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Geez...Let me show you how dumb I am....HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by 1DirtyDog, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Apr 23, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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    1DirtyDog

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    Okay, so here's the situation.....

    Installing an OEM roof rack on my double cab. There are two brackets that are almost but not quite identical that hold the rails...One is marked RH and the other LH....

    So, being the dumb guy I am, is it RH/LH looking FROM the front towards the rear or RH/LH as you sit in the truck? DUH...........

    I can't really tell by placing the brackets where they install and switching them........

    :confused::confused::confused:

    Many, many thanks!
     
  2. Apr 23, 2009 at 8:59 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    uhhhhhh..... it goes like this. long parts at the front
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  3. Apr 23, 2009 at 8:59 AM
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    Jester243

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    I would assume right and left as you were in the drivers seat
     
  4. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:00 AM
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    It's all in my head at the moment...
    Ok....if you're going down the street and need to take a "LEFT", which way to you turn? Towards the driver's side or towards the passenger's side?
     
  5. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:00 AM
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    kasey200

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    RH is from the rear looking forward, or the passenger side
     
  6. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    1DirtyDog

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    Okay, now you know my IQ but at least I asked before proceeding!!!!

    :):):):)

    I will make sure to let AARP know what fine help ya'll are to the elderly......

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
  7. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    correct.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:07 AM
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    TicTacOma

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    It's all in my head at the moment...
    Take pics and document the mod. Others here, including Moi are interested in this.

    Where did ya get that rack? (Hmmmm....sounds like a cheesy pickup line.)
     
  9. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:26 AM
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    1DirtyDog

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    Was in a hurry so just went to ebay... $220, dealer wanted $525 installed...

    Started to document but camera is on the fritz... It's a simple install if you know you RH from your LH......

    Peel off the ditch moldings and the front clips...
    Open up the weldnuts... they're covered with tape, just took an xacto and opened them up, 5 to a side...
    Install the front brackets where you have to know RH from LH ;)
    Install the rails....
    Install RH crossbar, LH crossbar is already on the rail....
    Stick down the new ditch molldings......

    Directions that come with rack are A1

    Even an Ol' Dude can do it!!

    And, by the way, a good rack is hard to find these days!!

    :D:D:D
     
  10. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    TL697

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    I'm interested in putting one on my '09...

    Let me know if there is any noticeable increase in wind noise...

    Also, what is the deal with the cross bars being able to store in the side rails?

    Thanks,
     
  11. Apr 23, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    Took about an hour to install and I am definitely a shade tree mechanic...

    I don't know why the design with the pivoting crossrails but it works well it seems.

    I do know that the crossrails on the FJCruiser I had caused a lot of wind noise...maybe that was the concern...

    Let you know how quiet this setup is a little later.......
     
  12. Apr 23, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    wat?
    the folding crossbars deals w/ mpg's and aerodynamics while they are not in use
     
  13. Apr 23, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    1DirtyDog

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    There is NONE......... took it to 80mph and noticed absolutely nothing....
     
  14. Apr 23, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    can you get those rails for access cabs?
     
  15. Apr 23, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    TicTacOma

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    It's all in my head at the moment...
    But admittedly you are old so maybe you just didn't hear any noise? :p and next time you're out test driving a new modification....shut off your turn signal!


    Thanks for the input. I do like the look of the factory roof rack.
     
  16. Apr 23, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    1DirtyDog

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    I'm the blue hair that never uses his turn signal... just hold my 45acp out the window and point in the direction I want to go!!:D:D Never a problem with any turn...........

    And to make up for the bad ears, I had all the windows down so I could hear better!! LOL!
     
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