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Does my roof rack look dumb?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dsds, Apr 5, 2008.

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Roof Rack - keep or remove ?

  1. Keep

    125 vote(s)
    43.9%
  2. Remove

    160 vote(s)
    56.1%
  1. Apr 5, 2008 at 3:59 PM
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    dsds

    dsds [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Greetings fellow Tacoma followers!
    I've been debating whether to remove my roof rack. I've only used it once.
    Every time I look at it, I question how it looks... almost as if I've added burly eyebrows.
    What do you think? Do you think it detracts from the clean sleek look of the roof?

    Since ya'll the experts, I'll go with what the majority votes.

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  2. Apr 5, 2008 at 4:02 PM
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    tealm0nsta

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    it looks more like grab handles for people standing on the running boards. would look better to go w/ the bar type like the nissan.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2008 at 4:05 PM
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    gavonder

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    I think you should remove it and give it to me!!

    Actually, I think it looks fine, but if you don't use it and remove it, let me know I would be interested in it. I have an Access Cab and want to see if I can make it work because I need one.

    GA
     
  4. Apr 5, 2008 at 4:25 PM
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    dbbd1

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    Nope, only fits the DC, so give it to me!
     
  5. Apr 5, 2008 at 5:07 PM
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    dsds

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    Hmmm.. the poll is exactly 50/50 right now.
    Are you saying to remove only one? :rolleyes:
     
  6. Apr 5, 2008 at 5:24 PM
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    rick

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    yes, it looks dumb
     
  7. Apr 5, 2008 at 6:16 PM
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    squad314

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    I think they look great.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2008 at 6:19 PM
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    SteelCity

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    I actually added one to my truck. I needed a rack and went with the OEM. I think it looks good.
     
  9. Apr 5, 2008 at 6:20 PM
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    gdawg25

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    I say remove it, only because the only roof racks I see around here are on Frontiers. You don't want to look like a Frontier do you? Hahaha. I say keep it if you really need it.
     
  10. Apr 5, 2008 at 6:38 PM
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    tacowheels

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    I think the roof rack looks pretty good, but if you're not using it, I also would be interested in purchasing it from you.
    My only concern is the installation of them, as I think there are bolt receivers inserted into the roof for to bolt the rack to. This would mean that after removal, there may be holes in your roof which would need to be plugged.
    Please correct me if I'm wrong anyone!
     
  11. Apr 5, 2008 at 6:47 PM
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    luk8272

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    I voted remove. If you are like me you were thinking about taking them off and just wanted to make sure others agreed. They will bug you if you keep them, or atleast would bug me but only because I have no use for them. Make sure it dosen't leave holes. The truck will look good just as long as you are happy with it.
     
  12. Apr 5, 2008 at 7:14 PM
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    midget1958

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    The truck looks great. I would loose the rack I think it just doesn't look right. If you like the look keep it.
     
  13. Apr 5, 2008 at 7:17 PM
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    gdawg25

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  14. Apr 5, 2008 at 7:19 PM
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    SteelCity

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    Yep, you would have holes to fill as there are bolts welded to the roof to accept the hardware. They had some kind of "foil" type seal over them. The other thing is you have to get is new channel rubber. It clips on a couple of spots in the front and rear of the channel. When the rack is installed, you actually break of the front clip tabs so it fits. Therefore, you have to come up with another way to hold that part down. Should be an easy fix though.
     
  15. Apr 5, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    i'd keep it on. wish i was able to put one on mine, then i'd make a light bar that goes across it. that would look sick, IMO
     
  16. Apr 5, 2008 at 8:09 PM
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    they would definately look stupid on my truck
     
  17. Apr 5, 2008 at 8:16 PM
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    Dcrooks84

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    I am not a fan of the roof rack at all. The only reason why I would have those on mine is if I actually used them.
     
  18. Apr 5, 2008 at 9:23 PM
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    rocivm

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    keep it, look better on the truck!!!!
     
  19. Apr 5, 2008 at 9:24 PM
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    surfsupl

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  20. Apr 5, 2008 at 10:26 PM
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    lsocoee

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    I voted take it off (that's what she said) only because of looks. If you use it, then keep it on there. I'd have one if I needed it. I'm all about function over form when it comes to my purchases.
     
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