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OEM Roof Rack Install

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by YumaTRD, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Dec 1, 2017 at 1:09 PM
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    Arthur Vandelay

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    Just installed my roof rack. I got it from Toyota for about $300. Installation went pretty smoothly. A couple screws game me some difficulty. They felt like they were going in cross threaded, eventually going in straight. Also, the rack on the right side wouldn't line up with the holes in bracket, despite using a awl to manipulate it into position.

    I manged to not have a gap on the driver side like some have complained about, without bending the left bracket. I'm curious if the reason for the gap is the yellow clip being installed on the bracket instead of the rack. The clip slides sideways into a slot on the roof rack. So if your clip was installed in the bracket first, it would not be able to connect to the roof rack properly with downward pressure. It would actually push the rack up.

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    I took it to the car wash and didn't find any leaks yet. Hope it stays that way. I did use some marine/auto sealer in the holes prior to putting the screws in.
     
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  2. Dec 3, 2017 at 6:10 AM
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    Did you buy OEM rack direct from dealer?
     
  3. Dec 3, 2017 at 6:49 AM
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    ConchoTaco

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    My local dealer sells the rack for 295 and charges 270 bucks for install!
     
  4. Dec 3, 2017 at 8:12 AM
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    Arthur Vandelay

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    Yes. Check your dealers website. They might have a sale on parts or a coupon. It's not too difficult of an install. I would definitely recommend saving the $270 and doing it yourself.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2017 at 6:17 AM
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    What dealer did you buy the rack from? I live close to your area.
     
  6. Jan 2, 2018 at 7:36 PM
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    Hit n Run

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    Got mine installed, similar issues as Arthur Vandelay

    Slight gaps on both sides at the front that I couldn't get any tighter.

    As always, thanks to all the great info on this site.


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    I only had adhesive on the very back curved surface of the original plastic strips, same area that rack uses tape.

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  7. Jan 3, 2018 at 8:20 AM
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    What is the part number for the OEM roof rack?
     
  8. Jan 3, 2018 at 4:02 PM
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    PT278-35170
     
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  9. Mar 21, 2018 at 3:55 PM
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    I’m about to get a roof rack as well for my Tacoma. Are there any other brands/sets up y’all recommended other than the OEM one? Also, is there any other way to increase the max load more than the 100lbs?
     
  10. Mar 24, 2018 at 5:15 AM
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    No way to increase the load. Look into the prinsu racks..pricey but badass.
     
  11. Jun 12, 2018 at 8:19 AM
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    The instruction sheet (pdf) link is no longer available. Does anyone have a new link?
    EDIT: I found a link for the 3rd Gen roof rack installation instructions:
    https://www.toyotapartsdeal.com/installation/my12 tacoma roof rack-ppo issa.pdf
    It states for 2012+ so it may be handy for anyone.

    I was able to get the rack on without any issues. The package didn't contain the rubber washers, but I used silicon around the holes as a sealant. Also the rack fits snug and I didn't have to do any bending of brackets or anything. I'm wondering if this could be related to OEM part vs Chinese or perhaps the latest version (PT278-35170).

    I'll post pics, shortly. Looks great!
     
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  12. Jul 2, 2018 at 10:30 AM
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  13. Jul 2, 2018 at 11:42 AM
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    Installed mine, might have paid the dealer to deal with this poor Toyota quality. The weld nut plates were welded so far off center from the holes on the roof sheet metal that I had to use a die grinder to open it up.

    Then, once that was done, the holes in the rack brackets wouldn’t align, so I had to mill them into slots to even come close to bolting up.

    One trick I found with the yellow clip is that I had much better luck installing it once I used 2 zip ties to hold the clip in place on the underside of the roof rack, this helped me maneuver it into place and align the other center and rear mounting holes without the clip sliding out of the rack slot.
    Overall I had no gaps and no leaks. Very happy with the look and can’t wait to use them!

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  14. Jul 2, 2018 at 4:55 PM
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    I haven’t looked up those other part numbers but I’m willing to bet there is no difference. They didn’t make these for the single or extended cabs so maybe it has to do with the different years they were released. Bottomline is that the roof racks for a 2nd gen will fit on a 3rd gen.
     
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  15. Jul 23, 2018 at 10:59 AM
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    runningaaronds

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    Update on my rack... take in account that this is the 2017 3rd gen, but there wasn't a post for my model.

    The rack looks great and operates wonderfully! However, I wish I had gone through the dealer for the install as the left side leaks into the B pillar. I'd heard about issues with the A pillar and water, but I'm getting water in the seat belt compartment. I'll have to take off the rack and try to seal it up better. Had I gone through the dealer, they would be dealing with everything. My mistake.

    Here's some pictures for reference on the look.20180612_201342.jpg 20180612_201334.jpg
     

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