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Bedracks as of 2019

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by The_Great_PNW, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Mar 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM
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    The_Great_PNW

    The_Great_PNW [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It should be noted Ive searched the Tacoma World Forums.

    I was wanting to see what kind of bed racks people are rocking.

    That being said, if you could also leave some info.

    Brand -
    Did you buy new or used -
    How long have you had it -
    Cons and Pros -


    I’m trying to get people with all brands consildated into one thread. Some of the forums are called overland racks, rooftop tent racks etc.

    My plan is to update this post throughout the year and make it easy for people to come here and read the reviews later.
     
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  2. Mar 14, 2019 at 8:31 AM
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    The_Great_PNW

    The_Great_PNW [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This slot is reserved for putting peoples photos later on. Will update later.
     
  3. Mar 14, 2019 at 3:06 PM
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    Bump anyone?
     
  4. Mar 14, 2019 at 3:12 PM
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    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A West Coast Randy

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    C4Fab rack here. Had it about 1.5 years since new.

    Pros: Easy to assemble solo, stout, compact when disassembled (for storage, etc), adjustable top bars to fit lots of stuff
    Cons: Wish it was 1 inch taller to avoid conflict with my MTB seats (3rd gens are fine), no good way to mount stuff to the side like maxtrax, etc.

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  5. Mar 14, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    The_Great_PNW

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    Thank you for the response!!
     
  6. Mar 14, 2019 at 3:23 PM
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    TenBeers

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    CBI bed rack and sliders, CVT Mt. Shasta, Uniden 520XL, WeatherTechs, TRD CAI, 1Up USA hitch rack, speaker upgrade, Total Chaos bed stiffeners, Warn Hidden Winch Bumper and winch
    I run an aluminum CBI:

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    Pros:
    - I like the shorter height, but not so short that the bed is difficult to get things out of. Keeps CoG lower and does not affect MPG much, if at all.
    - Good attachments for the RTT and other stuff. RTT bolts right on, no clamps. I carry a shovel and axe on one side, HiLift on the other. Could do Rotopax in place of the other items if I moved stuff to the inside of the rack.
    - Not too heavy, especially if you go aluminum
    - Looks better (to me) than other modular options like KBVoodoo. And it's not KBVoodoo.

    Cons:
    - The side panels do get in the way when getting stuff out of the bed.
    - While I had a good experience with CBI for the rack and sliders, some say they are waiting on stuff a long time now.
    - Limits what you can carry in the bed.

    I built my 2nd gen rack myself because nobody offered this height. And I was being cheap. I was happy to see folks coming out with other options.
     
  7. Mar 14, 2019 at 4:18 PM
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    This was a rack I was highly considering. Thanks for the quick and speedy feedback.
     
  8. Mar 14, 2019 at 4:35 PM
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    Sociopenguin

    Sociopenguin 2 Fang Engineering

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    BAMF Full size bed rack. As with all BAMF, thing is pure beef. Lots of options for side plates, sizes, tent and awning mounts.
    Fully welded and height right at the cab, as well as full long bed length were important for us.
    Bolts to the rails, so with two or a hoist fairly easy to remove for a fully welded solution.....
     
  9. Mar 14, 2019 at 4:39 PM
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    Delivered welded or had to take to a shop?
     
  10. Mar 14, 2019 at 5:01 PM
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    Sociopenguin 2 Fang Engineering

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    Comes fully assembled. On a pallet.
    I had mine Line-X'd...
     
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  11. Apr 8, 2019 at 5:43 AM
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    None as of yet, looking for ideas.
    Bought the CBI truck bed rack and looking forward to installing. Called CBI with a few questions, and was happy that they were very responsive and answered all my questions.

    I will post the installation pictures as soon as everything comes in.
     
  12. Apr 8, 2019 at 6:03 AM
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    Rci bedrack included all hardware also excellent fit and quality. Only con I have is I can't use just use my tail gate mat for my mtb but, I purchased a rci bike rack.
     
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  13. Apr 8, 2019 at 6:41 AM
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    Paid Off mod, Fox 2.5 life, Headstrong 3AAL, Method NV, Falken Wildpeak AT3W, Avid 20* sliders, RCI steel skids, CBI bed bars w/ bike mounts, Baja Designs Squadron Sport fog/ditch lights, Cali Raised ditch brackets, Relentless Fab quickfist mounts, RCI HiLift brackets, Mountain Hatch, SR grille surround, Taco Garage DMM, LED conversion, Hella Sharptones, KTJO 4X4 Bolt-n-Lock, Diff breather mod
    @CBI Offroad Fab bars for me...didn't need or want a full rack. Bought it new right after I bought my truck in Jun 2018. All pros, no cons at this point...

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  14. Apr 8, 2019 at 6:50 AM
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    @RelentlessFab modular bedrack. Mid height. Bought new. Had it for like 6 months then sold when I was going to get a Drifter.

    Pros- Lots of laser cut holes and precise measurements so adding attachments like rotopaxs and quikfists were cake. Powder coat held up really well against scratches. And it was the perfect height with my RTT/prinsu/Plano combo.

    Cons- it hurts when you hit your head unloading/loading gear. And not a con for me but maybe others, rear window visibility is obstructed, but I think that’s most lower profile racks.
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  15. Apr 8, 2019 at 9:30 AM
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    None as of yet, looking for ideas.
    I have not upgrade my rear shocks yet, i still rocking the stock shocks. Was wondering how much was the rear end lowered with the RTT? I was thinking of installing air bags.
     
  16. Apr 8, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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    With just the rack and an RTT, it doesn't add much. The problem is when you load up all your camping gear, food and beverages, etc. I use RideRites to deal with the variable load.
     
  17. Apr 8, 2019 at 11:10 AM
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    Front Runner bars with risers. Puts RTT at cab height.
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  18. Apr 8, 2019 at 1:07 PM
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    I have a Leitner designs rack, installed 2 years ago can't give enough praise to Leitner this thing is hands down best rack on the market (in my opinion at least).

    I bought it because I've cracked camper shells before and even deformed my bedsides on my first gen. Offroading HARD with weight on a rack = problems.

    I bought the Leitner after months of research because its the ONLY bed rack I could find that bolts to both the bedsides AND directly to the frame. Giving it a lot more torsional strength when hitting whoops with an RTT up there.

    Pros:
    -STURDY (especially with optional bed stiffeners installed)
    -light weight (aluminum construction, whole rack only weighs 70lbs)
    -tons of accessories and modular design allows a lot of customization

    Cons:
    -expensive.

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  19. Apr 8, 2019 at 1:39 PM
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    choose for me Not Sure

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    Rocking the new Yakima rack. It's overpriced, but it's light, modular, adjustable, and can be easily removed when needed, which met all of my requirements. 20190310_171853_HDR.jpg
     
  20. Apr 8, 2019 at 1:44 PM
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    Like, so many.
    Dope wheels.
     

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