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Old 02-25-2013, 09:44 AM   #1
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Body Armor Sport Rack??

Does anyone have this for their truck? It's only $350... I just wanted some reviews before pulling the trigger


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Old 02-25-2013, 09:50 AM   #2
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I kinda like it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:51 AM   #3
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Meh. It mounts to the bed rail system, not much strength there.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:56 AM   #4
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Meh. It mounts to the bed rail system, not much strength there.
From their website:
The Sport Rack mounts to the OEM track system on the Tacoma plus two legs bolt to the bed at with the two body bolts this adds the needed strength to the bed.

The back bolts are only helping to offset the cantilever so they don't need to be overly strong. You'd have to pull the track system straight up for it to fail.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:59 AM   #5
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How much is the cab basket? It says requires PN 5129 Cab Basket.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:59 AM   #6
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I think there was a thread on it a while back when it first came out...
I think it looks pretty good. I think the tube diameter is a littler larger than I would personally prefer (although, who really gives a shit).
I think the main concern is about its weight capacity. Because it mounts to the bed rail system, you can't really use it for much. The bed rail system is only meant to hold so much, and because the weight and center of gravity is distributed over the cab, you cant use it much more than for lights. However, if looks is what you are going for, they why not?! Like you said, it is only $350..
If you do get it make sure to put up a review!
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:02 AM   #7
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I'd like to see it mounted onto the cab personally. I think it would look a lot better if it was all the way forward. You could use it as a spare tire basket among other things. Maybe we should have someone built that prototype..
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I think it looks pretty good. just would be concerned with the weight over the cab, other than that.... I approve.
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i have my bed rack off of my bed rails and definitely you can put some weight. i dont know about bed rail specs and all that but i have easily put about 350 lbs or more on my bed rack thats off my bed rails. have my hi lift and used to have my spare 285/75r16 strapped to it.
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where did you find this?
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just mounted it (Body Armor Sports Rack) tonight after work...heavier than I thought and stronger. The design is well thought out, the two parts that mount to the side rails pull back on the basket and the straight up mount behind the cab helps with stability, support and balance. The weight is 250 max as per Body Armor guidance, I would feel no worries putting 3-350. The only thing that surfaced that was unexpected was the floor bed mounts...I had to cut/ "customize" the raised portion near holes to set flat on bed. Next project is adding the Body Armor front bumper after I get a set of new tires... anybody mount the bumper ?
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^ I have a body armor bumper on my wife's fj and we like it. Haven't seen many Tacoma ones.
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built my own Are you satisfied with the rack? get some pics up!!




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I would like it to mount to the cab mounts personally.
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mines bolted through the bed rail caps, through the bed, with backing plates. 4 bolts per side, had about 450# on her so far.
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I like the Body Armor rack and the way it looks, yours is cool batman, nice job...did Alfred help you ?
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I'm interested. Do you think a ARB tent would fit up there and handle 350lbs of body weight plus tent weight?
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