1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Installing OEM Roof Rack on Doublecab Question???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FloridaFeMan, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Aug 8, 2009 at 11:55 AM
    #1
    FloridaFeMan

    FloridaFeMan [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Member:
    #19214
    Messages:
    176
    Gender:
    Male
    Southwest Florida
    Vehicle:
    '10 FJ Cruiser 4x4, '09 Tacoma TRD DC Sport
    Does anyone know what is involved? Is there any drilling required? How long will it take? What is the degree of difficulty with 1 being easiest and 10 hardest? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Aug 8, 2009 at 12:13 PM
    #2
    CAdiveTaco

    CAdiveTaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Member:
    #12076
    Messages:
    164
    Gender:
    Male
    Nor Cal
    Vehicle:
    2009 Taco DC LB Pre Runner TRD Sport
    Bed Extender, Bed matt, G4 Fold-a-cover, debadged, locked spare, taigate hoe clamp mod, TW stick
    One of our fellow TW members did a write up on this, the factory mounts replace the weather stripping on top of the can and utilize that recessed channel as the mounting point, I recall there being some drilling in the channel, I'm sure a detailed search will find the right thread.
     
  3. Aug 8, 2009 at 12:39 PM
    #3
    Yuma Taco

    Yuma Taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2009
    Member:
    #17562
    Messages:
    299
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lee
    Yuma, Az
    Vehicle:
    09 PreRunner DC TRD
    35% tint windows, OEM black running boards, OEM black roof rack, Foglight mod, De-badged & Sockmonkey Horns decals added, Two ammo box storage units (removed), 110 volt & 12 volt outlets for back seat area, EGR Slimline inchannel visors (all windows), Fold-A-Cover G4, Tonneau, Bedmat.
    I have the OEM rack but I did not do the install myself. (Had the dealer as part of the purchase). I only waited 2 hours for the rack and running boards to be installed and I do not remember any drilling.
    I think you remove the channel and then screw in the rack in its place, every thing is already there... (I think????) :rolleyes:
    By the way it sets my truck apart from the other dozen SWB's here in Yuma. :headbang:

    Yuma Taco,
     
  4. Aug 8, 2009 at 7:18 PM
    #4
    Marc M

    Marc M Dirty White Boy

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Member:
    #7441
    Messages:
    1,052
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marc
    Washington, Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    '06 TRD O/R Dbl-Cab
    TRD Cat-Back, TRD CAI, 3" Lift, ATX Chambers, Color matched Grille and Door Handles, Scooped Hood, GrillCraft upper and lower, DTRL, Foglight Mod, Redline Hood Struts, 20% Tint all around, SGII, Blacked out dash, Extang Full-Tilt, etc, etc, etc.
    No drilling required, there are threaded inserts in the roof channels.

    Marc M
     
  5. Aug 9, 2009 at 1:25 AM
    #5
    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Member:
    #6831
    Messages:
    6,204
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Albert
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    2015 Subaru WRX
    Bilsteins 5100's (Front & Rear), GrillCraft, Line-X'ed Skid Plate & Bumper Valence, Blacked out hood scoop, Avid Light Bar and much more.
    Super easy! #1 Seriously if I can do it then you can too! Trust me. I was super easy. I even did my own running boards. Got for it.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2009 at 5:43 AM
    #6
    Capita

    Capita Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    Member:
    #18096
    Messages:
    2,673
    Gender:
    Male
    Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Sport Double Cab
    Do you know if any drilling is required for other roof rack brands?
     
  7. Aug 9, 2009 at 8:01 PM
    #7
    TexasJay

    TexasJay If..Then..Else

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Member:
    #8636
    Messages:
    52
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jay
    Oak Point Texas
    Vehicle:
    Prerunner SR5 - Longbed
    EGR Bug Deflector, Tacoma Bed Mat, Remove secondary air filter, Yakima Roof Rack, Cobra CB Radio, Bilstein 5100 set to 1.75 in front, 1.5'' Block in rear.
    I installed a Yakima Rack a few weeks ago and it's a no drill process. I think Thule has a similar setup. I was worried about wind noise from the door jams but I haven't noticed it a bit. The picture is a little dark but you should be able to see how it attaches.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Aug 10, 2009 at 2:40 PM
    #8
    Capita

    Capita Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    Member:
    #18096
    Messages:
    2,673
    Gender:
    Male
    Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Sport Double Cab
    Wow I like that one much more then the oem. Just my opinion and don't want to offend anyone. Thanks TexasJay. I'll be getting one like that, especially since I don't have to drill
     
  9. Aug 10, 2009 at 2:43 PM
    #9
    GEARAHOLIC

    GEARAHOLIC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Member:
    #20340
    Messages:
    622
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    KELLEN
    PASO ROBLES, CA
    Vehicle:
    07 Black on Black BEAST
    capita...you dont have to drill on the oem ones either....I love yakima products but be warned that over time they can and do wear into the paint and can cause leakage of water into the cab...they also fade from black to grey quickly...
     
  10. Aug 10, 2009 at 2:51 PM
    #10
    Capita

    Capita Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    Member:
    #18096
    Messages:
    2,673
    Gender:
    Male
    Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Sport Double Cab
    The wearing of paint and leaking sucks man. Not too fuzzy over oem though
     
  11. Aug 10, 2009 at 3:35 PM
    #11
    GEARAHOLIC

    GEARAHOLIC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Member:
    #20340
    Messages:
    622
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    KELLEN
    PASO ROBLES, CA
    Vehicle:
    07 Black on Black BEAST
    why dont you like the oem ones?
     
  12. Aug 10, 2009 at 4:18 PM
    #12
    Capita

    Capita Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    Member:
    #18096
    Messages:
    2,673
    Gender:
    Male
    Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Sport Double Cab
    Just my opinion but I find they look ugly. Don't like the whole bar on the sides.
     
  13. Aug 10, 2009 at 5:01 PM
    #13
    SpaceMonkey

    SpaceMonkey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Member:
    #15886
    Messages:
    600
    Gender:
    Male
    Houston, Tx
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner
    Can't you rotate the bars so they sit across the truck, driver side to passenger side? They look killer on this truck (mr. grimm from TN)

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Aug 10, 2009 at 6:07 PM
    #14
    DrRabbitFurHead

    DrRabbitFurHead Yeah, there's a TSB for that!

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Member:
    #18625
    Messages:
    1,058
    Gender:
    Male
    Salem, VA
    Vehicle:
    X-treme Off Road Edition (4x4)
    Icon Extended Travel Coil Overs, Fox Rear Resi 8-Way Adjustable Shocks, Light Racing UCA's, OME Rear Leafs, M/T Classic Locks 17x9, Nitto T/G (285/70/R17), 5mm Billet Aluminum Spacers, Demello Sliders, All Pro Front Plate Bumper & IFS Skid Plate, PIAA 510's, Doug Thorley Long Tube Headers, O2 sims, Rear Timbren's & U-Bolt Flip Kit , 3* Rear Axel Shims, Extended Rear Brake Lines, 48" Hi-Lift with a ton of accessories, Wet Okoles, TRD bed mat, Borla Air Filter, Garmin Nuvi 765T, Viper 5901 remote start, 50% tint.
    I installed the OEM roof rack on my first Tacoma (I traded up to a 4x4). There was no drilling and it was an easy install but I didn't care for it. It made a whistling sound if you left the cross bars out and nothing on the roof. Also, the roof is so whimpy, you can only hold (going from memory here) 150 lbs. I made sure NOT to get the OEM roof rack on this Tacoma.
     
  15. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:42 PM
    #15
    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2007
    Member:
    #3665
    Messages:
    2,555
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marc
    Into the mystic....(foggy Saint John, NB)
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport+Leather 4x4
    Front 5100's @2.5", Rear 5125's with AAL. Light Racing UCA's, Factory hood deflector, Sirius Sportster 5, TRD air filter, Weathertech's f&r, "Hello Kitty" steering wheel cover.
    Step one:Remove factory channel molding

    Step two:Find pre-drilled threaded mounting holes in channels

    Step three:Install brackets included with factory rack kit on front(window) ends.

    Step four:Mount side rail/crossbar assembly on each side.

    Done

    I did find that they whistle when extended but I leave mine stowed when not in use.I actually use mine to mount a Yakima system designed to attach to factory roof rails.See my gallery for pics.
     
  16. Mar 13, 2013 at 6:09 PM
    #16
    kdewit

    kdewit Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2013
    Member:
    #99205
    Messages:
    30
    Gender:
    Male
    Two questions:
    Does the OEM rack really only support 75 lbs? I need 200 lbs.
    Can the threaded holes be used for a yakima Control Tower and is the process reversible (i.e. put the weather stripping back in undamaged)?
     
  17. Mar 13, 2013 at 6:14 PM
    #17
    ChamYota

    ChamYota Crash Bandicoot Or Groot, Just Depends

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Member:
    #59431
    Messages:
    10,972
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cam
    Clemson,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner
    H1 Morimoto projector with XB35 4300K bulbs with Mini-gatling gun shrouds, BHLM. Debadged,OEM roof rack,TW sticker,Sockmonkey Beside decals,265/70/16 Nitto terra grapplers with dick cepek DC'2 wheels,weathertech floor liners(front/back),USA Spec Ipod reader,Scanguage II,Bestop Supertopper and more in the works...

    They are only good for about 100lbs. yes.
     
  18. Oct 31, 2013 at 1:17 PM
    #18
    BaconPower

    BaconPower Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2013
    Member:
    #115051
    Messages:
    219
    Gender:
    Male
    Portland, OR, USA
    Vehicle:
    2013 Double Cab 4x4 TRD Offroad
To Top