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Double Cab OEM Rack Question?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by calbadose, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Apr 16, 2008 at 2:05 PM
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    calbadose

    calbadose [OP] Active Member

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    01 Double Cab TRD Supercharged!
    2.5" lift, grill guard, topper, cat-back exhaust, TRD supercharger, 10" woofer, MTX amp, Pioneer head unit, yakima rack, bedrug, k&n air filter
    I am thinking of getting the OEM Double Cab rack for my new beauty.

    The only thing I am baulking at is the meezley 100lb. rating on the OEM rails. With 3 kayaks and the force of headwinds that could easily push over 100lbs. of pressure on the rails.

    Has anyone had much experience with these OEM stowable rack rails? Payload on them and how they did, etc.?

    I am wondering if it is best to use the sidebars and not the rails (keep them stowed) and just get some Yakima control towers or something and use the Yakima round bars?

    I am skeptical about using the rain gutter approach in fear of a real tight closure on the doors, etc.

    Anyone's experience with either would be appreciated.

    Thanks y'all!

    -Cal
     
  2. Apr 16, 2008 at 2:49 PM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Moderator

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    Scaffolding and a painted grill
    Lots of roof rack questions on the site lately. Guess everyone's getting ready for the summer. :cool:

    I've got a Thule with 2 Hull-A-Ports on my Access Cab and it works great. Flying down the road at 80mph, even without the front and rear of the 14' kayaks tied down, and no movement at all. Their 2-up surfboard rack is pretty killer too.

    Never had a problem with water leaking into the truck. You can't go wrong with Thule and Yakima. Figure this is all they do, so they'd better do it right!
     
  3. Apr 16, 2008 at 3:38 PM
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    45longcolt

    45longcolt Well-Known Member

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    I would heed that 100# warning. On some forum I saw where a guy used the cleats to hold his rice burner/street racer motorcycle in the bed. Big bike, not a light one. Warning on cleats is 220#'s and with pressure of the tie down and the weight of the bike to one side, the cleat broke in half! So heed those limit warnings on Toyota stuff, they mean it. Bike just fell over in the bed and no major damage to truck or bike from what I recall. :)
     
  4. Apr 17, 2008 at 9:55 AM
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    Wilks132

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