll ever need.The 4-way laser-cut hole design gives you limitless possibilities in configuring your attachments to suit your space.Features Include:Laser-cut numbering on the front and back of uprights and each side of crossmembers for ease of lining up j-cups, safeties, and other attachments. 1" diameter hardware for the ultimate in peace-of-mind under heavy load. 2" hole spacing throughout entire rack. Large logo brace with stainless steel faceplate for additional rigidity and side-to-side stability. Stainless steel accents on j-cups and other attachments for a high-end classic look. Exclusive attachments taking advantage of the 1" diameter holes. All attachments include UHMW liners to protect bar knurl and/or paint on your uprights where appropriate.Optional Upgrades:Uniquely shaped base stabilizer for removing the need to bolt down 48” depth, and also serves as an anchor point for the pulley system and low row foot plate. *REQUIRED FOR LAT/LOW ROW PULLEY SYSTEM. Improved lat pulldown/low-row with foot brace to help brace legs during low row. Optional leg-roller pad to keep you seated during lat pulldown. Dip Attachment with bolt-together design for less shipping cost on our most popular attachment. Band pegs - Set of 4 for adding band resistance to your barbell workouts. Landmine attachment for multiple uses including many core movements. Weight horns with new urethane coating that makes them longer-lasting and better able to protect your plates. 12" size is great for larger iron plates and bumper plates, while 6" is ideal for 10 lb and less iron or change plates. Front Foot extension for working outside the rack without bolting down. Allows you to add spotter arms off the front of the rack and have dedicated setups for benching and squatting without changing j-cup or safety height. 24" Spotter arms with UHMW liners. Lowered J-cup option effectively allows 1" hole spacing on the uprights by holding your bar 1" lower than our standard or flat-sandwich j-cups. You must have a pair of standard or flat-sandwich in combination with a lowered j-cup pair to achieve this effect.In Development:Adjustable Monolift with detent pin for added security - $349 (ETA: Jan/Feb 2019) Iso Lever Arms - $399 (ETA: Jan/Feb 2020) Belt Squat Attachment - $279 (ETA: Jan/Feb 2020) 80" upright Lat/Low Row Attachment - $349 (ETA: January 2020)

Each version’s footplate is pre-drilled so the rack can be anchored to the ground, either into concrete or a platform for greater stability. Both come with a package of concrete expansion anchors, though you’re probably better off using concrete anchors that can easily be removed later should you decide to move the rack or sell your house.

The holes on the front and back of the PR-4000 uprights are spaced every two inches, except through the bench zone where you’ll find 1-inch hole spacing, also known as Westside spacing. The idea is that you can have more precise j-cups placement for benching, but I’ve found the top hole is lower than where I place my j-cups so it’s been less of a factor in choosing a rack.

REP PR-4000 vs. REP PR-5000

The PR-4000 holes on the upright sides are spaced 4 inches on center through the bottom two-thirds and 2 inches on center at the top section. The PR-5000 has 1-inch holes spaced 2 inches on center along the entirety of the upright. Those extra holes allow you to add more attachments in the future so I think I’d call it more future proof than the PR-4000.

Looking at the differences in the PR-4000 and PR-5000, it seems as if REP created a top-of-the-line rack in the PR-5000, then tried to figure out how to scale it down to create a cheaper option to compete with the Rogue Monster Lite Rack series. The differences appear geared toward giving an experienced lifter reason to fork over extra cash to get the PR-5000. 

This includes larger holes and hardware, more attachment holes, a larger nameplate, and laser-cut numbers on every hole. The PR-4000 is meant for those wanting something that will last longer and have more attachment compatibility than a cheaper 2-inch-by-2-inch” rack while still having access to attachments that smaller racks don’t have, and still giving you the option to save some money. 

After a few customer complaints, REP has changed the photos on their website of the swing-in pipe safeties for the PR-4000. The previous photo actually showed the safeties for the PR-5000. The big difference is the 5000 version has numbered holes down the sides for band pegs. The 4000 version is a solid piece with UHMW plastic on top and looks considerably cheaper than its big brother. Again, this is one of those small features you’re going to pay a little more for on the PR-5000. 

For more on the REP PR-5000, read our full review.. 

REP Fitness PR-4000 Vs. Rogue Monster Lite Racks

Overall the REP PR-4000 is a less expensive rack in terms of price, however, it’s still very high quality and doesn’t feel cheap. Both the PR-4000 and Rogue Monster Lite racks use similar style 3-inch-by-3-inch uprights made of 11-gauge steel. All of Rogue’s racks are made in the USA at their Columbus, OH factory. REP Fitness is importing theirs.

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REP Fitness vs Rogue Fitness
Rogue RML-690C Power Rack
Rogue RML-690C Power Rack

A unique hybrid of the Rogue R-6 Power Rack and RM-6 Monster Rack, the RML-690C is built for the serious, nose-to-the-grindstone strength training facility–be it at the high school, college, or pro level.We've designed the RML-690C with full compatibility across the Rogue Monster Lite line, making it among the most durable and customizable power racks on the market. The unit's 3x3" 11 gauge steel, Westside Hole Spacing uprights in your choice of 10 custom Rogue semi gloss powdercoats feature Westside hole spacing, with the same 0.625" bolts and fasteners as our Infinity Series. A pair of Monster Lite J-Cups, pin/pipe safeties, and a four-pack of band pegs are included standard, as are eight convenient bumper plate storage posts. The RML-690C set-up also comes with both the 43" Single Skinny Pull-Up Bar

Most of the accessories made for the PR-4000 will work on the Monster Lite series and vice-versa. The powder coat on the Rogue Monster Lite rigs, as well as the welding, is higher quality; however, most people probably won’t recognize or realize it unless they have both in hand at the same time.

REP PR-4000 vs. Rogue Monster Lite

Another difference between the racks is the outside width from post to post. Rogue’s is 49 inches, and REP’s is 47. Many people prefer 47 inches because the barbell sleeve collars are less likely to hit the uprights on the walkout of a squat or the unrack of a bench press. Seems minor, but it can be a big deal as you start to lift heavier.

Both Rogue and REP offer a “limited lifetime warranty” on their racks, including the PR-4000. It seems both companies mean their stuff is under warranty for normal production defects or breakage unless you do something stupid…which is standard speak in warranty terms. So don’t throw it off a parking garage, maybe?

Customer Experience 

REP Fitness can be reached via email or phone, as well as their social media channels. For those who live in Denver or Carlisle, PA, there’s also stores where you can either pick up your order or have any questions answered (both locations require an appointment).  

Warranty and Returns 

REP Fitness offers a limited lifetime warranty for some of its products, the PR-4000 Power Rack included, which basically just means it covers any issues covered by production defects (so if something wasn’t welded properly, for example).  

If you don’t like the product for any reason, you have 30 days from the time it reaches your house to return it for a full refund or credit toward a future purchase. You must return the box in its original packaging, or REP will charge a 15 percent restocking fee. 

Financing 

If you create an account with REP Fitness, you can finance the purchase of your power rack and split it into monthly payments that work for you. Commercial gym owners can also finance their purchases through a separate process available on REP’s website. 

Ordering and Assembling the REP Fitness PR-4000 Power Rack

Ordering the REP Fitness PR-4000 Power Rack starts with you customizing how you want it to look–you’ll choose everything from the height and depth, to what attachments you want on it. You’ll also be able to pick what color you want the uprights, crossmembers, and weight storage to look like. 

Your total price will depend on how you customize your power rack–for example, the 80-inch uprights cost $420 whereas the 93-inch costs $460. 

REP PR-4000 uprights

The power rack comes with detailed assembly instructions (which are also available on REP’s website), and while it does involve a lot of parts it shouldn’t take up too much of your time as long as you have everything spread out and ready to go. You will need a wrench, so if you don’t have one make sure to make a quick trip to a home improvement store beforehand. 

The instructions, though, only pertain to the overall frame and don’t cover the attachments. Those come with separate instructions, which are also available on REP’s website.  

Customer Reviews

As of this writing, there are actually zero customer reviews of this product on REP Fitness’ website, but they recently just updated their website so that might be a carryover issue. This particular piece of fitness equipment can’t be found on Amazon (some of REP’s racks are), so we couldn’t find reviews there either. 

We’ll update this section if and when a review is posted on any website. 

Final Verdict of Our REP Fitness PR-4000 Power Rack Review

Whether you’re designing your first home gym, or you’re a veteran looking for a high-quality piece of equipment to add to your collection, you can’t go wrong with the REP Fitness PR-4000 Power Rack. Is it the absolute best one on the market today? No, but it’s honestly not that far off, especially with the many attachments that REP has released like their monolift arms, center mount lat pulldown, and many pull-up bar options.

REP PR Fitness 4000 Power Rack FAQs

Does REP PR-4000 need to be bolted down? 

We highly recommend bolting the PR-4000 down if you have the four-post version to increase its stability. If you don’t, it might flip over on you. 

Does the REP PR-4000 come with j-cups? 

You can order standard j-cups or round sandwich j-cups with your REP PR-4000 Power Rack. 

How much does a PR-4000 weigh?

It’s going to depend on how you customize the power rack (for example, it’ll weigh a little more if you pick the 93-inch uprights over the 80-inch ones). It’s also going to depend on how many attachments you end up adding to the power rack. 

Full Rating

REP Fitness PR-4000 Power Rack

The REP Fitness PR-4000 Power Rack is a modular squat rack designed to compete with the best squat racksin the industry, but, at a more affordable price. If you’re in the market for a full-featured home gym power rack and don’t want to pay the additional cost of made in the USA racks, then the PR-4000 is an incredible value and one we’d recommend.

Product Brand: REP Fitness

Product Currency: $

Product Price: 621

Product In-Stock: InStock

Editor's Rating:
4.4

Rep PR-4000 Power Rack

Construction – 4.5

Welds – 4.3

Powdercoat – 4

Options – 4.5

Attachments Available – 4.5

Materials Used – 4.5

Value – 4.5

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