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Hard shell RTT with a mid-rise bed rack?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by djm68, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. Apr 30, 2017 at 4:10 PM
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    djm68

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  2. May 1, 2017 at 2:09 AM
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    Absolutely possible (ANYTHING is possible). This option is one of several that I considered. I presume the jbusa RTT is about the same weight as a comparable Autohome, which would make it 120-130 lb.
    I first had my RTT (Autohome Columbus) mounted atop an ARE bed cap, but I ultimately wound up going "up and over" the cab on a custom frame-tied exo. I had no issues with the cap, but wanted something more sturdy that would also provide some level of side protection. I used a Diamondback bedcover to provide weatherproof storage and it doubles as a second step, negating the need for the aluminum ladder.
    I was initially worried about having all of that up and over the cab in the wind, but the lil white taco still manages 16-17 mpg with a good bit of weight, 2.5 inches of lift and 4.88s at 3500 rpm (high 70's mph)
    When I can maintain steady 2500 which is 55 mph, I see almost 22 mpg.

    ~Doc


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  3. May 1, 2017 at 9:10 PM
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  4. May 2, 2017 at 7:49 AM
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    VagabondWoodMonk

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    I like that setup... hadn't seen that build before. I like that it keeps the weight lower. Good stuff.
    Keep us updated with what you wind up doing!
    ~vwm
     
  5. May 2, 2017 at 6:53 PM
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    TACOVRD

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    I love that, very slick and aerodynamic. I'm going to have to look into this some more. Only downside is the price of Baroud's.
     

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