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Mounting roof rack tracks on curved topper? Need help!

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by oldschoolczar, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. Jul 9, 2020 at 2:29 PM
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    oldschoolczar

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    Not sure this is the right Forum, but don't see one for roof racks.

    I picked up a Rhino Rack roof system and I'm about to mount it on my topper. As I laid the tracks out on the topper, I noticed that the roof of the topper has quite a longitudinal, front-to-back curve to it. The tracks are aluminum and flexible, so I think I can curve the tracks to conform to the roof when I drill it in, but is this going to work!? Will I be able to attach the feet to the tracks if the track has a slight up/down curve to it?

    I assume this would work, but I saw some random feedback somewhere on Amazon or another site that gave me pause. Anyway, I attached some pics. If anyone has any experience with this or input, please let me know what you think!

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  2. Jul 9, 2020 at 2:31 PM
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    That's how mine looks too. The screws will hold it down.
     
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  3. Jul 9, 2020 at 3:55 PM
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    TacodipVT is correct. All toppers have some curve in the roofline. No problem whatsoever. Enjoy your new tracks & racks!
     
  4. Jul 12, 2020 at 8:17 PM
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    oldschoolczar

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    Thanks fellas, got em installed and already put it to use this weekend hauling the extra paddleboard. It was pretty easy, but took me awhile to measure everything correctly on the curved top, but can't a full rack/track setup for $340. Shit I would've paid like $800 for this with installation at rack attack.
     
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  5. Jul 12, 2020 at 8:39 PM
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    You should check out their ditch channel tracks too. They’re made for DC ‘s but I modded a set for my AC and love ‘em.
     
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