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Baja Rack added

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Redgrom, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Jun 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    Redgrom

    Redgrom [OP] http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/29

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    Hello, just installed my Baja Rack today. Took a few weeks to get it but it was definitely worth the wait! Had them modify the mega mule to work with my existing yakima tracks and I am very happy with the results. I switched over from the yakima basket and have to say the Baja rack was worth the extra $ for sure.
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  2. Jun 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM
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    old yakima rack

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  3. Jun 24, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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    Nice I want to see if thule has one that will got to my existing rack.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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    Thanks! Got the rack directly from Baja Rack, the rack is rated for 300 lbs. The shell is reinforced but id say the shell would fail well before the rack. I did use a strip of flat bar on the inside of the shell to secure the tracks just to make myself feel better:D
     
  5. Jun 24, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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    Looks great...but does that guy behind you in the first pic have to park so damn close!
     
  6. Jun 24, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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    Thanks, I completely agree. I am ashamed to admit my bumper has saved me more while parked than on the trail:anonymous: Well I did rip my stock one off in Barstow.
     
  7. Jun 24, 2012 at 10:18 PM
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    Yes it is the snug top super sport. Can't remember the exact weight rating but I did get the one designed for a rack system
     
  8. Jun 24, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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    Which rack did you get (P/N)? It looks great. Much better than the Yakima.
     
  9. Jun 24, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    its the mega mule customized to work with my existing yakima track. Here is the link http://www.bajarack.com/the-mega-mule-1, they beefed the rack up a little and added feet/mounting points to each side. Its way more secure than the old system.
     
  10. Jun 24, 2012 at 11:08 PM
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    Cool!
     
  11. Jun 25, 2012 at 2:31 AM
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    Baja rack def looks better.
     
  12. Jun 25, 2012 at 5:30 AM
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    Better and I'm not at all scared to load it with all our camping gear and throw a full sized spare up top. The Yakima kind of scarred me with just the spare and minimal camping gear. Never had a issue just not as secure for sure.
     
  13. Jun 25, 2012 at 5:36 AM
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    Probably a lot less wind noise with the new rack- that old rack looks like a noise maker :D
     
  14. Jun 25, 2012 at 5:48 AM
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    Belive it or not the Yakima was pretty quiet, however the baja rack is silent (tested to slightly above the recomended freeway speed:D)
     
  15. Jun 25, 2012 at 9:59 AM
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    This is exactly what I want to do. Did you basically just give baja rack the width of your mounting tracks so they could position the feet accordingly?

    I already installed tracks, but I don't like how high the Yakima basket is because it mounts on the bars which are already high enough.

    Truck looks good btw!
     
  16. Jun 25, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    Yep, where the feet mount have a little play back and forth. I measured down to a 1/16 and that was way overkill! The only minor issue I had was the plate that slides into the track was just a little thick on one plate. Could have just had a little more paint than the others. I'm up in San Clemente if you want to check it out before you order.
     
  17. Jun 26, 2012 at 12:20 AM
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    This is what Iam gonna do. Nice set up!! I gotta get the tracks on my cap still...
     
  18. Jul 4, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    What's the length of your Yakima tracks? Iam trying to decide 54" or 60"
     
  19. Jul 5, 2012 at 10:50 AM
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    I got the 60 inch track and trimmed it just enough where the bolts all landed in the reinforced area of the shell.
     
  20. Jul 23, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    Brent, your truck and the rack looks great! Quick question for you. Did I understand that you installed the Yakima tracks yourself or did you get the tracks installed by Snugtop?

    Thanks.
     

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