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Best Place to Buy Roof Rack?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Cartho, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Jun 10, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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    Cartho

    Cartho [OP] Member

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    Is rackattack the best place in regards to price for purchasing a thule roof rack?

    Anyone have any other suggestions?
     
  2. Jun 10, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    Silver06Taco

    Silver06Taco Well-Known Member

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    I've bought from them locally in the past and had good luck. It wasn't a roof rack though, it was a trailer hitch rack and components.
     
  3. Jun 10, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    what year? reg cab, access, or double cab?
     
  4. Jun 10, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    Cartho

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    Bug deflector, Westin side steps, Westin bull bar, TRD CAI, Wicked Flow exhaust, in-channel deflectors, Access roll-up cover, bed extender, Thule roof rack, rear TSB
    You would think I would remember to give all of that information but even now I am still scatter brained from time to time.

    It is a 2010 Double Cab Long bed.

    Also, I have noticed mention if rain gutters. I know the tacoma has them but does that mean I must use a rack that uses the rain gutters or is the suggestions made by the Thule website fine with or without rain gutters? I am assuming the fit kit takes into account that the vehicle I entered has rain gutters. anyone have any experience with this?

    Last thing I want is to buy a rack and end up having to return parts because of the rain gutters.

    thanks in advance :)
     
  5. Jun 10, 2010 at 2:25 PM
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    mjp2

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    I've ordered from RackAttack.com several times with no problems.

    Both the Thule and Yakima racks have fit kits that work with the contours of the Tacoma roof. You'll have to get the load bars, feet, and fit kit before you get into specifics for kayaks, surfboards, or anything else.

    I recommend getting the air deflector with your rack as well. The wind noise without the deflector is incredibly annoying.
     
  6. Jun 10, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    brickisred

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    REI has them on sale from time to time. I priced a rack the other day and after adding everything up, it was cheaper than anywhere else (ORS, Rackattack, etc.) I think it was 25% off of both yakima and thule, all components.
     
  7. Jun 10, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    Cartho

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    The air deflector is a must, I agree.

    As for REI, I have checked availability of parts and everything seems to be on backorder. I am going to have to stop in the store to see what they have I guess. Maybe their website is not as inventory tracking friendly as other companies websites.
     
  8. Jun 11, 2010 at 6:05 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Stock for now
    I bought from rackwarehouse.com
    They are local to me but their main business comes from online sales.
    As already mentioned, you get a footpak kit, towers, load bars and a fairing. Mine has been on the truck for almost 4 years now year round & gets lots of use & have had zero problems.
    Definitely get the fairing though.
    Also check local sports stores, Dicks Sporting Goods & Eastern Mountain Sports just had them 20% off.
     
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