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2010 DC SB with Roof Mounted Ski Racks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by powdr_dayz, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    powdr_dayz

    powdr_dayz [OP] Active Member

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    Trying to decide between OEM, and a Thule rack.. Any recommendations? Is it possible to get a wind fairing for the OEM version? Let see your pictures!! What is the level of noise on an OEM rack with a ski rack and no fairing?
     
  2. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    I first had the Yakima rack and it worked great. Only problem was that it was kinda noisy at highway speeds and sometimes with it was really windy out, the bottom of the fairing would hit the roof and make vibration sounds. I went with the OEM rack after cause I liked the fact that you could stow away the cross bars when not in use. OEM is much quieter then then Yakima I had on before. I havent seen a fairing for the OEM one but since you can stow away the bars when not in use, I dont see the reason for a fairing.:cool: Here is a shot with my old Yakima rack and the OEM one I have on now with the angled Thule snowboard holders:

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  3. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    I have had a thule rack on my truck since I bought in March 2007. It has a fairing. I do not use it for my skis but have travelled extensively with it for my kayaks using J-Hulls.

    I do not hear the rack nor does it vibrate. My truck is stock otherwise.
    Its held up well even going through automatic car washes. I probably do sacrifice 1mpg for the drag though just so you know.
    I would buy another one.

    Also...Be careful with kayaks in neighborhoods with those basketball hoops hanging off the curb and/or drive thrus. :eek:
     
  4. Oct 26, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    tiresmokintacoma

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    I have a thule rack on my taco. i only use it for my kayaks. it works with almost anything and looks nice. did notice more wind noise with it on. [​IMG]
     
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