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

Ladder rack for 09' bed rails?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by wolfe0zero, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Oct 14, 2009 at 10:26 PM
    #1
    wolfe0zero

    wolfe0zero [OP] opportunityisnowhere!

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Member:
    #24325
    Messages:
    140
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Irving, TX
    Vehicle:
    Black 09 Tacoma 4x4 TRD-Offroad shortbed
    Port installs: Borla exhaust Predator running boards Roof rack Bluetooth I-Pod interface Installed Toyota accessories: Bed mat J-hooks for bedrails Hood protector Aftermarket: Pioneer AVIC Z130BT Total Chaos UCAs Toytec ultimate lift kit Wet Okoles Arm rest mod Bed storage lock mod Stubby antenna Wade in channel deflectors Weathertech digital fit mats TYtoshi Grille Redline hood struts Waiting for install: Spidertraxx 1.25 spacers
    Hey Tacos!

    New to the forums. Lots of great information here. Have a problem I have yet to resolve:

    My job requires me to carry a large ladder while working in the field (22' fiberglass extension ladder). On my 03' Tacoma, I had a ladder rack drilled into the frame. I do NOT want to do that with my new 09'. Per the dealership, they stated they do not carry anything that will function as a ladder rack that utilizes the bed rails. I've seen some after market style ladder racks yet they all require you to install their railing system. Does anyone know of one that will work with the factory Tacoma bed rails?

    I have the shortbed model and had the roof rack installed at port as it seemed necessary to keep a ladder from touching the roof.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
     
  2. Oct 15, 2009 at 6:43 PM
    #2
    SCCAKen

    SCCAKen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2009
    Member:
    #13963
    Messages:
    54
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ken
    Atlanta, GA
    Vehicle:
    09 Access Cab V6 Auto TRD Off Road
    Weathertech floor liners, MacNeil dark window deflectors, debadged, dedecaled.
    Trac Rac just released a new T-Rac Pro to work with Tacomas & the standard rail.

    http://www.tracrac.com/

    I haven't actually seen one yet, though...

    let us now...

    Ken (from Atlanta)
     
  3. Oct 21, 2009 at 12:11 PM
    #3
    wolfe0zero

    wolfe0zero [OP] opportunityisnowhere!

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Member:
    #24325
    Messages:
    140
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Irving, TX
    Vehicle:
    Black 09 Tacoma 4x4 TRD-Offroad shortbed
    Port installs: Borla exhaust Predator running boards Roof rack Bluetooth I-Pod interface Installed Toyota accessories: Bed mat J-hooks for bedrails Hood protector Aftermarket: Pioneer AVIC Z130BT Total Chaos UCAs Toytec ultimate lift kit Wet Okoles Arm rest mod Bed storage lock mod Stubby antenna Wade in channel deflectors Weathertech digital fit mats TYtoshi Grille Redline hood struts Waiting for install: Spidertraxx 1.25 spacers
    That's exactly what i'm looking for but....

    I looked into it and when I entered my truck description (2009 tacoma shortbed) it produced no results under the fit list. The front page advertises "New Toyota Tacoma T-Rac Pro Fits Models From 2005 - 2008". Anyone know off hand if there is there a reason why the 05-08 rail system would not be compatible with the 2009?
     
  4. Oct 21, 2009 at 2:01 PM
    #4
    brandob9

    brandob9 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2009
    Member:
    #18937
    Messages:
    248
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brandon
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    09 DC Long Bed
    Soundproofed cab, beeps purged, bed lights, extra bed tie-downs and TSB springs.
    User error on their end for failing to update their website. The bed and rails are the same from 2005 to 2010.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2009 at 6:49 PM
    #5
    Old Soul

    Old Soul Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2009
    Member:
    #16995
    Messages:
    367
    Gender:
    Male
    NC
    Vehicle:
    09 AC V6 SR5 2WD SWB
    not to many, love it the way it is
    I am going to possibly get the trac pro, just found a set for 349 shipped at ebay. looks like the cheapest for new.. still trying to figure out if I can mount my aluminum tool box sitting on the rack up against the cab...
     
  6. Nov 11, 2009 at 7:17 PM
    #6
    pataco

    pataco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Member:
    #12092
    Messages:
    2,070
    Gender:
    Male
    Down by the lake
    Vehicle:
    05 4x4 trd dc white
    FOX 2.0 RESIS,LRUCAS,BILLY 5100S ON THE REAR.MAGNAFLOW 11264,COLOR MATCHED GRILL,YELLOW FOG MOD.OVER HEAD DVD,FEDERAL COURAGIA M/T
    thats a sweet set up for sure.
     
  7. Nov 11, 2009 at 11:43 PM
    #7
    TacoBelle

    TacoBelle Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Member:
    #14066
    Messages:
    118
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    Silver PreRunner SR5 Stock
    If you already have your roof rack on then you may want to consider my setup.
    I also carry a Werner 32 and 16 footer. I use a Thule roof rack in combination with an Extend a hitch on my receiver hitch. The extend a hitch goes for about $95 at Northern tool. I also use a hitch rider anti rattle vise clamp (http://hitchrider.com/) on the extend a hitch to keep it SOLID with no wiggle or play.

    I travel several thousand miles a month all over the South and Midwest with this setup with no problems. When I don't need to carry my ladders I can easily remove the Extend a Hitch in seconds. I am loving it!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Nov 15, 2009 at 1:25 AM
    #8
    wolfe0zero

    wolfe0zero [OP] opportunityisnowhere!

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Member:
    #24325
    Messages:
    140
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Irving, TX
    Vehicle:
    Black 09 Tacoma 4x4 TRD-Offroad shortbed
    Port installs: Borla exhaust Predator running boards Roof rack Bluetooth I-Pod interface Installed Toyota accessories: Bed mat J-hooks for bedrails Hood protector Aftermarket: Pioneer AVIC Z130BT Total Chaos UCAs Toytec ultimate lift kit Wet Okoles Arm rest mod Bed storage lock mod Stubby antenna Wade in channel deflectors Weathertech digital fit mats TYtoshi Grille Redline hood struts Waiting for install: Spidertraxx 1.25 spacers
    That's great! Exactly what I need. Not bad on the price either.
    I would love to see some pics of the bed rail setup when ya get it in Old Soul, as that's what I was initially going for.. if ya don't mind. ;)
     
  9. Nov 15, 2009 at 11:26 PM
    #9
    Toph

    Toph Addicted to V8s

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2009
    Member:
    #13918
    Messages:
    898
    Gender:
    Male
    Dirty South
    Vehicle:
    90 Mustang Notch, 06 CTS-V
    I've got the tracrac...works great. I get a lot of compliments.
     
  10. Nov 16, 2009 at 3:41 AM
    #10
    Old Soul

    Old Soul Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2009
    Member:
    #16995
    Messages:
    367
    Gender:
    Male
    NC
    Vehicle:
    09 AC V6 SR5 2WD SWB
    not to many, love it the way it is
    Will do if I get one...


    please post some pics for everyone.. Thanks
     
  11. Nov 16, 2009 at 3:48 AM
    #11
    T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Member:
    #12767
    Messages:
    11,948
    Gender:
    Male
    <----------------->
    Vehicle:
    08 RC Prerunner SR5
    OK, I'll throw in here. Not the cheapest of the bunch, but it'll handle 450lbs of fun...or work stuff. Thule Xsporter 422xt...about 500 and change for rack & some necessary goodies.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Nov 16, 2009 at 3:50 AM
    #12
    Old Soul

    Old Soul Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2009
    Member:
    #16995
    Messages:
    367
    Gender:
    Male
    NC
    Vehicle:
    09 AC V6 SR5 2WD SWB
    not to many, love it the way it is
    ^ Nice, indeed. Did you consider the trac rac when making the purchase?
     
  13. Nov 16, 2009 at 3:55 AM
    #13
    T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Member:
    #12767
    Messages:
    11,948
    Gender:
    Male
    <----------------->
    Vehicle:
    08 RC Prerunner SR5
    Not really, liked the adjustability of being at bed level or over the roof and all the locking stuff and the sturdiness for carrying 2 60lb 12' kayaks down the freeway. Not saying the other one wouldn't handle it, just wanted the extra beefiness due to almost loosing them one time.
     
  14. Nov 16, 2009 at 9:21 AM
    #14
    Toph

    Toph Addicted to V8s

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2009
    Member:
    #13918
    Messages:
    898
    Gender:
    Male
    Dirty South
    Vehicle:
    90 Mustang Notch, 06 CTS-V
  15. Nov 16, 2009 at 4:19 PM
    #15
    TacoBelle

    TacoBelle Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Member:
    #14066
    Messages:
    118
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    Silver PreRunner SR5 Stock
    I like the trac rac setup a lot...but unfortunately, it would not allow me the use of my roll n lock cover. That's why I went with the Thule and Extend a Hitch.

    The Thule is rated for 150lbs but when used in combination with the Extend a Hitch you can carry 300lb total and I get to lock my bed as a bonus.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Nov 16, 2009 at 4:31 PM
    #16
    Crom

    Crom Outside...

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Member:
    #18782
    Messages:
    8,375
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    2009 4x4 DCSB Overland Build
    Millions
    Great pics. Thanks for posting them. Your setup looks very good. I'll file this for future reference.

    Thanks for the Trac Rac idea too. Nice to know it's out there.
     
  17. Nov 16, 2009 at 4:37 PM
    #17
    Crooked Beat

    Crooked Beat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Member:
    #9017
    Messages:
    131
    GTA
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma
  18. Dec 14, 2009 at 8:05 PM
    #18
    dgooden

    dgooden New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Member:
    #26971
    Messages:
    4
    Gender:
    Male
    missouri
    Vehicle:
    09 taco
    this slides in bed

    Picture 431.jpg
     
  19. Apr 2, 2010 at 8:16 AM
    #19
    Hotrod N56

    Hotrod N56 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Member:
    #13855
    Messages:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    Wisconsin
    Vehicle:
    07 Tacoma
    My concern is the strength of any connection to the bed rails. As I see it, the only metal-to-metal connection to the truck frame happens at the rear tail gate sides, and the two large bolts in the front of the bed, near the back of the cab. Everything else is plastic. Even the rear fenders attach to plastic. How strong is the plastic, especially when cold?
     
  20. Apr 2, 2010 at 5:14 PM
    #20
    Crooked Beat

    Crooked Beat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Member:
    #9017
    Messages:
    131
    GTA
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma
To Top