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New THULE roof rack

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by saltidadyo, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Feb 9, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    saltidadyo

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  2. Feb 9, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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  3. Feb 9, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    nice, I was just lookin at those today. pricey so it will have to wait though. what will you be using it for?
     
  4. Feb 9, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    Looks good how easy was it to install? what series is that? been looking at them for awhile now looks like a good starting point for a roof mount light bar
     
  5. Feb 9, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    480 r traverse, the load bars are the areo ones and the locks are well worth it.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    It was very easy to install following the directions. The fairing however i had to mess around with it to get it nice and flush.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    I will be getting a basket and putting my Spare tire up there. I didnt want to loose the bed space for the spare.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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    colinb17

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    very nice! my brother has the aero bars on his mitsubishi outlander, an I have the regular ones on mine. i've been curious how the aero bars would look on a tacoma ever since he got them. you're really going to enjoy how versitile a roof rack makes your truck.
     
  9. Feb 9, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    Thank you. I already went like 60 MPH and no wind noise what so ever
     
  10. Feb 9, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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    How would i install roof lights on the bars where would the wires go?
     
  11. Feb 9, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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    the fairing does wonders for that.... i had mine on for a half hour before i went back out and got the fairing. even at 40mph, it whistled like crazy. still some noise with the fairing, but no whistle.
     
  12. Feb 9, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    before i built my light rack, i jsut bent a couple pieces of aluminum
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    as for running the wires, if you look under the black strips uf rubber going down the roof, you'll find some adhesive foam covering holes that are there to bolt on the factory rack, i just ran my wires through those, and down the a-pillar

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  13. Feb 9, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    Is that the 58" bars and a 44" fairing? That is what the Thule Fit Guide spec'd But I wondered how it looked on our trucks.
     
  14. Feb 9, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    when i did it the fit guide called for a 53inch thats what that is
     
  15. Feb 9, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    and 44 fairing
     
  16. Feb 9, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    Did you choose the 480r traverse, thats what i chose if you choose a different base then maybe the bars have to be longer but i cant imagine 5 inches more on the bar it would look nasty.
     
  17. Feb 9, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    looks good. a 35" spare on the roof is going to be huge. do you notice any wind noise with that on????i assume not as bad as that 35 is going to be:D
     
  18. Feb 9, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    i forget the exact length, but i have the longer bars. they can look a little odd at times, but i get lots of use out of the extra width. especially noy that i put the light rack on top.
     
  19. Feb 9, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    Check my Avid roof basket out;

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  20. Feb 9, 2011 at 9:51 PM
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    no wind noise at all
     
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