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Bed Mount Gear basket-YAKIMA

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by GEARAHOLIC, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Aug 17, 2009 at 12:16 AM
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    GEARAHOLIC

    GEARAHOLIC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have had a few requests for this...so here it is.

    I had some Yakima cross bars laying arround....you can get some for about $60...lots of bike shops stock them. I cut them down to fit snuggly between the bed rails and directly on top of the slider cleat system. I then purchased some 2" x 4" u-bolts at the hardware store for a few bucks each. As you can see in the picture the yakima cross bars get snuggly held in place by the u-bolts and the cleats. Obviously you can adjust the spread width of the bars by adjusting the cleats with the bars off. I then mounted my yakima load warrior gear basket to the cross bars. I noticed that with no load the basket would bounce up and down alot...as the cross bars do flex....however once I mounted my high lift jack it quit bouncing. I ran this set up for a year with no issues at all. I wish things were a bit more rigid but I feel confidant with the setup saftey wise. I have carried lots of stuff in the basket...so the bars can handle some weight. I will say however that I just purchased the OEM roof rack and will be running the gear basket on the roof shortly.
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  2. Aug 17, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    nice truck dude.
     
  3. Aug 17, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    GEARAHOLIC

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    thanks...now that I found this forum I wish I could build the truck over...
     
  4. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    That truck is sweet! I love it
     
  5. Jul 1, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    Good idea, may try this tonight.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    JoeyTacoma

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    That looks nice. A red trd on that rear fairing would look tough. I did one in silver on mine.[​IMG]
     
  7. Jul 1, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    Personally, I would put the wood over the axle and the lighter bags on the rear carrier. This couldn't have handled well.
     
  8. Jul 26, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    GEARAHOLIC

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    Are you serious PSTER? Handling was not an issue, even with 4 people and lots of gear....plus just for your info the gear in the basket was heavier than the wood...This was in BIG SUR, HWY 1 IN CA... it hugs the coast, curvy to say the least....heres a pic from last weekend near the same spot...[​IMG]
     
  9. Oct 24, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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    well done! cheap, simple and effective
     
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