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does rain gutter have holes for OEM roof rack?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Snapper Ranchero, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Jul 31, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    Snapper Ranchero

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    I have a 4 door 2010 Tacoma. Does anyone know if there are threaded holes for the roof rack beneath the plastic rain gutters and if so, where they are? If someone has a diagram to share, thanks in advance.

    The OEM roof rack mounts directly into the plastic strips on the roof, and I know some aftermarket roof racks call for drilling holes into the top. If there are already holes in the roof I'm going to try to modify a Yakima tower so I don't have the ugly clips on the sides. If the OEM model drills in then I'm looking at getting a nice after market drill in model.

    The OEM rack looks nice but it only holds 75 lbs and I want to carry about twice that. Yakima and Thule will carry that.

    Oh, and if there is a post on this, let me know. I did some looking but didn't have any luck in finding something. Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 31, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    Peru

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    Just be careful how much weight you put on the roof rack.

    Center of gravity will change.

    I scared the shite out of myself once while making an evasive maneuver because some asshat pulled infront of me.
     
  3. Jul 31, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    MrGrimm

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    Yes there are holes there for the OEM one. The holes are under the rubber stripping on the sides.

    I was thinking about having a company fab something up to mount right into the holes.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    There was a guy over at TN who did this. Here is the link, his pics starts at post #13, username 69I46VERT
    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/sh...highlight=rack
    On his setup (Thule) the towers attach to the cleat. Not sure if yakima has a similiar deal, but alas it can be done.

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  5. Aug 1, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    Snapper Ranchero

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    Thanks. The link didn't work, but the pictures were exactly what I needed!
     
  6. Oct 1, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    Would you be so kind to post that link again? It doesn't work as posted, and searching by his username doesn't come up with anything either.

    This is exactly what I have been looking for!
     
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