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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by fcebedo, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. Nov 9, 2016 at 7:29 PM
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    jboudreaux1965

    jboudreaux1965 Ragin Cajun Fan

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    not really, bike lanes and bike nuts have ruined the property values of our homes, no one wants to live here, they make mine and all my neighbors lives misserable and for 20 years I have never, ever, ever, ever, had a traffic delay, maybe 2 cars at a traffic light. THE DAY bike lanes installed a d we went from 5 lanes to 2, it ruined our area of the city! So, no, not really ok! Bike fenatics who want bike lanes are the root of all that ruined our area! For right under 100 years, (since 1924) our neighborhood was the most desirable in the city! Took 6 months for bike lanes to ruine it! no one wants to live here because of the hassle! So no, again, not ok! Bike fanatics are ruining this great country!
     
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  2. Nov 9, 2016 at 7:38 PM
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    jboudreaux1965

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    again, to make a hand full of bike nuts happy... ruined the lives and property values of about 16,000 people!
     
  3. Nov 9, 2016 at 7:47 PM
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    Nimble9

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    enough to have fun
    Sounds like you need to go on a bike ride!!
     
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  4. Nov 9, 2016 at 8:07 PM
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    fcebedo

    fcebedo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    There's a situation at Nakatomi Plaza!
     
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  5. Nov 10, 2016 at 3:41 PM
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    Coleman42

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    5100's @ 1.75, 265/70/17 General Grabber ATX, Pro Comp 7005 17x8, Tint, Yellow fog lights, Leer 100XR Topper, Derped Front Emblem
    Screenshot_2016-08-10-20-48-15-1.jpg
     
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  6. Nov 10, 2016 at 4:42 PM
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    Are you sure its the cyclists? Thats what its been this whole time! WELL SUM' BITCH!!!! :oldglory:
     
  7. Nov 11, 2016 at 7:10 AM
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    Westside

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    Or move..
     
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  8. Nov 11, 2016 at 3:32 PM
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    fcebedo

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    Ok, just got it back from the powdercoaters. Turned out to be $150 since it turns out I have some dealin' skills.

    So sick.

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  9. Nov 11, 2016 at 7:14 PM
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    Kerrigan911

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    Lookin good. Powdercoating came out nice
     
  10. Nov 11, 2016 at 7:16 PM
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    T4RFTMFW

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    Go outside.
     
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  11. Nov 11, 2016 at 7:18 PM
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    PC looks awesome!

    And I'm still trying to figure out why it took 3 lanes to make a bike lane? :confused:
     
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  12. Nov 11, 2016 at 7:47 PM
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    If anybody is in the Bay Area and needs powdercoating, this is the place: https://www.yelp.com/biz/br-and-f-spray-santa-clara?osq=Powdercoating

    Some photos:

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    Rack was brought out with the major pieces wrapped in Manila paper.


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    Fine Texture finish came out so perfect.

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    These plates go in the sliding rail to anchor the rack. My fabricator reminded me to get these powdercoated since they will rust if unprotected. Threads were untouched!

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    The magic of the system is with these removable crossbars. It's held in place by one bolt from the bottom threading to a nut welded inside the bar. The bar ends are capped and smoothed out.


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    Powdercoating is key since many parts are removable or movable. Does not scratch at all. Side rail is used to keep the rack in place. All the weight is transferred on to the top of the bed.


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    Money shot with rear crossbar removed.
     
  13. Nov 11, 2016 at 8:09 PM
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    Lowered property values and few want to live there anymore? A bike lane?

    I only ride on trails btw. Too many vehicles want to hit road cyclists and teach them a lesson these days.
     
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  14. Nov 13, 2016 at 6:53 PM
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    Peterson3

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    I have the same rack(Thule) with a hard shell rtt. I drove from Cali to Alabama, about a three week trip and got 19 mpg all fwy if I stayed below at 70 or below. I also have a supercharger on the truck which didn't engage while I was going for best mpg...I started out driving fast like I normally do but had to slow down due to poor mileage...
     
  15. Nov 13, 2016 at 9:26 PM
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    fcebedo

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    You have a photo? Is your tent above the roof? That Thule Xsporter sits so high on a Tacoma. It needs to be cut.
     
  16. Nov 14, 2016 at 5:06 AM
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    Everyone's trucks and bikes are looking good! Here's my beaters.

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  17. Nov 14, 2016 at 8:38 PM
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    fcebedo

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    Very nice. You got two sweet trucks??

    Nice SC Bronson!!! And brick house!
     
  18. Nov 17, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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    Peterson3

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  19. Nov 17, 2016 at 8:02 PM
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    Peterson3

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    My profile pic shows the setup, not sure if u can c it...the rtt rides about 2" above the shark fin....still gets good signal from satellite radio...
     
  20. Apr 17, 2017 at 2:19 PM
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    Ruadhrigh

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    In the spirit of zombie jesus day I'm going to resurrect this thread.

    Any more details or photos on the fit issues with the Thule Xsporter? Hard to believe that the rails are at their lower limits in those photos, looks like they are maxed out!

    Without a fabricator buddy, what are the rack options available if I have a RTT but still want to use the tailgate for my bikes? Somewhat modular or at least easily removable would be preferred.

    My buddy is using the FrontRunner rack on his Tundra but has a NSR4 hitch rack also. Was hoping to keep things on the tailgate because it's easy to haul up to six bikes and that NSR4 is not cheap.

    https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com/en/us/vehicle/?find=2011-toyota-tacoma-double-cab-4-dr-102407
    http://www.northshoreracks.com/NSR 4-bike.htm
     

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