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Bike Rack

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hot Tamale, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Jul 9, 2008 at 9:30 AM
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    Hot Tamale

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    I need to get a bike rack (to hold 2 bikes) for the bed of my 08 Tacoma. Toyota sells one, but it seemed kind of shabby. Thule has one that looks decent but of course is more expensive. Any recommendations? Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 9, 2008 at 9:32 AM
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    Khaos

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    Buy this

    That Toyota one is flimsy and overpriced. Buy two of those and be done with it.
     
  3. Jul 9, 2008 at 12:13 PM
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    j4x4ar3

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    I have a set of the cargo bars from Toyota and Thule trays. Works great for me and still leaves my bed free for items below the bikes.
     
  4. Jul 9, 2008 at 12:18 PM
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    Do the Toyota bed bars have any holes or tabs drilled in them for lights or a CB antenna?
     
  5. Jul 9, 2008 at 12:47 PM
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    tacoskim

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  6. Jul 9, 2008 at 1:00 PM
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    mjp2

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    You can carry a hell of a lot more bikes without a rack than with one.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Jul 9, 2008 at 1:44 PM
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    RockyK

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    Ditto on the Rocky Mounts version. Very beefy and works well. If you have a nice bike, you will appreciate the quality of the racks.
     
  8. Jul 9, 2008 at 1:45 PM
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  9. Jul 9, 2008 at 1:51 PM
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  10. Jul 9, 2008 at 1:57 PM
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    I used to work at a bicycle shop that sold used bikes. Every saturday, the owner would show up in his mini Tacoma with about 20 bikes that he picked up from various garage sales. If I had my Tacoma crush back then, I probably would have taken a picture.
     
  11. Jul 9, 2008 at 3:33 PM
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    j4x4ar3:
    How do your cargo bars connect to the bed rail? The reason I ask is that I'd like to take off the tailgate and use a net, and use a cargo bar at the back of the bed to stiffen the bed sides. Would the bars do this?

    Thanks!
     
  12. Jul 9, 2008 at 6:14 PM
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    The Toyota cargo bars are basically bed rails spot welded to mounting brackets so that they can be bolted to one of the large tie downs that fit in the bed rails. They don't really have holes persay that can be used to mount CB antena and such HOWEVER you could easily attach a CB antena to one or drill your own hole. The only problem I see with attaching a CB antena to them though is that there's no ground plane since the metal cargo bar bolts to the plastic tie down so you wouldn't be getting the best results for range and such.. tuning the antena would be a PITA.

    As for strength for supporting the bed sides... good question and I think unnecessary to even consider. The tailgate gives absolutely no support to the side walls of the truck as it is so taking it off shouldn't be a problem at all.

    I'll try and get some pics this weekend. I've been meaning to for months since the last bike rack thread was started. It's hotter than heck here today so I'm staying inside with the A/C on for now.
     
  13. Jul 10, 2008 at 11:01 AM
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    I sent you a PM. I've got something you might be interested in.
     
  14. Jul 10, 2008 at 11:06 AM
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    I would be using a no ground 4FT Firestik. Do you have any good pics of the bed bar? I'm debating on whether or not to spend the money on one or just mount the antenna directly to the bed rails.
     
  15. Jul 10, 2008 at 12:33 PM
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    I'll try and take some pics this weekend. It's still too hot to stay outside for very long.. .especially if you don't want your lungs to fill will smoke from all the fires round here.
     
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    I'm using the Toyota mounts and they are fine. I've wheeled with the bike and sure it's wiggles around alot, but it's not going anywhere. Not to mention I can install them and remove them in under 5 seconds.
     
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