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KB Voodoo AluMax Rack Install with Diamondback Cover - Photo Heavy

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Papadave418, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. Oct 1, 2018 at 9:49 AM
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    Papadave418

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    AluMax Tall Long Bed Rack Install On A Short Bed Diamondback Cover

    When I bought my 2018 in Feb I ordered a Diamondback SE cover as I was signing the papers and I love this thing. Keeps my work equipment clean and dry and this light version can still hold about 500lbs. I started with KB Voodoo’s high bars (which are for sale) and recently just purchased @kbvoodoo AluMax tall long bed rack for my DCSB truck.

    I wanted a system that worked with my cover, gave me a ton of strength and mounting options, plus my roof top tent. As this truck is my DD I needed it to come off and on easily and with the tonneau brackets it’s just 4 bolts. Plus I also purchased the cargo tray which is awesome! Here’s how it looks now from the front
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    In order to do all this I had to relocate the front lock 1.5 inches backwards to make room for the cargo tray crossbar. I sealed with two 1.5 inch washers. I moved the tie downs as well.
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    Locking arms are easy to adjust
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    The DD profile is minimal leaving the tonneau brackets in place. I also have fork mounts and D rings on my cover for my mountian bikes
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    The rack is light! 55 pounds and the cargo tray is 49 pounds
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    I looked at all these hoist and pulley options and realized the easiest solution was 4 binding style tie downs. $30 for the straps and eye bolts. They each can hold 300lbs and the rack is 104lbs and once I put my tent on then it will hoist the rack and tent together. It’s easy to lower down and 4 bolts later I’m ready to roll.
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    I opted for the KB Voodoo bike mounts which are solid!
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    I regret not getting KB Voodoo’s Hi-Lift mount, I struggled with this one but love having it on the inside and yet accessible. Nice to have though I hope not to use it.
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    I also added 2 extra side boards to double them up for looks and mounting options. Each side has a 3 gallon Rotopax and I did not want the Rotopax lock for a couple reasons. I don’t need another key in my life, they are almost twice as much as a standard mount, and they can rust up. So I got a 3 pack of combo gun locks. Easy and the perfect length to keep my gear safe. Obviously no lock is 100% safe.
    FSDC 14" California-approved Combination Cable Gun Lock 3-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071412HWC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_WBKSBb7G9ZNTP
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    I bought 2 small Plano Sportmans Trunks and they fit EXACTLY PERFECT in the tray, seriously like they were meant to go there. I’m doing 2 as the center would be hard to fit, plus gives me room for my water jugs. Cargo net for smaller items. Such a great use of space.
    Plano Molding 1719-01 68 Quart Tote (OD Green) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007TOHIJQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_0CKSBbNNT63VT
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    The cargo tray slides out nicely for access
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    Here is how the tall rack lines up with the roof
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    I added crossbars under the main supports for my style of roof top tent.
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    Overall the powder coating seems more durable than my previous high rise bars.
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    One last shot of the clearance for the front lock relocation. Just remembered those 2 holes I need to seal haha
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    Thanks for reading along and I hope the photos help answer questions you might have and inspire you dream a little for your set up. :)

    https://youtu.be/Qike5D_Msjk

    Not directly related to the rack and cover, but I upgraded my off-road kitchen. The response has been strong so I’m thinking about doing it as a side hustle now. Minute 3:30 the kitchen comes out, for reference I have an iKamper now and I made a low profile slide to get my Dometic 75DZ under the cover next to the kitchen
    https://youtu.be/UmMUiLCtzKg
     
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  2. Oct 1, 2018 at 10:49 AM
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    Nice. Looking good.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2018 at 10:57 AM
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  4. Oct 1, 2018 at 11:35 AM
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    She ain't stock anymore.
    I dig it!
     
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  5. Oct 1, 2018 at 11:41 AM
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    Looks great!!

    A rag with WD40 will clean that anti-seize off.
     
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  6. Oct 1, 2018 at 11:46 AM
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    Much clean. Very like.
     
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  7. Oct 1, 2018 at 11:55 AM
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    A lot of crap and too much money spent
    that looks good. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Oct 1, 2018 at 12:20 PM
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    That stuff is hard to get off black, I will use your tip for sure!
     
  9. Oct 1, 2018 at 12:31 PM
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    Nice looking rig for sure. I'm jealous and interested in checking out this rack!
     
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  11. Oct 1, 2018 at 1:51 PM
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    The WD40 cuts right through it.
     
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  12. Oct 1, 2018 at 3:24 PM
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    Nice job! I was looking for a solution to the tent crossbar issue with the long bed rack. Currently I have my tent opening backwards over the tailgate so it could be mounted to the rack, but I see you added some crossbars underneath. What did you use for the crossbars?
     
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  13. Oct 1, 2018 at 3:43 PM
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    I bought and cut some 1” steel bars, drilled and bolted them to each other, then drilled and bolted them to the main support. I opted to mount my homemade crossbars under to reduce the height of the RTT. I currently have a soft top RTT but next month hoping to move to a hardshell like an iKamper. More aerodynamic and ease of set up.

    The steel bars work and much cheaper and more customizable than a Thule bar or something similar.
     
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  14. Oct 2, 2018 at 12:04 AM
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    Very nice!
     
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    Very well thought out. I like your ideas. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Oct 2, 2018 at 10:28 PM
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    Worked really well!
    Thanks I am pretty happy with how it’s turning out
     
  17. Oct 4, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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    FYI when building the cargo tray the bolt direction is very important. I had 2 bolts reversed and it was limiting the cargo tray extension. I reverse their direction so the slides would clear and it pulls out 32” which is really nice to access the gear.
     
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  18. Oct 5, 2018 at 9:30 PM
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    Camping up by Bald Mountain CA. Rack is awesome. I loaded all my gear and with the cargo tray I had extra room. Never happened before.
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  19. Oct 11, 2018 at 8:55 PM
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    8200’ up in the Sierras where only 4x4’s can go. No parking lots, no crowds, no worries
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  20. Oct 13, 2018 at 8:02 PM
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    Just did a rig walk around with Michael from Overland Bound today on a DD that converts to an overland rig. Gave some in-depth props to @kbvoodoo for his rack and cargo tray which Michael geeked out on. I hope it helps with sales for a great product. Your AluMax is a next level rack my friend.

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